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Spotify videos and podcasts arrive, competing with YouTube and iTunes

Last week we reported that Spotify’s long-awaited video content, first announced last May, would finally appear in its mobile apps. Yesterday we were pleased to find a portfolio of video programming, plus audio podcasts, in a freshly updated Android app. Podcast listening in Spotify is a good experience, possibly a game-changer. Continue Reading

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Spreaker releases Spreaker Studio for easy podcasting power; we review using Spreaker Studio

Podcasting and live-audio platform Spreaker has released Spreaker Studio, an application for Windows and Mac computers. The intent is to provide an easy-to-use software environment that replaces a four-channel mixer in a podcast studio. We used Spreaker Studio meta-style to record a short review of Spreaker Studio. Continue Reading

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REVIEW: 6 Seconds launches, turning global radio into a streaming jukebox

Serial entrepreneur and disruptor Michael Robertson has launched 6 Seconds, a mobile listening app that turns radio (broadcast and pureplay) into a searchable jukebox experience. The app is positioned as an alternative to Pandora, and we also found unique discovery features. Continue Reading

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Streamus: A Google Chrome extension that undermines Google’s streaming business

A Google Chrome browser extension called Streamus is lit up with buzz after the developer posted a promotional status report on Reddit. Streamuis makes YouTube music navigation easier and more lightweight. At the same time, the extension separates the user from YouTube, and provides some of the value that YouTube’s new Music Key subscription service promotes. Continue Reading

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Review: Beatgasm stands out for EDM curation

Beatgasm came to life when a Miami radio station opted to make the move online. Rather than just keep a pureplay rendition of the station, Beatgasm expanded into a network of lean-back EDM stations. Today, the platform has a range of prepared playlists, focused by subgenre, mood, energy level, or city. There is also a suite of curated stations by the Beatgasm team. Continue Reading