DailyDose: Google Said to be Developing Subscription Music Service & 15 Top Stories
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Apple Is Beta-Testing An Update That Kills Evasi0n Jailbreak: All good jailbreaks must come to an end.
Late last week Apple released an update for iOS to developers in beta that prevents the use of the popular jailbreak software evasi0n, according to one of evasi0n’s creators who tested the patch over the weekend, David Wang. More here.
HP emerges as big winner in webOS sale, and LG doesn’t rule out a phone: HP will indeed sell key pieces of its webOS product and team to LG for use in smart TVs, but contrary to earlier leaked reports, the deal doesn’t include the entire webOS portfolio. More here.
Nvidia Shows Off The Tegra 4i Reference Smartphone On Video, Delivers Impressive Mobile Gaming Performance: More here.
BlackBerry’s Z10 price in India announced, Rs 43,490. Any takers? BlackBerry, the Canadian smartphone maker formerly known as Research in Motion, today unveiled its new BlackBerry 10 devices in India, as the company looks to revive slumping sales. More here.
Nokia adds two more devices to the Lumia range. Also launches low-end Nokia 105, Nokia 301: Nokia kicked off the first day of Mobile World Congress by launching 4 new devices. It introduced two feature phones, the Nokia 105 and Nokia 301, and extended its Lumia range with the Nokia Lumia 520 & 720. More here.
HP Unveils $170 Android Tablet Slate 7: Global PC market leader Hewlett-Packard has announced a $169 tablet at this year’s Mobile World Congress with the Slate 7. More here.
Digital Living & Gaming
When Sony Corp releases the PlayStation 4, Nvidia Corp’s signature graphics chips won’t be on the parts list. Nvidia Chief Executive Officer Jen-Hsun Huang figures that players have already left the living room. More here.
Google Said Developing Subscription Music Service: Google Inc. developer of the Android mobile-phone platform, plans to start a subscription music-streaming service to challenge Spotify Ltd., said two people with knowledge of the situation. More here.
Microsoft Says Windows Phone Store Now Features More Than 130K Apps, 40K New Developers Registered Since WP8 Launch. More here.
Twitter launches app for Firefox OS: Yesterday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla announced that 18 mobile operators from around the world will support Firefox OS, its new mobile operating system that takes advantage of the power of the web. When those devices begin to ship, Twitter for Firefox OS will be available in the Firefox Marketplace. More on Twitter blog.
HP Investor Adviser Group Seeks Board, Accountant Changes: CtW Investment Group, part of the labor group Change to Win, is pushing for Hewlett-Packard Co. to remove its two longest-standing board members and urging the computer maker to drop Ernst & Young LLP as its auditor. More here.
Nokia Siemens Networks aims for No.2 slot in U.S. market: Nokia-Siemens Networks is mounting an expansion drive in North America where the world’s third-largest telecom equipment maker believes a spate of deal-making among mobile carriers will play out in its favour. More here.
Intel takes big step in chip foundry business: Intel Corp has agreed to make chips on behalf of Altera (ALTR.O), a significant step toward opening its prized manufacturing technology to customers on a larger scale, potentially including Apple (AAPL.O). More here.
Chinese smartphone makers Huawei, ZTE target top tier: China’s Huawei, little known to consumers just a couple of years ago, is now leading the pack of smartphone makers chasing Apple nd Samsung, with ZTE, another Chinese company, snapping at its heels. More here.
Rails 4.0: Beta 1 released!: Hot on the heels of the first production version of Ruby 2.0 comes the first beta version of Rails 4.0. The two form a great pair and are already running in production on a number of applications, including Basecamp Breeze. In fact, Ruby 2.0 is the preferred Ruby to use with Rails 4.0. More here on Ruby On Rails blog.