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Rdio closing down on 22 December

Thursday 17 December, 2015

Subscribers to the streaming music service Rdio today got a message in their inbox confirming the service will shut down next week.

The company's message said:

"Over the course of five years, Rdio has grown to become a global community of music lovers — a place to discover, listen, and collect. We’re proud to have built that community with you.

"As we announced last month, Rdio is being acquired. As part of the acquisition, the Rdio service will be shutting down worldwide on December 22, 2015 at approximately 5pm PST.

Pandora buys out Bankrupt Rdio

Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Pandora is paying $75 million dollars to buy out Rdio assets, including technology and intellectual property, in the fall out from of the company's bankruptcy.

The music streaming market has become crowded with options and companies are fighting for subscriptions and listeners.

The Wall Street Journal yesterday reported that Rdio is seeking chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and shutting down because “the planned sale to Pandora is contingent on such a filing.”

The world’s first online audio advertising exchange to hit Australia

Friday 29 May, 2015

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has announced a partnership with Triton Digital, the leading technology provider for the audio industry, to bring a2x®, the world’s first online audio advertising exchange to Australia in June.

a2x® enables programmatic buying of targeted online and mobile audio ad inventory. The platform’s automated, exchange-driven method of buying and selling ad impressions facilitates precise targeting, eliminating waste and resulting in the highest efficacy for advertisers.

Radio streaming takes a clever new turn

Friday 05 September, 2014

Streaming music company Rdio has launched it's latest redesign.

The company will now use intelligence gathered from it's users to select radio stations to play including music preference and past listening habits.

Rdio also launched a free version of its service in 20 countries in an effort to reach a wider audience and outgun rivals Spotify and Deezer.

Rdio partnership for News Corp

Thursday 08 May, 2014

Lachlan Murdoch has brought the successful partnership between Nova and Rdio across to his new job at News Corp.
News Corp has announced a partnership with Rdio that will give its digital subscribers access to Rdio’s music library as part of its +Rewards program.

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