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Surprise, surprise: Apple isn’t the only company that’s rumored to be establishing a music streaming service. According to Financial Times, Google is working to enhance its current download shop with a streaming service that might handle the likes of Spotify, Loafer and Nokia Music. The outlet’s sources suggest that Google is currently in the settlement stage with record tags, and that its service would likely feature both paid and cost-free, ad-supported elements. Normally, while this information remains in the realm of reports for both Apple and Google, it seems that the race is now on for which business is both willing and able to support its music store with a streaming service. Anyone care to put bets on which business is first to the beginning line?
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Spotify, the music subscription service, is because of satisfy in the coming weeks with its significant equivalents in the record market to renew their licensing agreements. The Verge has actually found out that managers at Spotify are anticipated to request for considerable cost breaks from the songs tags in addition to the rights to extend its free prices tier to mobile gadgets.
The UK-based Spotify has already started negotiations with Detector Music and will start talks with Sony and Universal in the coming weeks, according to several music market sources. (A Spotify representative could not be reached for comment.) These settlements with music & rsquo; s “huge 3″ tags will likely go a long method to determining whether Spotify reaches earnings, a.
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When we last checked in, Amazon was thought to finally be pushing for complete songs rights in its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. It could be a smooth operator at the negotiating table: following strategies to CNET keep that the leading four significant labels (a currently-independent EMI as well as Sony, Universal and Warner) have all signed deals that will let Amazon supply the same scan-and-match popular music downloads and streaming as Apple’s iTunes Match. The pacts might let Amazon offer access to every track a listener has without having to directly upload each track that wasn’t bought directly from Amazon MP3. Aside from closing a conspicuous gap, the promotion might end a entire bunch of acrimony from labels who were distressed that Amazon preferred a free-but-limited service over needing to charge anything. The on-line store hasn’t said anything formal yet (if at all), however any trademarks on the dotted line will leave Google Music as the odd male out.
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This is a series of beer labels (links to shop where you can buy shirts/stickers) in the style of currently existing brews (this is Stella Artois here) modified with some of the house/character names from Game of Thrones. I don’t know about you, but I’d drink them all. As a matter of fact I’d drink TWO of each just to make sure the taste was consistent. Plus I’d be willing to drink them the way they did back in the olden days — WARM. Or, if it was winter, ICE COLD. The point is temperature means nothing to me. There was a time in my life when I used to microwave beer just because people didn’t believe I’d still drink it. I won a lot of money making bets that way. Just kidding, I did it for free but in hindsight I should’ve made them bet.
Hit the jump for eight more. Dammit, now I’m thirsty. FOR BLOOD. Jk jk, beer.
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STHoldings stormed its way out of Spotify this week, leaving only a trail of choice words in its wake. On Wednesday, the distributor boldly withdrew more than 200 of its record labels from Spotify, Rdio, Simfy and Napster, following the release of a study that cast the music subscription industry in a rather unfavorable light. According to the research, carried out by NPD Group and NARM, cloud-based services like Spotify and Rdio deter consumers from purchasing music via other channels. Amid concerns that these companies may “cannibalise the revenues of more traditional digital services,” STHoldings decided to withdraw its catalogue of more than 200 labels. In fact, of the 238 labels consulted on the decision, just four expressed a desire to remain with Spotify, et al.
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Microsoft has taken the opportunity to slam Google’s products and product management processes once again.
Tom Rizzo, senior director of Microsoft Online Services, who previously claimed Google is failing in the enterprise, took to the “Why Microsoft” blog earlier this week to describe Google’s products as Spaghetti. “Google customers are not finding tools they have been using over the years,” said Rizzo. “The tools are dead and buried,” he added, referring to Google’s recent cull of products and services. “It is clear that Google is not in tune with the market needs and does not have a product roadmap and clear vision for productivity for their business customers,” he continues in a blog post outling a “Google Graveyard.” The stinging attack on Google by Rizzo points out some facts and figures of Google’s products and services:
“The recent killing of Google Labs is ironic to me. Google releases experimental products and tracks adoption to determine whether to continue providing them. Its products are like spaghetti, Google throws them up against the wall to see if they stick.
Case in point, as of its June release, the company is giving Google Plus a try in the social space, and now they are providing access to it for Google Apps customers. But can businesses and schools trust it to be there for very long, judging by the history of Google’s social family?:
• Wave lived 15 months from May 2009-August 2010,
• Aardvark lived 19 months from February 2010-September 2011,
• Buzz lived 20 months from February 2010 to October 2011.”
Rizzo claims Google’s withdrawal of supported products are examples of what is convenient for the company and not good for business. “It is clear that Google’s product management practice is haphazard and noncommittal,” says Rizzo. The latest round of corporate mud slinging comes shortly after Microsoft claiming that Google is simply standing on the shoulders of others innovation with Android. Several public spats between Google and Microsoft have emerged over the past year, related to online services. Microsoft claimed in early April that Google had lied about its U.S. government security claim. Microsoft said that Google had mislead its customers by claiming it has been certified under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Google responded to Microsoft’s claims and described them as “false” and “irresponsible.”
Microsoft went on the attack again in May by claiming that Google Apps contains a hidden “Google Tax” with its product. Rizzo revealed at the time that Google Apps contains several hidden costs, especially when running Google Apps alongside Microsoft Office. Microsoft also posted a Office 365 vs Google Apps comparison earlier this year. The software giant created a mini-site to compare its Word Web App against Google Docs. Microsoft highlighted several inconsistencies when the same Word file is saved on Windows Live SkyDrive (or SharePoint) and Google Apps.
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Microsoft slams Google again, labels products “spaghetti” amongst a “Google Graveyard” originally appeared at WinRumors.com.
The Engadget Show – 023: We tour a headphone factory, talk record labels, and look at They Might Be Giants’ favorite gadgets
The Engadget Show is back, and this time we’re in full-on rock star mode. We kick things off with a trip to the Engadget Laboratories, where Brian and Terrence test out some sub-$ 100 headphones on a quartet of guinea pigs. Do you really get what you pay for when you buy a pair of earbuds from your local Big Box retailer?
Things get a bit ritzier when Darren tours Westone’s laboratories in Colorado to find out how a pair of $ 950 in-ear headphones are made. Hint: it involves squirting silicone into our managing editor’s ears and a whole lot of sanding.
John Flansburgh and John Linnell of They Might Be Giants pay a visit to Engadget headquarters to show off some of their favorite lo-fi musical gadgets, including the Stylophone and a circuit-bent Speak and Spell. Also, if you’ve ever wondered what the long reigning kings of underground geek rock would sound like given the T-Pain treatment, this is a segment you’re not gonna want to miss.
Universal Republic Records’ VP Digital Colleen Quill also stops by to discuss the role of the major label in the world of Twitter, iTunes, Spotify, and the like. And we wrap things up with a performance by New York City’s own Cookies.
The video stream of the show is above, and you can also download us in HD below. Oh, and if you’re still waiting for some Spotify invites, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered.
Gallery: The Engadget Show – July 2011
Hosts: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater
Special guests: Terrence O’Brien, They Might Be Giants , Colleen Quill
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Director: Michelle Stahl
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Music by: Cookies
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It’s all up there in black and white, but we’ll be happy to spell it out again here — it seems that Apple has decided to extend the length of iTunes song previews from 30 seconds to 90 seconds. Sounds just fine to us, but not to the recipients of this letter, who are told the change is happening whether they like it or not and it’s for their own good. “We believe that giving potential customers more time to listen to your music will lead to more purchases,” the document reads, but without giving the music labels any way to say no. We don’t actually know the origin of this particular document, so we’re not saying this is a done deal by any means, but if the letter’s legit this you’re looking at the world’s largest online music store telling the labels to put up and shut up — or else peddle their tunes somewhere else.
Update: It’s worth noting that CNET reported that iTunes song previews might double in length about two months ago.
Why does everything need to be complicated? It used to be that you would just buy some light bulbs and screw them in. But soon, when you buy a new light bulb you’ll see a new Nutrition Facts-style label that shows you the numbers most important to you: like how bright the bulb is, what the energy cost is, and when they’ll burn out.
I guess it’s a good thing. I just like to buy bulbs and plug them in without worrying about the facts. The new numbers tell you a bulb’s typical energy cost and average lifespan, which are probably the mainthings I would want to know. The new light bulb labels are expected to arrive sometime in mid-2011.
Props to SlipperyBrick.com
We don’t know how this fact slipped past us until now, but today marks the 52nd anniversary of the birth of the geek icon that is Bruce Campbell. Campbell is best known for his appearances in movies such as Bubba Ho-Tep, My Name Is Bruce and everything Sam Raimi has ever directed, and TV series such as The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. and everything Sam Raimi has ever produced. He can currently be seen in the excellent USA Network TV series Burn Notice.
We’re huge fans of Campbell here at GeekDad, and wish him a very happy birthday! For more Campbell-related fun, check out Sci Fi Wire’s awesome Four Labels from the Bruce Campbell’s Soup Company.
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Happy Birthday, Bruce Campbell!