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Google Acquires Music Streaming Service Songza

Google Acquires Songza
Google Acquires Songza

Google has just announced via Google+ that it has purchased music streaming service Songza. The purchase amount remains unknown at this time. Google has stated that Songza will continue to work for existing users and that they will be looking to integrate Songza features into Google Play Music.

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Amazon.com Is The Largest Music Streaming Company

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Amazon turned on Music Streaming for Prime members and instantly became the top company for music streaming. That’s right, Amazon has more paying subscribers than any other music streaming service including Spotify and Pandora. Amazon Prime subscribers have access to streaming video and free 2-day shipping on a plethora of items on Amazon.com for $99 per year. With the push of a button they also received a free streaming music collection including most songs released 6 or more months ago.

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Amazon Diving Into Streaming Media Next Week

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Re/code is reporting that Amazon will be releasing a set top streaming box next week allowing users to stream Amazon content to their TVs, this pits them squarely against Apple, Google and Roku in the streaming space. Apple has reportedly sold 13 million Apple TV units while Roku is in a hot second with 8 million. Google brings up the rear, without a solid metric but said to be in the millions, with it’s wildly popular Chromecast. The set top streaming space has no clear leader at the moment, I think people are still feeling this market out.

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