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T-Mobile USA/MetroPCS merger poses content integration headaches

The merger of Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA subsidiary and MetroPCS Communications not only brings together their respective customer bases and spectrum licenses but also their mobile content efforts, calling into question which services the combined company will continue to offer moving forward.

Livewire Mobile inks digital music deals with Sprint, MetroPCS

Livewire Mobile will power digital music services for Sprint Nextel and MetroPCS, managing sales of full-track downloads, ringtones and ringbacks for both operators.

Reports: Apple building streaming radio service for iOS

Apple is in talks to with record label partners to license their content for a new customized streaming radio service designed to rival efforts from Spotify and Pandora, according to reports.

Grooveshark circumvents app stores with launch of HTML5 site

Grooveshark launched a new HTML5-based site enabling consumers to access its controversial streaming music catalog from any browser-enabled device, a move that circumvents the service's reliance on native applications.

Nokia, AOL team on Entrance mobile entertainment hub for Lumia phones

AOL is launching Entrance, a new mobile entertainment hub built for Nokia Lumia smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system.

Nokia extends free streaming music service to U.S. consumers

Nokia is expanding its free streaming music service to the U.S. market, promising Lumia smartphone owners access to more than 150 exclusive playlists presented without commercial interruption.

Grooveshark again ousted from Google Play hours after reinstatement

Grooveshark's streaming music application for Android has once again vanished from the Google Play storefront just hours after Google reinstated the service.

Pandora mobile ad revenues leap to $59.2M, CFO plans exit

Pandora reported fiscal second-quarter 2013 losses of $5.4 million, tripling from $1.8 million a year ago as content acquisition costs continued to increase. 

Google Play reinstates Grooveshark music app after 16-month exile

Grooveshark's streaming music application for Android is once again available for download via the Google Play storefront more than a year after Google ousted the service, which remains the target of ongoing copyright infringement lawsuits.

Cricket expands Muve Music to all Android rate plans

Leap Wireless' Cricket Communications subsidiary is extending its popular Muve Music effort to all Android rate plans. The all-you-can eat service was previously available to Android device owners as part of Cricket's $65 flat-rate monthly package.