SoundCloud hires Muve Music founder Jeff Toig as Chief Business Officer

Now this is an interesting move (excuse the pun): SoundCloud has hired Muve Music founder and ex-SVP Jeff Toig as its new Chief Business Officer. Toig not only founded the music subscription service Muve on behalf of its corporate parent Cricket Wireless, but also turned it into a big success story by rolling the cost of music subscriptions into Cricket’s data plans. At SoundCloud, he is likely going to use his music biz contacts to build some new revenue opportunities for the company.

Google+ adds SoundCloud widget support

Google+ users are now able to share SoundCloud widgets directly within their stream, thanks to a new cooperation between Google and the audio sharing service. SoundCloud was quick to point out in an emailed press release that this marks the first such integration of audio within Google+, but I’d expect that it won’t be the last, and that we are going to see a lot more third-party media sharing on Google+ within the next few months.

Revealed: the finalists for the 2012 Crunchies

Five finalists have been chosen in 20 different categories for the 2012 Crunchies awards, and we’re proud to release the worthy nominees today. Voting for the winners starts today, and the winners will be announced January 31st.

SoundCloud dreams of a day when you can talk to the internet

Sound is one of the main ways we interact with our surroundings and so SoundCloud wants to find as many different ways as possible to incorporate it into how we interact with the internet too, co-founder Alex Ljung told attendees at RoadMap on Monday.