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How Digicel’s dMusic App 25 million streams on Bob Marley’s Birthday
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How Digicel’s dMusic App 25 million streams on Bob Marley’s Birthday

“The d’Music App was designed to give our customers access to music right at their fingertips, whenever they want it. Currently, we have over 25 million songs for them to choose from. Once they have an active plan, they can stream music anywhere, once they’re connected to our extensive 4G mobile network.” Digicel’s Head of Marketing, Nadia Nivens-Jarrett, speaking at the launch of the week-long Bob Marley birthday celebrations at the Bob Marley Museum on January 13th 2016 https://twitter.com/DIGICELJamaica/status/819933643145670661 Digicel, in celebration of Bob Marley's birthday that's coming up on February 6, 2017, has decided to celebrate with a new music streaming App. The d’Music App will get the baptism by fire at the annual Redemption Live free concert on Half-Way-Tr...
VYBZING Animated Music Video Challenge to be hosted in Jamaica
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VYBZING Animated Music Video Challenge to be hosted in Jamaica

“Bring the vibes, bring the creativity” is the call from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) as it announces its 2016 VYBZING Animated Music Video Challenge to be hosted in Jamaica. Under the theme, “Beam Me Up with ICTs,” young animators are being challenged to create a two-minute video which explores how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can transform the cultural, economic, social and educational lives of youth in Jamaica. The Challenge which is open to residents of Jamaica ages 16 – 29, began Friday, March 4, 2016 and concludes at midnight AST on April 24, 2016. Entries must be submitted via the ‘2016 VYBZING Challenge’ tab on the VYBZING Facebook page, for full terms and conditions, visit http://www.caribank.org/programmes/vybzing/vybzing-2016 or www.youthjamaic...
Apple iOS 8 may free Apple iTunes Radio on Google Play Store
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Apple iOS 8 may free Apple iTunes Radio on Google Play Store

Alarm Bells must be ringing at 1 Infinite Loop Drive at Cupertino, California blaring “Red Alert” as I type this. Reason being is that suddenly, there has been a drop in Music downloads from Apple iTunes, as now, more than ever, Americans have rediscovered Radio. Or to be more precise, Streaming Radio as explained in The Music Industry and the Cloud – Streaming Radio Nirvana. To this end, Apple is making a bold decision that mimics the decision taken by Blackberry with regards to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) as I’d pointed out in Free Blackberry Messenger App coming to Android and iOS; they are planning to let Apple iTunes Radio free as a standalone App on Apple iOS when they roll out Apple iOS 8. They also plans to make Apple iTunes Radio a service that can be downloaded on any smartpho...
Apple patents Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds as Wireless Bluetooth Speakers take Flight
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Apple patents Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds as Wireless Bluetooth Speakers take Flight

Looks like Apple is cranking up the innovation engine again, so soon after the debut of the Apple iPhone 5 on Tuesday September 11th 2012 as covered in Kelroy’s article iPhone 5 Announced – Slimmer, Taller and Faster. After the successful launch of the Apple iPhone 5, it went on sale on Friday September 21 with the customary long lines expected of any Apple Product going on sale. The Apple iPhone 5 has broken the previous sales record set by the Apple iPhone 4S, with two million (2, 000,000) iPhones sold in the first 24 Hours. But the untold story seems to be the Apple iPod Nano and the Apple iPod Touch both of which got a makeover under the quiet. The Apple iPod Nano has gotten a new makeover with a bigger 2” screen and Bluetooth and the Apple iPod Touch now sports iOS 6.0 and Siri Voice...
Google I/O recap – Nexus Tablet, Jelly Bean, Google Glasses and more
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Google I/O recap – Nexus Tablet, Jelly Bean, Google Glasses and more

Google I/O is underway and the Keynote address to start things off could have been very overwhelming with the torrent of information, products and even live skydiving that was shown off. Below is a quick synopsis of the major announcements of the Google I/O keynote in a more easy to absorb bite sized format, you can thank us later. Jelly Bean The next version of Android will be called "Jelly Bean". Icecream Sandwich may have overhauled the Android interface and made it work seamlessly between different sized screens and devices (tablets, smartphones) but Jelly Bean is the refinement of it all. Android 4.1 is massive update for Android adding everything from a new Keyboard, to offline voice input to resizable widgets, app encryption, and much much more. Get all the details of what is ...
How to set up and manage your Digicel InTunes Account
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How to set up and manage your Digicel InTunes Account

Digicel InTunes is possibly one of the most innovative yet underappreciated new products to come out of Digicel. It provides a service some may say is unnecessary yet from a business standpoint has great potential as a significant source of Revenue in Voice Telecoms, as it taps into Jamaica’s love affair with music. Digicel InTunes is basically a 30-day subscription service that allows the subscriber to replace the standard ringback tone with a song of their choice. At first this may seem to be a pointless, as if you don’t get through to the person, then you’ll get Voicemail, upon which you the subscriber can record a song. But just as the having a Blackberry puts you into the “IN” crowd; a similar sentiment is expressed with your Digicel InTunes Account, as it personalizes your Mobi...
Android Market re-branded Google Play in a effort to better showcase digital content
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Android Market re-branded Google Play in a effort to better showcase digital content

Google has re-branded Android Market in it's latest effort to attract a bigger piece of the digital pie. With services like Google Music, Google Books etc it seemed that the big G was splinttered and unorganized agaist the likes of iTunes and Amazon who have more streamlined and accessible systems. Google Play is (hopefully) the fix for that and will cover Google's music, books, movies, apps and gaming offerings under one umbrella and recognizable name. Google is still playing catchup however but with Android devices being so popular all over the world it may be a stroke of genius. Starting today, Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will become part of Google Play. On your Android phone or tablet, we’ll be upgrading the Android Market app to the Google Play Store ...
Google Music goes live but only for the United States
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Google Music goes live but only for the United States

As expected, today Google detailed it's digital music store offering ingeniously named "Google Music". Google music is not new as it had existed in beta form since the Google I/O in May but it has dropped the beta moniker and now is officially live but only to customer in the United States. I am not sure what the backroom dealings entailed to get record labels and artists to allow Google to sell their music but being only available in the US is already a BIG mistake in my eyes. It is definitely playing catch-up with the digital music behemoth known as iTunes and the giant known as the Amazon Music Store and  having only limited availability really hurts it's potential especially seeing that Google is baked into the minds of many as a global brand. But enough of my whining, services like th...