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Apple, Google sound the death knell for operator music services

If it seems like there are already too many streaming music services to count, just wait until Apple and Google enter the mix. Neither mobile giant has officially confirmed plans to launch a streaming service, but both seem like foregone conclusions to challenge established players like Spotify, Pandora and Rhapsody.

Rumor Mill: YouTube subscription music platform launching this year

Google's YouTube unit reportedly plans to launch a streaming music subscription service later this year, complementing and in some cases overlapping with Google's previously rumored streaming radio effort optimized for mobile devices.

Report: Apple, Beats in talks to partner on streaming music service

Apple has met with audio technology firm Beats Electronics to explore a potential partnership involving Beats' forthcoming Daisy music streaming service,  Reuters  reports.

Pandora caps free mobile listening as royalty costs surge

Pandora Media is imposing new monthly listening limits on its free mobile streaming music service, a measure to help the firm address mounting royalty fees.

Cricket spinning off Muve Music, will license service to rival operators

Leap Wireless' (NASDAQ:LEAP) Cricket Communications subsidiary will spin off its popular Muve Music service and begin licensing the platform to other mobile operators across the globe. Cricket...

Rumor Mill: Google building mobile music service to challenge Spotify

Google is reportedly developing a subscription-based streaming radio service optimized for mobile devices, taking aim at rival efforts from Spotify, Rhapsody and Pandora. 

Report: Spotify lobbies record labels to extend ad-supported service to mobile

Spotify will petition its record label licensing partners for the rights to extend its ad-supported free streaming music option to mobile listeners,  The Verge  reports.

Nokia extends Music+ subscription service to U.S. Lumia owners

Nokia is expanding its new Lumia-exclusive streaming music service to the U.S. market less than a month after launching the effort overseas.

Rhapsody adds offline playback with Windows Phone 8 update

Rhapsody is rolling out a revamped version of its on-demand digital music app for Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, debuting a series of new features and enhancements.

Slacker Radio redesigns mobile apps to challenge Pandora, Spotify

Slacker Radio is rolling out overhauled versions of its streaming music application alongside a redesigned website and logo as it looks to more effectively challenge rivals like Pandora and Spotify.