Apple's new Warner deal breathes life into iRadio Spotify / Pandora streaming rival

Apple's rumoured "iRadio" Spotify and Pandora music streaming rival is said to have taken one step closer to release, with whispers circulating that the Cupertino company has secured a deal with Warner music. If true, the news follows rumours of…

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Gerald LynchApple's new Warner deal breathes life into iRadio Spotify / Pandora streaming rival

Avatar passes $1 billion mark at box office

Avatar, the 3D epic from Terminator and Aliens helmsman James Cameron, has passed the $1 billion mark at box-office. It's one of only five flicks ever to do so and, having reached the figure in just 17 days, it means…

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Gerald LynchAvatar passes $1 billion mark at box office

Slacker G2 – properly personal radio on the move

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Okay, close your eyes and relax your mind. Think about nothing – just a grey backdrop. Now allow an MP3 player of your choice to float in. iPod, Zune, whatever. Doesn’t matter. Now, from the other direction, float in Last.fm, or Pandora, or any other personalised radio service. Allow yourself to get a little cross-eyed as the two objects merge in your head and you visualize a portable device that streams a mix of songs to you based on your listening habits – your likes and dislikes.

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Duncan GeereSlacker G2 – properly personal radio on the move

Pandora finally closes its doors to all but US visitors – and that now includes the UK

The traditional music business is on a downward slide, fearing new technology rather than embracing the opportunity it gives. As an example, see Pandora - a great opportunity to shift music. But guess what? It’s finally been blocked to all but US users.

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Dave WalkerPandora finally closes its doors to all but US visitors – and that now includes the UK