Last.fm's desktop radio will become paid-only come January. Fortunately web radio is still free—but so are its ads.
About ten years ago, third-year computer science student Richard Jones wrote the code that would eventually earn him $38 million.
Pandora just switched from Flash to HTML5 for its fetching redesign, but that's not the real news. The biggest thing about the change is that Pandora is different inside and out, its functionality now rooted firmly in being social.
Warner Music, one of the four largest record labels, is upset with just how free their music is online, and they're not talking about piracy: They're worried about legit, ad-supported services like Last.fm, Spotify and Pandora. Uh oh.
Though it can't cache songs like the recently-approved Spotify, Rhapsody's app is available in the U.S., and lets $15-a-month Rhapsody To Go subscribers stream unlimited tracks over Wi-Fi, 3G or Edge. It's also free to try for a week.
Good news Rhapsody fans; an app has finally been submitted to Apple. If approved, it will give iPhone/iPod Touch owners with a $15-a-month Rhapsody To Go account unlimited-streaming over Wi-Fi, 3G and Edge. Here's what it looks like in action:
One of Boy Genius Report's sources, which he says is reliable, hinted at a few of the new features to be found in the upcoming release of Apple iTunes 9. Let's take a look.
Last.fm is coming to the Xbox 360, which is great. But you're gonna need a Gold Live membership to enjoy it, and even then you'll be stuck watching video ads.
The news of Last.fm arriving on the Xbox 360 got kind of buried at E3 by, well, more exciting news. But that doesn't mean it's not exciting in its own right!
The Xbox 360's updated Zune-branded video store and support for Last.fm got some folks' hopes up: the streaming radio service would be a great fit for the upcoming Wi-Fi Zune HD, and since Microsoft has already brokered a relationship with the company, such a feature isn't just desirable—it seems plausible. So BBG…
A couple of nice updates on the streaming media front on the Xbox: first, you'll soon be able to add movies to your Netflix queue with no laptop required. Second, they're renaming the video store the Zune store and bringing it 1080p streaming.
MTV doesn't play music videos. Magazines are dying. Radio is all about the $$$. It's no secret the old modes of music discovery have been thrown out the window. Thankfully, new music-finders are here:
The new Sonos Controller app for the iPhone and iPod touch is able to manage the same audio hardware and music libraries as the CR100 unit. Whether it's controlling your music library, switching/linking zones on the fly, or adjusting the volume, the iPhone app can do everything it's bigger brother can. If you want to…
When we last checked in with Lala, the music service promised us access to our local collections from anywhere over the web. Using a unique combination of uploading and matching their collection to yours, you can sync your various libraries and listen to them any place where internet is available. Now they are back…
Web 2.0 musicmeister Last.FM and CBS's "unprecedented new service" is a leveled-up Last.fm: It is "the most complete, licensed music catalog" in the world with music from all four major labels and 150,000 indie labels, or what they're calling "the world's best jukebox." It's all available on demand (right now!)…