Who didn’t see this coming? Though Rdio initially denied it, the company will be breaking from its current deal with The Echo Nest, the recommendation engine that powers the streaming music service’s infinite playing Stations feature.
Rdio CEO, Anthony Bay, dismissed the loss, saying the company has multiple sources for its data. He said there are only three companies offering streaming music globally: Spotify, Deezer and Rdio, and he doesn’t see the loss of The Echo Nest as destructive to the company’s business model. (more…)