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Topic: Google Music

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October 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Rhapsody buying Napster, Best Buy gets part of Rhapsody

In response to growing competition in the subscription music business, Seattle’s Rhapsody is buying Napster from Best Buy. As part of the deal, Best Buy is getting a minority stake in Rhapsody, which was spun out of RealNetworks last year. Rhapsody and Napster are the two largest “premium” subscription music companies in the U.S., the companies…

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June 29, 2011 at 7:00 AM

RealNetworks Unifi cloud service launches, in Germany

RealNetworks is finally launching Unifi, the online media storage and streaming service that it unveiled last December. But to start it’s going to be available only in Germany, through Vodafone Germany. A U.S. launch is planned for sometime in the fall, when it will be sold directly to consumers and through phone companies. Real began talking…

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May 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Video: Google Music hands-on

Here’s a brief video clip of Google Music running on a Motorola Xoom Android tablet. It showed a strong 3G signal, but the Web service buffered and fritzed. The service is still being developed so it’s early to pass judgment on Google’s effort, but the glitches were still surprising. [do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”941520036001″][/do]

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