Microsoft, Spotify and The Echo Nest launch Mixshape, an engaging tool for ordering playlists


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Microsoft, Spotify and music intelligence firm The Echo Nest have joined forces to create Mixshape, a visual tool that automatically sorts playlists based on the properties and moods of individual songs.

Mixshape is built on top of The Echo Nest’s technology, which is sometimes called the “big data of music”, while Spotify provides the playlists, which maxes out at 300 tracks for the tool.

Microsoft’s part in the project involving helping the tool be optimized for Internet Explorer 10 and the Windows 8 touch interfaces. We tested the Web app on a Windows touch device and enjoyed the tactile interface. Mixshape also worked on a Mac running with Chrome, though it wasn’t quite as engaging.

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