Post Tagged with: "Spotify"

YouTube Music Subscription Service to Launch This Summer
/ April 2, 2014 4:05 pm
YouTube Music Subscription Service to Launch This Summer

Hypebot reports that YouTube's music subscription service will launch this summer via Google's Music Pass on Android. With YouTube's 1 billion users, it is expected that the company will quickly become a new competitor in an already crowded space of streaming music services. . Read More

Ex-Spotify Engineers Raise $2.2 Million for Lookback
/ March 28, 2014 4:18 pm
Ex-Spotify Engineers Raise $2.2 Million for Lookback

TechCrunch reports that a team of ex-Spotify engineers has raised $2.2 million in a seed round of funding for Lookback. The funding round was led by European investor Lakestar with participation from Index Ventures and other angel investors including Ilya Sukhar, co-founder of Parse. . Read More

Rhapsody and Napster to End Partnerships with The Echo Nest
/ March 25, 2014 4:13 pm
Rhapsody and Napster to End Partnerships with The Echo Nest

DigitalMusicNews reports that streaming music services Rhapsody and Napster are ending their partnerships with The Echo Nest, which was recently acquired by Spotify. . Read More

Gaming Platform and Mobile Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million
/ March 20, 2014 6:11 pm
Gaming Platform and Mobile Messaging App Tango Raises $280 Million

TechCrunch reports that Tango has raised $280 Million in its Series D Round of Funding led by China’s Alibaba. Tango is a mobile messaging app that lets users play games, text, make free voice and video calls, send music messages powered by Spotify and more for free. The application also allows you to connect with your friends, family, or make new friends worldwide. . Read More

Rdio to Leave Echo Nest after Spotify Acquisition
/ March 12, 2014 4:01 pm
Rdio to Leave Echo Nest after Spotify Acquisition

Hypebot reports that streaming music service, Rdio, will no longer use the music intelligence services of The Echo Nest after the company was acquired by Spotify, a competitor of Rdio. According to Rdio CEO, Anthony Bay, the company’s decision was due to the competitive nature of the acquisition. . Read More

Spotify Introduces a New SDK for iOS Apps
/ March 7, 2014 6:15 pm
Spotify Introduces a New SDK for iOS Apps

VentureBeat reports that music streaming service, Spotify, has launched a new software-development kit (SDK) for app developers to tap when assimilating Spotify into their iOS apps. The new SDK allows app developers to look up metadata, search Spotify, play audio, and pull playlists. . Read More

Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest
/ March 6, 2014 8:44 am
Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest

Spotify today announced that it will acquire the music intelligence company, The Echo Nest. This deal will allow Spotify to leverage The Echo Nest’s in depth musical understanding and tools for curation to drive music discovery for millions of users around the globe. . Read More

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