Daily Archives: April 18, 2011

The backlash against Spotify’s changes to its free service appears to be growing by the hour. More than 5,300 comments have been left on the company’s blogpost announcing that it would halve the 20-hour listening limit and impose a five-play cap on each individual song. Read more

When Google hit out at the content farms earlier this year with a change to its ranking algorithm, it was the opening blow in what looked like being a long fight.

Demand Media admitted late on Sunday that the change hurt traffic at its biggest site, eHow. But it brushed off the damage (and a 10 per cent hit to its share price) by affirming its financial guidance and saying that it had redoubled its efforts to attract eyeballs – including from Facebook. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

  • Hewlett-Packard is planning to build a cloud-based media locker, and racing to beat Apple and Google in launching the feature, according to Electronista. The service, which is set to be featured on its TouchPad tablet, will offer an online music syncing option as well H-P’s Movie Store product.

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