Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

Music Businesses Google

Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza 45

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the all-manowar-all-the-time dept.
mpicpp (3454017) writes with news that Google is expanding its online music services through acquisition. From the article: Songza focuses on playlists curated by music experts that are designed for specific activities or occasions and then suggested to specific listeners based on seven points of context: day of week, time of day, the device used being used, weather, location, what the particular listener has done before with the service considering those previous five points, and then what all other Songza listeners have done before given the first five context points.
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza

Comments Filter:
  • Re:What? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Joe Gillian (3683399) on Wednesday July 02, 2014 @11:44AM (#47369113)

    From the article, it's apparently an online radio service, similar to Pandora or Spotify, except instead of using machine-based algorithms to determine what you might like, it uses lists made by "music experts" based on criteria you give it. I hadn't heard of it before the article, but I might take a look when I get home from work.

  • Re:What? (Score:5, Informative)

    by BForrester (946915) on Wednesday July 02, 2014 @12:03PM (#47369285)

    What is Songza?

    I don't know how popular it is as a browser-based service, but it's a very popular mobile app. Particularly when linked through home media systems, it allows a user to very quickly jump to a playlist based on a desired genre, activity, or mood.

    Activities examples:

    Breaking Up
    Driving in the Left Lane
    Getting High
    Making Out
    Unwinding after work

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?