Best Buy soft launches Music Cloud service

Best Buy is prepping to officially launch its Music Cloud service, which will compete with Amazon's Cloud Player, Google Music, and Apple's iCloud.
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Facebook said to launch ‘Music Dashboard’ with Spotify, others

Facebook reportedly has a new music service in the works that allows users to play music from services like Spotify through their Facebook page, as well as see what their friends are listening to. Is it time for Apple to get worried?

Spotify finally making US debut

And this time they mean it. Probably. After some serious fundraising and a vote of confidence from Spotify execs, it sounds like Europe's hit streaming service is finally going to be available to US customers.

iTunes Match may be a compromise for the music industry and P2P file sharing

Apple is trying to placate record labels by finding a way to find some profits from illegally downloaded music files.

MobileMe has one year to live: Apple shuts down service June 2012

We all knew it was coming, and now Apple has made it official by giving MobileMe users one more year with the service before iCloud fully takes over.

Apple iCloud: Everything you need to know

Apple's new iCloud service will allow users to sync content, including documents, photos and music, across multiple devices. Here's everything you need to know about what iCloud will and won't do, and how it could help change the landscape…

Apple WWDC 2011 announcements: Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud

Apple opens WWDC with news on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, iOS 5.0, iCloud...which can handle users' whole music libraries (purchased or not!) for $25 a year.

Apple fronting $100+ million to launch iCloud

Rumor has it that Apple is paying each of the four major music labels somewhere in the neighborhood of $25 to $50 million in advance payment to launch its iCloud music service.

Apple’s cloud music service scans user’s iTunes library for content, sources say

Apple's cloud-based music streaming service will reportedly scan each user's music library and then populate their streaming playlist with mirrored content, regardless of whether or not the source material comes from the iTunes Store.

Apple patent confirms cloud-based iTunes music service

The writing is on the wall: A new Apple patent confirms that the company has a cloud-based iTunes service in the work, and it includes some ingenious solutions to common media streaming problems.

Microsoft, Nokia, and more go after Apple’s App Store trademark

Microsoft, Nokia, HTC, and Sony Ericsson have all filed objections to Apple getting an App Store trademark in Europe.

The music industry reacts to Google Music

From the sounds of it, Google may have burned some bridges with record labels.