Recall back in the day when U2 and Apple were bosom-buddies? Well, in the world of corporate sponsorship, everything is change, and Bono’s band today introduced their own take on the iTunes LP with the release of a new U2 Mobile App, not for iPhone, but for BlackBerry.
In a direct emulation of Apple’s iTunes LP and App Store, U2 and BlackBerry maker, RIM, claim the new app, “invigorates the album experience for the digital age.”
Developed in collaboration with the band, the app promises “a rich visual experience with evolving content and an interactive dimension for the band’s current Number 1 album No Line On The Horizon. Continue reading →
Fresh research warns of a historic collapse in US corporate IT spending – but notes Apple may continue to make progress in these markets, as iPhone’s corporate marketshare exceeds Palm.
Changewave’s senior researcher Paul Carton warns new research by his firm shows, “an accelerating collapse in US business spending that has reached historic proportions – with record pullbacks occurring both in the current fourth Quarter and going forward.”
The move to add Slacker to the mix means that, come October, BlackBerry users in the US will be able to listen to artist channels, high quality stations and customised channels which can be created online or on the device.
The service will be available for use at no charge, though listeners must be prepared for adverts to pop up between songs from time-to-time, and, as the Listening Post explains, you can’t skip more than five songs every hour. Continue reading →