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First Take: Rdio.com
First Take: Rdio.com
06/22/10 at 10:00 AM by Jason Tate
I've been pretty vocal with my love for Spotify. With it not being in the United States (yet), I've been trying out other options to see if there was anything that piqued my interest. People recommended a bunch of stuff - but nothing quite hit the homerun I was looking for. However, I am pleased to say that after giving Rdio a try for the past week ... we have a stand-up triple.

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1) Great web interface. Works great, easy to use, easy to integrate with twitter/facebook/lastfm. Sharing is a breeze. Clean design. Cool features. Recommended artists and "radio" work well (found a few new bands).

2) Blackberry App. This app alone, almost, makes it worth...[read more]
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10:20 AM on 06/22/10
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thanks for this post, Jason. I've been too searching for something like Spotify, as it is not in the US yet. Hadn't heard of Rdio, so I'll be checking it out.
That said, I was glad to hear you don't like MOG or Grooveshark because frankly, they both suck. Grooveshark is ad heavy and not user friendly at all in my opinion. Lots of people say Last.FM is doing a lot of great things, but I don't see it.
10:28 AM on 06/22/10
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i cant download it? says coming soon
10:38 AM on 06/22/10
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i cant download it? says coming soon
Same for me.
11:04 AM on 06/22/10
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The phone in one pocket/iPod in the other was my biggest driver for getting an iPhone
11:15 AM on 06/22/10
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Glad to see you enjoyed the invite I sent over. I think companies like this are the future of music... Well until iTunes goes subscription based. Then that will be the future.
11:17 AM on 06/22/10
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Sign up for the beta. Took a couple weeks and I got an invite.
12:47 PM on 06/22/10
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Not In Canada yet, like every other service. Oah well, i'll wait and see if it ever comes to Canada.
12:50 PM on 06/22/10
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I am intrigued. Will be checking this out.
01:07 PM on 06/22/10
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I've been using this for a few days and I think I like it. I am constantly switching between streaming services because they all piss me off at some point. The only things I really don't like about this one so far are the desktop app and the relatively small library, but supposedly they are working on improving both of those. MOG's library is a total mess- links are constantly broken or clicking on one thing plays another, etc. Napster's desktop app sucks (and is PC only), and the web interface is even worse. They seem to have the largest library though.
01:58 PM on 06/22/10
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Hey Jason, in response to your "social" comment: I've noticed that, unlike Lala, non-Rdio members can't listen to anything that members share (I tried sharing something, but when a non-member clicked the link, they were prompted to sign up). I can't say I'm surprised, but do you anticipate this being a sticking point for some?
02:02 PM on 06/22/10
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Hey Jason, in response to your "social" comment: I've noticed that, unlike Lala, non-Rdio members can't listen to anything that members share (I tried sharing something, but when a non-member clicked the link, they were prompted to sign up). I can't say I'm surprised, but do you anticipate this being a sticking point for some?
Don't see any way to allow it otherwise ... the $ to the company would be too high.
04:14 PM on 06/22/10
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i still jerk off manually.

the most techy way i listen to music is pandora on my blackberry.

i've been enjoying playing vinyl when i'm at home a lot more.
08:07 AM on 06/23/10
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Thanks for the rec, I'll have to try it out.
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