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August 4, 2009 at 3:00 AM

iLike rolls out App platform, with 250 bands signed on

Seattle social music service iLike really has platformized its iPhone App technology.

The company today is announcing that 250 bands – including big names such as Sonic Youth, Michael Franti, Enrique Iglesias and Reba McEntire – have used the system to create and update their own applications for Apple’s hardware.

Of course iLike also has it’s own application, which displays local concerts of bands whose music is stored on people’s iPhones and iPod Touches. The application has been out for a few months but it being upgraded, adding maps to venues and hte ability to invite friends by email from within the application.

Chief Executive Ali Partovi wouldn’t comment on an unattributed report last month suggesting the company is reorganizing its ownership structure and buying shares back from investors.

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