Napster closes as Rhapsody merger is completed

Napster, the digital music download service that rocked the industry and changed the way we consume tunes forever, has closed following the completion of a merger with Rhapsody. Though beginning life as an illegal P2P service, in the past few…

Rhapsody set to buy Napster

Rhapsody have announced that they are to purchase the infamous Napster service from gadget retailers Best Buy in a move that they will hope will keep them competitive alongside the ever growing popularity of Spotify. Upon closing the deal, Rhapsody…

Virgin Media to bring TiVo back to the UK

Not a great deal has been offered by Virgin as to how the arrangement will work, however company CEO said "Our fibre-optic network combined with TiVo's capabilities will allow us to offer consumers the most significantly advanced and compelling TV service available in the UK."

In the US TiVo boasts a few features that aren't available in the UK on any DVR, such as the ability to search for shows by actors and the option of accessing music services like Rhapsody though a TV set. It'll be interesting to see how many of them make it to the UK box.

The only way to save Spotify? Five reasons why Spotify should go subscription only

f I had a quid for every person who has told me recently that they are about to subscribe to the service but just haven't quite got round to it the beers would be on me. If Spotify canned the free service then those users would have no choice. If the service was £5 a month the subscribers would base would be huge. The target is apparently to convert 7% of Spotify users into subscribers. Spotify hasn't released figures but I guess the figure is a long way off at the moment, even after all the innovation. This way round I think 15% would be feasible.