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Mobile Minutes: Uber’s helicopter rides; Ad blocking on iOS9; Line’s streaming service; Jawbone vs. Fitbit

June 12, 2015

uberchopper 185Uber offers helicopter rides to Bonnaroo for $1,500
The ride-hailing service is partnering with Nashville company Helistar Aviation to offer its UberCHOPPER service to festivalgoers on Thursday and Friday.
Read more on USA Today

Ad blocking could be coming to Apple’s mobile browser
Ad-blocking features could soon be coming to Apple’s mobile browser, potentially creating another headache for digital publishers and online marketers.
Read more on Wall Street Journal

Japan messaging app Line launches music streaming business
Messaging app operator Line Corp launched its music streaming service in Japan on Thursday, getting a head start in the virtually untapped business for mobile music subscriptions in the world’s second-biggest music market.
Read more on Reuters

Jawbone files 2nd lawsuit against rival Fitbit
The complaint filed Wednesday says that essentially all of Fitbit’s products violate patents belonging to Jawbone, and asks the court to stop Fitbit from making and selling those products.
Read more on ABC News

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