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Slacker Radio revamps look, adds ringtone option (for Verizon only)

In case you've forgotten that it exists, in the wake of Spotify, Pandora, and even Jay-Z's attempt at music streaming (Tidal), Slacker Radio is still alive and kicking, and apparently, not slacking off. They have just updated their Android app with a newly-refreshed look, and with some new features to boot. It's about time for a revamp in order to keep up with the competition and also differentiate itself from the others.

Vodafone adds 4G network access to 12 and 24 month bundles

Users of the Vodafone network in Europe have a new feature that they should be excited about. Vodafone has announced that as of today it has added 4G access to two more pricing tiers for its plans. As of now users on 12 and 24 month bundles get access to the Vodafone 4G network.

Rithm to challenge music streaming with cheaper price, messaging

The battle of the music streaming services just got even more interesting (and no, we're not talking about Jay Z's Tidal) with the arrival of another new challenger to the throne. Rithm has been in beta for some time now, but finally they're ready to take on the world, with a price tag that might attract those hold-outs for a paying service and a built-in messaging service that encourages sharing music with your friends.

Gramophone is your music player materially designed

Because music streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, etc are all the craze right now, we sometimes forget that people also still store actual music on their mobile devices. For those who prefer the "old school" way of listening to music, they usually use their phone or tablet's native music player. But if you have the option, why not go for music apps that may be able to give you much more. Gramophone is presenting itself to you as a likely candidate for your next music player.

Amazon Prime Music launches “Prime Stations”, soon for Android

The slowly growing music streaming market has got another competitor on the block, and it comes from online retail giant Amazon. "Prime Stations" will now be integrated into their Amazon Prime Music service, available on several platforms, but sadly, not yet for Android devices. If you're used to listening to curated music online ala Pandora or Spotify, then this new service can be an alternative, just in case you've already gone through the whole catalog of available playlists in your current online music streaming of choice.

Cyanogen raises $80M for anti-Google warchest

It’s been a while since someone had the guts and the cojones to take on Google at its own game, but most forward-looking people in the industry agree that it’s right about time someone did. Enter the loud and confident Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen, Inc., last year’s enfant terrible of the mobile tech industry. His most recent fundraising round generated around USD$80 million, even famously without Microsoft’s support, and everything seems to be “green-and-go” for Cyanogen OS.

Samsung Milk Music now available on the web

Samsung is expanding its wings for non-Samsung users, at least in terms of its music streaming service Milk Music. If before only selected devices from the OEM are the only ones who can enjoy Milk Music, now everyone who wants to can also share in the fun as the web version is now available. You can either stick to the free use or you can sign up for a subscription, if you're that impressed with the music streaming service.

Mix like a DJ, mix free with djay Free

Algoriddim, makers of the relatively successful premium DJ app “djay 2”, have released a limited but free version of their music mixing app called “djay Free”. Being a free app, you know you won’t be getting the whole shebang of features and stuff – but you might be surprised that you’ll enjoy what’s included in the free package.

Sony to no longer pursue sales growth in smartphone, TV business

While Sony surprised even themselves with a recent financial report that showed they actually earned a profit, the shrinking sales in both their smartphone and TV business has led CEO Kazuo Hirai to almost admit defeat in those two sectors. He has recently said the company will no longer pursue sales growth in those areas and will instead focus on products that are actually bringing them profit, which includes the Playstation and camera sensors for mobile devices.
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