iTunes Radio is Coming to UK and Canada Before Pandora, Australia and NZ in Early 2014
Apple plans to launch iTunes Radio into foreign markets in early 2014 such as New Zealand and Australia. Also the UK and Canada will get iTunes Radio access before Pandora. This will prove to be a clear advantage for Apple Incorporated.
What this means is that Apple will be way ahead of Pandora by entering these marketsbefore Pandora has a chance to do so. Pandora has remained within the confines of the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Apple meanwhile has been wheeling and dealing behind the scenes and it has made inroads into many markets, domestic and foreign.
Ultimately, Apple wants to lend its unique services to over 100 countries around the globe. This is a monumental though laudatory task. Meanwhile, the expansion to the English-speaking countries is slated to occur by next year. Apple attracted quite a large number of listeners, 11 million to be exact, during the launch of its iTunes Radio service. This in itself is a sign of the rapid progress the company is making.
Following Apple's official acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, the Beats Music iOS app has been added to Apple's App Store listing of "Apps Made by Apple," giving the app high-profile placement to encourage downloads. This section of the iTunes Store, which also houses Apple-designed apps like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto, and more, can be found in the Quick Links section of the iOS App Store and the desktop iTunes ... Source: MacRumors
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Beats Music “Listen Now” feature starts rolling out to Shazam iOS app — Users of the Shazam iOS application have begun noticing that Shazam is testing a new “Listen Now” feature with the Apple-owned Beats Music streaming service. Like it does with both ... Source: TechmemeFull article at: TechmemeAug 14 2014, 7:20am CDT
Users of the Shazam iOS application have begun noticing that Shazam is testing a new “Listen Now” feature with the Apple-owned Beats Music streaming service. Like it does with both iTunes Radio, Spotify, and Rdio, this feature allows a user to tag a song with Shazam and then instantly play it in Beats Music. We tested the feature this morning and it works as advertised. You’ll need a Beats Music subscription or a 14-day free trial in order to make use of the fea ... Source: 9to5Mac
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Aug 13 2014, 12:42pm CDT
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