Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pandora Hits the Desktop With AIR

TechCrunch writes about social music site Pandora:


Personalized radio service Pandora has taken the plunge and released an AIR application into beta that allows users to play music from Pandora without opening the browser.
When I first heard of this development, I thought it was such a cool idea. Music playback is one of those things that really doesn’t need a full browser experience; just give me a simple control panel to enter songs, play and pause, and fast forward.


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Last.fm in a Box: Listen to Last.fm on Live Nation, iGoogle, and More…

Mashable writes about the social music site Last.fm:


Last.fm, a Web-based music service that’s been in the news frequently as of late with its introduction of virtually limitless on-demand playback support and its partnerships with international divisions of AOL and so forth, is arriving with another update today, this one in the form of a program called “Last.fm in a Box.”


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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Muxtape on AIR

Go2Web2.0 writes about social music site Muxtape:


Though the site is so simple to use, it's not so easy to find songs you may like. But I found this great AIR application today, that enables you to browse through random playlist, or search by Muxtape name.


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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Travel startup UpTake set to launch opinions super-site

VentureBeat writes about social travel site UpTake:


With so many online travel sites crowding the market, you’d think we were nearing a Web 2.0 travel bubble. But according to travel information search engine UpTake, which is launching May 14, there’s still an untapped niche in the market: a travel-opinions supersite.


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Fora.TV Squeezes Another $2 Million Out of Hearst and Adobe, But Still Comes Up Short

TechCrunch writes about social tv site Fora.tv:


Web video for intellectuals is a hard sell. The videos on Fora.TV come from speeches given by intellectuals and business people. It competes with Big Think, which has a slightly different format.


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Saturday, May 3, 2008

More Free Music at your Fingertips

Go2Web2.0 writes about social music site Streamzy:


New service Streamzy, offers users the ability to search for media then stream it live on the web. In addition to offering the ability to play or listen, users can also register for a free Streamzy account where they can save playlists and retrieve them on any computer with internet access.


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SSMunch: Ajax-based Music Search Engine

Go2Web2.0 writes about social music sites ssm√ľnch and Droble:


SSMunch is a simple search engine that helps you find the music you like on the web, then allows you to listen and download your favorite songs to your computer. None of the songs on site are hosted on SSMunch servers. SSMunch system crawls the internet for audio tracks and then provides the information for the users.


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