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Will Apple or Google buy Rhapsody?

With predictions that RealNetworks is looking to offload its Rhapsody subscription music service this year, CNET has some mischievous speculation about who might buy a business that's losing both money and subscribers year-on-year,...
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Rhapsody launches beta Android app

Rhapsody is the latest mobile music app to make the jump from iPhone to Android, albeit in a beta version only. The app is being made available from Rhapsody's own website rather than Google's Android Market store for now...
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eMusic up for sale, claims report

eMusic's financial backers are looking to sell the company, with Best Buy and Rhapsody among the potential acquirers, according to a report in the New York Post.
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MTV, RealNetworks looking at giving up Rhapsody…?

An SEC filing made by RealNetworks states that MTV and RealNetworks are in talks about restructuring their joint venture participation in the music service Rhapsody, "to enable Rhapsody to operate more independently of either...
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Google unveils new music search with MySpace, Lala, Pandora, Imeem AND Rhapsody

The speculation last week about Google's music search plans was pretty much on the money. Announced officially last night, the company's new search features will provide streaming previews when people search for song titles...
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Google unveils new music search with MySpace, Lala, Pandora, Imeem AND Rhapsody

The speculation last week about Google's music search plans was pretty much on the money. Announced officially last night, the company's new search features will provide streaming previews when people search for...
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Rhapsody passes 200k iPhone downloads in 20 days

RealNetworks has announced that its Rhapsody iPhone app has been downloaded more than 200,000 times in its first 20 days of availability on the App Store.
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Should RealNetworks sell Rhapsody?

That's the question being asked by Business Week, in an article poking holes in RealNetworks' consumer music strategy.
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Napster pulls out of mobile app plans… for now

With Spotify's iPhone app approved and Rhapsody's in the approval process, what about Napster? The company says it has created a streaming music iPhone app, but is refusing to submit it to Apple due to "the high licensing...
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Apple confirms it HAS approved Spotify iPhone app

Big news tonight: Spotify's official iPhone app will soon be available on the App Store, after Apple confirmed that it has been approved.
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RealNetworks reveals Rhapsody app for iPhone

While Spotify's iPhone app languishes in Apple's approval process, rival RealNetworks has announced that it's just submitted its own iPhone app for Rhapsody.
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International expansion looms as Spotify takes on new biz-dev exec

Spotify is turning up it plans for international expansions, hiring Faisal Galaria (previously international managing director of travel site Kayak.com and before that a European director at Skype) to set up a global business...