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Spotify, Pandora and the profits problem for streaming music

Streaming music service Spotify reported its financial results for 2012 this week, and they're a useful way to take the pulse of a business model – the combination of ad-supported and subscription-based streaming music – that the music industry is looking to for a revival in its fortunes.<p>Spotify's …

Netflix to allow 5 viewing profiles on same account

Non-subscribers hoping to check out “Orange is the New Black,” you’re in luck<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Netflix's latest attraction will enable families and other people sharing the same account to set up separate identities so the Internet video service can give them better recommendations on what to …

Facebook News Feed Event Aug 6 Will Give Much-Needed Rankings Explanation And Reveal What’s Next

Facebook plans to clear up confusion about what appears in the News Feed, announce a ranking algorithm change, and preview the future of the feed at a press event on August 6. The Menlo Park HQ session will be live-streamed to Facebook’s London offices to keep European reporters in the loop. …

Oracle Lands In More Hot Water Over Ads That Slam IBM — And Now The FTC May Investigate

On Thursday, one of the advertising industry's self-regulation bodies, the National Advertising Division, asked the Federal Trade Commission to step in and investigate Oracle's ads for "possible law enforcement action," it said.<p>"Now, IBM has brought NAD's attention to a fourth Oracle advertising …

Apple Confirms Acquisition of Passif Semiconductor

Martin Hajek<p>Apple recently acquired Silicon Valley-based wireless chip developer Passif Semiconductor for an undisclosed sum.<p>Apple spokeswoman Amy …

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