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Radio Survivor without affiliate ads: why it matters

Dear Radio Survivor reader: I am writing this post in my role as Radio Survivor’s Business Manager, offering some very unbusinesslike observations. The re/code technology site reports that the rapid pace of technological change “continues to drive media fragmentation, muddying the once-simple world of TV, radio and print.” Advertisers now have to split their budgets between […]

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Google buys Songza for Play Music and YouTube

Google has acquired Songza, the curate-according-to-your mood song search and jukebox service. “We aren’t planning any immediate changes to Songza, so it will continue to work like usual for existing users,” Google’s press release says, but “over the coming months, we’ll explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music.” And: “We’ll […]

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Rdio Adds On-Demand Music to Chromecast’s Internet Radio Line-up

I’ve already told you about how my Chromecast is an internet radio. Now there is one more listening option with Rdio, which just added Chromecast playback this week. Rdio, founded by Skype co-creator Janus Friis, offers on-demand music listening a la Spotify, along with artist stations and playlists. The service was subscription-only until striking a […]

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At CES cars use direct 4G LTE connection for internet radio, but data is a speedbump

Like the last few years, the connected dashboard is the most important news from the Consumer Electronics Show for radio. This initiative reached a new level of maturity this year. But at the same time, the always looming specter of wireless data costs and threats to internet freedom pose road hazards for the development of […]

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All Access brings on-demand Spotify competitor to the Googleverse

Google introduced its entry into the on-demand music streaming market at its recent developer conference Google I/O. Sitting atop its existing Google Play media store, the awkwardly named Google Play All Access provides Spotify-like listening to a large music library, along with the ability to build playlists or tune in to artist-based radio stations. Unlike […]

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Google and Bing searches for Radio

Pandora wins top billing on Google and Bing searches for “radio”

Do a search of the word “radio” on either Google or Bing, and Pandora online radio is the first result. The runners up are also identical—AOL Radio, followed by Wikipedia’s “radio” entry. I decided to do this experiment following Google’s charge that Microsoft’s Bing uses Google’s search results. Google says its staff came up with […]

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