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Rdio goes live in Germany

Streaming music service Rdio has launched in Europe, but not in the market that might have been expected.
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Adele sold more units than Call of Duty in the UK last year

The UK's Entertainment Retailers Association has published a consolidated chart of Britain's biggest selling entertainment products in 2011, by units. Adele's '21' tops the list with 3.9m sales, ahead of Call of Duty: Modern...
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FrostWire BitTorrent client fuelled 2.4m (authorised) music downloads in 2011

BitTorrent company FrostWire says it generated 2.4m downloads of these authorised giveaways in 2011 through its FrostClick feature.
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1m active users for Sony Music Unlimited

Sony says it now has more than 1m active users of its Music Unlimited cloud service.
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GetGlue takes $12m funding for entertainment check-ins

Social startup GetGlue has announced a $12m funding round for its website and apps.
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Twitter inks tweet deals with The Echo Nest, Gracenote and Rovi

Twitter has announced a pilot scheme for distributing profiles and tweets from Verified accounts on Twitter to developers, media services and device makers. The Echo Nest, Gracenote and Rovi are the first three partners.
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Pandora now has 125m registered users

Personal radio service Pandora kicked off the CES show with a splash this week, announcing a new milestone of 125m registered users. The average user is listening for 18 hours a month, and Pandora is also now available on...
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BitTorrent has 150m monthly active users

Technology company BitTorrent has announced a new milestone: 150m monthly active users. That's up from 100m this time last year, and covers people using the company's uTorrent and BitTorrent Mainline software.
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Kickstarter reveals $100m of pledges for 2011

The company has published some stats for its site in 2011, revealing that 27,086 projects were launched seeking funding, with 11,836 of them successfully raising it (a hit rate of 43.7%).
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Entertainment low on the list for mobile app consumption

Mobile analytics firm Flurry has released another piece of research into how US smartphone owners are using apps, splitting out time spent per category.
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500k customers for Muve Music in its first year

Muve Music has signed up 500,000 customers in the first year for the service, which bundles music access with mobile handsets
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Analyst says Apple will account for 53% of paid app revenues in 2012

Strategy Analytics has published a report claiming that Apple will account for more than 53% of paid apps revenue in 2012.