Its new music service -- Google Play Music All Access -- has features that are similar to both competitors.
By Ryan Bradley, senior editor
FORTUNE -- After months of buildup, on Wednesday Google announced a new, subscription-based streaming music service called Google Play Music All Access. The name may be clunky, but the offerings appear bountiful.
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Is Apple prepping a streaming music service? Nobody outside Cupertino knows. Here's strong evidence why it should.
FORTUNE -- There's no doubt that the smartphone kickstarted a revolution. But the extent to which this is true in music and other media isn't yet fully appreciated. Consider this: Some 20 million people paid for music subscriptions last year. And an estimated 80 million tap into "freemium" streaming services such as Pandora (P) and Slacker. A MOREMar 29, 2013 8:14 AM ET
Initial public offering side effects include first-day pop followed my painful malaise. Take with caution.
By Kevin Kelleher
FORTUNE – First Groupon fired Andrew Mason. Now Pandora says Joe Kennedy is leaving Pandora. Being a CEO of a company that made a splash in the public markets with high-flying IPOs is starting to look like a job hazard.
Pandora (P) priced its shares at $16 in June 2010. On its first day of trading, MOREMar 8, 2013 10:02 AM ET
Exclusive: Google is planning to roll out a music streaming service to capitalize on the power of YouTube.
By Ryan Bradley and Jessi Hempel
FORTUNE -- YouTube, the world's largest digital repository of streaming media, will launch a subscription music service later this year. The service has its own negotiating team and operating unit but will likely have some overlap with new features also rumored to be coming to Google's Android MOREMar 5, 2013 10:35 AM ET
You probably haven't heard of it, but Echo Nest powers products from the likes of Spotify, Vevo, and MTV.
By Rob Walker, contributor
FORTUNE -- It began with an argument. Tristan Jehan and Brian Whitman met as Ph.D. candidates at MIT's Media Lab. Both were amateur musicians passionate about the ways technology might recommend songs based on a listener's tastes. Both were convinced that "collaborative filtering," a trendy means of achieving MOREOct 18, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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For the Art Genome Project, Matthew Israel, 34, who holds a Ph.D. in art and archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, leads a team of a dozen art historians who decide what those codes are and how they should MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 10, 2012 5:30 AM ET
LCD TV shipments fall for the first time; Microsoft kept its Surface tablet under wraps, even from PC partners.
NPD: Global LCD TV shipments fall for first time [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
Global television shipments fell 8% in the first quarter from a year earlier, as LCD-TV volume posted its first year-over-year drop, according to research firm NPD Group. LCD TV shipments fell 3% to 43.1 million units from a year earlier and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 20, 2012 12:16 PM ET
Daniel Ek, the CEO of the online music service Spotify, has ambitious plans for penetrating the U.S. market. Profitability, for now, isn't a concern.
FORTUNE -- One week after Spotify launched in the U.S., CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek discussed his company's rapid growth at Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, Colo.
The simple, legal "all-you-can-eat" music service has made waves in parts of Europe with a freemium model that lets users listen to MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 21, 2011 1:59 PM ET
Pandora. Spotify. SoundCloud. A number of companies are challenging a space dominated by the likes of Clear Channel.
FORTUNE -- Despite services like Spotify, Pandora, and Turntable.fm, which have all received generous buzz lately for one reason or another, digital music services aren't quite as disruptive to the music industry as you might think.
At least that's what Clear Channel's Bob Pittman insinuated during a discussion about online music services at Brainstorm MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 20, 2011 6:54 PM ET
These innovative services are transforming the way listeners listen to their favorite tracks and discover new ones.
This is one in a series of articles leading up to the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, which will be held from July 19-21 in Aspen, Colorado. Fortune Brainstorm Tech will round up many of the best and brightest thinkers in technology. Our coverage in this series will examine the progress of companies that presented MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 8, 2011 12:23 PM ET
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