Daily Archives: May 4, 2011

Spotify has just launched a new download service and integration with non-touchscreen iPods, capabilities that have been more than a year in the making.

But Spotify is insisting this lengthy timescale is not another symptom of its tensions with record labels – rather it shows just how difficult it is to create a rival to iTunes for managing music on the go. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

  • Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook’s technical operations vice-president, is to leave the company after four years of running the social network’s infrastructure, Gigaom reports. He is handing over his job to Jay Parikh, who joined Facebook two years ago.

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Apple updated its flagship desktop iMac computers on Tuesday, giving them more powerful components, including Intel processors with four engines and AMD graphics chips that it said make video as much as three times faster.

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