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Google brings podcasts to Google Play Music

Google today announced that it is (finally) bringing podcasts to its Google Play Music service in the U.S. and Canada. With this, it follows in the footsteps of services like Spotify, which recently launched podcast support out of beta, and — of course — iTunes, which was one of the first music players to support…

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/18/google-brings-podcasts-to-google-play-music/?ncid=rss

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No, Apple Is Not Working to Make It Easier to Switch From iPhone to Android

The company denies a report it is building a tool to take photos, music and contacts over to Android.

http://recode.net/2016/01/11/no-apple-is-not-working-to-make-it-easier-to-switch-from-iphone-to-android/

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Apple Music ‘adding features and cleaning up’ service this year, says iTunes Intl. VP

While Apple Music’s content library may be plenty, there’s undoubtedly issues with the software behind it as the product is new and faces the hurdle of integration with lots of legacy iTunes cruft. Some may find that okay during the start of the three-month free trial period, but Apple’s streaming music service will have to shape up and […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/09/03/apple-music-itunes-international-interview/

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Apple Changes App Store Ranking Algorithm to Favor Ratings

It’s not clear if the changes are more experimental or part of a larger overhaul, but they have resulted in apps losing and gaining positions without a corresponding increase or decrease in app downloads.

 

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