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Samsung has announced that it has acquired mobile cloud content-service provider mSpot. This means that users will soon be able to access their music and videos stored in the cloud via a pre-installed mSpot app on newly announced Samsung mobile devices.
The global electronics company buys the mobile cloud-media provider in a bid to boost the music, video, and radio-entertainment offerings on its smartphones and tablets.
Mobile and PC movie service mSpot says customers can pay between $4.99 and $15.99 per month to get discounts on rentals.
Company aims to bolster content for its mobile devices by shopping for software companies, particularly those offering mobile music services, report says.
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