Pandora limits free mobile streaming

Streaming-music services evolve as Pandora brings back listening limits, and highlights from Mobile World Congress include 4G cars, sapphire screens, and new operating systems.

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Thursday's tech news roundup has bad news for Pandora addicts. Free music streaming on Pandora apps is limited to 40 hours a month -- but there's no limit for desktop users. Pandora is bringing back limits just as Spotify evolves: it's making changes to be more social , just updated its iOS app, and is going to be available on Ford's Sync AppLink . Another streaming cousin, TuneIn, also updated its site and iPad app to offer live listening recommendations .

And as Mobile World Congress coverage wraps up, we're keeping our eye on these products:

- General Motors will be selling cars in 2014 that can connect to AT&T's 4G LTE network .

- Future smartphone screens can be made of sapphire .

- The Ubuntu Touch wins CNET's Best of MWC Award . But it'll be awhile before you get to try it. The Ubuntu operating system is so new, that no carrier or manufacturer is behind it yet.

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