Microsoft sells MixRadio to messaging service Line
When Microsoft accomplished its multi-billion greenback buy of Nokia, it additionally acquired a variety of apps and providers that have been surplus to necessities. A type of was music-streaming app MixRadio, which spun off as a standalone service earlier this yr. That independence did not final lengthy, nevertheless, as a result of it is simply discovered itself a brand new house. Microsoft introduced as we speak that it has reached an settlement to promote MixRadio to Japanese messaging agency LINE, an organization that has helped join sensible home equipment and pioneer the idea of stickers, to increase the music app’s attain to new markets. When you’re involved that at present’s announcement will have an effect on future streaming in your Home windows Telephone, fear not: MixRadio head Jyrki Rosenberg says the corporate will proceed to “convey a personalised music expertise to Lumia smartphones.” It’d simply imply house owners of different units will get the prospect to take pleasure in it too.