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  • iTunes Radio? Pandora And Slacker Are Not Impressed

    iTunes Radio? Pandora And Slacker Are Not Impressed

    Apple unveiled its long-rumored iRadio, er, iTunes Radio service this morning at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Now that we know the basics of the streaming music service (which is supposed to launch this fall), one of the obvious questions is: What does this mean for existing Internet radio/online music services like Pandora and Spotify? Well, I emailed Pandora, Rdio, Slacker, and… Read More

  • The Silversun Pickups Explore Wild West Of Online Music

    Can The Wild West Of Music Discovery Be Tamed By One Startup?

    20 years ago, you discovered music on the FM dial. End of story. Now there’s an uncharted frontier of outlaw torrents, renegade bloggers, on-demand gold miners, and fur-trapping radios. The zeitgeist has splintered, and there’s no piecing it back together. And I think we’re doing just fine without the robber barons of old. Read More

  • First Look at Slacker's New Music Discovery Features

    Slacker Combines Best Of Spotify, Pandora, XM In “Complete Music Service” Update For Web, Apps, Cars

    You could discover a song on Pandora, search for more by the artist on Spotify, and get context from satellite radio DJs, or do it all in one place with Slacker. After hitting 4 million monthly users and 500,000 paid subscribers, Slacker today unveils a big redesign for its site, apps, and car integrations. It wants to claw mainstream users away from competitors with a “complete… Read More

  • Welcome To The U.S.! What Spotify Can Expect When It Arrives

    Welcome To The U.S.! What Spotify Can Expect When It Arrives

    I just read that Spotify is coming to the U.S! Oh, wait. That was an article from 2009. I hope they really mean it this time. I love the product. To grease the skids for them a bit, I’ve put together a little travel guide for what they can expect in advertising and media circles when they do arrive. Lots of love in digital circles. Being Swedish I’m guessing they’re… Read More

  • Slacker Raises $3 Million To Equip More Phones, Cars With Personal Radio Service

    Slacker Raises $3 Million To Equip More Phones, Cars With Personal Radio Service

    Slacker, the ‘personal radio’ company, has raised $3 million in debt funding, an SEC filing reveals. The company confirmed that it has secured extra capital, from all of its existing investors, but wouldn’t say much else. Asked what the financing round would be used for, the answer I got was: “for scaling the business”. Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: Slacker Radio Plus subscription and a pony

    Weekend Giveaway: Slacker Radio Plus subscription and a pony

    While I don’t want to suggest that you people are lazy (you are), I do want to offer you slackers two one year subscriptions to Slacker Radio Plus and three three-month subscriptions. With these subscriptions you get: Slacker Radio Plus:
    *Unlimited Skips
    *Unlimited Song Requests
    *No Audio or Banner Ads
    *Complete Lyrics
    *Station caching on BlackBerry, Android and coming soon to iPhone
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  • Slacker Premium Not Quite A Scam, But Close

    Slacker Premium Not Quite A Scam, But Close

    An enraged reader, Josh Vickers, writes in today to complain about Slacker’s premium online radio service. Like Pandora, Slacker streams music to users for free. And like Pandora, Slacker limits the number of times you can skip songs each hour, and has advertising. Both services allow users to remove those limitations if they pay a yearly fee. Slacker charges $48/year. Pandora… Read More

  • VZW now pushing Slacker Radio to the BlackBerry Tour

    VZW now pushing Slacker Radio to the BlackBerry Tour

    Last week Verzion pushed Slacker Radio onto the BlackBerry Storm. This time around, the BlackBerry Tour is getting the same treatment. Why you ask? Well, Slacker Radio has put a little icon within the app that links available songs to the VZW V-Cast music store. So when a tune plays through Slacker Radio, customers will be able to purchase the song right there. Read More

  • VZW now pushing Slacker Radio to the BlackBerry Tour

    VZW now pushing Slacker Radio to the BlackBerry Tour


    Last week Verzion pushed Slacker Radio onto the BlackBerry Storm. This time around, the BlackBerry Tour is getting the same treatment. Why you ask? Well, Slacker Radio has put a little icon within the app that links available songs to the VZW V-Cast music store. So when a tune plays through Slacker Radio, customers will be able to purchase the song right there. If for some reason Slacker… Read More

  • Verizon to push Slacker Radio onto all BlackBerry Storms

    Verizon to push Slacker Radio onto all BlackBerry Storms

    Quick note for all you BlackBerry Storm users out there: Starting today Verizon is pushing Slacker Radio out to all the Storms network wide. Why? Well, Verzion worked out a deal with Slacker to integrate V Cast into the app. So when a song is playing on Slacker, there will be a button which will allow you to purchase the song via  V CAST Music with Rhapsody catalog. Neat, I guess. Read More

  • Verzion to push Slacker Radio onto all BlackBerry Storms

    Verzion to push Slacker Radio onto all BlackBerry Storms

    Quick note for all you BlackBerry Storm users out there: Starting today Verizon is pushing Slacker Radio out to all the Storms network wide. Why? Well, Verzion worked out a deal with Slacker to integrate V Cast into the app. So when a song is playing on Slacker, there will be a button which will allow you to purchase the song via V CAST Music with Rhapsody catalog. Neat, I guess. Read More

  • Sony X-series Walkman up for pre-order, features Slacker Radio

    Sony X-series Walkman up for pre-order, features Slacker Radio

    Surprise! It looks like Sony’s soon-to-be-released X-series Walkmans feature a built-in Slacker Radio application that allows users to fill the device up with music from the streaming radio service when it’s within range of a Wi-Fi connection. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 8GB Slacker for $69.99

    CrunchDeals: 8GB Slacker for $69.99

    In order to make way for the new Slacker portable players, it looks as though the first-generation units will continue to be priced to move. You can grab an 8GB Slacker WiFi Internet Radio Player for $69.99 plus $5 shipping over on sellout.woot.com, today only. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Slacker Portable for $54.99

    CrunchDeals: Slacker Portable for $54.99

    Here’s a pretty great deal on a 2GB Slacker Portable player. It generally costs about $75 to $100 elsewhere but you can pick one up for just $54.99 at Geeks.com. Read More

  • Sony adds Slacker to BRAVIA Internet Video Link

    Sony adds Slacker to BRAVIA Internet Video Link

    Sony’s $300 Internet Video Link add-on box for BRAVIA-series TVs has recently added the Slacker streaming music service to the list of available channels. Also added was content from Howcast.com, a site that contains a series of user-generated how-to videos. Slacker ought to lend some good music features to Sony’s service and Howcast has won some awards from TIME and PC Magazine… Read More

  • Review: Slacker G2 personal radio player

    Review: Slacker G2 personal radio player


    Today, Slacker announced the G2 personal radio player, which is 10x better than the first gen device. The 4GB model handles 25 stations while the 8GB model stores up to 40 are available for $200 and $250, respectively. The Wi-Fi has also been beefed up and battery life is up around 15 hours. The G2 is 40 percent smaller than the first gen model and you can side load your own music to the… Read More

  • Putting Slacker to work

    Putting Slacker to work

    Today RIM announced the Slacker application available for BlackBerry. It was demoed at CTIA and I got a chance to play around with it a little bit. The relationship brings Slacker Personal Radio to BlackBerry devices. The biggest benefit is the ability to cache thousands of songs. Every time you hit a hotspot the device will sync and update the station. Plenty of music is available from Fergie… Read More

  • Putting Slacker to work

    Putting Slacker to work

    Today RIM announced the Slacker application available for BlackBerry. It was demoed at CTIA and I got a chance to play around with it a little bit. The relationship brings Slacker Personal Radio to BlackBerry devices. The biggest benefit is the ability to cache thousands of songs. Every time you hit a hotspot the device will sync and update the station. Plenty of music is available from Fergie… Read More

  • Slacker coming to BlackBerry

    Slacker coming to BlackBerry

    Today at CTIA, Slacker announced that come October they will have a full fledged app ready to roll on BlackBerry devices. I previewed this yesterday on a Bold that happened to be T-Mobile branded, but it’s probably a European model. Anyway, the app was integrated into the BB very well and left rather impressed. The app and service are free, but you do have the option of the pay… Read More

  • Slacker gets unboxed

    Slacker gets unboxed

    When you’ve seen one unboxing, you’ve pretty much seen them all. Laptop points out that the player is big and bulky, but it does have a 4-inch screen. Umm. Why do you need such a large screen for a device that doesn’t play video? The UI is very similar to the Web site so you won’t get discombobulated when using it. It has a touch strip for the sake of having some… Read More