Foursquare, AmEx team upHulu Plus comes to exactly six Android devices, the Winklevoss twins finally drop their lawsuit and accept their $65 million settlement, and Foursquare and American Express partner to bring discounts to customers who check-in.
It's Thursday, June 23, 2011. I'm Wilson Tang on CNET.com, and it's time to get loaded. Foursquare and American Express are announcing a partnership today that we'll see discounts with the check-ins. The program will offer deals at retailers like Sport Authority and H&M and even a few restaurants in New York like Union Square Cafe and Blue Smoke the Barbecue Place. Foursquare users who check in for example at the H&M will receive a 10-dollar credit on their AmEx accounts. Foursquare and American express say that those customers who check in regularly spend more money and they hope the new partnership will bring younger consumers as well. The Winklevoss's long running lawsuit against Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is coming to an end. The twins and their business partners announced that they would accept their 65 million dollar settlement after being dealt with a major blow in appeals court. The twins last month originally announced that they would appeal the case all the way to the US Supreme Court. The twins claimed that their original settlement was based on unfair valuation and have since decided to change their mind after careful consideration. Hulu Plus is finally coming to android devices, 6 of them to be exact. The Nexus 1, the Nexus S, the HTC Inspire 4G, the Motorola Droid II, Droid X, and Atrix are listed as compatible devices. Hulu says that additional device announcement are due late in the year, but many notable flagship android devices are still missing from the list. Speaking of android devices, the HTC Evo 4G plus was confirmed today. The phone powered by a dual core 1.2 gigahertz CPU. On the connection side, the phone supports 3G CDMA and 4G WiMAX, while the rear facing camera sees a major bump to 8-megapixels and the ability to record in 1080p HD video. Currently, there is no word yet on when or if the phone will arrive here in the US on Sprint. Best Buy is joining Google, Amazon, and Apple on launching their own cloud based music service that will customers store and stream music from the internet to their PCs and mobile devices. Currently dubbed Best Buy music cloud. The service will allow users to upload their music to the cloud and store their favorites offline when not connected. Although Best Buy hasn't officially launched the service. Users can already sign up and download the software for Mac and PC. Best Buy is offering a free light version that will users listen to 3 seconds of each of each song while premium service will cost 399 a month. Best Buy music cloud supports iOS devices, android, and Blackberries. Apple has been in the new a lot lately for its attempt to trademark the term apps store. The company has filed complains against major technology companies like Microsoft and Amazon, but the US district judge Phyllis Hamilton felt a major blow when she said that she would likely deny Apple's motion. The judge said that Apple had demonstrated real evidence of actual confusion. Now Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. Those are you headlines for today. I'm Wilson Tang for CNET.com and you just been loaded.