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Last.fm

A leading music recommendation and Internet radio service from Last.fm Ltd. (www.last.fm). Advertiser supported, Last.fm lets users create their own radio stations by selecting a favorite artist and voting their likes and dislikes. The more users vote their preference, the more Last.fm fine tunes subsequent recommendations for that station. Last.fm is also available for the iPhone.

Scrobbling (Collaborative Filtering)
Last.fm uses collaborative filtering to make song recommendations based on the preferences of millions of users in its "Audioscrobbler" database ("those-who-like-this-also-like-that"). In order to fine tune the user's profile and add to the database, Last.fm encourages users to upload their music titles whenever they listen to songs on their computers or iPods. Called "scrobbling," there is a raft of plug-ins and software that enable users to scrobble the music they play, even including the songs played from Pandora radio stations. See Spotify, Pandora, music recommendation service and music search.
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As can be also seen from the results, BPR-MF performs worse than CLiMF and MFMAP in all conditions on Last.fm and MovieLens dataset and in most conditions of the Epinions dataset.
The partnership enables anyone on Guvera to connect to their Last.fm account and track the music they are listening to, as well as get better music recommendations.
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While music services like Rhapsody, Songza and Slacker have technological strengths, the belief is that they will either be acquired or suffer Last.FM's fate.
Data showed that scrobbles of Poker Face, from Lady Gaga's 2008 debut album, were deleted most by Last.fm members apparently embarrassed that their friends might see their taste for bubblegum pop, The Telegraph reports.
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In contrast, established competitors Pandora and Last.fm only required users to go to their site and register, and then they could simply type in an artist and press play.
Some of the initial ones look up song lyrics or link with music tracking service last.fm, but the future could bring all sorts of new ideas.
We compiled the Last.fm 360K data set, (1) which contains the usage data (more than 17M rows) for almost 360,000 last.fm users and 160,000 unique artists, for the period of 2005-2008.
Unlike the competing services of Pandora and Last.fm, which limit a user's ability to select the songs and artists that will play, Spotify lets a user select specific songs, albums, and artists.
In addition to video content, Boxee users can access great music from sites like Pandora, last.fm, shoutcast, as well as stunning photos from sites like flickr, Picasa and Facebook.
Meanwhile, Michael Breidenbruecker, co-founder of Last.fm and founder of technology firm RjDj, talked about "getting past the Lubberland problem" of having too much music to choose from.