Music Streaming

  • Rdio acquires Indian music streaming service Dhingana; paves way for India foray 17-03-2014 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: US-based Digital music service Rdio has acquired Indian music streaming firm Dhingana, paving way for entering the Indian market. However, no financial details of the deal were disclosed. Set up in 2007, the Pune-based firm offered legal music streaming services across platforms with its portfolio of over one...
  • Milk Music: Samsung introduces free streaming radio service 08-03-2014 12:04 PM

    New York: Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service for its phones that it touts as a significant improvement from the apps already on the market. The South Korean gadget maker's Milk Music service, which launched in the US on Friday, includes over 200 stations and 13 million...
  • Spotify rolls out free music service to mobile devices 12-12-2013 10:30 AM

    New York: Online music-streaming service Spotify on Wednesday launched a free music service for smartphones and tablets as it tries to hook a fast-growing group of users keen to stream tunes on their mobile devices. Spotify offers free music on desktop computers with advertising but customers previously had to pay...
  • Spotify to launch new free mobile music streaming service 06-12-2013 06:26 AM

    Los Angeles: Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, is set to announce a new feature that will allow users to pick specific tracks and listen to them on mobile devices for free. That's according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorised to speak about the feature....
  • Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free 10-09-2013 10:05 AM

    California: Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web - even to those who don't use Windows 8. The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and...
  • iTunes Radio: Apple announces music streaming service 11-06-2013 12:37 PM

    New York: Apple unveiled an Internet radio service called iTunes Radio on Monday and said the service will personalise listeners' music based on what they've listened to and what they've purchased on iTunes. Apple said iTunes Radio will be available this fall in the US. It will be free with...
  • Apple to sell audio ads on 'iRadio' music service: Sources 06-06-2013 02:55 PM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc is gearing up to sell audio ads on a music-streaming service it intends to unveil at its developers conference next week, according to people familiar with the plan, going up against Google Inc and Pandora Media Inc in the increasingly competitive market for mobile tunes. The...
  • Apple signs deal with Warner for streaming music: Reports 04-06-2013 10:34 AM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has signed an agreement with Warner Music Group for music licenses in a push to create a streaming music service to unveil at a conference of its developers next week, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources. The iPhone...
  • Google All Access review: One more nice thing Android has going for it 23-05-2013 12:55 PM

    Los Angeles: Google's new music service offers a lot of eye candy to go with the tunes. The song selection of around 18 million tracks is comparable to popular services such as Spotify and Rhapsody, and a myriad of playlists curated along different genres provides a big playground for music...
  • New apps bring live music into the home 14-05-2013 10:06 AM

    Toronto: Music lovers wanting to hear live tunes without going to a concert or club or leaving the comfort of their home can use new computer apps that connect them to events in venues around the world. Although event-streaming sites like Livestream offer some live concerts, these apps are tailored...
  • Music streaming service Spotify to expand into Asia, North Europe 16-04-2013 05:48 PM

    Stockholm: Music streaming web service Spotify said it was expanding into Asia and Latin America, announcing plans to launch in eight new countries as it attempts to catch up with larger rival Pandora Media Inc and keep ahead of new entrants to the sector. Unlisted Spotify, which has about 24...
  • Twitter acquires startup Australian music streaming app We Are Hunted 13-04-2013 02:59 PM

    San Francisco: Twitter Inc has acquired We Are Hunted, a small, three-person music streaming startup based in Australia, the two companies said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the purchase appears to reaffirm Twitter's intent to become a hub for multimedia content distribution. In the past year, the...
  • BlackBerry to shut down BBM Music service on June 2 06-04-2013 12:20 PM

    Madrid: The BBM Music streaming service will be closed down June 2 after a 19-month run following the completion of "a strategic review of the business", Canadian tech company BlackbBerry said. The Asi cloud music platform will be shut down and customers will get a one-month subscription to the RDIO...
  • Google to take on Apple's AirPlay 21-11-2012 01:50 PM

    New Delhi: Google is constantly upping the ante against Apple when it comes to its services. According to GigaOm, Google is working on an alternative to Apple's AirPlay service. The first step towards this was taken in the recent launch of YouTube's AirPlay-like video beaming. This allows users to 'send'...