BlackBerry 10 to Launch with Marquee Apps and Content
Research In Motion today announced the initial batch of companies, apps, and studios that have given their support to BlackBerry 10. Some of the apps that will be available at launch include: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Foursquare, Whatsapp, Angry Birds, Where's My Water?, Plants vs. Zombies, New York Times, The Economist, ESPN Scorecenter, MLB At Bat, Cisco Webex, Bloomberg, Evernote, SAP, Citrix, Soundhound, The Weather Channel, Delta Airlines, and USA Today. Music studios that have voiced support for BB10 include Sony Music, Warner Music, and Universal Music. Movie studios and video content companies that have committed to BB10 include ABC, BBC, CBS, FOX, MGM, Nickelodeon, Pixar/Disney, Warner Bros. and others. These new apps, tracks, and video clips can all be discovered and downloaded from the new BlackBerry World content store directly on BlackBerry 10 handsets and from desktop browsers.
Skype Bringing 'Mojis' to Mobile Apps
Skype today revealed a new way for people to enliven their messages with what it calls Mojis. Mojis are short video clips pulled from popular movies and television shows such as The Muppets, Despicable Me, Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, and Jurassic Park that can be added to conversations.
Skype Adds More Moji Content
Skype today updated its mobile and desktop apps with a new round of Moji content. Mojis are short video clips pulled from popular movies and television shows.
Amazon Brings Prime Music to Smartphones
Amazon today launched Prime Music, its own streaming music service. Prime Music is free to those who subscribe to Amazon Prime ($99/year), which also offers perks such as discounted shipping and Amazon Instant Video.
BlackBerry Taps Amazon for Smartphone Apps
BlackBerry today said it signed an agreement with Amazon in order to offer more apps to owners of its BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The deal will add Amazon's Appstore to BlackBerry handsets running BBOS 10.3.
Milk Studios Sues Samsung for Trademark Violation
Milk Studios has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Samsung, which it says "intentionally, willfully, and knowingly" used the Milk name despite a business partnership with Milk Studios. Samsung launched Milk Music, a music-streaming service, earlier this year and followed it up just this month with Milk Video.