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Spotify Launches in the US

July 13, 2011
For a long time, when American IPs landed at the website for Spotify expecting free access to the greatest collection of music in the world, they were greeted by the message that Spotify was not yet available in their country. As of 8am on Thursday, that all changed. Spotify is now available by invitation or premium subscription on American shores. After securing permission from the four dominant players in the American music industry and a number of Indies, the Swedish-based company launched in... [Read more]


Facebook Strikes Back

July 5, 2011
While Google+ is building anticipation in its invitation only “Field Trial,” Facebook took the opportunity to launch versions of a few of the game-changing products introduced by Google+ including video calling and group chat. Facebook partnered with Microsoft-owned Skype to deliver the video chat feature, expanding Microsoft’s foothold in social media. Facebook’s video chat doesn’t support a group call like Google+’s Hangouts, and the group chat doesn’t... [Read more]

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Google Goes Social

June 30, 2011
After Facebook’s smear campaign against Google was leaked by a rogue blogger it looks like Google may have its revenge. Early reports on Google’s social networking tool Google + say it’s intuitive and easy-to-use. The different interfaces borrow liberally from Apple’s playbook of clean, simple design and the product relies on these six innovations to Facebook’s model: - Circles: Social circles dependent on your different areas of interest rather than on Friend or N... [Read more]

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