Spotify refuses to compromise on Adele tracks
Spotify turned down the opportunity to add Adele's multi-Grammy Award-winning 21 album to its streaming library because the singer demanded that the tracks only be made available to paying Premium customers. Fast Company reports that Spotify refused to split is freemium and premium libraries.
iOS and OS X to converge further, says Tim Cook
Following the announcement of the Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple CEO Tim Cook says the closer ties between the desktop software and the iOS mobile companion will continue. In an interview with the WSJ Cook says: "We see that people are in love with a lot of apps and functionality here [on the iPhone]. Anywhere where that makes sense, we are going to move that over to Mac." He also refused to rule out that Macs and iOS devices may one day run on the same microprocessors.
Link:Wall Street Journal
Apple wins slide-to-unlock case against Motorola
Apple has won an injunction against the sale of Motorola devices in a German court, over the company's use of the patented slide-to-unlock functionality in its Android phones. Although the German ruling, in theory, prevents the sale of Moto devices the ban is unlikely to be enforced because Motorola has already created an alternate means of unlocking the devices.
Sony offering cross-platform PS3-to-Vita play on downloaded titles
Early PlayStation Vita adopters will be able to transfer and play some downloaded games on the PS3 too thanks to a promotional cross-platform initiative from Sony. The applicable games will be Hustle Kings, WipEout 2048 or Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.
HP: Android won't be Open for much longer
Touting the merits of persisting with WebOS, HP CEO Meg Whitman says that Google's acquisition of Motorola could lead to an iOS-like walled garden, ending the open source era: "I think there is room for another operating system. IOS is great but it is a closed system. I think that Android may end up as a closed system because of [Google’s] relationship with Motorola."