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  • A Eulogy For Dead Standalone Apps

    A Eulogy For Dead Standalone Apps

    Session lengths started to be counted not in hours or even minutes, but in seconds. Software had to blend into our life, augmenting it rather than supplanting it. Speed and simplicity became the keys to success. And it all came down to nailing something specific. The shift to mobile was a philosophical one, not just a matter of shrinking functionality to fit a smaller screen. The tech… Read More

  • Google Will Shut Down Songza App, Songza.com To Fold Into Google Play Music

    Google Will Shut Down Songza App, Songza.com To Fold Into Google Play Music

    The music wars are afoot, Google is consolidating its weaponry. Beginning today, Songza users will be notified that the Songza website and mobile apps are being fully folded into Google Play Music as of January 31, 2016. Google bought Songza back in July of 2014 for an undisclosed sum and has continued to integrate pieces of the technology into Google Play. With so many Songza features… Read More

  • Google Updates Play Music With Songza-Style Functionality

    Google Updates Play Music With Songza-Style Functionality

    For the first time since acquiring Songza this summer, Google is integrating the technology into its Google Play Music service. The updated service gives you access to expertly curated playlists based around date, time, weather, and what Google thinks you might be up to. Read More

  • Google Buys Songza

    Google Buys Songza

    Google has acquired music streaming service Songza after weeks of speculation around a potential buyout. Songza uses information about the user and context to determine the best playlists for you at any given time, all of which are curated by music experts (DJs, Rolling Stones writers, etc.). Read More

  • Google Music Could Get Touchy-Feely If It Does Acquire Moody Playlist App Songza

    Google Music Could Get Touchy-Feely If It Does Acquire Moody Playlist App Songza

    “Google Play Music All-Access”. That tongue-twisting name says a lot about how well Google understands humans. It’s also why the New York Post’s report that Google is in talks to buy contextual playlist service Songza for $15 million seems like a smart move. While Google Music has playlists, they’re generic, static, and totally unorganized. Songza lets you say… Read More

  • Songza Inks Deal With Weather Company To Integrate Rain Or Shine Into Your Music Playlists

    Songza Inks Deal With Weather Company To Integrate Rain Or Shine Into Your Music Playlists

    Songza, the app that brings music to you instead of forcing you to hunt for it, today announced a deal with The Weather Company to integrate weather data into the app. As it stands now, Songza uses the day, time, device type, your location, and your past behavior to deliver you expertly curated, human-made music playlists to match your mood and activity. Today, for the first time, the app… Read More

  • Chromecast Gets 10 New Apps, Including Songza, VEVO, And Revision 3

    Chromecast Gets 10 New Apps, Including Songza, VEVO, And Revision 3

    Slowly but surely, Google’s Chromecast devices is beefing up with content partners. The latest is Songza, a music streaming service that finds you an expertly curated playlist based on your current activity or mood. Today Songza launches on Chromecast through an update to the iOS, Android and web apps. After the update, users will notice a “Cast” icon anytime that there is… Read More

  • Here Are 2013′s Most Popular Tunes, According To Our Informal Survey Of Music Startups

    Here Are 2013′s Most Popular Tunes, According To Our Informal Survey Of Music Startups

    As we head into the last leg of 2013, you may find yourself misty-eyed, staring out the window and listening a mashup of this year’s biggest musical hits. It was a good year, and not just because One Direction decided to make a fragrance. So to celebrate, I turned to a few music services to see what their users were listening to most this year. Read More

  • Songza Raises $4.7 Million Funding Round To Develop Advertising You May Actually Enjoy

    Songza Raises $4.7 Million Funding Round To Develop Advertising You May Actually Enjoy

    Mood-based music streaming service Songza has raised a $4.7 million funding round, their second since they closed $2 million in 2011. Songza did not name a lead for the round, the investors for which include Amazon, William Morris Endeavor, Lerer Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, Metamorphic Ventures, Troy Carter, Scooter Braun, Gary Vaynerchuk, Geoff Judge, and Nicole Junkermann. With this… Read More