Twitter music app launches on Spotify
Follow @@joan_e (Credit: Screenshot by Joan E. Solsman/CNET) Twitter’s #Music app has broadened its horizons for the first time, launching on the on-demand music streaming service Spotify. Like the iOS app , Twitter #Music for Spotify provides a way for you to discover songs through artists and songs trending on Twitter. The Spotify version lets you discover music within Spotify’s catalog and take advantage of Spotify features like artist playlists and release alerts. It categorizes trending artists into options like “superstars,” “popular” and “hunted” — as well as traditional categories of music like “country” and “hip hop” — which can be added to a Spotify playlist. The app is available to paying and nonpaying subscribers alike. The expansion to Spotify is the first time #Music has stretched its wings beyond its iOS and web launch in April. Twitter has been aggressive in tightening its ties to the entertainment world. This summer, Twitter started letting TV advertisers target ads to its users , and last month it acquired Trendrr , a social media analytics company that focuses on television and serves big brands like ABC, MTV, Telemundo, and Univision. (Credit: Screenshot by Joan E. Solsman/CNET) Topics:
Finance Sat, Sep 14, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT – U.S. Markets closed NQ Mobile “Music Radar” App Revolutionizes Music Search in China Next generation audio search technology now available for Android and iOS Press Release: NQ Mobile Inc. Fri, Sep 13, 2013 8:04 AM EDT 21.84 +1.7300 BEIJING and DALLAS, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced the release of “Music Radar,” a revolutionary content-based music information retrieval (MIR) application from one of its subsidiaries, Yinlong. The app is now available in China for both Android and iOS platforms, with plans for expanding the service into other countries in the near future. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121224/CN34262LOGO ) With Music Radar, NQ Mobile is addressing the evolving mobile and wearables markets, offering new forms of user interaction and the next generation of audio search technology. The app makes searching for music more accurate and convenient in the mobile environment. Features include: An innovative melody recognition engine; it can even find if sung or hummed Extremely fast music recognition On-the-go music listening and downloading capabilities Social sharing through Simple Notification Service (SNS) “We are pleased to bring a leading technology in the evolving category of mobile devices,” said Dr. Henry Lin, Co-CEO, NQ Mobile. “In addition to searching for music through traditional means like recorded audio clips and files, users can now also accurately search for music by singing or humming. As mobility trends continue to change the way in which we interact with devices and information, NQ Mobile will be at the forefront of technology innovation. We will also adopt this leading audio recognition technology for not only music search, but also to other areas related to radio, video and TV content applications.Many new mobile devices including “wearables” require new modes of user interaction and NQ’s technology is leading the way to enhance the applications and solutions around this market.” “This is an exciting new technology solution and application,” said Mr. Omar Khan, Co-CEO, NQ Mobile. “We are continuing to expand the way in which we can engage and ultimately monetize our growing user base.Adding innovative solutions that make a better user experience across a variety of mobile devices is an important part of this strategy.” About NQ Mobile NQ Mobile Inc. ( NQ ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services. NQ Mobile is a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally.NQ Mobile’s portfolio includes mobile security and mobile games as well as advertising for the consumer market and consulting, mobile platforms and mobility services for the enterprise market. As of June 30, 2013, NQ Mobile maintained a large, global user base of 372 million registered user accounts and122 million monthly active user accounts through its consumer mobile security business, 87 million registered user accounts and 16 million monthly active user accounts through its mobile games and advertising business and over 1,250 enterprise customers.NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA and Beijing, China.