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New MobileMe may offer music locker for $20 per year

March 28th, 2011

According to sources speaking to The Music Void, Apple may launch a revamped MobileMe service this year with a new “music locker” feature, which would allow iTunes users to store and access music in the cloud. The idea of an online storage feature in MobileMe is nothing new, but Apple may already have a deal …

Motorola acquires 3LM, updates MOTOBLUR, more

February 14th, 2011

Motorola made various new software related announcements on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, not the least of which is a strategic acquisition that ultimately could make the company’s Android-powered devices a much more viable option for the enterprise market. 3LM, short for Three Laws Mobile, develops a variety of security and management solutions …

INQ still working on Facebook phone; to be called ‘Cloud Touch’?

January 11th, 2011

The sleuths over at unwiredview.com have found a Bluetooth SIG entry for a fairly peculiar device being called the INQ Cloud Touch. In the filing, the Cloud Touch is described as: An Android smartphone built to make messaging faster and smarter. It’s designed around the way people naturally communicate and has Facebook built into its …

Piper Jaffray predicts 2011 Apple roadmap

January 3rd, 2011

Predictions from Piper Jaffray’s managing director and senior research analyst Gene Munster have been compared to darts tossed at a 10-foot dartboard, but that won’t stop the man from churning out new notes. On Monday, Mr. Munster laid out his roadmap for Apple in 2011 and it actually looks like he may be in store …

HTC Sense to get music, video services and more

December 23rd, 2010

In an interview with Forbes on Thursday, HTC’s head of User Experience Drew Bamford provided some insight into where the company’s Sense product is headed in the near future. Sense started as a UI overlay placed atop various platforms on HTC devices. While the UI aspects of the product remain a central focus, HTC will …

Motorola eyes cloud-based media streaming, acquires ZumoDrive maker

December 22nd, 2010

Motorola announced Wednesday that it has acquired Zecter. While Zecter is perhaps best known for its original ZumoDrive service — a cloud-based file storage and sync product that emerged in a cluster of similar services following the success of Dropbox — Motorola appears to be far more interested in the service’s ability to store and …

Skype gearing up for a huge cloud-based offering?

December 4th, 2010

TechCrunch is reporting that popular voice service, Skype, is gearing up for a big cloud-based play. This would presumably include web-based voice-calling, and possibly even video and chat services as well. In addition to the web move, it seems that Skype is starting to focus and set the company’s sights on the enterprise world. With …