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BlackBerry to close BBM Music service

BlackBerry is reported to be closing the BBM Music service in June, less than two years after it was launched.

BBM Music was announced in August 2011 and came to the UK in November of that year.

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Where next for mobile music?

Podcast - 2nd April 2013

Music is a fundamental part of our lives, yet the vinyl record and the CD are increasingly formats of the past. The rise of digital music has been exponential and mobile is firmly part of that picture.

So where is this all going... and how on earth do you make any money from it?

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New records set by Apple and BlackBerry

Downloads and device sales are better than ever

More than 25 billion songs have been downloaded from the Apple iTunes store since it opened ten years ago, according to an announcement this week.

Apple has given Phillip Lüpke, who downloaded the 25 billionth song, a €10,000 iTunes Gift Card as a reward.

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Smartphones keep selling, Firefox goes mobile and BlackBerry prepares for launch

Podcast - 30th January 2013

The last of the 2012 quarterly results are coming in, so it's time to compare figures from the biggest mobile handset manufacturers.

We're also looking at Twitter's new video app, discussing the forthcoming Firefox OS and preparing for the BlackBerry 10 launch later today.

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Nokia introduces subscription-based music streaming service

Nokia introduces subscription-based music streaming service

Nokia is adding a subscription-based music streaming service to its product portfolio.

The new service builds on the success of Nokia Mix Radio, a free streaming service that uses caching to avoid interruptions when the listener is temporarily offline.

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