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Music lovers on the go, rejoice! Apple has apparently let Spotify, which enables users to instantly stream entire albums and share custom playlists, put an app in the iTunes App Store. The decision comes a week after it was confirmed that Hutchinson Wampoa Chairman Li Ka-Shing […]

logoMusic lovers on the go, rejoice! Apple has apparently let Spotify, which enables users to instantly stream entire albums and share custom playlists, put an app in the iTunes App Store. The decision comes a week after it was confirmed that Hutchinson Wampoa Chairman Li Ka-Shing participated in Spotify’s recent financing round and took a stake in the European company.

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  1. Johnny Dangerously Friday, August 28, 2009

    At least this should help make way for the Rhapsody iPhone app approval!

  2. Facebook’s fbFund Startups Spend the Day Pitching for More Dollars Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    [...] are hot right now. Look no further than MySpace’s purchase of iLike and the buzz around Spotify’s upcoming iPhone app for proof. Two months since Friend Radio’s inception, it has 20,000 active [...]

  3. Rhapsody App for iPhone Approved, Available Now Thursday, September 10, 2009

    [...] Etherington and No one has commented Across the pond, our European neighbors have been enjoying Spotify for some time now. It’s only fair that Apple should continue on in that vein and approve [...]

  4. Spotify Is the New Napster – But Which One? Monday, September 21, 2009

    [...] that paid users will also have access to streaming songs via its mobile applications, including a recently approved iPhone app. Add in Spotify’s mobile caching function, which will make songs available offline, [...]

  5. Check-up Time for Digital Music Saturday, September 26, 2009

    [...] the coming months. And a series of mobile music applications that compete indirectly with the iPod were approved by the very company that makes the device. So it seems like a good time to assess the [...]

  6. How Apple’s New Music Strategy Reflects a Paradigm Shift – GigaOM Thursday, December 10, 2009

    [...] limitations of the company’s own hardware. Apple has accepted subscription-based ones like Spotify’s and Rhapsody’s, but may have drawn the line at Lala’s long-teased app, which was to [...]

  7. Napster CEO and President Dismissed by Best Buy – GigaOM Wednesday, January 6, 2010

    [...] shrinking as of last summer.  Moreover, its mobile strategy has lagged behind others whose mobile apps allow on-demand streams, although Gorog still writes that streams are “coming soon!” to [...]

  8. Just wait for icloud’s app on iphone. You’ll be able to access Grooveshark while “working in the cloud” simultaneously. No worries about annoying audio ads.

    Or better yet, get a free account at icloud.com and start streaming Grooveshark’s free music from any computer.

  9. Subscription does make more sense, but I know personally I would not choose subscription instead of actually owning something – it would have to be in addition to.

    For a start, 99% of my music is stored as FLAC so streaming OGG is no comparison. Also, all these online services have a nasty habit of removing tracks unexpectedly which is unacceptable if it happens to be on your favourite playlist.

    There simply is not the same security streaming from someone elses server compared to your own.

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