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2011-06-23 08:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass. and NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company powering smarter music applications for leading media companies and thousands of independent developers, has released the world's first fully open-source music fingerprint service to include everything developers need to help music fans identify songs on the go: Echoprint. The Echo Nest is partnering with 7digital to launch with a resolvable catalog of 13 million songs, an amount that...

2010-10-20 10:37:00

LONDON, October 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Native Android Application Built By Samsung Using 7digital's Open API Platform - Users Can Search, Discover, Preview, Purchase and Download Tracks Via the Store's Unique, Graphically Rich On-Screen Interface - Developed on the Android 2.2 Operating System - Available in 30 European Countries and North America 7digital, the leading digital media company, and Samsung, the consumer electronics global leader, have partnered...

2010-09-02 11:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass. and LONDON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Echo Nest and 7digital announced a partnership that brings together The Echo Nest's intelligent music application development platform with 7digital's open API, extensive MP3 catalogue and comprehensive international rights. The combined offering will give developers instant access to The Echo Nest's one-of-a-kind music intelligence APIs based on 7digital's catalog and the ability to sell over 10,000,000 songs across 32...

2010-01-06 12:27:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) and Songbird today announced a strategic partnership to include the Songbird media player on the 2010 line of Philips GoGear portable audio video players. Philips Songbird, one simple program to discover, play, and sync music and media, will be available worldwide for the 2010 line-up of Philips GoGear players including the new GoGear Muse, GoGear Vibe, GoGear Mix, GoGear Aria, GoGear Spark, GoGear...

2009-11-02 12:15:19

Online music source Spotify is gathering its momentum from overseas as it heads into the US market in an attempt to gain more share of the market currently dominated by Apple's iTunes. Spotify's US introduction will be its next test as the Sweden-based service enters the No 1 music market in the world just one year after it opened for public access. Spotify holds about 6 million users in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain. According to Reuters, the music service has received...

2008-12-10 05:54:00

Previously-announced agreement increased by 40%; estimated first year revenues for Pure Play of over $18 million SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pure Play Music (Pink Sheets: PPML) and DSG International, PLC, (DSGI.L) today announced that they have expanded their agreement to sell co-branded MP3 players. Based upon the strong initial response to the program, DSG will now purchase 1.4 million MP3 players pre-loaded with 60 tracks from Pure Play's catalog of...

2008-11-04 14:51:14

A new "MP3 compatible" logo is being promoted by seven of Britain's largest music download sites. The promotion looks to generate a buzz for the open MP3 music format and demonstrate the versatility of the format. The trade body behind the initiative said it should also help consumers identify legal sites. The logo was created by the Entertainment Retailers Association, which emphasizes the fact that MP3 files can be played on any digital player. In an effort to show consumers that the MP3...

2008-09-23 18:00:18

By GILES TURNBULL The National Maritime Museum (www.nmm.ac.uk) curates a hodge- podge of history, mostly seafaring but also taking in science at the Royal Observatory and the site of the Prime Meridian. From its base in Greenwich, south London, it looks after an important chunk of British maritime history. And now it has a new branch on the internet, in the form of a Flickr photo stream (www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmaritimemuseum/ ). The photographs posted there are a mixture of...

2008-07-28 12:00:34

By James Daley The rapid rise of the MP3 player has revolutionised the way we buy and listen to music over the past few years. In 2007, sales of CD albums fell by 10%, while the number of tracks downloaded from the internet rose by more than a third. Given the pervasiveness of digital music players (it's hard to find anyone on public transport that's not listening to one), it is perhaps surprising that the download market is not growing even more quickly. However, the confusion over...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'