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‘Sponsored songs’ show that marketers are exploring new avenues

Spotify’s latest attempt to monetize its service comes in the form of sponsored songs. As confirmed by TechCrunch, the music streaming company is currently testing a new system that is aimed at its free tier users. The sponsored songs system allows labels to promote single songs which will appear above the main playlist/playback interface. The […]

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Making Money in Mobile Requires Companies to Expand

Our thanks today go to Steve Marks from Digital Content Zone for this article on how companies are adapting to make money from the rapidly expanding mobile market. —– Already a trillion dollar business, mobile computers (smartphones and tablets) and their related wireless data plans are spreading faster than any other consumer technology that has ever […]

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Applications

Here’s the list of apps that I actually use every day

A colleague has recently picked up an iPhone. He’s using it in conjunction with the top of the line BlackBerry Bold 9900. The Bold is doing the corporate email — he, like me, just can’t get away from the gorgeous messaging experience from RIM. However, he got the iPhone to test. He obviously asked for […]

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Spotify rumoured to be coming to 3UK

So reports New Media Age and Electricpig: The free music streaming service could also be coming to 3 Mobile’s entire range of handsets. 3 is currently in talks with Spotify with the aim of bringing a mobile app to every one of its 4.4 million customers. According to New Media Age, possibilities include pre-loading the […]

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Spotify vs iTunes vs Omnifone

Last night I wanted to listen to a song. I’d heard it on the radio and decided I’d ‘get it’. Normally that means a quick search on iTunes and then a ‘buy’ click. Then I need to wait a few seconds for it to actually download. Last night I had done the iTunes search, located […]