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Ping could have taken some lessons from Like.fm, which tracks your music played in iTunes and various Web sites, aggregates them on a Web page, and lets users play full-length versions from YouTube.
When I spoke to a Mercora founder a couple years ago, I didn't understand the start-up's vision and business model. Lack of clarity may have been its fatal flaw.
Formerly known as Mercora, the site couldn't keep up with bigger social music services. It has closed its doors after raising $5 million in venture funding.
Twitter and Facebook client company Seesmic acquiring write-once, post-anywhere service Ping.fm. But why?
Listen to music from people on your profile without touching a thing, using Social.fm's new player widget.
There's no indication of why Mister Wong, a European site that resembles a blend between Delicious and StumbleUpon, would want the FriendFeed-like Lifestream.fm.
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Rusty Rueff says laying off 31 employees, or 54 percent of company's staff, was necessary to attract potential buyers.
The Internet radio-cum-smart phone music streaming service reinvents self with social-media-friendly moniker.