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Tomahawk Combines Your Local Music with Spotify, Grooveshark, and Others to Put Virtually Any Song at Your Fingertips

22 Feb

Tomahawk Combines Your Local Music with Spotify, Grooveshark, and Others to Put Virtually Any Song at Your Fingertips.

Tomahawk Combines Your Local Music with Spotify, Grooveshark, and Others to Put Virtually Any Song at Your Fingertips

Windows/Mac/Linux: Tomahawk is a free desktop music player that combines your local library with the libraries of our favorite streaming music services, like Spotify, Grooveshark, and more, so you don’t need to open a multitude of separate players to listen to your music.

We love streaming services, but none of them have a perfect selection, and it would be nice if you could combine them all into one service. Tomahawk does this, starting off with your local library and letting you add extensions—called resolvers—to bring in libraries from services like Spotify, Grooveshark, Last.fm, Soundcloud, YouTube, Ex.fm, and even 4Shared. That way, you have the best of each library, without any of the holes. The player isn’t anything too special otherwise, but then again, neither is Spotify’s or Grooveshark’s.

You’ll need a premium account for the services like Spotify and Grooveshark, and you may need to grab the extensions from Tomahawk’s web site—some aren’t included with the program—but overall, it’s pretty simple to build up one streaming library to rule them all (now if only they had Rdio, too). Check out the video above to see it in action.

Tomahawk is a free download for all platforms.

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Could ‘Watched On’ Facebook News Feed Stories Save Netflix? You’ll be the one to decide.

29 Dec

 

Spotify added MILLIONS of new users by partnering with Facebook and sharing which songs Facebook users were listening to. Additionally, partnering with Facebook even helped Spotify gain over 1.5 millon new premium, paying subscribers!

So why can’t Netflix do the same?

After a disastrous Q3 2011, Netflix stands to replace some of the 800,000 subscribers it lost. It’s savior? The Facebook news feed. Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed a revised bill to change the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 to allow people to opt in to having their movie rental activity shared. This Act had delayed the Netflix Facebook app‘s launch in the US. Now the Facebook news feed is beginning to show “Josh Constine watched The Walking Dead on Netflix” stories that point back to the Netflix site. After being enticed by something a friend has watched, Facebook users might sign up and pay on Netflix.com so they can watch too.

Could ‘Watched On’ Facebook News Feed Stories Save Netflix? | TechCrunch.

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