Information and actions from the top Android apps will now show up in Google's personal assistant dashboard.
What are the first apps that pop into your head when you think music? If Apple's Beats Music is among them, you may be scanning farther down new App Annie standings than you might expect.
The Web's biggest streaming-music service delivers an increase in profit, sales and its expectations for both to come. But active-listener growth kept up its slow slide, distracting investors.
Direct pact with BMG, which manages royalty rights for stars like Beyonce, comes soon after its first deal with labels, another sign the music industry is picking up Pandora's good vibrations.
Pandora's head of electronics partnerships talks about rolling his eyes at the idea of a smart fridge, how far connected devices have come, and where they're going.
For all the flash of Apple buying Beats, Google's purchase of Songza gives it an online music service focused on anticipatory contextual playlists -- key to an "Internet of Things" future.
Developers will be able to buy ad space at the top of results so their apps pop up when users search for programs in Google's app store.
These presents don't ship -- so you can order them five minutes before you exchange gifts, you slacker.
The Hive Trio includes a hub and a speaker that can play music and tell you when something is wrong.
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Sony, Warner, and Universal argue that under state law, the music streaming service must pay license fees for songs recorded before 1972.