Streaming Rivals To Apple: What Took You So Long?
June 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM (PT)
APPLE's introduction of iTUNES RADIO at the WWDC earlier TODAY did not go unnoticed by rival streaming services, which pointed out that their services do pretty much everything Apple's service ca,
"Maybe people do want to rent music, after all,' SLACKER CEO JIM CADY said. "APPLE finally jumping into the streaming music space validates the work we’ve been doing at SLACKER since 2010, offering anytime, anywhere access to the world’s music library on any device. APPLE creates great products, but unless you’re in the APPLE ecosystem you’re out of luck. Walled gardens don’t benefit listeners and SLACKER believes in the importance of giving users true freedom to access their content, whether they’re on iOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS, a smart TV, XBOX or in-car infotainment system."
"We launched our streaming radio service in 2011," - NOKIA MUSIC VP/Entertainment JYRKI ROSENBERG said. "It’s interesting to see APPLE react now and it seems they continue to play catch up. NOKIA MUSIC will stay true to our mobile-first approach and continue to deliver an extremely simple, personalized and contextual way to discover and enjoy music on the go.
"By removing the time and costs associated with exploring and keeping on the pulse of music, its popularity with consumers continues to grow," he continued. "NOKIA MUSIC is live in 28 countries from INDIA to RUSSIA, from FINLAND to SOUTH AFRICA and from CANADA to MEXICO."