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Spotify comes to Canada for free tunes, or ad-free for a few toonies

Canadian music fans can now enjoy the popular music streaming service on their phones, tablets and PCs.

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Streaming music swiping sales from music downloads

Revenue for digital music held steady in the first half of the year, but streaming services appeared to get richer at the expense of downloads, according to data from the RIAA.

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Spotify fires up on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon's streaming-media box adds support for the music service with more than 20 million songs. To use Spotify Connect, you'll need a premium subscription.

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Apple debuted its portable music player in October 2001. Thirteen years later, the iPod classic was discontinued and removed from Apple's online store.

Spotify can never replace my iPod, but it can ease the pain

Commentary: The quiet demise of Apple's iPod Classic prompts CNET's Nick Statt to reflect on the time before streaming services -- when music was first set free.

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Spotify combs deeper inside data for musical insights

In a new blog, the streaming service will tease out trends about how the world listens to music by combining its listening data with intelligence from new unit Echo Nest.

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Shop inside a tweet with Twitter's 'Buy' button

Twitter takes your credit card as it expands into commerce, Facebook and Spotify put focus on video ads, and TiVo launches a DVR to record three years' worth of video.

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Spotify users, get ready for video ads

Spotify's 30 million nonpaying listeners will start seeing prompts to watch a commercial in exchange for 30 minutes of ad-free mobile music, plus "video takeover" spots on their computers.

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Spotify opens up free streaming on Windows Phone

Windows Phone users can now stream Spotify for free, no subscription required.

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Artist Kyle McDonald built an animated world map for Spotify that shows when two people listen to the same song at the same time.

See (and hear) Spotify's dizzying map of same-time listening

What does a worldwide digital music festival of strangers look and sound like? According to an artist at Spotify, it's a cacophonous map that swirls like it's drunk. It's fascinating, too.

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Get ready, groupies. Spotify puts VIP access to bands up for sale

The streaming music service joins with Bandpage to let musicians sell experiences to fans like private concerts, duets, and pre-show parties.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18:  Actors Jason Statham and Harrison Ford attend "The Expendables 3" photocall during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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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