Streaming music service Pandora announced Monday it is buying "key assets" from Rdio to bolster its position against Apple, Spotify and other rivals.
Apple's freshly launched music service became available Tuesday on rival mobile devices powered by Google-backed Android software.
Streaming video from Netflix, HBO and other leading services will no longer count toward data limits under T-Mobile's higher data plans.
Apple on Wednesday began offering Apple Music and other digital content in China, putting a bargain price on the service in the high-priority market.
Apple's online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews.
Online music streamer Spotify defended itself Friday after angry users accused it of abusive personal data collection by asking for access to their contacts and photos.
Only 21 percent of users who have tested Apple Music no longer use it, Apple said Wednesday, countering the results of a survey that found defection rates at more than twice that amount.
Rhapsody International, the operator of the Rhapsody and Napster streaming music services, says it has surpassed 3 million paying subscribers globally as more consumers realize the benefits of offline listening.
Apple's online shop and recently launched streaming music service stumbled on Tuesday, experiencing outages as the company was poised to release quarterly earnings figures.
Comcast is adding another hook to try to keep customers in front of the TV: video games in its set-top boxes.