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Apple Music Grows To 20M Paying Users

Apple Music's paying subscriber count has topped 20 million, the company confirmed to Billboard. It's been available since mid-2015 and had reached 17 million users by September. The service's growth is pretty significant, though Music remains well behind Spotify's 40 million.

Pandora Unveils 'Premium' On-Demand Service

Pandora's answer to Spotify and Apple Music has been unveiled. The new $10/month "Premium" streaming option is ad-free, on-demand, and lets users save their music offline. It includes a smart playlist feature for quickly adding similar content to a playlist with a single click.

Amazon Launches AWS Shield DDoS Protection

Amazon is turning on a new DDoS protection service and is making it available to AWS customers. Called AWS Shield, the technology will protect sites against DDoS attacks, like the one that disrupted service to sites using Dyn in October. Amazon was affected by the Dyn incident.