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  • Radical.FM tries a freemium business model without the premium

    Radical.FM tries a freemium business model without the premium
    Why does anybody get into the online radio business? Pandora is the king of all online music services, with 77 million active listeners at the end of last month. But even Pandora has struggled to turn a profit off its streams because the vast majority...
  • Google Buys Beats Music Rival Songza

    Google is adding Songza to its Play Music portfolio. The company announced Tuesday that it is purchasing the streaming service that curates music playlists based on a user's taste, themes or mood. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Google...
  • Reviews of new pop music releases

    SAM SMITH "In the Lonely Hour" (Capitol, 3 stars) The "male Adele" label hung around 22-year-old Brit Sam Smith's neck extends to music-business strategy. As with Adele's mega-selling "21," Smith's album, "In The Lonely Hour," has been held off streaming...
  • Google Unveils Android Auto

     
    Last week, we told you of Google's plans for a vehicle operating system to rival Apple's CarPlay; at today's Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco, the tech giant unveiled the details of its new Android Auto system. More Technology......
  • Madison Avenue's New Song: Get Tunes Out Of Ads, And Help Stream Music Instead

    In 1995, Microsoft paid a reported $4 million to use The Rolling Stones' famous song "Start Me Up" in ads for its Windows95. According to one of Madison Avenue's most influential agencies, in 2014 that money would not be well spent. MediaVest, an ad-...
  • Four Hot Tech Devices

    These four devices represent some of the best tech out there: Apple iPad Air The good: The iPad Air delivers improved performance and impressive battery life in an attractive and impossibly thin-and-light package. An improved front-facing camera makes...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. In the Atlantic, David Frum has a thoughtful response to Ta-Nehisi Coates' recent magnum......
  • Kevin Hunt: Review: Blumoo Remote Control/Music Streamer

    Designing an app that turns a smartphone into a universal remote control isn't a technological quad somersault off the 3-meter board anymore. Flyover Innovations, obviously, didn't want to flop headfirst into the pool of same-old, Bluetooth-connected...
  • YouTube, Amazon Start Playing Hardball With Sellers

    The ascendance of digital media has given the Internet's biggest distributors new market clout. And YouTube and Amazon are increasingly throwing their weight around with suppliers in disputes that are, to an unusual degree, public. The YouTube brouhaha...
  • A message to YouTube: Don't be evil

    A message to YouTube: Don't be evil
    Google's YouTube is such a rich repository of material from so many sources — global news broadcasts and TV shows, short films, live performances and amateur recordings — that it has become the Internet's unofficial video archive. That's why...
  • Should net neutrality rules stop T-Mobile's music streaming offer?

    Should net neutrality rules stop T-Mobile's music streaming offer?
    When T-Mobile announced the other day that it would exempt streaming music services from its wireless data caps, I thought it was the best reason yet for Washington to stop the company from being swallowed up by Sprint. But some consumer advocates thought...