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Spotify and Shazam partner on mobile music ID & streaming

Spotify and Shazam partner on mobile music ID & streaming

Spotify and Shazam have teamed up to make identifying and then listening to new tracks more straightforward, with integration between the mobile clients on iOS and Android. The new version of Shazam now has a "Play in Spotify" button, which automatically opens the Spotify Mobile app and - assuming the identified track is available - pulls it up along with other content by the same artist.

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Verizon iPhone deal 4yrs in the making; shared roadmap ahead

Verizon iPhone deal 4yrs in the making; shared roadmap ahead

Verizon's iPhone negotiations spanned several years, according to the carrier, and will see them obligated to share network roadmap information with Apple. In return, Apple will grant Verizon access to their own product roadmap, though we shouldn't expect to see any device on that list bearing the carrier's logo. Speaking to BusinessWeek, Verizon president Lowell McAdam confirmed that the Verizon iPhone 4 is the culmination of near nine months of technical collaboration.

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iPad & iPhone ditching home button; “Find My Friends” and new apps incoming?

iPad & iPhone ditching home button; “Find My Friends” and new apps incoming?

Apple's iOS 4.3 beta and its multitouch gesture support are the first step in removing the home button from the iPhone and iPad, according to new sources. As several commenters suggested to us, and as BGR has apparently had confirmed by an Apple source, the gesture addition is designed to allow the company to do away with the physical button, instead returning to the homescreen or calling up the app switcher with multitouch swipes. Meanwhile, there's talk of new apps and location-based services coming to the platform.

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The Daily Slash: January 12, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 12, 2011

Today was a bit of a this-and-that day with news stories coming in from all manner of sources on oh... leaks and bust-ups and business mergers and the like. Want a random example? Here's a Just Mobile AluPen Hands-On - that's a brand new stylus for mobile phones. Weird! Next check it out as Samsung supposedly stops an Android update from moving to a popular phone in order to promote another phone: Why Leo, Why?! Take a long glance at a review of the HTC EVO Shift 4G by my main homie Dylan Bailey. Discover a whole new worldwide communication as Google Translate for Android Introduces Conversation Mode. Be amazed at the magic of an "Industry First" promise on our fabulous Sprint Event Invite - featuring David Blaine! Discover the newness of iOS 4.3 Beta. Grab some insight from Ben Bajarin in The Impact of the Verizon iPhone on Android’s Growth. Finally, have yourselves a bit of a ASUS Eee Pad Slider & Transform hands-on with Chris Davies. You're gonna love it! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Verizon Axes New Every Two Upgrades Beginning January 16th

Verizon Axes New Every Two Upgrades Beginning January 16th

Verizon's had their New Every Two upgrade program instilled for a long time now, but the wireless carrier has apparently decided to kick it to the curb. Verizon has confirmed with The Wall Street Journal that, effective January 16th, their New Every Two upgrade feature will end. That means that customers will no longer be able to take advantage of a credit towards a new device, which range between $30 and $100, on new equipment every two years.

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iOS 4.3 Beta Released

iOS 4.3 Beta Released

Earlier this morning, there was a confirmation that the mobile hotspot feature, which the Verizon iPhone 4 has already installed, would be made available to all iPhone 4s in the wild, once iOS 4.3 landed in the future. Apple has made iOS 4.3 one step closer to reality, by releasing the first official build for developers, courtesy of their developer portal on Apple's website.

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The Impact of the Verizon iPhone on Android’s Growth

The Impact of the Verizon iPhone on Android’s Growth

Typically after press conferences I attend or when major industry announcements happen, I take a lot of questions from the press asking my opinion on the news. I’m always happy to speak with journalists on stories they are working on and provide them a quote. As a professional analyst, this is part of my job.

Yesterday was no exception. After the Verizon iPhone launch press conference I spoke with a number of folks in the press, and one question in particular came up which I thought required further analysis. That question was what impact would iOS's presence on Verizon have on Verizon’s current and future Android devices.

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Verizon fire up 16 new New York 3G sites ahead of iPhone 4 release

Verizon fire up 16 new New York 3G sites ahead of iPhone 4 release

Verizon Wireless has announced it is switching on sixteen new 3G cell sites in the New York Metro region, as part of its commitment "to holding our position as the most reliable 3G network in the nation." The news comes just a day after the carrier announced it would be offering a CDMA/EVDO Rev.A version of the iPhone 4, which would use the 3G network rather than the newer 4G LTE network.

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