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  • News: Google Chromecast SDK lets developers super-size their apps for TV

    App developers can now push their software onto a TV screen using a software development kit that Google is introducing for its Chromecast media streaming device.

  • News: Last.fm teams up with Spotify to offer personalized on-demand music listening

    What's old is new again at Last.fm: On-demand listening is returning to the music recommendation service thanks to a newly announced partnership with Spotify.

  • News: Beats Music doubles trial period after first week sign-up snags

    Beats Music was singing the Obamacare Site blues this week as its servers were overcome and it could not sign up new users. Actually, it was able to register users for the free trial, but that's all. It could not then turn on the service for those users.

  • News: MOG dies so that Beats Music may live

    There's a new kid on the music streaming block taking on popular incumbents such as Pandora, Rhapsody, and Spotify. Beats Music went live for U.S. users Tuesday, with apps available for both Android and iOS. A Windows Phone app is also in the works--but the new service's life comes with a blood sacrifice from MOG, another Beats-held streaming music service.

  • News: 10 classic films to stream for free on Crackle

    In the world of streaming movies, Netflix and Hulu get all the attention, but Crackle is a force to be reckoned with. The site has a smallish, but still comparable film and television library, plus some original Web shows, and the best part is that it's absolutely free. Viewers don't need to sign up or even log in, unless they want to share videos or create a queue. The main catch is that, though the movies are not cut for content, they do have unskippable ads every so often--just like watching television in the innocent days before TiVo.

  • News: HBO to bring HBO Go to PS3, PS4; password sharing is officially OK

    Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will soon add the HBO Go app, allowing their users access to the digital world of HBO content.

  • News: 7 things Beats Music must do to beat Spotify

    Beats Electronics's new music subscription service, Beats Music, will launch next Tuesday, January 21, entering an increasingly crowded music streaming market where nobody has really come up with a great way to suggest new music to listeners.

  • News: BitTorrent's legit Bundles edge out pirated content in top downloads

    You probably heard that Bruno Mars and Rihanna were the most pirated artists of 2013, which third-party analysts gleaned from taking a look at BitTorrent downloads. But not so fast: BitTorrent says its more legit offerings saw significantly more downloads than Mars or Rihanna. Surprisingly, Moby's Innocents bundle of singles and videos was downloaded 9 million times last year, well over the nearly 5.8 million illegal downloads of Bruno Mars's albums and tracks.

  • News: Spotify dumps monthly listening limits for freeloaders everywhere

    With new competitors on the horizon and an already crowded marketplace for streaming music services, Spotify is dumping its free monthly listening time limits for all users tuning in via the web client. U.S.-based listeners could already stream all the gratis songs their ears could desire, but free listeners in many other countries were limited to 2.5 hours of tunage per week after a six-month trial.

  • News: Winamp escapes death sentence thanks to Radionomy

    It's not dead! Winamp will continue to whip the llama's ass for the foreseeable future, but under new management.

  • News: New year, new classic films just added to Netflix

    Starting another year feels like standing on the precipice between the old and the new. It's a great time to relax and reminisce with old friends--or classic films that just feel like old friends. It's also a good time to look ahead with optimism, believing the year to come will be the best one yet. Hopefully, these ten movies--the first five of which debuted on Netflix on New Year's Day--will capture the spirit of this special time.

  • News: NFL playoffs 2014: A lot of football games can be streamed for free online

    Football fans in the U.S. who can't get in front of a television set this weekend will still be able to watch wildcard gridiron action online thanks to generous free Internet streaming plans from most of the stations carrying the NFL playoff games.

  • News: Google Play Music All Access becomes a ticket to Google Glass for some

    Google Glass is becoming less exclusive as it heads into 2014, with at least some Google Play Music All Access subscribers able to get in on the action.

  • News: Sony to sell Gracenote to Tribune for $170M

    Sony Corp. of America has agreed to sell its Gracenote music metadata business to the Tribune media conglomerate for US$170 million.

  • News: The 12 streaming movies of Christmas

    Christmastime is here, which means joyous excitement for some, and worry and dread for others. Fortunately, there's a whole roster of streaming Christmas movies available to either enhance or counter your mood. These range from sweet, beloved classics to much darker, more modern movies, all the way to the simply bizarre. Enjoy, and happy holidays!

  • News: Xbox Video, Xbox Music finally arrive on Windows Phone

    Microsoft finally pushed its Xbox Video and a preview of Xbox Music to Windows Phone 8 on Wednesday, finally tying together its phone, PC, and living-room entertainment services.

  • News: Spotify Mobile goes free for everyone

    Spotify now available on iOS and Android for free.

  • News: Spotify launches free on-demand listening on tablets, free playlist shuffles on phones

    Like two-thirds of Spotify's global users, I have willingly rented-out my earholes to the Swedish company's advertisers in return for free access to nearly all the world's music (minus a few negligible nothing acts).

  • News: Yahoo buys concert live-streaming startup Evntlive

    Yahoo may soon be broadcasting more concerts following its acquisition of live music streaming startup Evntlive.

  • News: Spotify for Artists wants to woo musicians with real-time data

    Audio-streaming service Spotify generally gets mixed reviews. On one side of the fence are satisfied customers (like me), who gladly pay $10 a month to access an effectively limitless supply of music. Many artists are less keen on the idea, citing paltry payouts from streaming services, and a general inability for new and struggling musicians "to even keep their lights on" when relying on these new music distribution models.



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