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Deezer's streaming music lands in the U.S., aimed at Sonos audiophiles

The second-largest streaming music service goes the high-end route with Sonos partnership.

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Spotify video ads inbound: Watch a 30-sec mobile ad, get 30 minutes of nonstop music

Spotify is all about audio, but soon ads on the streaming service won't be.

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Playing Favorites: Hands-on with Rdio's redesign

Rdio rolled out a fresh new design, but the stripped-down navigation works better on the mobile apps than the desktop.

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Mass Fidelity says it can do better than stereo with its new wireless speaker, 'The Core'

Compact wireless speaker system uses wave field synthesis audio-rendering technology to produce the sonic equivalent of a hologram.

Sonos speakers now run on Wi-Fi with no Bridge required

The Sonos 5.1 software update means that you can set up and run Sonos on your Wi-Fi network without having a wired connection to your router.

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Spotify's Chromecast-like Spotify Connect feature coming to smart TVs

Spotify's Chromecast-like multi-room listening feature is coming to Philips' smart TVs, and more Spotify Connect announcements are scheduled for next week's IFA trade show.

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Rhapsody unRadio is no Pandora One killer but it's free (for some)

Similar to Pandora One, Rhapsody's unRadio is largely a repackaging of the streaming service's existing Radio feature but with less intelligent auto-generated playlists.

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Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

You no longer need a premium subscription to use Spotify on Windows Phone. The free, ad-supported version lands on Microsoft's smartphone platform.

SoundCloud rolls out ads, will let you pay to remove them

The music streaming service promises a "gradual" ad launch as it feels pressure to boost revenues.

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Paid YouTube Music service could be a gateway drug to other Google offerings

Premium content, not a lack of ads, might be the real draw