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Apple at last unveils its Pandora-killing iTunes Radio

Updated Jun 10th, 2013 3:01PM EDT
Apple iTunes Radio Announced

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After months of contract negotiations with record labels, Apple has finally announced its Pandora-killing music app called iTunes Radio. The new music service will be built into the official iOS Music app. Much like Pandora, iTunes Radio lets you create your own music stations simply by typing in names of artists. While you’re listening to a song that you like, you can make it a favorite by clicking a star icon and iTunes Radio will start playing more songs like it. iTunes Radio will be free and supported by ads although users can get an ad-free version of iTunes radio if they’re already subscribers to iTunes Match. Apple says that the new service will launch first in the United States before expanding to other countries.

Brad Reed
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Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at BGR.com and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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