Feeds

We7 revamps for radio

Putting on Pandora pants

Security for virtualized datacentres

Mass market music service We7 is moving closer to Pandora and Last.fm with the latest revision of its mobile app. It's not something that will appeal to music fanatics, who know exactly what they want, but should prove popular to the more traditional radio audience.

The app generates and downloads up to ten concurrent "stations", each up to five hours of music, to listen to offline. These are based on genre or artist or We7's own editorial choices, or your own favourites.

The app will first be available on Android, with iPhone and iPad versions to follow. We7 has pushed up to the limits of what performance licenses allow. The user can skip songs and rate them, but not rewind to listen to a song again, or choose what plays next.

The premium on-demand portion remains - offering a Spotify-style jukebox with no repeat restrictions for offline use for a tenner a month. But the emphasis here has gone on filling up your phone with as much stuff for offline use. It didn't skip a beat when the SIM-card was yanked out of the demo device I saw, a Galaxy tablet.

The Peter Gabriel-backed venture began life as a free, ad-supported download store four years ago, but now CEO Steve Purdham tells us there's little demand for download stores these days, which nevertheless require a significant overhead. Pandora's phenomenal growth suggests streams are a better bet. ®

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.