On a long enough timeline, playlists are kind of useless. Streaming services need better tools for organizing music. [via] It is the emotional currency of this construct which music services like Spotify hope to tap to drive up consumption. By enticing users to invest in creating dozens of personalised playlists, which cannot be exported to [...]
With Roadtrip Mixtape you enter your start and end points to create a Rdio mix of bands from the areas you’ll drive through. Very cool.
Rdio and Facebook have a shared listening feature I didn’t know about before. Very cool.
Radio Time Machine. (For full songs, you’ll need a Rdio account.) [via]
The WSJ looks at Google’s One Pass versus Apple’s new subscriptions. Customers can then make payments on the websites of any participating publisher as long as they are signed in to their Google accounts. The system can be used to view individual articles or for subscriptions and other payment plans. The system also lets publishers [...]