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Aspiro Kills WiMP, Relaunches HiFi Streaming Service Tidal

Jay Z bought 95.18 percent of Aspiro’s shares. This was enough for a compulsory buyout of the entire company, per Chapter 22 of the Swedish Companies Act. Aspiro then applied to delist from Stockholm’s NASDAQ. Now the name WiMP Music is being killed. Aspiro will have one music streaming service named TIDAL. – Nina Ulloa, Digital Music News
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Tidal brings high quality audio streaming to everyone — for a price

Today a Swedish company named Aspiro is releasing a similarly high-end service called TIDAL, […] You can listen on iOS, Android, or a web app, along with 34 home audio systems including Sonos, all for $19.99 a month. […] you can absolutely tell the difference in sound quality between existing services and this one, and at times its 16-bit FLAC files can be stunning. Tidal is built on the back of WiMP Music, a goofily named Spotify competitor in Europe, and so it comes with a catalog of 25 million tracks that so far has had most of what I’ve searched for. […] What Tidal doesn’t have is great design […] Tidal’s black-and-white hodgepodge likely won’t impress you. And those huge files you’re streaming have downsides of their own: there’s a noticeable lag when you skip tracks as the file buffers; saving files to your mobile device can quickly chew through your storage; and streaming for even a few hours over LTE could be hell on your data plan. – Casey Newton,The Verge
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