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Samsung acquires media streaming specialist mSpot, will make it a featured app on future handsets

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Samsung has bought media streaming specialist mSpot, and plans to integrate its technologies into future devices.

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Samsung has purchased streaming specialist mSpot, and has announced plans to integrate the cloud music service into its future handsets. mSpot allows iOS and Android users to stream their uploaded music collections wherever they are, as well as using its technology to power radio and movie rental apps. Samsung sees the acquisition as a way for it to provide a cloud-based entertainment offering on its devices, and also says that it will allow mSpot to extend its reach to even more users. For its part, mSpot says that it believes that together with Samsung it will be able to "redefine media consumption across the mobile universe."

No details of the deal have been made public, however the acquisition covers all technology, staff and other assets owned by mSpot. It seems highly likely that mSpot's technology will be integrated into Samsung's Music Hub, along with the Scan-and-Match service announced alongside the Galaxy S III. One thing that hasn't been made clear is whether mSpot's apps for other manufacturers and operating systems will still be maintained, though as with Flipboard, any exclusivity seems unlikely to be maintained on Android.