Deezerhas announced that they are aiming to offer their music stream platform in around 200 countries by the mid of next year.
They are ignoring the highly competitive US and Japanese market as there are is too much competition here.
Here is their planned timeline for expansion:
- December 8th, 2011: Ireland, The Netherlands
- By December 31st, 2011: Rest of Europe: 45 countries including Spain (Dec. 13th), Italy (Dec. 14th), Germany (Dec. 15th) & Russia (Dec.16th)
- By January 31st, 2012: Canada and Latin America (38 countries)
- By February 28th, 2012: Australasia and Africa (41 countries)
- By June 30th, 2012: Rest of the world (115 countries)
I wonder if the rest of world includes India! We can surely use a legit music streaming service here in India.
The company said that they are going to offer customized pricing in different currencies in different markets.
Nokia Maps 3D uses a plugin to generate realistic imagery of the globe. In comparison, most other browser based mapping services are rather crude. The 3D maps are however available for limited regions at the moment.
The company said:
We’re sure all of you have already used Nokia Maps 3D to see your neighborhood, the cities you recently visited or those you always wanted to.
A feature you all were asking for was the possibility to search for local attractions, restaurants, and shops, and get directions in the world’s most famous cities in photorealistic 3D views.
Today, we are glad to tell you that this is now possible. And there’s even more!
Microsoft has revealed some crucial details related to their upcoming Windows Store that would be part of Windows 8 operating system.
Here are the important updates:
Lowest price point for a paid app is USD 1.49
Highest price point for a paid app is USD 999
Microsoft would take a 30% cut on all transactions.
This would drop to 20% once the app has made USD 25000 in sales.
Microsoft would take 30% cut on in-app transactions if the app is using their billing system.
Developers would have to pay USD 49 to join the program.
Windows Store would launch with free apps first.
Metro apps would only be available from Windows Store.
Internet Explorer 10 would support code that would allow web sites to highlight companion apps.
Twitter for BlackBerry Smartphones 2.1 has been released in the Blackberry App World.
The app comes with a major feature update. It now supports multiple Twitter accounts.
Users would however have to use the Social Feeds app to view a timeline featuring integrated content from multiple accounts.
Posting to multiple accounts is also only supported from the Social Feeds app.
RIM has also updated the app to support sharing tweets on Blackberry Messenger.
Blackberry developers said:
While you could always share Tweets with your BBM contacts (as well as through email, text message, PIN, and Facebook®!), the Share with BBM feature has been added as a top-level menu item to make it easier to share Tweets with your BBM contacts. Having conversations about relevant Tweets through BBM has never been so easy.
Flipboard has launched their mobile app for the Apple iPhone platform.
The app is heavily customized for the smaller display and comes with a cool new feature named Cover Stories.
The company spoke about this new feature:
With Flipboard for iPhone we’re introducing Cover Stories — one place to quickly catch up on some of the most interesting news, updates and photos being shared with you right now. The more you interact with your friends and the stories being shared, the smarter Cover Stories gets. You can refine what appears here by adding content to your Flipboard, muting anyone you’d rather not hear from, and connecting to your social networks. Cover Stories will be coming to your iPad in the near future.
We hope to see a similar app for the Android platform in the coming months!
Facebook product manager Sam Lessin has revealed that they are going to start public launch of their Timeline feature with New Zealand first.
He spoke about the reasons behind picking this country for the launch: “We chose New Zealand to be first - and I’ll probably get in trouble for saying this - primarily because it is an English-speaking country. It’s far away from our data centres, so we can monitor speed and performance.”
Lessin added that they have not decided on a schedule for a broader rollout.
Facebook Timeline was revealed weeks ago though the company has been delaying the public launch since then.
It is one of the most comprehensive update to the user’s newsfeed since the origin of the service platform. And they want to make sure that they get the launch right.