Posted by Sheila Shayon on April 11, 2012 04:07 PM
Spotify, the free music sharing service that has gone viral over Facebook, just launched an embeddable Play Button so that any Spotify music can live on any website.
"Today we’re giving every blogger and web editor the ability to light up the internet with music. Adding a personalized soundtrack to your website or blog has never been this easy,” wrote chief product officer Gustav Söderström. “You want to give your fans access to any song, album or playlist of your choosing and in its entirety, while ensuring people stay glued to your site. The Spotify Play Button does all of this for free, while making sure artists get paid for every play."
In a strategy similar to what they did on Facebook, moving from mobile to stereo to social, jockeying for position as "the operating system for music" on all digital platforms, Spotify has now pushed its client web-ubiquitous.
“In many ways, the Spotify Play Button is akin to Facebook’s 'Like' button. It’s a way of integrating service across the greater web, while also offering users additional value," writes Mashable's Christina Warren. "This all brings Spotify one step closer to becoming the online hub for music.” Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 5, 2010 11:55 AM
BP stops one oil leak, with two to go, as all eyes are on dome-cap plan to contain spill. Bud Light will replace Coors Light as the official beer of the NFL, and blames US weather for falling sales of Becks, Budweiser, Stella Artois, and other beers. The Washington Post Co. is selling Newsweek (and looks for buyers on its home page). Other brands in the headlines:
AOL (sorry: Aol.) expands local blog network.
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres apologizes to Apple for mocking the iPhone.
Facebook scrambles to fix security hole that exposes live chats.
Ford targets Fiestas at millennials.
Gillette Venus provides dating tips to Russians.Continue reading...