Samsung Intros Multi-Device Apps Store
Today Samsung announced a new application store that is compatible with Samsung TVs, blu-ray players and select mobile phones. The Samsung Apps Store will be primarily for TVs, with applications launching within a few months. Content partners will include companies such as AccuWeather.com, The Associated Press, Blockbuster, Fashion TV, Netflix, Picasa, Pandora, Rovi, Travel Channel, Twitter, USA TODAY, and Vudu. According to Samsung, several of the apps available this year will allow Samsung HDTVs to interact with select Samsung Wi-Fi-enabled phones. For example, Samsung says that consumers could play a game of poker on the TV and use a phone to control the on-screen play. The initial batch of apps will be free.
Aug 29, 2018
Blu Products today announced its flagship phone for the second half of the year, the Vivo XI+. This phone drops the mostly metal build of older Blu phones in favor of a glass front, metal frame, and plastic rear that are assembled with a smooth profile all around.
Dec 13, 2018
Blu today revealed the Vivo Go, a sub-$100 smartphone that runs the Go Edition of Android 9 Pie. Android Go focuses on delivering the core Android experience through lightweight versions of Google's apps.
Sep 28, 2018
Google says it has updated how it handles search for travelers in a way that should make it easier to piece together trips over time. When searchers first look for certain travel destinations, Google will begin to show things to do and related travel articles.
Sep 24, 2018
SiriusXM today announced that it has agreed to acquire Pandora in an all-stock deal valued at $3.5 billion. SiriusXM provides satellite radio to some 36 million car-based subscribers, while Pandora has about 70 million listeners with 5.6 million paying monthly for Pandora's premium service.
Mar 23, 2021
Starting today, T-Mobile customers can sign up for free access to an exclusive upgraded version of the Pandora app that offers several premium features over the standard free version. The premium features include: "Ad-free Pandora music stations each weekend" (after watching one special ad).
Very, very cool!