Tag Archive for ‘Streaming Music’

Spotify Announces ‘Car Thing’, a Touchscreen Smart Media Player ➝

I’m not even a little interested in traditional streaming music services, but this looks like a pretty neat piece of hardware.

➝ Source: 9to5mac.com

Why Rdio Died ➝

Casey Newton, reporting for The Verge:

In interviews with current and former employees, a picture emerges of a company that developed an excellent product but faltered when it came to marketing and distributing it. Early as it was to the United States, Rdio was born in the shadow of Spotify, a cunning and well-financed competitor that excelled at generating buzz — and using that buzz to acquire paid subscribers.

What an incredible read.