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Samsung Music Hub launches on Galaxy S III in US

07/31, 5:07pm

30-day trial of premium service includes radio, free album

Samsung has brought its Music Hub service to the US, following an initial launch in Europe. Based on technology from recently acquired mSpot, the music service will allow Samsung Galaxy S III users to buy music from its 7digital-based online store and access the content from the cloud, streaming purchases to the handset and a web-based player. A subscription service adding more features is also available.

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Verizon Viewdini to bring streaming for Android LTE devices

05/22, 11:58am

Viewdini platform will aggregate video content from free, paid services

At The Cable Show in Boston, Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced it will soon release a new platform called Viewdini that will allow streaming of video content to subscribers of Comcast Xfinity, Hulu Plus, mSpot, Netflix, and TV sites to their mobile devices. Also, 4G mobile plans are required, and the service will only be available to Android-powered devices first, though support for other platforms is promised, as is content from Verizon FiOS.

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AT&T to load LG Thrill 4G with Qik, extra 3D content

06/22, 6:25pm

LG Thrill 4G first ATT phone to have Qik and 3D

AT&T this morning gave further details of the LG Thrill 4G that included a handful of first for the carrier. The 3D Android phone better known as the Optimus 3D will be AT&T's first to come with Qik preloaded and, like devices from the past year, will have two-way video chat out of the box. Unlike at other US carriers loading the app, though, AT&T's service will be at least officially relegated to use on Wi-Fi.

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mSpot to launch Radio Spotter to cloud music feature

05/26, 11:10am

mSpot intros Radio Spotter addition to service

The mSpot cloud music service on Thursday will add a Radio Spotter beta feature. It will match songs users uploaded to their locker with Internet radio stations based on genres and artist searches. The metadata in a user's uploaded music collection will be used to offer new Stations Suggestions tab in the applications portion of the interface.

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mSpot bumps free storage to 5GB amid competition from Amazon

03/30, 9:50pm

Company offers cloud music service

Cloud entertainment company mSpot has announced that its free storage option has been increased to 5GB. The change appears to be directly related to Amazon's introduction of a competing service, Cloud Drive, that offers a 5GB storage locker for a user's music collection, along with a player interface for remote streaming.

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mSpot preempts Apple with iTunes cloud locker for iPhone

12/15, 9:50am

mSpot iTunes cloud sharing goes live for iPhone

mSpot today brought its Internet-based music locker service to the iPhone with a native app (free, App Store). The title gives access to any unprotected music uploaded to mSpot's servers and will not only stream it but cache it locally. Changes to music on a Mac or Windows PC pushed to mSpot are synced to the Apple device, letting users listen to music even if on an iPod touch that isn't on Wi-Fi.

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mSpot Movies provides streaming rentals to iPads

07/12, 9:35am

mSpot Movies goes live for iPad

mSpot provided a first for the iPad today as it officially launched mSpot Movies (free, App Store). The now universal app gives Apple's tablet the option of renting both current and vintage movies without having to store the videos locally, even with chapter markers and resuming. The newer service also works over 3G in addition to Wi-Fi and can auto-adjust the bitrate to keep the movie playing depending on the connection quality.

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mSpot streaming goes public for Macs and PCs, Android phones

06/28, 9:45am

mSpot puts music in the cloud for PCs, phones

After a private beta, mSpot today launched its cloud-based music service. The subscription service lets users sync music from iTunes and folders with an online locker that they can then stream from other computers and phones. Changes to one are automatically pushed to the other.

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mSpot turns iTunes music into cloud streaming service

05/19, 10:30am

mSpot cloud music streaming enters private beta

mSpot today formally previewed a unique online music service that could eliminate the need for local songs for some users. The self-title feature gives users between 2GB and 20GB of storage for streaming either to a browser on a Mac or Windows PC and, currently, Android phones. It can work purely with folders but is uniquely aware of iTunes and will export playlists, ratings and other metadata.

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