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Hulu revisited: Worthy of love and suspicion in equal measure

The streaming-video site has snapped out of its lethargy with loads of new content, but it might not have cord-cutters’ best interests at heart.

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HBO Now may already have 1 million subscribers, according to one analyst

Estimate is based on HBO Now’s iTunes app-store rankings; could increase as Apple's exclusive ends.

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What's new in iTunes 12.2

Apple Music, obviously. But there are several other changes you may have missed.

'Cloud tax' jacks up Netflix bills in Chicago

The new charge is separate from sales tax, and could add 9 percent to customers' bills.

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Slacker Radio joins with ESPN to launch ‘His & Hers’ music station

ESPN columnists and on-air personalities Michael Smith and Jemele Hill to be celebrity DJs on the streaming-music service.

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Bad news for Prince fans: These artists are missing from Apple Music

Apple Music scores with Taylor Swift and Thom Yorke, but holdouts include The Beatles, Prince, and The Black Keys.

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Getting started with Apple Music: 12 things to do first

For those about to rock, we present our Apple Music day 1 guide.

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AC/DC finally embraces streaming music with Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio

Finally, you can make a comprehensive playlist of late 70's and 80's rock thanks to AC/DC landing on streaming services like Rdio and Spotify.

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Sonos and Apple will make beautiful music together by year-end

After a brief period of radio silence, Apple says it'll bring its new Apple Music streaming service to Sonos speakers this year.

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Spotify disables third-party app that inflated artists’ streaming royalties

Developed by indie artists Ohm & Sport, the app would play songs on endless 30-second loops.

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The most-wanted movies on Netflix and other streaming services this week

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last film, ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ caps this week’s picks, but we have eight other appealing choices for adults and kids alike.

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More Beats 1 details emerge: Elton John, Dr. Dre, and Pharrell get their own shows

Apple enlists famous artists to help Beats 1 capture listeners.

SoundCloud lawsuit

Rumor has it Universal Music Group and Sony Music are gearing up to sue SoundCloud for ‘massive’ infringement

The labels are reportedly unhappy with SoundCloud’s insistence on retaining its free, ad-supported service offering.

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Apple Music wins over indie labels with royalty payment promises

Adele and Arcade Fire will stream at launch thanks to 11th-hour deals with the major indie hold-outs.

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Hulu to sell Showtime's streaming service at a discount

Starting in July, $17 per month gets you a smattering of cable shows and one premium pay TV channel.