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Spotify drops five track playback limit for free users in five European countries

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Initially put in place to tempt users to upgrade their accounts to its full-featured Premium tiers, Spotify has today removed the five track playback limit on its free service in five European countries, having negotiated deals with music labels to remove blocks on a user’s popular tracks. Spotify confirmed to...
Spotify drops five track playback limit for free users in five European countries
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Hot On The Heels Of Spotify, Rdio Expands Music Streaming To Spain, Portugal

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The landgrab for music streaming customers is on, and Rdio — the U.S.-based startup from Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis — is joining that race in earnest. The company today announced that it is now live in Spain and Portugal, just one month after it launched in its...
Hot On The Heels Of Spotify, Rdio Expands Music Streaming To Spain, Portugal

Spotify brings radio feature to iOS, offers streaming to non-premium users

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Swedish music streamer extraordinaire Spotify is updating its iOS app this morning with a key new feature. Radio, introduced late last year for the desktop version of the service, is making its way onto iPads and iPhones in the States for both premium and free users. As with its...
Spotify brings radio feature to iOS, offers streaming to non-premium users

Now You Need Quora Credits To Ask Questions, But Can Also Use Them To Promote Content

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Quora has fiddled around with its Credits system and unveiled some new features today, making two very notable changes. The first one is the elimination of the original “Pay to show to Topics” feature of Credits, where users would have to pay credits to have their questions show up to people...
Now You Need Quora Credits To Ask Questions, But Can Also Use Them To Promote Content
Look out Pandora: Spotify brings free radio to iPhone & iPad
Evernote for Mac Update: Card View, Word Count, New Save Features, and More

Webs.com Revamps Its DIY Site Creation Tools, Ditches Banner Ads For Free Users

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DIY website creation service Webs.com is launching an all-new version of its flagship product today with the introduction of the completely revamped SiteBuilder3. The new website designing tool now includes a number of new features allowing for improved drag-and-drop WYSIWYG (i.e., “what you see is what you get”) editing, plus...
Webs.com Revamps Its DIY Site Creation Tools, Ditches Banner Ads For Free Users

Flickr outs new Uploadr feature for image uploads: HTML5-based, drag-and-drop UI

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If you'll recall, it was only a few weeks ago when Flickr announced Aviary was replacing the vanished Picnik as the main photo-editing tool on the site. Now, continuing its ongoing makeover, the Yahoo-owned image hosting service is introducing yet another feature. Uploadr, as it's very cleverly dubbed, is...
Flickr outs new Uploadr feature for image uploads: HTML5-based, drag-and-drop UI

Spotify Keeps the Free Music Party Going in the U.S.

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Good news for American Spotify users who don’t want to pay for their music: The streaming service will continue to let them listen to anything they want, without restrictions, for a while longer. The free music party was supposed to end three months ago, which would have meant that non-paying...
Spotify Keeps the Free Music Party Going in the U.S.
Spotify finally debuts iPad app after an annoyingly long wait

With 7B Photos, Flickr Debuts New Speedy, HTML5 Image Uploader; Drag And Drop Interface, And More

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Yahoo’s photos sharing site, Flickr, has been steadily redesigning a number of components of its platform over the past few months, including editing (courtesy of Aviary), photo views and more. And today, Flickr, which says it is home to more than 7 billion photos, is debuting a new, speedier, HTML5...
With 7B Photos, Flickr Debuts New Speedy, HTML5 Image Uploader; Drag And Drop Interface, And More
Watch Out Pandora, Spotify Just Introduced A Free, Streaming Radio Service In The U.S.
With Redesign Done, Dropbox’s Houston Focuses On The Big Picture
Spotify brings streaming radio to iPhone, iPad app
Spotify targets Pandora with its own mobile ‘radio’ service

Flickr gets a new slick HTML5 uploader, supporting files up to 50 MB

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Flickr is making a pretty slick move today, revamping its native uploader with an HTML5 interface, increased maximum file sizes and a speed boost. Oh, and the site is promising that it’s just the beginning. Now when you use the Flickr uploader, you’ll notice that you can do preview thumbnails,...
Flickr gets a new slick HTML5 uploader, supporting files up to 50 MB

Creative Cloud: Adobe's new all-access CS6 subscription priced at $50/month

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After experimenting with subscription plans last year, Adobe is revamping its pricing strategy with the launch of Adobe Creative Cloud and the CS6 software suite. Creative Cloud—priced at $50 per month on a yearly subscription, or $75 month-to-month—offers unfettered access to all 14 of Adobe's new CS6 applications. The...
Creative Cloud: Adobe's new all-access CS6 subscription priced at $50/month
Bunchball launches 10 apps to quickly “gamify” websites and enterprises

Spotify Play Button enables music embedding on any website

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Spotify has created a way for fans to embed any song from its catalog on their websites and blogs, the company announced Wednesday. The Spotify Play Button takes the URL of any song and turns it into an embed code which can be pasted into a webpage, allowing any...
Spotify Play Button enables music embedding on any website

Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think

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Is Microsoft getting ready to bring free-to-play (F2P) online games to the Xbox 360? At least two developers are currently in talks with the company, GamesBeat has learned. “There hasn’t been a hi-res free-to-play game on the console yet, and we still don’t have any definite announcements or dates, but we’re...
Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think

Backup Box Makes Switching Between Cloud Storage Services Easy, Now Also Supports Google Drive

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Chances are, you have quite a bit of data on your favorite cloud storage service by now. But with the recent changes in this space, especially with Google and Microsoft making a push to compete with startups like Dropbox, what happens if you decide to switch to a different service?...
Backup Box Makes Switching Between Cloud Storage Services Easy, Now Also Supports Google Drive

Skype stats: Sessions average 13 minutes, users 54% female, 33% are college educated

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Microsoft today announced that Skype will be rolling out a new ad product that will see the telecommunications giant monetizing its free users in a new way. This could lead to Skype growing its revenues in a large way, but just who it will show ads to, and how engaged they...
Skype stats: Sessions average 13 minutes, users 54% female, 33% are college educated

A National Paywall That Works

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While the paywall experiment of the New York Times has received a lot of play in various online forums, one place where a working paywall - meaning that it is both making money for publishers and attracting traffic - is less well known, in the eastern European country of Slovakia....
A National Paywall That Works
SoundCloud partners with Ableton to offer free Pro subscriptions and direct uploading
Amazon rolls out nifty Cloud Drive desktop apps for Windows and Mac

Skype 5.8 for Mac released with Mountain Lion support, improved screen sharing and more

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Just a day after it launched “Conversation Ads” in its Windows client, Microsoft has today pushed a new Skype update for its Mac app, incorporating Mountain Lion support, improved screen sharing and additional visual tweaks. Coming in for some criticism with its full-screen UI, Skype welcomes back its slim contact list,...
Skype 5.8 for Mac released with Mountain Lion support, improved screen sharing and more

Spotify's paid adoption in US rumored disappointing

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Spotify's ability to lure paying subscribers in the US might be disappointing labels if a rumor proves true. Those near the labels have supposedly told the New York Post that there were fewer paying for the $5 or $10 tiers than the industry had hoped for. Free users either weren't...
Spotify's paid adoption in US rumored disappointing

Spotify’s Coke Partnership: ‘None of Us Love Ads’

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Spotify today announced a significant partnership with Coke in tandem with the opening of its app platform to brands like McDonald’s and AT&T. The soda brand will sponsor free listening as Spotify enters new markets globally, and it will have a larger presence within the Spotify app and Spotify...
Spotify’s Coke Partnership: ‘None of Us Love Ads’

TelyHD Adds AirPlay, Remote Control App

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As smart TVs make a bigger footprint in living rooms, the features and functions of Internet-connected televisions are far surpassing the capabilities of “dumb” TVs, opening up a market for set-top boxes and other interim devices. One such product is telyHD, which hit the market in January and enables HD...
TelyHD Adds AirPlay, Remote Control App
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