“HTC is not only an innovator in mobile technology but also an owner of many patents. We take American and international patent rights protection seriously,” it said in a statement posted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange website.
Shazam today introduced its new Shazam Encore app to the App Store, offering many new features at a one-off cost of £2.99/ €3.99/$4.99. The company’s existing free app – of which over 10 million copies have been downloaded thus far – will also remain available, the company said.
“Since our launch on the App Store, Shazam has achieved a huge following with iPhone and iPod touch users and is now one of the most popular music apps in the world,” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam. “We have listened to our iPhone and iPod touch users and have created a new app which answers their requests to take them on an enhanced music journey that will change the way music lovers experience and learn about music.”
Shazam Encore is filled with new functionality, including:
This is just silly: so you get a Zune HD app, and you’re forced to watch an ad before you get to use the application. That’s not user-centric. It’s not user-friendly. It’s not even fun. Marked up as FAIL. Just saying, like…
Aimed solely at the US market right now, Microsoft seems to hint at games for its new Zune HD – but will the company’s black hole investment in mobile devices excite enough consumers to make shareholder’s happy?
We do know Apple has sold 20 million iPod touch devices and 30 million iPhones. We also know Microsoft is spending money to attract developers. But has Microsoft lost its Mojo? We think it has.
While Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer seems to hate the iPhone, his plan of attack on Apple’s music empire seems somewhat limited – the company has no plans to launch its not especially popular Zune HD in Europe.
According to Microsoft France’s head of E&D division, François Ruault, The Zune HD isn’t planned for sale in France (Europe), as reported by PC World.
This follows rumours the company planned to release the product in Europe in time for Christmas. (A passionate Zune fan is pictured right)