RAIN Hotspots: Week of Oct 28 – Nov. 1

Here are the top five, most-read article this week, published at any time.

Dave Allen blog-debates David Byrne about Spotify (10/21): Continued interest in Spotify verbal wars puts the longest-running of this weeks Hotspots in the top position. [READ]

Edison Research documents the “barrage of new” (10/28): RAIN talked with Larry Rosin, head of Edison Research, about the company’s recently released video interviews of new-car buyers struggling to understand their digital music systems. Where does radio fit in? [READ

Survey and Interview: iTunes Radio little threat to Pandora (10/29): RAIN spoke with the author of a survey studying the experiences and intentions of iTunes Radio users who also use Pandora. Is there room for both services? [READ

REVIEW: New Rhapsody features in Android (10/30): An important update to Rhapsody’s Android experience offers sound equalization and backskipping in Radio mode. How do these features stack up? [READ

Microsoft’s new Web Playlist dismantles traditional “station” listening (10/22): RAIN readers show persistent interest in Microsoft’s Xbox Music feature which can turn text-only websites into music playlists. [READ

Brad Hill