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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald