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Streaming music service Rdio shutting down, Pandora buying assets

It seems like every day there’s a new music-on-demand service launching: YouTube Music, Apple Music, and Tidal are three of the most recent entries into a space that’s largely dominated by Spotify. But one of the early players in this space is closing up shop. Rdio is filing for bankruptcy and shutting down its music streaming […]

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Rdio Select offers ad-free music streaming for $3.99 per month*

Online music streaming service and Spotify-rival Rdio has launched a new subscription plan that offers one of the cheapest ways to stream music in the US without listening to ads. Rdio Select costs just $3.99 per month and lets you listen to ad-free streaming music stations based on artist, song, genre, or other criteria. You […]

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Lilbits (1-17-2014): Sharp launches a 15.6 inch Windows tablet

Pocket-sized tablets might be all the rage for folks who surf the web from the couch, read news or eBooks on the go, and use handheld devices for gaming. But some activities work best on a larger display, such as graphic design or document editing. Sharp’s latest tablet is aimed at folks that want to […]

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Lilbits (9-19-2013): Google Wallet goes cross-platform

Google Wallet may have started its life as an app designed to let you tap your phone against a tap register to make electronic payments, but adoption hasn’t exactly been spectacular. The good news is that Google Wallet has a few other features: it can act as a virtual wallet for storing customer loyalty cards, […]

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Rdio now offers free (and ad-free) music-on-demand

Rdio has stepped up its game in the online music service’s battle with Spotify, MOG, and Rhapsody. Rdio now lets users sign up for a free account and listen to a limited number of songs on-demand for free each month. Spotify offers a similar free service tier. But unlike Spotify, Rdio won’t interrupt the music […]