Peter Kafka

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Spotify Cuts Back On Free Music In Europe, Still Waiting On U.S. Launch

Spotify’s party may not be over, but it’s going to get quieter: The streaming music service has cut back on the amount of free music it will offer users, from 20 hours to 10 hours a month. The move is a concession to the big music labels, who are still worried that the service cuts into their remaining CD sales. But it doesn’t seem to be tied to a U.S. launch, which won’t happen until the company signs on Universal Music Group, the world’s biggest music company.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”