New comms app Wire includes SoundCloud support
Janus Friis should be a name familiar to Music Ally readers: he co-founded Kazaa, Skype, Joost and Rdio, among other tech firms. The latest project that he’s involved with isn’t directly music-related, but there is an...
December 16, 2014
Rdio gets a new TV/film-focused sibling, Vdio
This isn't directly a music story, but it's interesting to see the entrepreneurs behind Rdio make a move into the online TV and films space. Kazaa/Skype/Rdio co-founder Janus Friis is the man behind new service Vdio, with...
October 18, 2011
Everyone else just discovered that new Kazaa iPhone app
The latest iteration of Kazaa has been getting a bunch of press coverage in the US in the last day for its iPhone app. The app lets Kazaa subscribers stream songs and/or cache them on their iPhone for offline listening, tying...
September 22, 2011
Kazaa gets its own iPhone app
Who could have predicted this a few years ago: Kazaa launching an app for an Apple product? But yes, Atrinsic has gone live with the iPhone app for its rebooted Kazaa music subscription service, albeit only in the US.
August 25, 2011
Kazaa founder wields patents at cloud music services
Kevin Bermeister is best known within the music industry for his role in filesharing service Kazaa back in the day. Now he has re-emerged with a set of patents that may have implications for the cloud music services being...
July 7, 2011
Kazaa slams anti-virus firm for blocking it from users
Kazaa is the latest music service to be identified by Symantec's Norton Anti Virus software as 'high risk', preventing some people from using it, and putting the wind up others to the extent that they uninstalled it.
February 8, 2010
Skype founders launching Rdio streaming music service
Of course, Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom didn't just develop Skype – they were also behind P2P client Kazaa. So raise an eyebrow at the news that they are now developing a subscription-based streaming music...
October 15, 2009
Moby: ”Disband the RIAA!” Moby: ”Disband the RIAA!”
Moby has become one of the first artists to criticise the court judgement last week that slapped Minnesota file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset with $1.92 million in damages for her use of Kazaa.
June 22, 2009
Report: Day 1 of the Jammie Thomas-Rasset retrial
What are the odds of getting 19 people for jury selection, some of whom are college students and recent graduates, and NONE of them have used Napster, Kazaa or any other P2P file-sharing service? That's what happened yesterday...
June 16, 2009
Nesson wants to depose Radiohead manager in Tenenbaum case
If you've been following the lawsuit involving alleged file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum in the US, you'll know it's been pretty strange - thanks mainly to the somewhat-eccentric approach taken by his lawyer, Harvard prof Charles...
April 3, 2009