(12) United States Patent (10) Patent N0.: US 7,865,745 B2

(12) United States Patent (10) Patent N0.: US 7,865,745 B2
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(10) Patent N0.:
Girish et a].
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US 7,865,745 B2
(45) Date of Patent:
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TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVED PLAYLIST
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