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2014-03-27 23:23:01

Personalized content discovery app makes web browsing fun again. New York, NY and Helsinki Finland (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Random, a fresh way to discover new and interesting content on the web, today launched an iOS app for anonymous and personalized web browsing. Backed by Skype co-founder, Janus Friis, Random was built to reinvigorate the way people browse the web by creating a serendipitous and aesthetically amazing experience. “The Internet is so vast, but existing tools don’t...

2014-03-03 12:28:04

NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Carl C. Icahn released the following open letter to stockholders of eBay Inc. Despite having just days ago professed a desire for "honest, accurate debate" on the issues, eBay declined CNBC's offer to participate in a televised discussion with me. Then last Thursday eBay director Marc Andreessen attempted to defend his business practices to the Wall Street Journal but refused to directly address our assertions regarding his conflicts of interest....

2013-12-03 04:22:35

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rdio announced today that Anthony Bay, a former digital media executive at Amazon, Microsoft and Apple, has been named Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Bay succeeds Drew Larner, who will become Vice-Chairman and Strategic Advisor to the Board of Directors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131203/AQ24664) "Anthony's track record building successful digital media businesses over the last two decades has been vast...

2013-07-23 12:25:51

- Rdio Kicked-Off Festivals Sponsorship with Faster Horses - LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Nation Media and Sponsorship, the sponsorship and advertising division of Live Nation Entertainment, today announced Rdio as an official sponsor on LiveNation.com and the official streaming music sponsor at Live Nation's 2013 country music festivals. The festival partnership kicked off last weekend with Faster Horses and will continue with Watershed later this summer. As...

2012-10-01 18:20:17

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rdio (www.rdio.com), the digital music service founded by Janus Friis, one of the creators of Skype, today announced the launch of the Rdio Artist Program. This first of a kind program offers a new way for artists to directly earn money from streaming music. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121002/LA84856LOGO) Using Rdio, artists can easily share their own music and their music recommendations with fans. Fans will be able to instantly...

2012-08-16 02:23:21

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rdio (www.rdio.com), the digital music service started by the creators of Skype, today announced two landmark music deals with CD Baby and TuneCore, the largest aggregators of independent music, bringing Rdio's catalog to over 18 million songs. "We are excited to partner with TuneCore and CD Baby, two of the best distribution tools out there for independent artists," said Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio. "Independent music is a vital part of Rdio's...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to redefine the online music experience across a variety of services and platforms, Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), a division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, has expanded Digster.fm (http://www.digster.fm) to now include Rdio, the on-demand social music discovery service from the creators of Skype. The announcement was made today by Jim Urie, President & CEO of UMGD, Mitch Rotter, Senior...

2011-09-22 15:07:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rdio (www.rdio.com), the unlimited, on-demand social music service from the creators of Skype, today announced it is one of the first music services to launch on Facebook's new music platform. With the integration of Rdio on Facebook, Facebook users now have an additional and established platform to share their musical tastes with their friends, regardless of whether or not those friends have an Rdio account. The announcement took place today...

2011-08-22 12:17:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rdio, the unlimited, on-demand social music service from the creators of Skype, today announced Rdio Unlimited Family, the industry's first digital music family plan. Now the whole family can benefit from the convenience and savings of combining up to three Rdio Unlimited accounts into one billing plan. Each family member can create their own individual Rdio Unlimited accounts and curate their own individual listening experience through Rdio's...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform powering smarter music apps across the web and devices, announced a partnership with Rdio (www.rdio.com), the unlimited, on demand social music service from the founders of Skype on Tuesday, to help developers build music apps on a catalog of more than eight million licensed songs while tapping a new source of revenue. The first of these applications, Music Maze (www.musicmaze.fm), is a steerable...