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Canadian startup Groove has been acquired by Microsoft. It draws against a move by Google to subsume a similar machine-learning music service called Songza.
Microsoft’s attempt at hatching up an iPod competitor back in 2006 didn’t go so well. It launched the Zune music player back on November 14, 2006. Through six years of support, the growing lineup of Zune players outgrew the demand for them (and Windows Phone 7 devices). And so, they were discontinued in 2012. But the music services behind the player went onward. That is, they will be going up to November 15 of this year.
Microsoft is migrating its Xbox and Zune music services into Groove, what’s basically now the unified music client for Microsoft devices. If [...]
What was once Xbox Music is now Microsoft Groove, the company's latest face for its streaming music services.
Cross-platform Cortana is nearly here, with an Android app confirmed for next month.
Check out the return of the Microsoft Work and Play bundle, with more than $400 worth of subscription services.
Learn more about the recent changes that could come to the Xbox Music application, as there are leaked photos that show an animated Live Tile in the works.
Microsoft has done a fairly decent job with its Xbox Music service, giving us a subscription-based solution that draws the line between Spotify and iTunes in a way. It may not be the best service when it comes to making every title available to you as part of your subscription, and even though it does have a music-matching option, it still doesn’t compete with services like Amazon or Google Music in that you can upload your own music to these services and play them everywhere.
New rumors have Microsoft working on a new music locker service that plans to use OneDrive as its [...]
Xbox Music for iOS and Android are now available. Find out how they compare to their equivalents on Windows Phone and Windows 8.
Windows Phone 8's Music Store was updated with support for the playlists that were so great back in the Zune days.
Find out how one of the best parts of Windows Phone 7 has become one of the most frustrating and poorly done parts of Windows Phone 8.
From new topics like the HTC One and rumored Amazon smartphone, to nostalgia trips into webOS-memory land, this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast has it all. Give it a listen for all the mobile-tech talk your ears can handle.
See why Microsoft's Xbox Music cloud locker may end up manifesting as a SkyDrive feature.
Microsoft's interim Windows Phone 7.8 will be getting more than just a new face when it finally debuts. Read on to see what added features are in store.
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we go through the photos of the Sony Nexus X that were recently discovered. Then we talk about the leaked price rage that we may find for the iPad Mini later this month along with the possible storage and wireless variances. We then discuss Softbank’s recent purchase of Sprint, which still doesn’t necessarily mean anything good or bad for current customers. Then we go through our coverage of the LG Optimus G and our first impressions. We end today’s show by talking about Microsoft’s new Xbox music and what’s good and [...]