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13 Jul 2009   #1

 
Microsoft is launching a music streaming service

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Microsoft is gearing up to launch a music streaming service similar to Spotify by the end of this month.
The service, which Microsoft aims to have ready by the end of July, will offer users the chance to stream music for free and also download to own.
Peter Bale, executive producer of MSN, Microsoft’s news and entertainment portal, told The Telegraph exclusively: “Music is an important area for Microsoft. We are looking at launching a music streaming service imminently.
It will be a similar principle to Spotify but we are still examining how the business model will work.”
Spotify users can stream music for free in exchange for listening to around a minute of advertising every half hour but for £9.99 a month, the ads will be turned off. It is thought Microsoft’s offering will be ad-supported too as well as having a paid-for premium service ...........
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Microsoft is launching a music streaming service this month - Telegraph

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13 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

LOL. They had better build this into Media Center. And WMP.

~Lordbob
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13 Jul 2009   #3

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
LOL. They had better build this into Media Center. And WMP.

~Lordbob
lol and MS will probaly get sued even more by the EU.
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13 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
lol and MS will probaly get sued even more by the EU.
Good point.

MS, if you are reading this, just STOP while you are AHEAD. Or just refuse to sell in the EU until they stop being retarded.

~Lordbob
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13 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Im from the EU and I think they are retarded. Remember this is the same organisation that tried to ban bananas that weren't straight!
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13 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Im from the EU and I think they are retarded. Remember this is the same organisation that tried to ban bananas that weren't straight!
Did they really?


~Lordbob
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13 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

I doubt they are going to do something dumb just because. I have a feeling they already know if they can do it or now.

But then again maybe not.
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13 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Im from the EU and I think they are retarded. Remember this is the same organisation that tried to ban bananas that weren't straight!
LMFAO... I'll be loling for an hour
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14 Jul 2009   #9

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Im from the EU and I think they are retarded. Remember this is the same organisation that tried to ban bananas that weren't straight!
And the Welsh butchers shop that had to stop selling "Dragon Pork Sausages", because they contained no Dragon and the label was declared misleading!!
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