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Moki.tv is a killer companion to online video services

With all the streaming, on-demand video sites available to choose from nowadays, a site like freshly-launched Moki.tv can be a very handy resource to file in your bookmarks. Moki bills itself as the ultimate guide to online entertainment, and it's certainly one of the best of its breed. A number of popular video services are supported, including iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Comcast's...

AOL Play for Android helps you discover and share great music

Looking for a way to share what you're listening to and discover some great new music at the same time? Check out Play by AOL. It's a new Android app which lets you post what you're listening to on Facebook or Twitter, sample free downloads from Spinner, and see what your friends are listening to. [Disclosure: Play, Spinner and Download Squad are all owned by AOL.] There's also the promise of...

Like.fm aggregates, simplifies your music discovery and sharing

Those of you who spend a lot of time online discovering and listening to music may want to check out Like.fm, a new app which is designed to automatically track and share what you play. It's a sort of 'discovery aggregator,' pulling in tunes from services like YouTube, Pandora, Rdio, and Grooveshark -- which already offer their own discovery tools. Like.fm aims to provide one-stop shopping,...

Bizzy launches check-out app, helps you find places to shop

There's a new check-in app in town, but Bizzy isn't just about letting friends know where you are -- it's also about rating businesses where you just completed a purchase. The app also acts as a discovery service, allowing you to see where users with tastes similar to your own have been checking out. Location updates can be posted to Facebook or Twitter, and so far the service has gathered...

Npacked software install manager is like Synaptic for Windows

One thing I've always preferred about Linux over Windows is the fact that just about every big-name distro includes a slick, easy-to-use package manager that makes installing and updating software a simple procedure. If you're using Windows, you need to know where to go to download apps -- in Linux, you just need to fire up your package manager and browse or search. We've looked at a few...

Last.fm to require subscription for radio use on mobile apps

Starting February 15th, Last.fm will no longer offer its radio service via mobile apps for free. From that point on, a Last.fm subscription will be required if you want to listen on your smartphone. In the official announcement, Last.fm's Matthew Hawn spells out the reasons for the change. Unsurprisingly, it's got a lot to do with profitability. Last.fm on the desktop will continue to offer...

Mflow is a snazzy new music discovery Web app

Mflow is a new music discovery app I came across in the Chrome Web Store -- though as with many "apps" there, it was little more than a bookmark with a pretty icon. In truth, the mflow (yes, it's all lower case...) beta works in any browser. Sign yourself up, or simply log in with your Facebook account and choose a username. After that, it's all about searching, following, and "flow"-ing. When...

No Spotify in the U.S. this year, label deals still up in the air

Spotify is an excellent music service. At least, it appears to be, based on what our friends in Europe tell us. North American resident, of course, are still geo-blocked from using Spotify -- though we had been promised a U.S. launch in 2010. With just under four weeks left in the year, it looks like the reports we heard in October weren't totally accurate. In truth, Spotify is not close to...

Slacker Radio for Windows Phone 7

On my desktop, I'm a Grooveshark user -- but there's no Grooveshark app for Windows Phone 7 yet... so where does one turn for custom-tailored streaming tunes? Why, Slacker Radio, of course! Search for a band, tap their name (Volbeat, for example), and Slacker begins buffering your first track and looking for other songs it thinks you'll like -- which you can like or ban while they play. Tap...

Offsite for Google Chrome helps you discover related content

Full disclosure: AOL is DownloadSquad's parent company AOL has been busy re-tooling itself ever since head honcho Tim Armstrong took the reigns, and one area that has received a lot of attention is social networking and content discovery. Lifestream is, perhaps, AOL's biggest social app, and now there's a second: Offsite. Currently, Offsite is available as an extension for Google Chrome....

We Are Hunted revamps, adds music discovery and social sections

I covered We Are Hunted about a month ago, but they've just undergone a fairly major overhaul. In a nutshell, We Are Hunted trawls Twitter, Facebook, P2P networks, and a whole bunch of other sources in order to figure out what music is hot and interesting right now. It looks nice -- and it works. And now, they've added a new music discovery option, which feels just as slick as the rest of the...

Ten awesome ways to find new music online

I think the need for music and rhythm is one of the most basic human needs; and as we evolve, so evolve our ways of hunting and gathering this precious commodity. In this post, I've gathered 10 great places to expand your musical horizons: free, legal ways to discover music online, which work everywhere (not only in the US or in Europe)! Not all of the sites below actually let you listen to...

We Are Hunted lets you hunt for the best music online, in style

The other day I floated a question over on our Facebook page. I wanted to know where DLS readers get their music recommendations; I was looking for blogs or anything that is not the same old tired Last.fm. There were lots of good answers (that I will cover as time goes on), and I got a nice surprise in the form of a comment from our cool sister blog, Switched. They pointed me toward one of the...

Facebook Like extension for Google Chrome lets you thumbs-up any web page

While bloggers and website owners everywhere wrestle with whether or not to integrate the vast array of new 'Facebook on your site' goodies, FB users are starting to use that little like button. If you're running Google Chrome, you don't need to wait on an update to your favorite sites. Just grab the Facebook Likes extension and you'll be able to submit any web page you browse. Just give the...

Last.fm dumps streaming, focuses on recommendation

Last.fm just made a huge change to its offerings, deciding to let partner services handle on-demand music streaming, while Last.fm focuses on the recommendation and discovery side of its business. It's a big loss for users in the US, UK and Germany, who have been able to listen to plenty of full tracks via Last.fm for the past two years. So, why the switch? Last.fm says it's because of the...