Spotify Launches Play Button Widget: We Have More Ways to Share Playlists

Mellisa Tolentino | April 11th

Spotify, the online streaming cloud music service, continues to shed the layers of their walled garden.  First came the US invasion last year, followed by the Facebook integration - though not everyone...»

Springpad Overhaul Adds Collaboration with Public Notebooks. I’m In Love

Kristen Nicole | April 11th

Springpad’s just dropped version 3.0 of their productivity suite, launching the public, collaborative notebooks I’ve been anticipating for some time.  The update brings them one step closer to matching certain functions of Evernote while...»

From Touch-Floors to Facial Recognition, New Patents Face Opportunities and Legal Trouble

Maria Deutscher | April 11th

The patent scene has become a rather interesting one these past few weeks, from Nokia to Google, Apple, and now IBM.  It looks like Big Blue just won the rights for what may become a...»

Oracle Claims APIs are Copyrightable in Android Case, RIM Clarifies Sideloading Kerfuffle

Mellisa Tolentino | April 11th

Today’s mobile news roundup features Oracle stating that APIs are copyrightable, RIM clearing up sideloading ban, Nokia launches another NFC phone, and Toshiba’s huge tablet. Oracle: APIs are copyrightable Oracle and Google will be facing each other...»

Accenture Taps Windows Azure For Global Services Cloud

Matt Weinberger | April 10th

Accenture has announced that it had become the first global IT service provider to launch a public cloud solution based on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. Short version: Customers can now hire Accenture to...»

Google Updates Chrome OS and Google Play Music

Mellisa Tolentino | April 10th

In May of 2011, Google unveiled the Chromebook - a netbook that runs on Google’s Chrome operating software.  The device hasn’t really gained traction since launch, namely because of the price, and not many people...»

IBM’s $7 Billion Cloud Agenda, and Some Mobile Testing along the Way

Maria Deutscher | April 10th

IBM CFO Mark Loughridge said in a 2011 interview that his company’s revenues from cloud services will pass the $7 billion mark in 2015, and in 2012 Big Blue's path to achieve this goal...»

Infochimps Rounds Out Platform with Dashpot

Maria Deutscher | April 10th

Earlier this year big data marketplace operator and tools maker Infochimps unveiled an enterprise data-as-a-service offering for managing large scale analytics, which is offered as a hosted solution or an on-premise license. This week the...»

Kinect Used to Operate Four-Story High Pipe Organ in Australia

Kyt Dotson | April 10th

Melbourne, Australia is the home of an extravagant and beautiful four-story high pipe organ called the Town Hall Grand Organ—installed in 1872, the organ was almost entirely rebuilt in 1905 and still stands today. Originally built...»

Apple Hits $600B Market Cap While Sony Reports $6.4B Annual Loss

Mellisa Tolentino | April 10th

Last week Samsung Electronics Co. and HTC released their 2012 Q1 guidance reports in which Samsung was noted to be performing remarkably well, while HTC was in a bit of a rut.  More companies...»