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The online economics of cats (e-cat-nomics?)

Amid all the ever-changing “LOLs” and “WFTs” and “listicles” that threaten to swallow the internet, cats are a constant
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Pandora passes 250m registered users

Pandora chose an announcement about its SXSW plans to slip out the news that it has passed the milestone of 250m registered users in the US alone
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Apple takes iTunes Festival to SXSW with Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Pitbull

Apple’s annual iTunes Festival has traditionally taken place in London, although the month-long series of gigs are streamed around world via the company’s devices and dedicated app.
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Slash to host SXSW hackathon next month

There’ll be plenty of music hackers at SXSW next month, but will they be enticed by the chance to create something for former Guns’n’Roses guitarist Slash
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Neil Young’s Pono service will be announced at SXSW in March

Musician Neil Young has been working on a high-fidelity digital music service
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Loudie relaunches as a concert-planning app

Remember Loudie? You'd be forgiven for saying no. The mobile app launched at SXSW 2011 as a way for fans to check-in to gigs Foursquare-style.
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Mark Mulligan slide stirs up Deezer ‘zombie accounts’ debate

It took a while after his presentation at SXSW, but one of industry analyst Mark Mulligan's slides comparing Spotify and Deezer is making some ripples this week.
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Streaming services still baffled by artist holdouts

It's relatively rare to find several streaming music services on the same conference panel, so yesterday's SXSW session with Spotify, Rdio and Xbox Music.
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Sandbox 80 – SXSW Redux

SXSW 2013 is in full swing and it's not just a hotbed for digital marketing announcements but also a litmus test for digital marketing activity.
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Pandora’s priorities: ‘Don’t talk about how the web is doing…’

Pandora as a mobile music service isn't a new notion: usage of the personal radio service has been more than 70% mobile for some time now.
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Nielsen: music biz missing out on up to $2.6bn of ‘incremental’ revenues

The idea of 1,000+ 'true fans' who'll spend lots of money on a favourite artist, and the popularity of crowdfunding campaigns with tiers of increasingly valuable rewards are both well established.
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SXSW Music Accelerator startups set for battle

More than 500 companies entered this year's SXSW Music Accelerator startups contest, with eight finalists and three alternates named late last week.