rdio

Chris Nuttall

Spotify, the music streaming service, has followed rivals MOG and Rdio and finally released an iPad app, but it’s been worth the wait.

The app features fast switching between different tracks, almost full-screen album art and intuitive navigation for swiping through information about artists and opening panes on similar artists. 

Tim Bradshaw

Spotify’s launch in the US has helped to boost its subscriber numbers by more than 400,000 in three months, according to its chief executive. 

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Facebook is planning to launch its long-anticipated music service next month with Spotify, MOG and Rdio as three of the company’s partners, Mashable reports. Even though users will be able to listen to music on Facebook.com, the social network will not directly host or stream any of the music, relying instead on its partners to provide the content. 

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The iPhone is number one in global smartphone shipment in the second quarter of 2011, according to the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Vendors shipped 106.5 million units in the second quarter of 2011, up from 64.4 million units in the same quarter of 2010.