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Spotify user data shows up online but was apparently not hacked

This week, a Pastebin post containing hundreds of Spotify account credentials popped up online, leading many to believe that the music streaming service had fallen victim to some kind of hack. Information released included usernames, passwords, emails amongst other details but no payment information was leaked. However, it seems that …

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Spotify swiftly apologises following privacy concerns

Earlier today, Spotify updated its terms and conditions and thanks to the wording, it sounded like the streaming service wasn’t taking user privacy very seriously at all. Fortunately, the company’s CEO, Daniel Ek, is eager to clear things up a bit and try to stop people from freaking out. In …

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Grooveshark founder Josh Greenberg found dead

The co-founder of music-streaming service Grooveshark, Josh Greenberg, has been found dead at his home, aged just 28. Authorities have said that there was no evidence of foul play or suicide, prompting many to wonder just what it was that ended the life of the developer so early. The Grooveshark …

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Microsoft’s Xbox Music app to be rebranded as ‘Groove’

A few months back, Microsoft announced that it would be rebranding its Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows 10, with the former being reborn as ‘Groove’, Microsoft’s own music streaming service for all Windows 10 devices. These new changes were detailed in a new blog post yesterday. Microsoft …

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Spotify not concerned about Apple Music

Showing just the right measure of confidence and indifference, Spotify has stated that it isn’t concerned about the recently unveiled Apple Music, which perhaps offers the most legitimate threat to the streaming provider. It’s not because it thinks the new service won’t be successful though, but because in reality it …

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Spotify accuses Apple of anti-competitive behavior

Spotify is putting Apple on blast, arguing that its App Store and iTunes practices are anti-competitive. This follows reports that Apple is currently trying to push music labels in to withdrawing support for Spotify’s free ad-supported business model. We already know that the EU Commission is already investigating Apple’s currently …

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Grooveshark shuts down, apologises to everyone

Grooveshark was once upon a time one of the world’s biggest music streaming platforms, with a peak user base over 30 million strong. However its near 10 years history has now come to a close, as with a looming damages payment in the hundreds of millions, the site settled with …

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The EU is already probing Apple’s unannounced music streaming service

The European Commission is already taking a good hard look Apple’s long rumored but as of yet, unannounced, music streaming service on anti-trust grounds. Regulators are concerned that Apple could use its sheer size, influence, and relationships to push record labels to abandon rivaled streaming services, like Spotify. The Financial …

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Spotify comes to the PS4 and PS3 today

PlayStation Music Unlimited is officially dead and has now been taken over by Spotify on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Over the last six months, Sony has been working with Spotify to build its debut console app. The console app will be available to free Spotify users as well …

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Amazon launches Prime music streaming service

Amazon’s Prime membership has even more value thrown in now that Amazon has officially launched its rumoured music streaming service with more than 1 million songs available. The service is only available in the US for now and Amazon hasn’t mentioned anything about a UK launch just yet. That said, …

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Spotify to ditch P2P sharing

Spotify is ending its usage of peer to peer networking technology, after many years of successful usage. Why? It’s not clear, but the extremely popular music streaming service is gradually phasing out its P2P roots and transferring everything over to central servers. It seems like a strange move for the …

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Dotcom’s Baboom will pay you for browsing the internet

Kim Dotcom’s upcoming music streaming service, Baboom, if it takes off, will become a hot new competitor for the likes of Spotify, Youtube and other prominent music streamers. But beyond the musical side of things, Dotcom is also looking to release a tool that could help you earn money just …

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BBC to enter free music streaming market

PlayLister

The BBC is planning to enter the music streaming game, with a free to play service similar to iPlayer. Known as Playlister, the service won’t offer exactly the same thing as Spotify and its contemporaries, but will stream hundreds of thousands of BBC recordings from the network’s TV and radio …

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Spotify to launch web-browser version

Spotify

Since its inception, Spotify has only been available through its desktop or mobile application. However, that’s all about to change as the streaming music service will soon be accessible through a simple web browser, making it possible to access all the music you could ask for, from wherever you are …

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