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Spotify may launch ad supported version of its mobile app for free customers

Spotify may launch ad supported version of its mobile app for free customers

Spotify is looking to expand its customer base even more with an ad-supported version of its app for nonpaying customers. People familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal that the company has reached a licensing deal with three of major global music labels, allowing the streaming service to offer their tracks for users of this new, free service.

Instagram holding a mystery announcement event on December 12

Instagram holding a mystery announcement event on December 12

Photo sharing service Instagram is sending out invitations to select journalists for an event to be held on Thursday, December 12th at 10 a.m EST in NYC. Like most press invites, the unusual invitation provides only a mystery and virtually no clues on the topic that Instagram will be announcing. 

iPhone and iPad drive 3.5 times more online sales than Android devices on Black Friday, Thanksgiving

iPhone and iPad drive 3.5 times more online sales than Android devices on Black Friday, Thanksgiving

The iPhone and the iPad accounted for $543 million in online sales on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, as compared to Android’s $148 million, according to an Adobe report.

Xbox One SmartGlass companion app for Android now available in Play Store

Xbox One SmartGlass companion app for Android now available in Play Store

The next generation console wars have begun. Hot on the heels of the Playstation 4 launch and right before the official retail launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft has seeded the companion Xbox One SmartGlass app in the Google Play Store.

Official Twitter app for Android updated with search filters, new discovery features

Official Twitter app for Android updated with search filters, new discovery features

Twitter updated its Android app today, adding an improved search feature that’ll make it easier for users for find the tweets and the people they are seeking. It also improved the discovery part of the app by adding a new list of trending local and TV topics.

Square announces Square Cash, an easy way to send money via email

Square announces Square Cash, an easy way to send money via email

Square is known for its financial transaction software that allows businesses to accept payments from customers. Now the company is moving into the personal realm with a new money sending service called Square Cash that allows people to send money to anyone with an email address.

Updated Facebook app lets you edit your posts and comments on the fly

Updated Facebook app lets you edit your posts and comments on the fly

We’ve all done it. You type up an epic post on Facebook and discover an embarrassing typo half way into your writing. if you crafted your text on Android, you had to delete your post and start over. That was then and this is now — now you can edit your posts and even your comments on the fly.

Investors throw $17.5 million at SwiftKey

We all remember when the iPhone came out in 2007. Who in their right mind would want to type on a piece of glass? The first Android phone, the HTC Dream (aka T-Mobile G1), shipped a year later with a physical keyboard. But time has a way of fixing problems, and today you can type as fast on a flat sheet of melted sand than you could on a dedicated keyboard, but that’s assuming you’re using the right software keyboard.

Pandora to remove 40-hour monthly limit on free listening on mobile devices from September 1

Pandora to remove 40-hour monthly limit on free listening on mobile devices from September 1

With the imminent launch of iTunes Radio, Pandora has announced that it will remove the 40-hour monthly limit on free listening on mobile devices from September 1st.

Pandora had introduced the limits earlier in the year, and had cited rising royalty rates that have gone up by 25% in the last three years as the reason.

BlackBerry Messenger for Android user guide leaks out

BlackBerry Messenger for Android user guide leaks out

Back in May, BlackBerry had announced plans to release its popular BBM messaging service to other platforms such as the iOS and Android later this summer.

While BlackBerry is yet to announce the release date, we got some hints that the company is gearing up for the launch, after it started sending out invites to a small number of users on BlackBerry Beta Zone to test the app earlier in the month.