Can Streaming Music Services Survive Freemium?

As a response to Spotify's successful US launch, MOG and Rdio have both offered freemium versions of their respective streaming music services. They're scared of losing the war to the Scandinavian invaders. But is it a race to the bottom? » 9/15/11 5:00pm 9/15/11 5:00pm

Why Did It Take So Long for Spotify to Come to the US?

Spotify is not the first internet music service. There's Pandora, Rhapsody, MOG, Rdio, Zune, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Music, and plenty of others. Yet despite not having a product in the US, Spotify became legend. A musical unicorn. » 7/13/11 10:02pm 7/13/11 10:02pm

iCloud Is Coming to WWDC

Apple is finally ready to show off iCloud, its cloud service that they built that massive data center for. It was always a matter of when, rather than if, but at WWDC, we'll finally get to see what they're planning. » 5/31/11 9:25am 5/31/11 9:25am

Spotify Totally Just Added iPod Syncing to its Streaming and (New)…

Woah. Spotify users—and I hope that's most of the Europeans reading this—have no reason to continue using iTunes. They've just rejigged their download service so you can download tracks in the 10s, 15s, 40s and 100s, but crucially they're also letting you sync iPods right there in Spotify, negating the need for iTunes. » 5/04/11 3:30am 5/04/11 3:30am

Spotify's US Launch Looks Shaky, Even Without Apple's Rumored $10/Month…

It pains me to tell you this, but the US might be waiting even longer for Europe's much-loved Spotify. They've missed two deadlines already, and with their end-of-year launch date looming, it's not looking good for free music lovers. » 10/08/10 8:20am 10/08/10 8:20am

Apple's Cloud-Based Lala Project Delayed Due to Video-Streaming Issues?

CNET's caught wind of some conversations Apple's had with the four majors, specifically that if their cloud-based music service launches in the coming months it'll only be a soft-launch, minus the punch-packing features they really want to enable. Like video. » 8/03/10 5:20am 8/03/10 5:20am