Samsung Picks Up mSpot to Bolster Cloud Services
Samsung today announced that it is in the process of acquiring mSpot, a California-based company that provides cloud access to media. According to Samsung, the acquisition will add to its music, video, and radio services for Samsung devices. At the same time, it will expand the potential footprint of devices for mSpot and its services. Once the acquisition is complete, mSpot will be a key pre-installed service on new Samsung mobile smartphones and tablets. Samsung will acquire all the assets, products, and employees of mSpot; terms were not disclosed.
Samsung to Reward Samsung Pay Users
Samsung today announced the pending launch of Samsung Rewards, a loyalty program for its Samsung Pay mobile payment service. Moving forward, people who sign up for Samsung Rewards will be able to earn points with Samsung when they use Samsung Pay to pay for goods and services.
Samsung to Pour Milk Video Down the Drain Nov. 20
Samsung today indicated via the Google Play Store that it will discontinue its Milk Video app and service for Android smartphones. "While we remain committed to providing premium entertainment services, we have decided to end support for the Samsung Milk Video app as of November 20, 2015," said Samsung.
Samsung to Buy Cloud Company Joyent
Samsung today said it has agreed to acquire Joyent, a U.S.-based cloud services provider. Samsung will use Joyent's assets to support various products, including mobile devices, internet of things, and its own cloud-based software.
Samsung's Milk Music Service Expands to Web
Samsung has created a version of its Milk Music service that's accessible from any desktop browser. Milk Music uses Slacker's music library, but has a unique user interface for browsing through songs, albums, artists, and radio stations.
Samsung's Knox Platform Adds More BlackBerry Tools
Samsung and BlackBerry today announced that Samsung's Knox enterprise security service will adopt BlackBerry's WorkLife and SecuSUITE services. The WorkLife tool will let Samsung device owners keep their work and personal data separate on the device.