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Will another $100M help Spotify deflect competition from Microsoft & Apple?

Dropbox for iOS gets better support for PDFs and push notifications for shared folders

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Cloud storage service Dropbox has continued to increase the functionality of its iOS app after it introduced improved support for PDFs. The update improves the experience of viewing multiple pages with the addition of a Cover Flow-like layout to index them. In a subtle change the PDF viewer now has...
Dropbox for iOS gets better support for PDFs and push notifications for shared folders

Redbox Instant details leaked through beta support pages

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More details of Redbox Instant by Verizon's streaming service have surfaced, including the all-important subscription rates. The initial selection of devices the Netflix competitor will be available on has also leaked, as well as the existence of a combined streaming and DVD service that still uses the Redbox kiosks.......
Redbox Instant details leaked through beta support pages

Grooveshark's CEO Is Making A Comeback After 'Getting Punched In The Face 10,000 Times'

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The last couple of years were rough for Grooveshark CEO Sam Tarantino.  The span of time between 2011 and early 2012 was "a year of getting punched in the face 10,000 times," Tarantino tells Mashable's Seth Fiegerman Tarantino went through a series of blows during that time. First Google pulled the Groveshark...
Grooveshark's CEO Is Making A Comeback After 'Getting Punched In The Face 10,000 Times'
Turntable.fm Moves The Concert From A Club To A Stadium

Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

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Folks, we’re in a good old-fashioned bidding war! Dish has now upped its own bid for Clearwire to $4.40 per share, $1.00 per share more than Sprint’s current offer of $3.40 per share—and noticeably higher than Dish’s own previous offer of $3.30. Both companies are after Clearwire’s significant spectrum...
Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

Deezer launches Windows 8 app for its on-demand music streaming service ahead of Spotify and Rdio

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On-demand music streaming service Deezer has launched an app for Windows 8 today, grabbing an early lead over rivals Spotify and Rdio. The app is available to users in more than 180 countries, although there’s still no word on a wider release in what could be its most important market...
Deezer launches Windows 8 app for its on-demand music streaming service ahead of Spotify and Rdio
HBO chief hints at bundling broadband Internet with standalone HBO Go service

Netflix now has more than 30 million members globally, 25 million in the US alone

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TV and movie streaming service Netflix has announced a not-insignificant milestone today, as it passes 30 million members globally, with more than 25 million of these in the US alone. Netflix started off life in the US, and today it more than 5 million members in Canada, Latin America the...
Netflix now has more than 30 million members globally, 25 million in the US alone

Nokia Music with Mix Radio to launch on Asha smartphones in Russia 'over the next few weeks'

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Nokia is launching its music streaming service Nokia Music as an app for its Asha range of smartphones, giving users a new way to listen to an almost unlimited number of albums and singles. The service offers listeners a number of pre-generated playlists based on a particular artist or genre,...
Nokia Music with Mix Radio to launch on Asha smartphones in Russia 'over the next few weeks'

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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It's another week with one big winner, this time coming in on our popular post about the DJ who was suspended for pulling the classic "dihydrogen monoxide" prank on his listeners. Gareth soared past the competition in both the insightful and funny categories, because our readers don't seem to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Audiogalaxy music service shutting down on January 31, 2013 on the heels of Dropbox acquisition

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A few short weeks after being acquired by Dropbox, the Audiogalaxy has announced that it will shut down it music streaming service on January 31, 2013, as spotted by Engadget. The move doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as the company locked down new signups when it announced the deal earlier in...
Audiogalaxy music service shutting down on January 31, 2013 on the heels of Dropbox acquisition

Pandora buys FM radio station to lower royalty rates for streaming music

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Pandora has complained for years that royalties for internet-only radio stations are too steep. It may have found an end run around the problem, however: it just bought an FM radio station in South Dakota. The company's Chris Harrison argues that the deal will make ASCAP and music labels...
Pandora buys FM radio station to lower royalty rates for streaming music

Latin American VOD service Totalmovie partners with Sony, unveils live TV and carrier billing plans

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Latin American VOD platform Totalmovie is planning to venture into live online content early next year, Mexican newspaper El Economista reports. The company also unveiled a partnership with Sony, which will start offering a Totalmovie app across its devices, including connected TVs, Blu-ray players, tablets and cell phones – presumably in...
Latin American VOD service Totalmovie partners with Sony, unveils live TV and carrier billing plans

BSkyB inks exclusive indie movie deal in the UK for The Master, Silver Linings Playbook and more

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UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB (Sky) has announced a multi-year deal with Entertainment Film Distributors, a British distributor of independent films in the UK and Ireland that works on behalf of a myriad of production companies. The deal will see Sky Movies get exclusive access to newer films such as BAFTA and...
BSkyB inks exclusive indie movie deal in the UK for The Master, Silver Linings Playbook and more

Google Working on Subscription-Based Streaming Music Service

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Google is in negotiations with music publishers to develop a Spotify-esque subscription streaming music service for its Android operating system, reports The Wall Street Journal. Currently, Google has a scan-and-match music service like iTunes Match, as well as an Android-focused music download store. Google Inc.'s Android unit has been negotiating...
Google Working on Subscription-Based Streaming Music Service

Google Tops $900 for First Time Ever

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Google Inc. jumped above $900 on Wednesday for the first time ever, less than three months after the search giant’s shares initially topped $800. The move comes on the same day of the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, in which Google is set to launch a paid subscription...
Google Tops $900 for First Time Ever

Canonical's Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service Comes To The Mac

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Canonical isn’t just the company behind the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, but with Ubuntu One, it also offers a cloud storage service with 5GB of free storage space, as well as a music locker, and support for Android, iOS, Windows and, starting today, OS X. The Mac version is officially...
Canonical's Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service Comes To The Mac

Vimeo Movies Is Like A Digital Video Store Where The Filmmakers Name Their Rental Price

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Vimeo's new movie rental service should please filmmakers, but will viewers pay for the privilege of renting straight from auteurs? Before Netflix came calling, movie rentals were Blockbuster's bread and butter. But pay-per-view rentals aren't dead yet: That's why services such as Redbox still exist. And now Vimeo has...
Vimeo Movies Is Like A Digital Video Store Where The Filmmakers Name Their Rental Price
Live streaming service Twitch expands its reach with EA and Sony partnerships

The book that plunged Netflix into controversy

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Reporter Gina Keating's book "Netflixed" has raised questions about the streaming company's founding. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- In writing her first book, it's clear that former Reuters journalist Gina Keating didn't just phone it in. After more than a decade covering media companies, Keating's book Netflixed offers an...
The book that plunged Netflix into controversy

BitTorrent Live now in open beta, brings live webcasting to the masses

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Last November, BitTorrent put out a call to all "qualified broadcasters," seeking to build out a solid based for Live, its new P2P streaming protocol. Now, just four months later, the company's opening the beta service up to all users, giving a real-time platform to anyone with a webcam,...
BitTorrent Live now in open beta, brings live webcasting to the masses

Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich talk Napster vs. Metallica, hug it out with Spotify

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One of today's many, many Spotify announcements was that legendary thrashers Metallica would be coming to the streaming service. As part of the announcement CEO Daniel Ek brought out the bands notoriously outspoken drummer Lars Ulrich and Spotify board member Sean Parker who, as you might remember, had a...
Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich talk Napster vs. Metallica, hug it out with Spotify

Redbox Instant launches video streaming to the public

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Officially out of private beta, the new movie streaming service is available to all. [Read more]...
Redbox Instant launches video streaming to the public

Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

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Microsoft’s Xbox group and Redbox parent Coinstar are just down the road from one another, so maybe this shouldn’t be a surprise. The new Redbox Instant by Verizon streaming service will be available “in the very near future” on Microsoft’s Xbox Live, according to a post today by Larry Hryb,...
Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal
Agawi's cloud-gaming service headed to Android-powered smart TVs
Apple "radio" service rumor gets boost from new hidden buttons in iOS

Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

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Samsung and Spotify have partnered to bring Spotify's streaming service to European owners of Samsung Smart TV 2012 E Series sets. Support for other Samsung Smart TV models, Blu-ray players and home theater systems will come later this year. The deal puts Spotify, which will appear as a downloadable app,...
Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

Deezer confirms $130m funding round as it hits 2 million paid subscribers

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Music streaming service Deezwer has today confirmed in a press release that it has closed a $130m funding round that makes Access Industries “a cornerstone investor in the company.” French newspaper Le Monde broke news of the investment on Saturday but Deezer has been quiet on the move until now. Additionally...
Deezer confirms $130m funding round as it hits 2 million paid subscribers

Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK

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Amazon is beefing up its content offering on LOVEFILM Instant, its on-demand streaming service in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia, with exclusive access to the US television series Vikings. It will be the first time that any show has been distributed through LOVEFiLM before any traditional broadcast station, channel or network...
Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK
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