Why MOG sold for only $14M

HTC has come clean on how much it spent on MOG, and it ain't that much: The cell phone maker told his investors that it only forked over $14M for the music subscription service. The question is: Why did MOG sell for so little?…

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Beats buying up music service MOG

Beats Electronics, the headset manufacturer founded by rapper Dr. Dre and now majority owned by HTC, has reportedly bought up online music service MOG. The acquisition could help HTC or Beats launch their own music service, something HTC is reportedly working on.…

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Is HTML5 the Future of TV Apps?

At today's GigaOM Pro Bunker Session, attendees and panelists agreed that standards will be needed to push the TV app market forward, and their app development efforts might get a whole lot simpler if more CE manufacturers turn to HTML5 as the platform for connected devices.…

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Spotify: We Are Not for Sale

The latest rumor to hit says Apple might be interested in buying Spotify, a hot music startup based in Sweden. There's news that Google almost bought them for $1 billion last year. What does the company say to all that? It's not for sale.…

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Why Ping Is the Future of Social Commerce

Apple today introduced Ping, a music social network that is part of iTunes software. It allows iTunes users to share their favorite tunes, buy music recommended by friends and follow their favorite artists. Ping hints at a new future for social commerce.…

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MOG Finally Goes Mobile With New iPhone, Android Apps

Expected soon after the launch of its music subscription service last fall, MOG's iPhone and Android mobile apps will allow access to a library of more than 8 million songs for a monthly fee of about $10. That represents an increasingly attractive standalone offering for handset makers.…

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Roku Gets MOG Streaming Music App

Roku announced this morning that it added the MOG on-demand music service to its broadband set-top box, expanding the number of streaming services that are available through its platform. The addition of MOG comes as Roku strikes partnerships with a growing number of content providers.…

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SXSW: As MOG Goes Mobile, the U.S. Waits (and Waits) for Spotify

Music service MOG unveiled its new mobile applications today, promising premium subscribers the ability to stream any song, anytime, anywhere. Its launch also represents an erosion of opportunity for Spotify, the European service that has promised (and delayed) its U.S. launch for several months.…

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