Google Listen to be discontinued

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(Best Syndication News) - Google announced that they will be discontinuing Google Listen. The service was to help people find and listen to podcasts. The company said that since they launched Google Listen in August 2009, they now have something better called Google Play, which gives a wider variety of podcast apps to the user.

People that have Google Listen installed can continue to use it for podcast listening and searching until November 1, 2012. After that time, these users will not be able to use the search function.

Amazon Cloud Player expands on Supported Devices and Features

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(Best Syndication News) - New features were added to the Amazon Cloud Player software app. Amazon also has reached many licensing agreements with music companies for their Cloud Player. Amazon will soon be adding Roku and Sonus to the supported devices offering their service.

Amazon announced today that they have reached licensing agreements with Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and over 150 independent distributors, aggregators, and music publishers for their Cloud Player service.

A new feature in the Amazon Cloud Player includes a history of MP3 purchases made with Amazon. Any Amazon MP3 purchases will automatically be saved to the Cloud Player at no extra cost to the customer.

Bank of America Mobile App gets new Banking Features

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(Best Syndication News) - Bank of America has released a new mobile app for banking with new features including Mobile Check Deposit, Person-to-Person Email, Mobile Transfers, and Mobile App Alerts. The new banking app will make it possible for Bank of America customers to do their banking all from their mobile phone.

The Mobile Check Deposit feature works by having the customer take a photo of the check and then they follow the prompts to complete the bank deposit. Currently this feature is only available on the Apple iPad, but will support the Apple iPhone, Google Android devices, and Microsoft Windows Phone in a few more weeks. The app is designed to work on Smartphones and tablets that can connect to the Internet.

NBC collaborated with Adobe to create Mobile Apps to Live Stream the 2012 Olympic Games

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(Best Syndication News) - The 2012 Olympics are scheduled to start on Friday, July 27, and will end on Sunday, August 12. NBC will be covering the sporting events on their TV network, but will also provide two mobile apps to watch them on the go. NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, had Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) build the two apps; NBC Olympics Live Extra App and NBC Olympics App.

NBC Olympics Live Extra will work for cable, satellite, and telco customers to provide live-stream Olympic coverage. Adobe estimates that over 3,500 hours of coverage will occur. There are 32 sports and 302 medal awarding events.

Amazon Prime Instant Videos to add Warner Bros. TV shows

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(Best Syndication News) -, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced that they have reached an agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to add popular TV shows such as Fringe and The West Wing to the Prime Instant Video library.

Other shows included in this agreement include Dark Blue, Alcatraz, and The Whole Truth.

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