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Windows 8 Music app update hits the right notes but gets no standing ovation

A new update for Windows 8's baked-in Music app doesn't add much, but the handful of improvements it does provide are welcome ones indeed.

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Spotify plans to become an on-demand TV network

Spotify is looking to offer on-demand video content that would put it in direct competition with the Netflixes and HBOs of the world.

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The best entertainment websites you've never heard of

Here are our picks for the best unknown entertainment sites on the web.

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Review: MediaMonkey organizes your MP3s

MediaMonkey is a free media organization and playback application for Windows users. Its interface is a bit heavy on the text, but it offers many handy ways to clean up your digital media collection.

How big is the sound of music?

Music fans and major recording artists are adopting lossless audio file formats to keep copies of their music thats as close to a master recording as possible, leading to multi-terabyte-sized home music storage systems.

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Spotify reportedly launching free streaming music service overseas

A report in Bloomberg says that Spotify will expand its streaming music service to mobile devices in 20 countries where it currently provides its desktop service. The move would give Spotify an edge over rival Pandora.

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Music labels settle piracy claim by licensing to Chinese firm

In another breakthrough for China's anti-piracy efforts, four major record labels have signed a deal to license music to a Chinese Internet firm in exchange for royalties, after the company had previously been accused of hosting links to illegal music downloads.

14 killer hardware deals that cost $100

Priced right at $100, these awesome nuggets of technology prove you don't have to spend a fortune to live on the cutting edge.

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Music piracy is down: A lesson for Hollywood

A decrease in music piracy led to increased revenues for the music industry in 2012, for the first time since 1999. Hollywood should pay attention, stop worrying, and learn to love the digital economy.

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Review: AlbumPlayer really lets the music play

AlbumPlayer is a digital jukebox with a slick design and some cool features for music playback. Unfortunately, though, this software is expensive.