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Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

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Spoof of Amazon Echo Commercial Takes Reddit by Storm

Spoof of Amazon Echo Commercial Takes Reddit by Storm Amazon unveiled the Amazon Echo yesterday. Amazon's smart assistant caused mixed reactions. Some people want it right away others find it intrusive. Then there the jokes. Now a spoof of the Amazon Echo video is topping out on reddit with over 5000 up votes. Watch the funny video below.

Nov 7 2014, 2:11pm CST

Amazon Echo Gadget Unveiled

Amazon Echo Unveiled Amazon just unveiled the Amazon Echo. Amazon has now also a smart assistant. Her name is Alexa. Siri, Cordana, may I introduce to you Alexa!

Nov 6 2014, 11:20am CST

Apple confirms Downward Trend in iTunes Downloads

Apple confirms Downward Trend in iTunes Digital Music Downloads Apple Incorporated has shown a downward trend in the sales of its iTunes digital music downloads.

Oct 28 2014, 5:55am CDT

A Massive Subscription Service Is Coming To Apple

A Massive Subscription Service Is Coming To Apple Recent purchases will give them the edge they need

Aug 3 2014, 12:53am CDT

Apple is in Close Talks to Buy Swell Radio for $30M

Apple is in Close Talks to Buy Swell Radio for $30M Apple is said to be in close talks for the acquisition of radio and podcast app Swell for $30 million.

Jul 28 2014, 6:58am CDT

Google Acquires Music Curation Service Songza

Google Acquires Music Curation Service Songza The acquisition tightens the growing rivalry between Google and Apple.

Jul 2 2014, 1:38am CDT

Whyd iPhone App Released

Whyd iPhone App Released Whyd, a music discovery website, is an app I really enjoy and which I try to write about when something happens. Whyd started out as a “Pinterest for Music”, letting people pull together playlists from all of the...

Jun 24 2014, 9:22am CDT

Justice Department  to Begin Review of Music Licensing

Justice Department to Begin Review of Music Licensing The U.S. Justice Department will review its decades-old consent decrees

Jun 4 2014, 8:39pm CDT

CES 2015 News
Apple Could Be Acquiring Beats Headphones Company

Apple Could Be Acquiring Beats Headphones Company The $3.2 billion deal would be their biggest yet

May 8 2014, 11:11pm CDT

What If Apple Would Spin Out iTunes

What If Apple Would Spin Out iTunes Apple’s Tim Cook has shown the world in the past year that he’s quite happy to engage in some financial engineering and spend some of the cash on his balance sheet if he thinks it will help his stock price. He’s started...

May 7 2014, 4:31am CDT

Apple to overhaul iTunes, Could launch Android version soon

Apple to overhaul iTunes, Could launch Android version soon iTunes revenue has dropped from 70 percent in 2012 to 50 percent this year, forcing Apple to consider drastic options.

Apr 9 2014, 11:32pm CDT

The 3 Biggest Issues Facing The Upcoming YouTube Streaming Service

The 3 Biggest Issues Facing The Upcoming YouTube Streaming Service There’s been a lot of rumblings from Googleland again about the new YouTube streaming service that it’s preparing to introduce, with most of more recent ones being about how Google is struggling with getting everything...

Apr 7 2014, 5:20am CDT

A Look Into The Music Industry's Crystal Ball

A Look Into The Music Industry's Crystal Ball “Crystal Ball, Crystal Ball, tell me things as you think they will be.” The great thing about the music business now is that, unlike previous eras, it’s rapidly shifting and morphing at a faster pace than ever. That...

Mar 31 2014, 6:47am CDT

Samsung Spills The Milk With Its New Streaming Service

Samsung Spills The Milk With Its New Streaming Service Just what the world needs, another streaming service. Samsung recently announced that it launched a free online streaming music service that’s only available in the US and on its Galaxy phones. The service is called...

Mar 27 2014, 9:51am CDT

iTunes for Android is expected to be launched soon!

iTunes for Android is expected to be launched soon Apple may just extend its domain of the iTunes store, by making it available on Android devices.

Mar 22 2014, 12:34pm CDT

Apple to Start iTunes for Android, An Alternative Rival to Spotify

Apple to Explore iTunes for Android, An Alternative Rival to Spotify Apple is reportedly looking to begin its own music streaming service for Androids. iTunes app for Android may take the form of an alternative rival to Spotify.

Mar 22 2014, 8:56am CDT

Samsung Enriches Galaxy Smartphones With Milk Music

Samsung Enriches Galaxy Smartphones With Milk Music Samsung has launched a competitor to Apple iTunes Radio, itself a service that quickly captured market share in digital music with 11 million unique visitors in its first three days, last Fall. The Samsung service is...

Mar 8 2014, 1:05pm CST

Apple Accelerates Vehicle Integration With CarPlay

Apple Accelerates Vehicle Integration With CarPlay Apple has unveiled the CarPlay infotainment service at the Geneva International Motor Show, which is coined as “the best iPhone experience on four wheels.” Using voice commands, CarPlay can make phone calls, play...

Mar 4 2014, 1:16am CST

Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin

Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin Beats Music is being launched today to much fanfare and rightfully so. Using “music curation” as its main calling card, it’s a different take on a theme used by other competitive services. Whether the public views that...

Jan 22 2014, 4:21am CST

Why Musicians Must Embrace Spotify And Pandora

Why Musicians Must Embrace Spotify And Pandora Musicians need Spotify, Pandora and other streaming services more than ever. Yes, I know both independent artists and superstars alike have criticized the services about the royalties they pay to artists. Spotify hands...

Jan 17 2014, 6:21pm CST

Pandora Launches Personalized Station Recommendations for iOS and Android users

Pandora Launches Personalized Station Recommendations for iOS and Android users Pandora unveils personalization options

Jan 16 2014, 11:30am CST

Is Verizon's Victory A Streaming Music Killer?

Is Verizon's Victory A Streaming Music Killer? Until yesterday I was hopeful about the future of the music business. Today not so much. All the indicators and predictions showed the growth of music streaming to not only offset the decrease in download sales, but...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

Beats Music Aims To Take Streaming Mass Market

Beats Music Aims To Take Streaming Mass Market Beats Electronics, the fashion headphone behemoth led by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, has officially announced its plans to launch a music streaming service in the U.S. on January 21. Dubbed Beats Music, the $10 per month...

Jan 12 2014, 9:46am CST

Pandora Surges As It Brings Radio Ads To A Car Near You

Pandora Surges As It Brings Radio Ads To A Car Near You Pandora Media stock leaped over 14% on Monday after it announced increased listeners in December and a new initiative to bring its ads to cars, where most radio listening occurs. Pandora reported more than 76 million...

Jan 6 2014, 3:36pm CST

Pandora Mines Music Data Trove For Better Ads

Pandora Mines Music Data Trove For Better Ads A few months ago, I spoke with Eric Bieschke, Pandora’s’ Chief Scientist, for a story about the company’s approach to analyzing the music listening data it gleans from its 72 million active listeners. Pandora’s hallmark...

Jan 5 2014, 1:31pm CST

15 Under-Appreciated Events That Affected The Music Business In 2013

15 Under-Appreciated Events That Affected The Music Business In 2013 We’re coming to the end of 2013, so now is a good time to look back at the music business happenings of the year to see the trends and events that affected it. The following 15 events may have been taken lightly at the...

Dec 27 2013, 9:26am CST

Very Last-Minute Digital Gifts You Can Buy As Late As Christmas Morning

Very Last-Minute Digital Gifts You Can Buy As Late As Christmas Morning OK, you’ve procrastinated to the VERY last minute. It’s Christmas morning and you forgot to get something for someone special.  When you buy a virtual gift, a nice touch is to print out a card or certificate so you have...

Dec 24 2013, 6:16pm CST

The Best Performing Big Tech Stocks Of 2013: Did You Own Any Of Them?

The Best Performing Big Tech Stocks Of 2013: Did You Own Any Of Them? Idaho, China, Menlo Park. That would have been your itinerary this year to find the tech stocks that make up the list of the best-performing names of 2013. These are stocks that have doubled or even tripled their...

Dec 23 2013, 8:36am CST

Pandora Alarm Clock Service is Now Available for iOS Devices

Pandora Alarm Clock Service is Now Available for iOS Devices Pandora for iOS now brings you your favorite musical maestros and a ton of tunes. Now its Alarm Clock service will be available on your mobile. Wake up to your favorite songs and smell the coffee!

Dec 10 2013, 5:39am CST

Pandora is Mining User Registration Data for Advertisers

Pandora is Mining User Registration Data for Advertisers Pandora has gone beyond the ordinary cookie. The startup is to track followers by the mining of user data. This is a progressive step in the right direction in matters of advertising.

Nov 16 2013, 2:43am CST

Apple Maps Squeezing out Google 3 Maps on iPhones

Apple Maps Squeezing out Google 3 Maps on iPhones Regardless of the poorer quality, iPhone users prefer Apple Maps to Google Maps, because the app is already installed

Nov 12 2013, 3:48am CST

Pandora App Update Brings Internet Streaming Radio to Chromecast

Pandora for Android Adds iPhone, Android Tablets and Chromecast Streaming The music service, Pandora brings its radio streaming facility to the Chromecast platform. Pandora version 5 for Androids now supports larger tablet screen sizes with new tablet-ready UI.

Oct 31 2013, 9:04am CDT

SONOS PLAY:1 is Now Available for $199

SONOS PLAY:1 is Now Available for $199 The leading wireless HiFi maker Sonos has just introduced its all new SONOS PLAY:1 wireless speaker with free Sonos Controller apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC. It is now available in the US at retail price of $199 with limited time offer of free $49 BRIDGE this holiday season.

Oct 14 2013, 9:59am CDT

iTunes Radio is Coming to UK and Canada Before Pandora, Australia and NZ in Early 2014

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.

Oct 8 2013, 3:51am CDT

Rdio Launches Free Mobile Radio for iOS and Android

Rdio Brings Free Mobile Radio App for iOS and Android Against Spotify Rdio is coming to the United States, Canada and Australia. It brings its free mobile streaming radio service for iOS and Android devices.

Oct 3 2013, 8:28am CDT

Evan Williams Aims on Medium After Twitter and Blogger

Evan Williams Aims on Medium After Twitter and Blogger Twitter co-founder and Blogger founder Evan Williams talks about his third product Medium. It is platform for long story writers that use a new intelligent algorithm like Pandora's music discovery method. But Medium can only be used on tablets.

Sep 14 2013, 1:49pm CDT

Pandora will Remove 40 Hour/Month Free Mobile Listening Limit on Sept. 1st

Pandora to Remove 40 Hour/Month Free Mobile Listening Limit on Sept. 1st Pandora has taken a giant step ahead of the Apple's iTunes Radio launch. It will lift the 40-hour per month free mobile listening limit on 1st September, 2013.

Aug 23 2013, 3:17am CDT

Beats Wants to Partner with AT&T to Launch its Streaming Music Service

Beats Wants to Partner with AT&T to Launch its Streaming Music Service Jimmy Iovine, the head of Beats Electronics has been trying to launch a streaming music service to become a Spotify competitor. The deal is to proceed with AT&T.

Jul 9 2013, 8:20am CDT