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Digital Watch: Bluetooth Is Magic for Podcasts and Internet Radio

Call me late to the party, but I’ve finally fallen in love with Bluetooth audio streaming. At this point most readers should be familiar with Bluetooth, which facilitates pretty easy wireless connections between devices of all kinds. In this case I’m specifically discussing using Bluetooth to send audio from a computer or mobile device to […]

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Revisiting the birth of Scrobbling

I had fun over the Fourth of July rummaging around the Internet Wayback and looking at old images of, Richard Jones’ early version of Scrobbling as he was joining forces with Here is screenshot circa November 2004. Jones was a third year student at the University of Southampton at the time he cooked this […]

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Beyond the wild west: government and the future of music radio shut down its last component earlier this year: Turntable Live—a concert version of now gone founder Billy Chasen reflected on the end of the Turntable project in a blog entry posted on Wednesday: “Ultimately, I didn’t heed the lessons of so many failed music startups. It’s an incredibly expensive venture to pursue […]

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Radio Guide to SXSW 2014: Part One- Panels and Meet Ups

Starting this weekend, Austin, Texas will be teeming with techies and music fans, as the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event kicks off on Friday, March 7. The Interactive and Film portions hit first, with the music festival running March 11-16. Numerous panel discussion will explore the topic of radio in some way, shape or […]

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Who doesn’t like free? Spotify channels iPod shuffle for free smartphone app users

Who doesn’t like free? That’s what Spotify is counting on with the announcement today that its mobile smartphone and tablet apps will let users stream their favorite artists and playlists for free. The catch with smartphones is that you can’t select particular songs. Instead, Spotify is channeling the iPod Shuffle, letting you randomly “shuffle play” […]

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