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Apple in Swift climbdown over latest music misstep

Artist protest over the terms and conditions for new streaming service Apple Music has resulted in a capitulation from the tech giant following a public protest by pop star Taylor Swift.

Vodafone UK to launch 4G August 29

Operator group Vodafone has announced that it will launch 4G services in the UK later this month. The service will be live in London as of August 29, the same date that rival O2 plans to switch its LTE network on. Twelve further cities will be connected to the network by the end of the year, the operator added.

Operator boards to blame for lack of innovation

The boards of the world’s ten largest operators are dominated by executives with legal, financial and engineering backgrounds, resulting in a conservative culture that “struggles to drive and nurture innovation”, according to recruitment consultancy European Leaders.

Content partnerships spell big bucks for carriers

Amid all the talk of partnerships and ‘smart pipes’, figures released this week suggest that mobile operators could add millions of Euros to their bottom line by partnering with a music streaming service rather than going it alone.

Spotify goes social

Spotify, the darling of the music industry, has overhauled its service, turning its focus on social networking to help users discover music.

Spotify comes to TV in second deal in Nordics

Spotify, the darling of the online music market, has expanded its presence in the Nordics through an exclusive deal with Finnish carrier TeliaSonera that will see the Spotify service deployed on a number of devices from mobile phones to TVs.

Spotify makes it onto Symbian

On Monday popular music streaming service Spotify announced the launch of a mobile app for the Symbian platform, making the service potentially available on millions more devices.

3UK bundles Spotify with Android

The UK’s smallest but most disruptive mobile operator, 3UK, said Monday it has struck a partnership with online music service Spotify, bundling the offering with the Android-based HTC Hero.

Spotify overwhelmed by mobile demand

The hit music streaming service Spotify has been forced to rein in new subscriptions to its free service after being overwhelmed with demand following the launch of its mobile applications earlier this month.

Spotify coming to iPhone

Music streaming service Spotify has created an iPhone app and sent it over to Apple for approval and inclusion into the App Store.

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