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.
Pandora Launches Premium Music Service
Mar 13, 2017
Pandora today finally launched its long-awaited Pandora Premium music service for mobile devices and the web. Pandora Premium is a $10-per-month music streaming service that competes with Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music.
Pandora Spins a New Tune with Video Ads to Unlock Premium Sessions
Dec 14, 2017
Pandora today rolled out a new way to enjoy streaming music on mobile devices. Moving forward, people who use Pandora's free, ad-supported service will be able to listen to a specific song, album, or playlist after viewing a 15-second video ad.
Google to Shutter Picasa In Favor of Google Photos
Feb 12, 2016
Google today said it plans to retire Picasa, which has long served as its online photo management service, in favor of the newer Google Photos product. Google hopes to accomplish the transition over the next few months and said it is taking pains to ensure users' photos and memories are preserved.
Pandora Plus Gives Listeners More Control
Sep 15, 2016
Pandora today announced Pandora Plus, a revised version of its $5-per-month music streaming service. Pandora Plus offers ad-free listening with the ability to skip and replay songs, as well as listen offline.
Very, very cool!