At a media roundtable, Rdio CEO Drew Lerner said that Spotify is a unicorn in the United States. People have been talking about it for two years, but nobody has seen it.
From Tom Foremski’s report:
I mentioned that I had “seen it” and used it and that it is a very impressive service. It streams almost immediately and it doesn’t have that online “shudder” that all other online streaming services seem to have and that put the listener on edge. And it has a great selection.
That explains Spotify’s stance here:
@mattsymcoxgreen No plans for browser based. We feel an app can provide a better user experience and are focusing on that.— Spotify (@Spotify) March 8, 2011
A year into using the service and I still have Rdio queue anxiety. I wonder if today is going to be the day when I lose the nearly 100 albums in my queue.