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Nokia MixRadio spins out of Microsoft as standalone streaming music service

MixRadio will continue to be preloaded on smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone software, but it will also have the freedom to explore other platforms like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. […] On Windows Phone, MixRadio is available in 31 countries. Nokia has never published details of how many people are using it, although [Jyrki Rosenberg,MixRadio] said the app currently has “millions of happy customers”. As an independent company, MixRadio will now have the freedom to launch on Android and iOS, which between them have a huge share of the smartphone and tablet market. – Stuart Dredge, The Guardian http://ift.tt/1yAo4tM
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LG plans to use WebOS software to power all Internet-Connected TVs next Year

The South Korean company believes that the expanded rollout of its WebOS television sets will give it an edge with app developers against rivals, such as Samsung Electronics Co. , which are searching for or developing platforms for Internet TV sets. […] Unlike with smartphones, there isn’t a dominant platform used in smart TVs. Traditional sets still account for more than half of global TV shipments, according to analysts’ estimates. Smart TVs are estimated to account for 44% of all flat-panel TV shipments this year and rise to 73% by 2017, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. – Min-Jeong Lee,The Wall Street Journal http://on.wsj.com/1rC4ppi
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