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 Buys RCS Messaging Provider
Samsung today said it has acquired NewNet Communication Technologies, a Canadian company that provides rich communication services (RCS) infrastructure. NewNet offers standards-based RCS tools that allow phone makers and network operators to deploy advanced messaging services, such as group chats, multimedia support, and enhanced calling.