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Articles tagged with: music streaming

The Breakdown On Music Streaming Service, Spotify

Spotify is a huge music streaming service that just launched here in the U.S. after much success abroad. The music is composed of underground and mainstream labels and brings the best of both worlds.

It differs from Pandora (Internet Radio Station) in a number of ways. Firstly, you can freely search for a song out of a database of 15 million tracks, rather than randomly listen and hope for a song you like to pop up, as how Pandora currently works.

Spotify Comes To U.S. Residents, Perhaps For A Facebook Debut?

Spotify, a Swedish DRM-based music streaming service includes both major labels such as Sony, EMI, and Universal, and independent labels. The startup was launched in October of 2008, and I am please to announce that the service will soon be available to U.S. customers.

The announcement was actually made earlier in the month when Spotify had confirmed that it would come to the U.S., although it had not provided a specific launch date.

Get Unlimited Skips In Pandora

If you are like me and listen to Pandora 50 hours a week, or if you just enjoy having the option of skipping as many songs as you want, you’re going to want to hear this. An XDA forum member by the name of yakitori2 has hacked the Pandora platform to give users the ability to skip as many songs as they desire.

From a quick glance, it appears that this is only a hack for the mobile version of Pandora, and unfortunately does not apply to PC users. Although, you may be able to hook up your android phone to your speakers and get a similar effect.

Pandora’s IPO Raises Again, To $16

After we had just covered Pandora’s IPO raise from $7-$9 a share to $10-$12 a share, the company has just raised the price to $16 per share (nearly double of its original offering). According to Chris Nerney from IT World, this is an old Wall Street trick to raise investor enthusiasm.

Nerney argues that this is a tactic to make Pandora seem like an extremely desirable investment, whether it is or isn’t. This opens Pandora’s box (so to speak) on the first day of trading and will cause investors to pay a high price of about $30 to $40 a share. It is also likely that the stock may dip down to a low $20 in the coming weeks.

Army Sniper For Android, Check It Out!

As a gamer, I find it quite hard to find shooter games on the Android platform. I think it’s because shooting games are touted to be ideal for 3D graphics and therefore most people enjoy first-person shooters on consoles such as the Xbox360 or the PlayStation 3.

But why does all shooting have to be three-dimensional with top-of-the-line graphics? Can’t I enjoy some 2D sniping once in a while? With Army Sniper, a new Android game, I can. Army Sniper’s main objective are to simply snipe terrorists. To move the sniper scope to your target, the user must tilt the Android tablet or Android phone and press a button to shoot.