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MixRadio, a music streaming service, to spin off from Microsoft
MixRadio, a music streaming service, to spin off from Microsoft

Microsoft’s downsizing could spawn a larger competitor in the crowded field of music streaming apps. MixRadio, part of Microsoft’s Nokia division, is available through a website and as an app built exclusively for Microsoft Windows devices. But MixRadio said last week that it's seeking investment to become a standalone company. That means the app, which streams genre-separated, curated playlists, could come to Android and Apple devices soon. "MixRadio plans to become a third-party service, delivered by a separate company, and continue to be preloaded on Microsoft devices," the company said in a statement. Microsoft wants to focus on building a solid platform...

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