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Spotify co-founder touts “platform” initiatives at CTIA 2012

Spotify co-founder touts “platform” initiatives at CTIA 2012

This morning at the 2nd full day's CTIA 2012 keynote, Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek shared his views on the future of mobile streaming music with the world. With both free and premium offerings, Spotify is the second biggest revenue stream in the whole country in the UK, this model of course being hoped for by Ek as Spotify grows in the USA. They're already doing fairly well with the average Spotify user in the USA listening to 100 minutes of music a day, they having created 700 million playlists with Spotify software in the short number of months the service has been available in the states.

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VISA President: we’ve “moved beyond” NFC

VISA President: we’ve “moved beyond” NFC

This morning at the 2nd full day's keynote at CTIA 2012, VISA President John Partridge offered the company's view on how the mobile world will expand in the very near future. In and important step in the story of banking across the earth, mobile banking specifically, 2.5 billion "unbanked" adults across were introduced to mobile banking in the very recent past which has "transformed the lives of millions of people" said Partridge. "NFC technology has been the global mobile payment standard technology" noted Partridge, "this is a critical step," through "VISA has moved beyond this method" with V.me by VISA.

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EA Games CEO promises “mobile won’t kill consoles”

EA Games CEO promises “mobile won’t kill consoles”

This week at CTIA in the second full day's Keynote series, John Riccitiello has been introduced as not only the current CEO of Electronic Arts, but as a frequent participant in CTIA and the whole mobile world as well. He began speaking on how Electronic Arts would be a proponent of innovation and change in the mobile industry with games, of course. Showing an intense series of images in rapid succession with maddeningly loud dance music, he showed essentially how EA games has not just a few, but an absolutely giant amount of games out at the moment with mobile potential.

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Mozilla CEO: “Apple showed us the way”

Mozilla CEO: “Apple showed us the way”

This week Gary Kovacs, CEO of the Mozilla Corporation used AOL and their original model of web service as an example for how the next chapter of the internet worked out here in our present. Speaking first on how its important to look to the past in order to move forward with the future, saying that "You've got mail" were the first words he'd heard on the web, "AOL changed our world" noted Kovacs. Putting the CD in your computer expanded your world right up until 2002 where the whole thing collapsed and AOL went back to 3 million subscribers here in the present, this just 1 million more than they had back in 1995.

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CTIA 2012 Keynote Day 2 with Spotify, Firefox, VISA, and EA: We’re here!

CTIA 2012 Keynote Day 2 with Spotify, Firefox, VISA, and EA: We’re here!

This morning we're live at the second full day of CTIA 2012 in New Orleans at the Day 2 keynote with no less than CEOs and Presidents of Spotify, Mozilla Firefox, Visa, and Electronic Arts. We'll be hearing from Daniel Ek, CEO and co-founder of Spotify and Gary Kovacs, CEO of the Mozilla Corporation. We'll also be hearing from John Partidge, President of VISA Incorporated as well as John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts (aka EA). Stick with us for the next hour (and the rest of the day, of course) for all the hot CTIA 2012 action!

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Jabra Supreme UC Bluetooth headset Hands-on

Jabra Supreme UC Bluetooth headset Hands-on

This week the folks at Jabra are bringing up their game with a brand new Bluetooth headset by the name of Jabra Supreme, and we've gotten the chance to see and hold (but not hear) it at Pepcom during CTIA 2012. This lovely little beast has what appears at first to be a bigger than usual earpiece when you consider the competition, but once you hear the sound and the sound cancellation, Jabra notes, you'll know where all that extra space went. Have a peek at how this futuristic wireless sound machine works!

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Toshiba Excite 13-inch Android tablet hands-on

Toshiba Excite 13-inch Android tablet hands-on

It's time for Toshiba to bring the fire with a real live working unit of the Excite 13-inch tablet at Pepcom during CTIA 2012. This device is a massive yet thin beast running Android 4.0 ICS and toting a taste for full-screen web browsing without a doubt. It's got Gorilla Glass on the front, aluminum on the back, and is surprisingly light for how massive it appears. The display is 13.3-inches of LCD with 1600 x 900 pixels placed upon it - 16:9 for an ideal media experience - if you love gigantic images right in front of your face, of course!

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Samsung Galaxy S III hands-on with TouchWiz

Samsung Galaxy S III hands-on with TouchWiz

Samsung just last week announced the hotly anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone, and we were in London for all the details during the launch. Today Live in New Orleans at Pepcom during CTIA 2012 we are giving it a second look because we just can't get enough. Plus this time around we got a quick look at a few impressive features like facial recognition in the photo gallery and more. Hit the video after the break for more details.

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