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Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

You no longer need a premium subscription to use Spotify on Windows Phone. The free, ad-supported version lands on Microsoft's smartphone platform.

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Spotify security breach hits just one user, but Android listeners encouraged to update app

Android users still have to download an update as a "precautionary measure."

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Spotify plans free option for Windows Phone users

Out of the three major smartphone platforms, only Windows Phone users must pay simply to access the Spotify app. Spotify says that will change, however.

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Fon pitches Gramofon Wi-Fi router with Spotify integration via Kickstarter

The router costs from $30 and will start shipping in July, if the project succeeds

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Drastic Spotify redesign sports a darker look and revamped Your Music section

Spotify is doing away with its gray theme for a bold new black look. Here's a preview of what you can expect.

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Can online music services ever really succeed?

The music subscription sector is intrinsically unprofitable, largely because of the demands of the music industry, a study concludes.

Europe's online music players get a break from new EU copyright law

Legal streaming and downloading will be cheaper and easier, lawmakers say.

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7 things Beats Music must do to beat Spotify

With Spotify dominating the streaming music scene, Beats hopes to bring a better music curation system to the party.

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Spotify dumps monthly listening limits for freeloaders everywhere

Everyone, everywhere can listening to as many free tunes as they want with Spotify, if they do it through the web client.

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