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Kazaa Releases iOS App For $10/Month Streaming Service.

  • September 20, 2011 9:34 am


Remember Kazaa? For early twenty-somethings it was “the” way to get music in the late, late 90′s and early 2000′s. The past several years, however, have seen the service (as well as many other similar ones) completely redone or closed entirely. Kazaa looked like it would face the same dead end fate.

But the company is back with a new subscription service and iOS app…

KaZaa reborn — Subscription music service with a social twist.

  • June 3, 2010 7:09 am

KaZaa’s old model may be down and out for the count, but the men behind the old green giant are trying at this whole digital music thing once again with a new subscription/social service called “Rdio”.

The social aspect of Rdio will apparently focus around the ability to friend other Ridio users, see what other users are listening to, and comment accordingly. Hmmm, sounds a lot like, Last.fm and several other lesser known music streaming services.

Oh, and all this can be had for $5-$10/month. Can’t blame the guys for trying, but I just don’t see anything here that would make me want to pay, let alone use the service. Anyone else having a “been there done that” moment? Would you pay for it?

Palm Pre to be first mobile device with Kazaa powered HD video service

  • July 7, 2009 6:42 pm

Reach into the depths of your mind. Way back past the spider webs, old rusty wagons, and Aunt Bettie’s rotting fruit cake. In that little desolate corner there resides the memories of your younger years and Kazaa, the once very popular though very illegal file sharing service. After going the numerous lawsuit scares several years back, they implemented a subscription model of $19.95/year. Super. So why the importance now? It has just been revealed that the Palm Pre will be the first mobile device to be able to stream HD movies as well as other file types to and from Kazaa to the device. Holy bat piss batman! Will this lead to such delicacies like mobile P2P file sharing (legal of course)? One can only hope. Who’s perception of the Pre just got a tad rosier?

Source: Into Mobile, PR Web

Pirate Bay becoming property of private company…legitimate business on the way?

  • June 30, 2009 6:58 am

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In its current state, The Pirate Bay isn’t exactly a copyright holder/content owners dream. Quite the contrary. To those wrapped up in the world of pro-RIAA fair, TPB signifies the scum of the earth, theft, and all other sorts of baddies. Then of course you have the other side, the “outcasts” if you will. These people have long been neglected by labels, content owners, etc. in regards to the fair uses and freedoms one should have with their purchased legal content. The whole mentality is more or less, “If you can’t have it your way legally, why even bother…?”. Still, the TPB trial has changed the company in that it is even mroe determined than before to remain alive and profitable. In fact, TPB owners are looking to do one thing the labels and their mob buddies never thought would happen — they’re attempting to go legit.