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Facebook to introduce clickable hashtags

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Users will now be able to click on hashtagged words as a search term and view a feed of discussions relating to that topicFacebook has announced plans to introduce clickable hashtags for users.The tool is already widely used on other media, such as microblogging site Twitter, so users can find...
Facebook to introduce clickable hashtags

iTunes 9.1 Released: iPad Syncing and iBooks Support Included

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Let the hype and excitement begin: Apple’s preparation for the launch of the iPad has kicked into high gear. Today, the tech giant released version 9.1 of iTunes, its vastly popular music, app, and now book-managing software.The new update doesn’t do anything like radically change the iTunes interface. Instead,...
iTunes 9.1 Released: iPad Syncing and iBooks Support Included

Music streaming service Rdio makes its way to France and the UK, along with its apps

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For those of you in the UK and France who have been waiting to use popular music streaming service Rdio, you don’t have to wait any longer. We reported in March that Rdio was hammering out deals with record labels to make the service available in Europe and it seems...
Music streaming service Rdio makes its way to France and the UK, along with its apps

The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week (AAPL)

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This week we have a collection of utilities and games that will help you save time and then pass it effortlessly. Use Dark Sky and you'll never be caught in the rain again. And now you can take advantage of the new social features that have been built into Draw...
The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week (AAPL)

Rdio updates its mobile app to support Windows Phone 8, adding improved playback and recommendations

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Rdio, the popular music streaming service, today announced that it has updated its Windows Phone application to support Windows Phone 8, the latest iteration of Microsoft’s software platform. The newly updated application contains feature improvements as well, including bettered “online playback” and the ability to search through recommended tracks. The...
Rdio updates its mobile app to support Windows Phone 8, adding improved playback and recommendations

Spotify expected to switch up its game

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The popular music streaming service is reportedly adding a web-based version, better discovery, and a cheaper mobile subscription....
Spotify expected to switch up its game

Top Trends of 2012: Social Video Apps (Warning: Seedy Content!)

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Continuing our review of the first half of 2012, we look at an emerging product type that became popular this year: social video apps. The two leading contenders are Socialcam and Viddy, each vying to be the breakout app. But at least one of those apps is using dubious seeding...
Top Trends of 2012: Social Video Apps (Warning: Seedy Content!)

Spotify eyes European expansion with Italy and Poland launch, according to new job postings

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Widening its footprint in Europe, popular music streaming company Spotify is set to launch its service in Italy and Poland, after it posted new job vacancies for “Growth Manager” positions in both countries. Both job openings (Poland/Italy) state that a successful candidate will be responsible for launching Spotify in one...
Spotify eyes European expansion with Italy and Poland launch, according to new job postings
Shazam's new Windows Phone app integrates with Xbox Music

Down And Out: Spotify Stops Its Music Download Service In Europe, But How Many Were Using It Anyway?

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Spotify has made a mark in the music business with its hugely-popular music streaming service, now with 20 million subscribers, 5 million of which pay monthly for its streamed service. But the company had also hedged its bets by also offering downloaded music services, competing against the likes of Apple’s...
Down And Out: Spotify Stops Its Music Download Service In Europe, But How Many Were Using It Anyway?

EA Says Rock Band for iOS Isn't Closing

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Rock Band maker Electronic Arts assured customers it was not shutting down its iOS version of the popular music game despite a message sent out earlier this week by the company announcing it would close the game....
EA Says Rock Band for iOS Isn't Closing

Spotify’s secret to adding 8,000 paying subscribers a day

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Ever since its U.S. debut last year, the popular music listening service Spotify has been adding 8,000 subscribers a day. And I’m not just talking about free subscribers. That’s paid subscribers. What’s their secret? It’s all in the marketing. I’ll show you what those strategies are and how to use them...
Spotify’s secret to adding 8,000 paying subscribers a day

Twitter Confirms Music Startup Acquisition

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Twitter on Thursday acknowledged it had acquired “We Are Hunted”, a startup aimed at tracking the most popular songs on the social network at a given time. As we wrote previously, the team has been working on a yet-to-debut standalone Twitter Music app, which helps Twitter users find the most...
Twitter Confirms Music Startup Acquisition

Copyright Dispute Means Germans Can't See All Those Russian Meteor Videos

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You might have heard about last week's Russian meteor strike. The news, which broke quickly and was so odd that many initially suspected a hoax or even a viral marketing campaign, was rapidly realized as legitimate. Part of what helped the news spread so quickly was a ton of videos...
Copyright Dispute Means Germans Can't See All Those Russian Meteor Videos

Tumblr releases revamped iOS app with new layout, offline mode, support for high-res images and Spotify

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Tumblr has introduced version 3.0.0 of its iOS app which features a raft of changes included a revamped dashboard, support for high-resolution images and Spotify, a new image viewer and offline support. The company describes the new release as a “completely rebuilt app that’s better in every possible way” and...
Tumblr releases revamped iOS app with new layout, offline mode, support for high-res images and Spotify

Facebook begins testing new ‘Share Music’ feature in News Feed Share box

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For a select number of users, Facebook has made it even easier for share the music you have been listening to on Spotify by incorporating a new ‘Share Music’ option in the Share box on its News Feed. With the new ‘Share Music’ option, you don’t have to rely on...
Facebook begins testing new ‘Share Music’ feature in News Feed Share box

Found Footage: Singing with a quartet of iPhones

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Filed under: iPhone Happy weekend! Here's a girl from Korea, named applegirl002 over on YouTube, playing Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" with a quartet of iPhones as accompaniment. Sure, the song's not that great, but look at those iPhones go! She's using I am T-Pain for autotuning the singing, Beatmaker for...
Found Footage: Singing with a quartet of iPhones
Google Goes To Battle With Apple For Your Music, Movies, And Books - Whose Side Are You On?
Twitter unveils sleek new #music discovery app for web, iOS
iHeartRadio Copies Songza's Music Concierge Feature With Its New Activity-Based "Perfect For" Playlist Finder

Spotify gets Obama's official 2012 campaign playlist

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Obama for America releases the official campaign playlist, 28 tracks worth, on the popular music-streaming service....
Spotify gets Obama's official 2012 campaign playlist

Microsoft Begins Restoring 'Invisible' Windows Phone Apps

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Customers purchasing the new HTC Windows Phone 8X - the first to use Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 - may have faced an odd lack of some popular music apps, issues which Microsoft addressed on Monday. On Friday, Spotify, Slacker, TuneIn and podcast app 8Tracks didn't show up on the version...
Microsoft Begins Restoring 'Invisible' Windows Phone Apps
Five Spotify apps that will change how you listen to music

Xbox Music to launch alongside Windows 8

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Microsoft's forthcoming music service, revealed earlier this year, will finally launch this month alongside Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that the software giant will be launching Xbox Music on October 26 across multiple platforms. The service will offer both subscription and streaming options in a...
Xbox Music to launch alongside Windows 8

Tumblr Play: The secret microblog version of Twitter #Music that never was

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Last week, Twitter launched its new social music discovery app #Music. A lot of us thought that this was a long time coming, as musicians are a big component of Twitter’s celebrity users, and many of them follow other musicians, creating an easily exploitable way to expose users to popular...
Tumblr Play: The secret microblog version of Twitter #Music that never was

Spotify for video? It just might work

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The streaming startup may be preparing a radical new service. Here's why it makes sense. FORTUNE -- Can Spotify do for video what it is trying to do for music? According to a Business Insider report this week, the popular music streaming service is working on an on-demand video business intended...
Spotify for video? It just might work

New research: Most top torrents are monitored, your IP address can be logged within three hours

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If you’ve downloaded a popular torrent in the last three years, you may have had your IP address logged and your activities monitored, according to new research. Computer scientists from the University of Birmingham tracked BitTorrent traffic during five separate timeframes: July 2009, August 2009, August 2010, February 2011, and...
New research: Most top torrents are monitored, your IP address can be logged within three hours
DoubleTwist releases an elegant alarm clock for Android

Spotify takes music quality to the “extreme” on iPhone

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If you’re a Spotify user with an iPhone, it’s time to pump up the volume. The popular music streaming service has added support for extremely high quality 320 kbps music streaming and offline synchronizing — just about the best sound you can get from compressed music files. Spotify originally offered...
Spotify takes music quality to the “extreme” on iPhone

President Barack Obama joins Spotify, shares his 2012 campaign playlist

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Current President of the United States, Barack Obama, is by far the most tech savvy president we’ve had in the history of the country. He and his campaign are extremely active on Twitter, and recently held a question and answer session on Google Hangouts. The President enjoys music as well,...
President Barack Obama joins Spotify, shares his 2012 campaign playlist
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