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Spotify's smart new playlist tunes you in to your friends' favorite songs

Spotify just introduced a new playlist that's updated daily and compiled from what your friends are listening to.

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Bop.fm delivers almost ad-free, a la carte music streaming on the go

It may sound too good to be true, but startup Bop.fm says their music aggregation service for Apple iOS can pull in the best of what other paid services have to offer.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Ripping CDs in 2014, streaming music from Mac to stereo

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss all things iTunes including ripping CDs when you Mac doesn't have a CD player, syncing both iTunes Match and local music, and TV show playback options.

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Psy's 'Gangnam Style' finally broke YouTube

The viral video was viewed so many times that it broke the code behind YouTube's view counter.

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Podcast: Who won Black Friday?

Nice? The holiday deal givers. Naughty? Yahoo for exploiting Flickr images. Chris Breen and Susie Ochs discuss it all on this week's podcast.

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Mac Gems: Denied auto-skips annoying songs in Spotify, Rdio, and iTunes

You know that one song that sends you lunging for the skip button every time? Denied can skip it for you.

House of Cards Season 3 will hit on February 27, making it Netflix's biggest original series

As the political thriller's success continues, the company has more reason than ever to produce new original content, some already in the works.

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10 excellent movies to stream on Netflix over Thanksgiving weekend

Be thankful for your couch, your remote control, and the miracle of streaming movies.

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Now you can DJ your Uber ride with in-car Spotify streaming

No word on whether drivers can dock your star rating based on terrible music taste.

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Google YouTube Music Key one-ups streaming music services by adding videos

Google now gives you something other streaming music services can't provide: access to music videos and streaming music, even offline. Meet YouTube Music Key, a beta subscription service Google launched Wednesday.

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Southwest Airlines adds free Beats Music streaming to its list of perks

Now you can stream all the curated playlists you desire, and your bags still fly free, too.

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The golden age of cord-cutting is upon us. Don't let scare tactics tell you otherwise

Despite what cable apologists may tell you, a la carte pricing is poised to change everything.

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Apple’s slipping iTunes sales prove streaming is the future

The company doesn’t break out music sales, but reports indicate downloads are falling fast.

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Apple, Spotify aim to push streaming prices down

What’s the streaming music subscription sweet spot? Apple is reportedly eyeing a $5-a-month option.

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New CBS All Access joins streaming-service trend, but many strings are attached

The future of a-la-carte TV looks less than rosy. The $6 monthly All Access service omits football games and “The Big Bang Theory” due to licensing issues, and new shows will still have commercials.

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