Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

HTC Unveils Media, Music-Focused Smart Phone

HTC Unveils Media, Music-Focused Smart Phone

HTC Corp. on Tuesday unveiled its latest smart phone, the HTC One, an Android device that takes a different approach to helping users navigate the torrent of media that’s available on today’s connected mobile devices. Through a feature that HTC calls BlinkFeed, the phone’s home screen presents a livestream of photos, news, music and videos from about 1,400 content partners, including MTV, AOL Music and the Associated Press.
Slacker Relaunches Simpler Service to Appeal to More People

Slacker Relaunches Simpler Service to Appeal to More People

Slacker has announced an overhaul of the digital music service that is designed to appeal to mainstream users as opposed to the music aficionados. The new Slacker has more visual elements and adds more personalized recommendations than the prior version in order to appear friendlier to new users who may not know exactly what they want to listen to or how to navigate its prodigious catalog, Slacker chief executive Jim Cady.

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