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.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Google to Merge Google Play Music and YouTube Red
Jul 27, 2017
Google plans to shake up its music offering and ad-free video service, according to statements made by Lyor Cohen, the head of Google Play Music. As it stands today, Google Play Music is available to a single person for $10 per month and families for $15 per month.
Apple Releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2
May 29, 2018
Apple today made iOS 11.4 available to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The most significant new feature of iOS 11.4 is AirPlay 2, a more advanced version of Apple's wireless audio technology.
Verizon Updates Cloud App with Smart Albums
Nov 5, 2015
Verizon Wireless has improved the Verizon Cloud app for Android devices with new features called Smart Albums and Print Shop. Smart Albums can automatically select the best photos and videos to create albums based on events and locations.