OK, so maybe not a huge surprise, but Google is said to launch a paid, subscription-based music service, like Rdio or Spotify, as soon as this week at the Google I/O conference, reports the Wall Street Journal.
According to “people familiar with the matter,” says the WSJ, the announcement of the new service could happen as soon as tomorrow, when Google hosts it’s annual I/O developer conference. The WSJ says that Google has previewed new music initiatives at I/O in the past, so it might just announce the streaming service there, as well.
Evernote has updated its Android and iOS apps today — just under a month after introducing a brand new redesign — to add support for Evernote Business, meaning those who subscribe to the service can now access it on their smartphones and tablets. The update also brings a new Business Notebook design and other improvements.
If you’re buying your kid(s) a Kindle tablet this Christmas, then it may be worth checking out Kindle FreeTime, a new, “all-you-can-eat” subscription service from Amazon that’s designed specifically for those aged between three and eight. It provides unlimited access to apps, books, games, movies, and TV shows that are all curated for “age-appropriateness,” with content from the likes of DC Comics, Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, and more.
Verizon has announced the launch of GameTanium, a subscription based gaming service, for select Verizon Android phones and tablets. For a monthly fee of $5.99, Verizon customers will have unlimited access to more than 100 Android smartphone games and more than 50 tablet games, including hits like Doodle God, Fruit Ninja and World of Goo. While I’m not a fan of subscription services, if GameTanium stays up-to-date with the latest hit Android games, it could save users the hassle of trying to figure out what games to buy, as well as save them a bit of money.