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  • WiMP comes to Sweden – not afraid to step on Spotify's toes

    WiMP, the music streaming service owned by Aspiro, is bedding down in Scandinavia. Already available in Norway and Denmark, it’s “finally” coming to Sweden, once again via a distribution partnership with teclo Telenor. Sweden, of course, is the birthplace of competitor Spotify and telco agreements are seen as the future for cloud-based music services. So despite its… Read More

  • Spotify competitor WiMP lands on iPhone

    Anything you can do we can do too. WiMP, Norway’s local competitor to Spotify, has released an iPhone app that replicates most of the music streaming service’s features including, crucially, cached playlists for off-line playback. It’s a further sign that Spotify may have defined this type of service but that there is nothing stopping others from offering something similar… Read More

  • Spotify gets some local competition – but it's a bit of a WiMP

    Although Sweden-born streaming music startup Spotify has done well in Scandinavian countries it would appear to now have a local competitor in the shape of a new service launching in Norway. Tech companies Aspiro and Platekompaniet have teamed up with telco Telenor to launch a music streaming service for Norwegian users. That’s all fine and dandy. However, someone there needs to go… Read More