Slacker has announced an overhaul of the digital music service that is designed to appeal to mainstream users as opposed to the music aficionados. The new Slacker has more visual elements and adds more personalized recommendations than the prior version in order to appear friendlier to new users who may not know exactly what they want to listen to or how to navigate its prodigious catalog, Slacker chief executive Jim Cady.
Beats Electronics, the maker of high-end headphones, will launch its own on-demand music streaming service this summer, Jimmy Iovine, the chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M and Beats’ co-founder, announced Tuesday at the AllThingsD Dive Into Media conference.
Last year may have been the year of social music for the world’s largest social network, but 2013 will be about social movies, books and fitness, said Dan Rose, vice president of partnerships at Facebook Inc.
Intel Corp., known more for its semiconductors than its media prowess, on Tuesday confirmed that it will be jumping into the crowded Internet television business later this year with a device that will allow users to stream live and on-demand content, including pay-TV shows.
Pandora music analyst Steve Hogan has a few tips for you budding songwriters. What does Pandora know about love songs? Many folks know Pandora as an Internet radio streaming service. But the company’s secret sauce is a music genome algorithm that catalogs hundreds of musical attributes for every song that Pandora streams.
Technology juggernauts Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. on Monday outlined their distinct approaches into content as both step gingerly into the entertainment business. Microsoft, which recently hired former CBS Network Television Entertainment Group’s Nancy Tellem to run its newly opened L.A. production studios in Santa Monica, Calif., said viewers will start to see original content from those studios this year.