Growth Matters: Last.fm learns your music and gives you more

With all the gloom in the global economy, I got to wondering whether there is anything else going on in the world of business. I'm looking for growth because I think that's what will ultimately bring the economy out of the doldrums. Not surprisingly, that growth is coming from technology companies. In Growth Matters, I look at consumer technology companies that point the way to growth trends -- and in the process introduce services and products you may want to explore

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Do you wish you could find an online music service that would play only what you like to listen to? If so, it may be worth taking some time to visit Last.fm. I interviewed CBS Interactive's public relations specialist, Katie Gunion, who said, "Last.fm is a music service that learns what you love. Every track you play will tell your Last.fm profile something about what you like. It can connect you to other people who like what you like -- and recommend songs from their music collections and yours too."