Amazon is said to be looking to create its own version of Apple's popular iTunes Radio. According to The Wall Street Journal, the e-commerce giant has reportedly been in talks with major record labels to create its own music-streaming service.
The service would reportedly be available to Amazon Prime customers -- who pay $79 per year for free two-day shipping and Amazon's video-streaming service. The music service is said to be like iTunes Radio that plays music based on user preferences, rather than a subscription service like Spotify that gives users unlimited music access.
Amazon would limit how … Read more
iTunes Radio is only six months old but it's already snagged third place among people in the US who listen to streaming music services, at least based on a recent survey.
Polling more than 2,000 people in the US, Edison Research found that 8 percent listened to iTunes Radio in the past month. That compares with 6 percent overall for Spotify and 9 percent for iHeartRadio, according to a Statista chart chewing over the survey results.
Pandora is still by far the dominant streaming music service in the US with a 31 percent share based on the survey.… Read more
Samsung is taking on Apple's iTunes Radio, as well as Pandora, Spotify, and a host of other companies in the competitive streaming music business, but it picked an innocuous name to do it.
Milk Music, launched Friday and available now in the Google Play store, is Samsung's latest foray into a music service, this time a streaming radio offering.
It's free to download and free to listen to, and importantly, unlike iTunes Radio, it doesn't have ads.
But the company is entering a competitive field. Streaming is the music industry's area of greatest growth, but … Read more
RadioShack, once a wildly popular retail home for tech fanatics, has long since lost its luster and now the time has come to shutter some stores.
The company on Tuesday announced that it will close up to 1,100 stores across the US. RadioShack didn't say how long it will take to close the "underperforming" stores, butit seems to be set on moving as quickly as possible.
That RadioShack is closing 1,100 stores has surprised some who had been under the impression the company wouldn't act so aggressively. Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported, … Read more
For Samsung, it's a new year, and a new smartwatch -- and that means new apps.
The world's biggest smartphone maker unveiled the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain -- both powered by its homegrown Tizen operating system, instead of Google's Android.
In its short life since launching in September, … Read more
The AirPlay Recorder app was released last month for Android and now has come to OS X. It allows you to record a stream from iTunes Radio, saving songs for offline use. DoubleTwist AirPlay Recorder for Mac can be downloaded directly from the developer's site. You can try out the free version of the app, but it lets you record only the first 10 seconds of a song. The full version of AirPlay Recorder costs $9.99 and lets you record entire tracks. You'll need Mac OS X 10.7.3 or higher to run the app.
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OneTuner Radio Player give you access to hundreds of radio stations from dozens of countries and in multiple languages. You can search by country, by language, or by genre to find the stations you like, and you can link to your Facebook and Twitter account to share your opinion about the stations and programs you listen to. You can create your own personal news channel through Facebook and Twitter, as well.
When you first open OneTuner, you'll see a short tutorial explaining the features of the app, which is good because the interface can take some time to get … Read more
Google Play Music's premium All Access service includes custom radio stations, which can be accessed from the Web, iOS devices, and Android smartphones and tablets. The latest update to the Google Play Music Android app included some new features, like device management and offline listening of custom radio stations.
Offline music is helpful when an Internet connection is unavailable, such as when you're on a plane or in a remote locale. And if you don't keep your Android device loaded up with your own music, downloading some of your custom radio stations is one way to keep … Read more