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Deezer Takes Aim At Spotify With New App Studio, APIs, Echonest And Songkick Deals And App Updates

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http://techcrunch.com – Deezer, which earlier this year announced a $130 million round of funding to ramp up its music streaming business internationally. But to make sure that its service can compete against Spotify and others on the product level, today Deezer is also adding a bunch of new bells and whistles: it is launching a new app store called the App Studio and a set of APIs for others to embed the Deezer experience elsewhere; it’s partnering with (Spotify’s partner) Echonest for music discovery and Songkick for event listings; and it’s upgrading its iOS and Android apps. The goal is for Deez (IT news)