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Make Windows Media Player the default audio player in Windows 8

If you're spending most of your time in Desktop mode, you might not want Microsoft's Music app to be the system's go-to player.

Bare-bones Xbox Music service hits the Web at $10 a month

Microsoft launches a Web version of Xbox Music, allowing access to the service on computers that don't run Windows 8.

Twitter adds genre search to #music iOS app

Twitter is hoping to make it easier for people to discover new music on its #music iOS app with the addition of genre search tools, released Thursday.

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Web version of Xbox Music could be imminent

Xbox Music may soon be breaking out of Microsoft's own platform and onto any desktop web browser.

Pink Floyd members reunite to slam Pandora

Call it another brick in the wall. The surviving members of Pink Floyd got together to slam Pandora for its support of an Internet radio bill that the rockers say would lead to an 85 percent pay cut for musicians.

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Android has 99 handsets, but Jay-Z's on one

Samsung to give exclusive first-listen access of Jay-Z's new album to Galaxy users.

on techhive.com

Yes, there's a trade show for augmented reality, and its demos are enchanting

From musical pants to stinky phones, this year's Augmented World Expo showed us our wonderful (and terrifying) augmented future.

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Meet Stanley, the player piano that will play just about any song you tweet to him

Stanley is an Internet-connected vintage player piano powered by a MacBook Air that can play just about any song you tweet his way.

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Awesome new Discover feed adds personalized music recommendations to Spotify

Spotify's always had basic music discovery tools, but it's long lagged behind the competition. The new Discover feed changes that.

Twitter #Music doubles down on song discovery with new chart features

How does a music service built around sharing and song discovery get even better at surfacing hot tunes? Simple: Add some charts.