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Another leak, Last.FM confirms some passwords stolen

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After revelations that LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony had reported data thefts, a third site – music recommendation site Last.FM – has also come forward saying that some passwords have also been leaked as well. “We are currently investigating the leak of some Last.fm user passwords,” the site said in a statement issued to all users. ” As a precautionary measure, we’re asking all our users to change their passwords […]

Facebook rumoured to be announcing Last.fm-style music service at f8

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TechCrunch is reporting that a new Music service will be coming to Facebook. The service, rumoured to be announced at f8, Facebook’s anual conference, will borrow many features of Last.fm, such as “scrobbling”. Scrobbling, the term made popular (and created) by Last.fm, automatically takes the songs that you’re listening to and posts them onto your profile. This means that you don’t have to lift a finger to share the latest […]

iTunes 10 revealed with TV show rentals, social networking

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iTunes 10 has also been unveiled at this year’s September event, and with this comes a brand new social network that competes with Last.FM. Called Ping, it lets users post thoughts and opinions at what songs they listened to, plus view concert listings and tell the world which ones are you attending. Okay, it is essentially Last.FM. The other big news of the announcement was that iTunes will now be […]

No Silence at Last.fm

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The Day of Silence will have one less website to help it’s cause, that’s the CBS owned Last.fm. To date, no response has been given by CBS or Last.fm for why they are not participating, even their users are questioning it. Techcrunch has the full story…

June 26 – The Day of Silence

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Internet Radio will have no programming on June 26, because it’s protesting! Protesting about the increase of prices of the elevated royalty fees. So far, only Live365.com and AccuRadio have signed on to this, only public service announcements to be broadcast; with Yahoo, RealNetworks and Pandora may sign on

Last.fm bought by CBS

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BBC has now reporting that CBS Corporation (that owns CBS, which in turn broadcasts NCIS and CSI in America) has bought last.fm for $280 million, making it the largest UK Web 2.0 acquisition ever. last.fm opened five years ago in the UK, using the Audioscrobbler technology to use what you play on your iTunes or Windows Media Player on the web. The company will still run independently from CBS.