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Microsoft surrenders to Spotify and kills its own music service

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Mashable reports: “Spotify is trouncing its music streaming competitors, and Microsoft has bowed to this reality. On Monday, Microsoft announced it will shutter its own music streaming service, Groove Music Pass, and encourage its subscribers to migrate to the streaming giant Spotify. In a press release, Microsoft acknowledged that streaming has become the dominant way people now listen to music while tactfully admitting that Groove, which grew out of Xbox Music, simply couldn’t match the catalog and user experience offered by Spotify.”

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