Amazon plans to introduce a limited music streaming feature as early as Thursday, according to several people briefed on its plans. The new feature, which has been rumored in the music industry for months, will give subscribers to Amazon’s Prime service access to thousands of songs free and without interruptions from advertising. But it will Continue Reading →
Larry Page is moving fast to build his search giant’s street cred in the rapidly growing music streaming business. Page’s Google is in talks to acquire the 6-year-old Songza, a Long Island City-based music curation and streaming service with 5.5 million active users, two sources told The Post. Music curation — how a subscribers’ songs Continue Reading →
Last month, a Recode rumor suggested Twitter was looking to buy Soundcloud, only to have a WSJ rumor say that “the numbers didn’t add up” for a deal to go through. On Wednesday, we learned that Twitter considered buying not just Soundcloud, but also looked into making offers for Pandora as well as Spotify, according Continue Reading →
Motorola Moto Stream
Motorola on Tuesday unveiled some new hardware, but it’s not a smartphone or smartwatch. Called the Moto Stream, it’s a low-cost Bluetooth accessory that gives any external speaker wireless capabilities for social music streaming. The hardware gives the speaker up to 300 feet of “roam range” and supports up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices, including smartphones, Continue Reading →
While Spotify’s allowed you to save music for offline playback for some time, downloading playlists can be a laborious process. On Monday, it’s making things a whole lot easier. As part of its latest iOS app update, the company enabled a new “Available Offline” toggle inside the Songs tab, allowing you to instantly download and Continue Reading →
Google Glass
When Apple dropped $3 billion on Beats this week, it was pretty clear Cupertino was more interested in the software and people than the hardware. That’s no surprise. From the get-go, Beats cans have been almost universally maligned in the tech press as poor performers, both for their low fidelity and their cheap build quality. Continue Reading →
It just got a lot easier to let all your Facebook friends know exactly what you’re watching on TV. Facebook recently announced a new feature for its mobile app that activates your phone’s microphone to recognize the TV show you’re watching or song you’re listening to. You’re then able to easily share this info to Continue Reading →
Apple and Beats
Apple confirmed the frenzy of speculation around its rumored acquisition of Beats when it announced plans to buy the company for $3 billion. But why is it making the move? Eddy Cue, Apple’s executive in charge of its iTunes business, told the audience at Recode’s Code conference that there are three primary reasons behind this Continue Reading →