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Napster often leads the field in new features and now offers a welcome free streaming plan--but it doesn't lead on price.

By May 8, 2006

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Silk Road is 'Napster all over again,' says 'Deep Web' filmmaker

The director of a new film about Silk Road says he found striking parallels between the issues surrounding the online drug bazaar and Napster, the original music-sharing service.

By March 16, 2015


Rhapsody launches a kids corner

It may sound childish, but Rhapsody's new section dedicated to kids sets the streaming-music service apart from bigger rivals like Apple Music and Spotify.

By September 30, 2015


You make my streams come true: How Spotify came to be my musical wonderland

A lifetime of cassette tapes, CDs, and MP3 players prepared me for an excitingly boundless, but flawed, streaming music experience.

By August 9, 2015


6 things to consider when choosing a streaming-music subscription

Need help getting started on all-you-can-stream services like Spotify and Apple Music? Here are the six questions to ponder before you sign up.

By June 27, 2015


For startups in Vietnam, independence has its challenges

Road Trip 2015: The second half of a two-part series about Vietnam's startup scene takes a deeper look at some rare success stories and how the country is fostering -- and hindering -- its homegrown tech community.

By July 27, 2015


What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.

By June 26, 2015


On the importance of 'regulatory humility'

As former head of the FCC, Michael Powell has a message for today's commissioners: "Beware of over­regulation. There are always unintended consequences to your actions."

By July 15, 2015


Taylor Swift's rebukes are the best ads streaming music can't buy

Streaming music's loudest critic is also its greatest gift: Every time Taylor Swift denounces services like Apple Music, she explains to consumers what a great deal they are.

By June 23, 2015


Taylor Swift says Apple Music freebie strikes a sour note

The pop star is holding back from Apple's new music streaming service, arguing that its free trial offer will deprive musicians of the earnings they deserve.

By June 21, 2015