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iTunes Streaming starts to emerge on iOS devices with latest iDisk update

iTunes Streaming isn't here yet, despite the rumors, but Apple just took the first steps with the latest update to iDisk for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. In case you're not familiar with iDisk, it's the app that manages storage on your MobileMe account, and it just got the ability to play audio in the background. That means exactly what you think it means: if you store music on your iDisk,...

Apple rumored to launch cloud-based streaming iTunes soon

Apple and Google are jockeying for position when it comes to cloud-based music apps. Google has fired the opening salvo by announcing its cloud-based Google Music service, due to launch this fall, but Apple is poised to fight back with the acquisition of streaming music service Lala. New rumors from Boy Genius Report outline a pretty plausible cloud strategy for Apple that is centered around...

Apple puts a bullet in Lala: zombie Lala to return as iTunes streaming?

When Apple acquired Lala, a lot of people wondered how long the popular streaming audio service would last. Ed Bott recently asked the question over at CNet, and today we've got our answer: about five months. Visit Lala.com today, and you'll be greeted with a brief message: we're shutting down and we're not taking any more new users. Existing members who still have funds in their wallets can...

Apple buys Lala music service. Could streaming iTunes be on the way?

Apple has reportedly just purchased Lala, a music service probably best known as a partner in Google's new music search results. Lala offers streaming access to its music library at a rate of 10 cents a track for unlimited replays. Does this mean a cheap streaming option will eventually come to iTunes? Lala doesn't have a huge user base, so perhaps Apple is planning its own streaming music...

Lala launches online music store with its head in the clouds

Lala is back, and while it's probably better than ever, it may not be good enough. Lala started out its life as a CD swapping service. But in a world of digital downloads, that's not much of a business model. Now Lala is back as an online music store - with a twist. You can download albums or individual tracks of DRM-free music from Lala just as you can from iTunes or Amazon MP3. The company has...

Lala to launch free music on demand service

Music website Lala plans to launch a new music on demand service soon. While online radio sites like Pandora or Last.fm let provide a stream of audio tailored to your tastes, Lala's service will let you click on an individual song and listen to it. Currently that's only something you can do with subscription services like Rhapsody. There's just one problem. It costs money to stream audio on...

la la: Trade music CDs for a dollar

Want some new CDs? Got some to get rid of? la la might be of some assistance. It's a web service that will hook you up with the CDs you want, in exchange for the CDs you want to rid yourself, and a dollar. It works like this: At the la la web site you enter the CDs you have and the CDs you want. When la la sees that you have a CD somebody else wants, and you agree to ship it, la la will send you...