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Spotify Heads to Germany

Spotify will get access to a major new market tomorrow, when it opens for business in Germany. Like last year’s move into the U.S., the streaming music service will find several competitors waiting for it, including Simfy and Rhapsody (via its Napster purchase). Spotify will use the same pricing plan it offers in the rest of Europe: Limited free access and a 10-euro-per-month plan for unlimited and mobile service.


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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