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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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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