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Dear piracy apologists: Downloading unreleased films is not cool

Commentary: Even in the age of Spotify and Netflix, the movie-going experience remains largely intact. Not because of greed, but because filmmaking has no good alternative.

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Spotify gets its MTV, plus VH1 and CMT too

The startup will be the streaming-music service for top music TV company Viacom, directly providing the tunes on MTV, CMT, and VH1 apps and websites.

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Does Android Wear need the iWatch? asks CNET UK podcast 394

Android Wear is here, there and everywhere -- but will anyone wear the next generation of smartwatches and other wearable gadgets?

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YouTube leaked contract hits off-notes for indie labels

Google's video site has a subscription-music service coming. Its leaked offer to independent labels confirms YouTube's terms.

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Amazon: People are using Prime Music!

With typically vague numbers, Amazon says Prime members tried out the new streaming-music offering, and usage was predictable: not bad, not mind-blowing.

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Google a tune in Android, and the results launch your music app

When you search for a musician on Google, the search results on US Android devices now include links that launch Spotify or other music apps.

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T-Mobile unveils 'UnRadio' service, offers data-free music

The UnRadio service is a premium steaming music service developed in collaboration with Rhapsody.

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Spotify gives app developers more notes to play

The streaming music service expands its Web API -- an developer toolbox and instruction set -- with smart music discovery capabilities from its Echo Nest takeover.

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Amazon Prime Music is cool, but for now I'll stick with Spotify

Commentary: Amazon has launched its own music streaming service, but Crave's Eric Mack finds it doesn't quite stack up to Spotify, at least not yet.

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Amazon adds streaming Prime Music to play against Apple's Beats

Amazon bets the total Prime package -- shipping, e-books, video and now music -- will draw new members, even with a limited streaming-music catalog compared to rivals.

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Amazon to launch streaming-music service for Prime?

Quickly after Apple's deal to buy a music-streaming service, a report says Amazon will launch a similar offering but one lacking new releases.

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LG G3 loaded with laser, kill switch

The new LG smartphone has features any secret agent would fancy: a laser-guided camera, a kill switch, a special knock for access, and a way to hide files from prying eyes. If only the price wasn't classified.

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