Spotify’s mobile lyrics feature debuts in Japan, worldwide launch later


Spotify has finally made its way to Japan, the company announced in a press release this morning. While Japan is a big market for music, music streaming hasn’t exactly taken off. Despite this, Spotify will be competing with giants already established in the country, such as Apple Music and Google’s own Play Music as well as some local offerings.

But, Spotify’s Japanese launch isn’t the only exciting thing. Worldwide mobile lyric support seems to be on its way, with its first debut happening alongside this launch in Japan.

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BlackBerry won’t be manufacturing smartphones anymore


BlackBerry will go down in history as one of the key players in the early smartphone market, but that era is officially over. In the company’s quarterly financial results, they’ve announced that they’ll no longer be manufacturing any smartphones from this point forward, coming after BlackBerry posted an $8 million loss over the previous quarter. Sad, but reasonable. Read more