The "love" and "ban" buttons allowed users to gradually customise their profiles.
won the Europrix 2002 and was nominated for the Prix Ars Electronica in 2003.) and teams began to work closely together, both teams moving into the same offices in Whitechapel, London, and by 2003 was fully integrated with Audioscrobbler profiles.
At the end of April 2007, rumours of negotiations between CBS and emerged, suggesting that CBS intended to purchase for about £225 million.
(9 million USD) In May 2007 it was announced that Channel 4 Radio was to broadcast a weekly show called Worldwide Chart reflecting what users around the world were listening to.
Jones developed the first plugins, and then opened an API to the community, after which many music players on different operating system platforms were supported.
This information is transferred ("scrobbled") to Last.fm's database either via the music player itself (including, among others Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, and Music Bee) or via a plugin installed into the user's music player.On , it was announced that had been bought by CBS for £140 million with Last.fm's current management team staying in place.On 22 February 2009, Techcrunch claimed that "[the] RIAA asked social music service for data about its user's listening habits to find people with unreleased tracks on their computers.The old Audioscrobbler site at the domain name was wholly merged into the new site on 9 August 2005.was launched as a separate development-oriented site on 5 September 2005.