With apologies to Slate's Aisha Harris, who just published an article saying Songza surpasses Pandora and Spotify as the best site for streaming music, the best site is actually one she doesn't even mention.
It's official: Spotify announced this morning that it's making mobile streaming free for all users on any device. Previously, only paid, premium users could listen to their playlists on smartphones or tablets.
Google Inc., developer of the Android mobile-phone platform, plans to start a subscription music- streaming service as soon as this week that would compete with Spotify Ltd., people with knowledge of the matter said.
Early Monday, Microsoft (MSFT) announced that it will add Xbox Music as a preloaded device to its Surface tablets. Much like Spotify, the service will allow users to compile their own on-demand music and playlists, but it will also be able to be used for downloading individual songs onto a cloud storage system.