10/06/2009 by AndreaUrbanFox
Last.fm is a sinking ship and the first rats have just announced they are bailing out. In their blog they say all is well. It`s just time to move on. Yeah right! That is why The Guardian Tech reports they “struggled to generate significant revenue”.
This comes after weeks of turmoil with many changes within the site such as more advertisement, redesign of the music player, pushing their paid subscription (which, as a former subscriber, I can guarantee is a waste of money), etc.
I find the timing for this announcement of particular relevance. Wasnt Last.fm just a few weeks ago being accused of passing on user details such as IP to RIAA? Wasnt Last.fm not facing a user scrobbling strike due to charging for the radio, not inc.UK,USA and Germany, infuriating and rightly so users from other countries? Wasnt Last.fm defending and protecting their Neo-Nazi forums, hiding behind “freedom of speech” while silencing with threats and bans anyone who dared stood up to them?