Rdio is opening up its fledgling Vdio streaming video service to all consumers in the U.S. and the U.K. Vdio access was previously limited to premium Rdio subscribers.
While Apple's revamped iOS 7 user interface generated most of the headlines out of last week's Worldwide Developer Conference, arguably the biggest news is the company's decision to support game controller hardware from third-party providers.
Amazon is expanding its Kindle FreeTime Unlimited digital media service, adding family-friendly offerings from content partners including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. and Electronic Arts.
A&E Television Networks is introducing new Android applications spotlighting cable channels A&E, History and Lifetime, offering consumers access to full episodes of hit programs including Duck Dynasty , Storage Wars and Army Wives . Fast Company reports Comcast Xfinity cable subscribers also will be granted access to previous seasons of numerous A&E-produced series.
Personal computing accessories manufacturer Logitech is building a game controller optimized for Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 mobile operating system overhaul, according to a photo obtained by Kotaku .
Samsung Electronics will give away 1 million copies of hip-hop icon Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail , launching a limited-edition application available to Galaxy device users 72 hours prior to the record's official release date.
Rights management organization Broadcast Music Inc. has filed suit against Pandora Media, petitioning the Federal Rate Court to set royalty fees for all music played across the streaming music platform.
Viacom is rolling out a redesigned MTV application for Apple's iOS, adding full episodes of selected series including Teen Wolf and Catfish, as well as exclusive content and second-screen interactive features.
ZTE has reached an agreement with Electronic Arts to preload the publisher's games on its Android smartphones.
Apple likely will introduce standardized game controller support in conjunction with its new iOS 7 mobile operating system overhaul, enabling third-party developers to build console-quality gaming experiences that run across all hardware that conform to Apple specifications.