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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik