Pandora sued by US music labels over royalties for pre-1972 tracks

Five music labels are suing Pandora, accusing it of failing to pay royalties on music used by its service that was recorded before 1972. The labels describe it as "massive commercial exploitation" while Pandora says it's "confident" in its…

This Wi-Fi router has Spotify streaming built into it

Fon, a company known for hosting a network of free wifi hotspots around the world, is branching out with the Gramofon, a network router that leverages Spotify support to stream music from the cloud to your sound system.

Pandora launches iOS app for the Pebble smartwatch

Definitely useful if you recently picked up the new Pebble Steel, Pandora has launched official support for the smartwatch to allow users to control music from the Pebble interface.

Pandora raises subscription rates, blames rising music roylaties

Definitely worth noting if you have been considering subscribing to the Pandora One premium music service, the music company will be raising rates in the coming months to offset rising royalties.

Music streaming services must evolve to survive, says new report

What does the future hold for Spotify, Rdio, Pandora and the other music subscription apps? According to a new analyst report, these services cannot turn a profit in their current state.
Home Theater

Beep wireless audio device operates like a Chromecast for speakers

Definitely a cool product for syncing up all the speaker systems in your home, the Beep is a music device that connects to your home's Wi-Fi network and allows users to play stored or streaming music.

Death to the disc! 5 ways for streaming music to reign supreme this year

Music streaming services like Spotify are growing quickly and displacing CDs and MP3s as the default way we engage with music, but they aren't without defects. Here are 5 ways all of these services could greatly improve.

Want to wake up to music on Pandora? Try the new alarm feature

Do you enjoy emerging from a peaceful slumber listening to your favorite tunes in the background? Pandora has rolled out a new alarm feature for anyone that owns an Apple mobile device.

Pandora released for Google Chromecast, stream music now

Pandora has announced that it's service will be available for use with Google Chromecast starting today. Chromecast users can use their mobile devices to use Pandora on their TVs immediately.

iTunes Radio coming to UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand early 2014, report says

iTunes Radio looks set to beat rival service Pandora into the UK and Canadian markets with a Bloomberg report Monday claiming Apple will launch its streaming radio offering in the two countries early next year.

Hands On: Rdio’s free app offers more control than Pandora or Spotify and is ad-free to boot

We put Rdio's new ad-free personalized radio app to see how it stacks up against the likes of Pandora and Spotify. As it turns out, this late bloomer on the streaming music scene brings it own unique perks.
Social Media

I let algorithms tell me what to do for a day, and this is what happened

Ever wanted to let the Internet make all you decisions for you? Well I turned my life over to algorithm-based suggestion apps for one day - and these were the results.