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Is Google trying to buy Spotify? Here’s why a deal would be great for both companies.

Interesting rumours are doing the rounds suggesting that Google might be attempting to acquire music streaming service Spotify. Such a deal could massively upset the music and tech industries. TechRadar reports that Google was on the cusp of making the deal, before deciding that the $4-5bn price was simply too high. To put that into…

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James O'MalleyIs Google trying to buy Spotify? Here’s why a deal would be great for both companies.
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Anti-piracy campaign set to kick off in UK

In an effort to fight digital piracy, the movie and music industries have announced a deal with the UK’s leading ISPs to send warning emails to alleged copyright infringers. Called the Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme, the campaign will focus on alerting people to the fact that their activities infringe copyright. Starting next year, up to…

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Stuart O'ConnorAnti-piracy campaign set to kick off in UK
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Sonos adds support for Soundcloud

Sonos has announced the addition of Soundcloud as a supported service on its systems - joining the likes of Spotify, Google Play Music and Deezer. Sonos's range of speaker systems are at the top end of the market - offering a wifi home-streaming music system capable of playing music in different rooms of your house…

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The 5 Best Spotify Apps

In addition to being a great music service, Spotify is also an app platform. Developers have been using Spotify's huge music catalogue to build some really interesting and rather clever apps – here's our pick of the best….

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James O'MalleyThe 5 Best Spotify Apps

CES 2013: Sony's new one-piece waterproof sports Walkman offers an hour of tunes from a 3-minute charge

MP3 players and PMPs are old-hat in this day of smartphone "one device to rule them all" dominance, but Sony have still managed to pique our interest at CES 2013 with the NWZ-W273 W Series Walkman Sports. Aimed at fitness…

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Gerald LynchCES 2013: Sony's new one-piece waterproof sports Walkman offers an hour of tunes from a 3-minute charge