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Rdio Music Service to Shut Down Worldwide on December 22

Last month, Pandora revealed that it had acquired Rdio’s “key assets” for $75 million, which had filed for bankruptcy. Today, Rdio has issued an official statement that as part of the acquisition, the music streaming service will be shutting down worldwide on December 22, 2015 at approximately 5pm PST. Below is the announcement: "Thank you. We’re honored to have...

Rdio is Shutting Down, Pandora Acquiring ‘Key Assets’ For $75 Million

Two of the biggest Apple Music competitors are joining forces, with Pandora announcing its $75 million acquisition of “key assets” from Rdio, which is filing for bankruptcy. According to the press release from Pandora, the company has gained unspecified "technology and intellectual property," and a number of Rdio's employees will be given roles at Pandora....

Rdio to Launch New $3.99 Limited Music Option in Canada and Beyond [u]

Looks like Rdio is trying to pre-empt Apple’s rumoured music streaming service (expected at WWDC in June) by launching a $3.99 per month lower-cost plan, with limited access, according to what the company has told BuzzFeed News: The San Francisco-based music service, which is scrambling to compete with the likes of Spotify and a forthcoming...

Rdio Drops Family Subscription Price to Match Spotify

Last month, Spotify unveiled its new family plans where up to four family members can be added to a single Spotify account at $5 per month per extra member. Today, Rdio, who was one of the first music-streaming service to launch family subscription plans back in 2011, has announced that it’s lowering the price of its own family...

Rdio App Update Brings Free Radio Service, New Features

Popular music streaming app Rdio, which is most often compared to Spotify, has today pushed a significant update that introduces an all new free internet radio service and a suite of new features for music personalization and discovery. The all new stations-first service features 15 times more music than the leading internet radio service and a wide variety...

Rdio Gets New General Manager of Canada to Grow Streaming Music Business

Rdio has announced Michael Orrbrooke has joined the company as their new general manager of their Canadian arm of the music streaming service, to help implement the company’s growth and strategy in this country. Orrbrooke’s goal will be to continue to develop Rdio Canada’s profile as a leading streaming music service here while also help...

Rdio for iOS Update Gets Free Music Stations for Canada, USA, Australia

Rdio has announced an upcoming iOS update today will make stations free for users, a move which looks to compete with Apple's iTunes Radio service in the USA. The free stations will be available in Canada, the US and Australia: We heard our listeners loud and clear, so now we’re making stations — one of...