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Mobile Minutes: HomeKit devices launch; Microsoft acquires Wunderlist; Apple’s music service; Samsung’s mobile payments

June 4, 2015

homekit 185First Apple HomeKit-certified smart home devices launch
Five startups are announcing the launch of the very first HomeKit-certified devices today. HomeKit is Appleā€™s standard for how third-party smart home gadgets connect in iOS.
Read more on Forbes

Microsoft acquires German maker of Wunderlist productivity app
Microsoft Corp. bought 6 Wunderkinder GmbH, a Berlin-based startup whose productivity application is used by more than 13 million people.
Read more on Bloomberg

Samsung will expand its mobile payments service to China and Europe
Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it will expand its Samsung Pay mobile payments service to markets such as China and Europe after an initial launch in South Korea and the United States later this year.
Read more on Business Insider

Apple’s new music service set to launch
The company, whose iTunes Music revolutionized the way we buy music and went on to become the No. 1 music retailer, is expected to announce a new music streaming service next week to take on industry leaders Pandora and Spotify with a mix of free and paid music.
Read more on USA Today

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