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Prince returns to Spotify and Napster this weekend

Those looking to mourn Prince’s passing with a music marathon last April came away disappointed if they happened to (as most no doubt do) subscribe to any music service but Tidal. Now, nearly a year

Metallica is back on Napster, so maybe we can all get along after all

There doesn’t seem to be a hell of a lot in the way of hopefulness these days when it comes to bridging our divided society. But if Metallica and Napster can put aside nearly two decades of lawsuits

A prescription for preventing 3D printing piracy

In the year 2000, the music business was still strong. Record companies produced albums and shipped these physical objects to the stores that sold them. The internet was slowly becoming a system of ma

Napster Owner Rhapsody Passes 2M Paying Users As It Extends unRadio To Europe

In 2012, Rhapsody nabbed the European assets of streaming service Napster, covering the UK and Germany, to fill out its 2011 acquisition of Napster in the U.S., as part of its strategy to square up g

#Love: My First Experience With Internet Porn

Pornographic media has existed since the dawn of time, but it has never been as widely available and accessible as it is today. That's largely due to the internet, which provides a launch pad for our

Inside The Billion-Dollar Hacker Club

For this group of old friends, assembled for an impromptu reunion, the venue would feel familiar: an online chat room running on a secure private server. Each were former members of the elite hacking

Telefonica Takes A Strategic Stake In Rhapsody, Will Bring Napster Into Latin America, Deeper Into Europe

In the allegro-paced race between music streaming providers to see who will be the first to achieve profitable scale, today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rhapsody.com">Rhapsody</a> got a signifi

Rhapsody Expands Its Napster Streaming Music Service To 14 More European Countries

The Rhapsody-owned Napster streaming music service is expanding into 14 new European countries today, significantly ramping up its presence in the region. The Napster service was already available in

Napster For Pirated 3D Printing Templates?

Buy it in a store, laser scan it at home, upload it to the web, print it anywhere. 3D printing is poised for the mainstream, but what happens when one person's finely hand-crafted designs can be pirat

Ron Conway Talks Napster And The Sharing Economy Problem That “Never Got Solved”

On stage at Disrupt NY 2013 today, serial investor Ron Conway and filmmaker/actor Alex Winter took the stage with CrunchFund's MG Siegler to talk about the documentary Downloaded about the rise and fa

Napster.fm Is An Open Source Social Music Player That Can Be Hosted By Anyone In Case Of Shutdown

Anyone who has had a computer and a connection to the Internet in 1999 quickly knew what it felt like to find any song that you wanted, and then listen to it almost immediately. Well, the immediate pa

Jon Irwin On Why Rhapsody Bought Napster

Monday, we sat down with Rhapsody President <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jon-irwin">Jon Irwin</a> to get a little more insight behind why the company <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/

Old Skool vs New Skool – Napster's Spotify competitor goes mobile in the UK

<img class="shot" title="Napster" src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0001/5810/15810v2-max-250x250.png" alt="" width="175" height="167" />Music streaming services are are becoming a

Sean Parker Joins Yammer's Board Of Directors

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/sean-parker"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/16432v1-max-250x250-171x200.png" width="171" height="200" />Sean Parker</a> is no stran

Logitech Squeezebox gets Napster music

Squeezebox owners: You can now access Napster music right from your your WiFi boombox.

Best Buy to acquire Napster

Best Buy will be acquiring Napster for around $121 million as the two companies have announced they’ve “entered into a definitive merger agreement” for Best Buy to scoop up all of Napster’s ou

Best Buy Puzzles With Napster Acquisition

<img src="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/napsterlogo.jpg" alt="Napster Logo" class="shot" /> Best Buy <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&a

Apple Considers Streaming Media from iTunes to iPhone

AppleInsider has posted details about a patent recently filed by Apple that describes technology for playing iTunes content from a desktop computer remotely on an iPhone or iPod touch. The new softwar

Rhapsody Agrees DRM Is Dead; Launches MP3 Store

Streaming music service Rhapsody has joined the likes of Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Napster by launching an MP3 store. Its move to offer unprotected music downloads has been anticipated since last Fall whe

New Napster store features 6 million DRM-free tracks

Napster’s had it up to here (pointing near the top of my head) and wants to regain its position as the King of Online Music. The new Napster web store opened its doors today and features six mil
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