Lastfm archive

  • Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Spotify vs Rdio vs Deezer and more
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    Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Spotify vs Rdio vs Deezer and more

    By 29 January 2014

    When it comes to digital distribution of media, music has always led the way. Napster had the music industry in uproar in 2002 when it was ordered shut down. Now with TV and film being torrented it's all starting up again with Pirate Bay in the sights...

  • What is Samsung Music Hub and how does it compare to Spotify, Lastfm, iTunes and others?
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    What is Samsung Music Hub and how does it compare to Spotify, Lastfm, iTunes and others?

    By 29 May 2012

    Samsung has launched a music streaming and locker service called Music Hub, and is hoping to take on many of today's biggest and most-popular music streaming services. But what is the new music service all about? How does it compare to the likes of Spotify,...

  • Samsung Music Hub: Samsung's streaming iTunes service debuts on Galaxy S3, has eyes on your TV and fridge
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    Samsung Music Hub: Samsung's streaming iTunes service debuts on Galaxy S3, has eyes on your TV and fridge

    By 29 May 2012

    Samsung's new music service, Music Hub, plans to take on virtually every music service currently available from Spotify to iTunes, offering users the chance to listen to music from the latest smartphones or the company's range of fridges. In Samsung's...

  • Spotify and Last.fm join forces for Kopparberg festival app
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    Spotify and Last.fm join forces for Kopparberg festival app

    By 15 May 2012

    Kopparberg cider is introducing a new music app that means you can enjoy this summer’s musical festivities direct from your computer   The Kopparberg Festival Player utilises both Spotify and Last.fm to produce playlists of musical acts which will...

  • Best iPhone music apps
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    Best iPhone music apps

    By 2 January 2012

    Take one iPhone, add a decent data connection, a pair of headphones that didn't come free in the box and all you need to bring yourself 24/7 music wherever you go is a well chosen set of apps and services. As ever, this is where we come in at Pocket-lint...

  • Microsoft tunes in Last.fm for IE9 HTML5 scrobbling
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    Microsoft tunes in Last.fm for IE9 HTML5 scrobbling

    By 14 December 2011

    Microsoft has teamed up with music streaming radio service Last.fm for a new online portal to its "three million up and coming unsigned artists." Pocket-lint was invited to a demo of the HTML5-powered site at the tech giant's offices in London and we...

  • Last.fm no longer free on connected devices
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    Last.fm no longer free on connected devices

    By 7 February 2011

    If you love listening to Last.fm on the go, or via a connected audio device in your home, then we're afraid that we've got some bad news - the music streaming service has decided to go pay only for its non-desktop offerings. Apart from the Last.fm website,...

  • Revo AXiS   review
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    Revo AXiS review

    By 2 December 2010

    It looks like a simple bedside clock radio, but underneath the AXiS’ soft black plastic shell are more features than you’ve a right to expect in a gadget aimed at bedside tables. Inside are tuners for FM and digital radio - both DAB and DAB+ - with...

  • Last.fm adds festival recommendations
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    Last.fm adds festival recommendations

    By 10 May 2010

    Music tracking and personalised radio service Last.fm has rolled out a new page on its website that allows you to see which music festival lineup is best suited to you, depending on your music taste. If you use Last.fm's "scrobbling" system to record...

  • Last.fm abandons on-demand song streaming
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    Last.fm abandons on-demand song streaming

    By 12 April 2010

    Personalized music radio service Last.fm has announced that it's dropping the on-demand section of its offering in favour of a number of partnerships with other sites that offer on-demand streaming music. In most of Europe, that's Spotify, and in the...

  • MOG.com plans UK expansion
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    MOG.com plans UK expansion

    By 26 February 2010

    US-based music service MOG.com could be planning an entry to the UK market, if reports are accurate (see update below). The site, which is rumoured to be taking a round of investment to finance the move, offers both personalised radio like Last.fm and...

  • BlackBerry 7Digital app gets Last.fm support
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    BlackBerry 7Digital app gets Last.fm support

    By 15 February 2010

    Music download site 7Digital has announced an update to its BlackBerry application which permits users to send their listening data to Last.fm from within the application. The release - version 2.1 - lets you link your Last.fm account to the app, which...

  • Shazam updates with Last.fm functionality
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    Shazam updates with Last.fm functionality

    By 11 February 2010

    Music recognition service Shazam has updated its iPhone application to add Last.fm personalized radio functionality and the ability to get touring information and gig tickets. You can select an artist you like, and then choose to build a station around...

  • Warner Music to quit Spotify, Last.fm?
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    Warner Music to quit Spotify, Last.fm?

    By 10 February 2010

    Major record label Warner Music, who own recordings from artists as diverse as Muse, A-Ha, Dragonforce and the Monkees, has threatened to stop licensing its music to free streaming services like Spotify, Last.fm and Pandora. Warner's CEO, Edgar Bronfman...

  • Spotify update revamps related artists
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    Spotify update revamps related artists

    By 3 February 2010

    Spotify has rolled out a small update to its desktop client - the first in a few months. Bringing the version number up to 0.3.23, the update adds a "related artists" tab to artist pages which allows you to see what bands sound similar to whatever you're...

  • Five music hacks from the future
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    Five music hacks from the future

    By 2 February 2010

    What did you do last weekend? Cleaned the house? Watched some football? Had a few friends over? In Stockholm, a group of coders were far too busy for any of that. Instead, they hunkered down and built the future of music at Stockholm Music Hack Day. The...

  • Get your Last.fm recommendations in Spotify
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    Get your Last.fm recommendations in Spotify

    By 18 January 2010

    Another improvement has been rolled out to Spotify recommendations engine Spotibot. The service, which aims to help users find music they like, but just don't know yet, has added Last.fm integration. What that means is that instead of having to put in...

  • Last.fm reveals 2009 statistics
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    Last.fm reveals 2009 statistics

    By 29 December 2009

    Last.fm has announced the release of its annual Best of 2009 web "featurette" of what users of the social music service have been listening to the most in 2009. With one big artist list (instead of artists/albums/tracks) expanded to a Top 40, Last.fm...

  • Deck your halls with Christmas music
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    Deck your halls with Christmas music

    By 24 December 2009

    It's Christmas. The season of eating, drinking, making merry, and - most importantly - giving. So here's what we're giving you this Christmas - the gift of music. The gift of Cliff Richard, Mr Blobby, and Rage Against the Machine. We're giving you the...

  • Streaming music services growing rapidly
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    Streaming music services growing rapidly

    By 10 December 2009

    According to the latest research from Rajar, personalised online radio services are going from strength-to-strength with 4.5 million Brits tuning in during the month of October. That's a whopping 55% increase on the same figures from last year, which...

  • Xbox grants under-18s access to Facebook
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    Xbox grants under-18s access to Facebook

    By 10 December 2009

    Xbox Live's Major Nelson has announced that a patch for the Xbox 360 is being rolled out across the world that'll give accounts marked as under-18 access to the Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm functionality that was recently rolled out. By default, the...

  • MySpace Music comes to UK
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    MySpace Music comes to UK

    By 3 December 2009

    MySpace has announced that its MySpace Music streaming service, available for more than a year in the States, has been rolled out in the UK following launches in Australia and New Zealand. The service, which features a "personal music management toolset",...

  • 10 perfect Christmas presents for... music geeks
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    10 perfect Christmas presents for... music geeks

    By 27 November 2009

    Welcome to the audio side of our Pocket-lint perfect Christmas gift guide instalments. If there is a music geek in the family or a loved one itching to be just that, then you're in the right place. You've already done the shopping for the Apple fanboy/girl...

  • Xbox 360 gamers actually social butterflies
    Gaming

    Xbox 360 gamers actually social butterflies

    By 25 November 2009

    Microsoft's latest software update that brought with it Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm, the Zune Marketplace and Sky Player in the UK is turning their gamers into social butterflies according to the latest figures released by the company. Microsoft has...

  • iTunes still most popular music service by far
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    iTunes still most popular music service by far

    By 16 November 2009

    A survey of 2000 internet users in the UK from GfK NOP has found that iTunes still remains by far the most popular music service, but that new entrant Spotify is shooting rapidly up the charts, despite having only just celebrated its 1st birthday. The...