Peter Kafka

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Nokia Launches Pandora-like Service for New Lumia Phones

It’s the week for tech giants to unveil music plans, apparently: A day after Apple launched iTunes Match, and a day before Google launches its music service, Nokia is taking the wraps off Mix Radio, a Pandora-like streaming service. The app will run on Nokia’s new Lumia handsets using Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system; music tech start-up the Echo Nest will power the app’s personalization engine.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus