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The cloud races have turned into sprints, and no one is slowing down. In fact, Samsung's speeding up, and this week they've picked up another company to help them along the way. mSpot was one of the first major outfits to offer a service that allowed you to store music in the cloud (a lot like Google Music, actually), and eventually they moved into the business of content streaming and carrier partnerships. But now, mSpot is being acquired by Samsung. According to the company: "The acquisition will provide a cloud-based entertainment experience of music, video and radio services for users of Samsung... Read more...
The "cloud" has come a long way. A few years ago, only enterprises used clouds to serve files to various divisions, and hardly any consumer had access to one. Now, consumer-facing companies are pushing cloud services harder than ever before, in large part due to how cheap storage is becoming and how much easier it is to find broadband Internet access at home or on the road. Music and multi-media are two aspects that rarely stay at home. Most content owners are in need of finding a solution for streaming or transporting their material for consumption on the go, and mSpot is a new company hoping... Read more...
Cloud-based services have come a long way recently, with tons of companies looking to faraway storage portals in order to host applications, files, media, you name it. Google's entire office suite is hosted in the cloud (you save a Gdoc, it saves "somewhere" that can be accessed only via the Internet), and Microsoft's new KIN feature-phones save all images, etc. to a storage server off in the air. There's no question that cloud storage will be a huge part of our future, and while being able to stream your iTunes or Windows Media Player playlists around the home is sure nice, wouldn't you love to... Read more...
Despite the fact that broadband providers are doing their best to cap monthly Web use and charge us for every kilobyte we consume, we highly doubt streaming is going anywhere. And with a huge push for Net Neutrality currently going on in Washington, you can bet you'll hear of more options similar to mSpot.For now, however, mSpot looks to be a great option in and of itself. In short, it allows smartphone owners with data plans from Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T to stream live films to the phones on-demand. Users can start, pause and re-start films whenever, and so long as their... Read more...