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Music labels pull out of SpotifyWindows Phone reached 40,000 apps, Android is a growing target for malware attacks, and 200 labels have severed ties with streaming music services like Spotify and Napster.
It's Monday November 21 -- eleven I'm Bridget Carey on cnet.com and it's time to get loaded. There's drama brewing industry music space -- 200 labels pulled out of sharing music on services like Spotify sent by RDO and Napster. The labels are part of UK based music distributor ST holdings. It was spurred by a report from NPD group showing that people are okay with not buying music. If they can access any time for free on these services is not gonna -- the companies -- -- these smaller artists but it remains to be seen. If -- also sever their ties are recycled -- Tom Waits are ready or not distributing their most recent albums on Spotify. Windows Phone marketplace is home to more than 40000 apps agreed to be steady is gonna developer rush lately about a third apps -- in the past three months. A does that it in the past month about 70% were free downloads. The larger the App Store the more Windows Phone can compete with Android -- Apple devices the study reports that 165. Apps are added to -- marketplace every day. Malware attacks are an all time high this year McAfee reports and malware targeting Android devices continues to search. All the mobile malware that came out in the third quarter targeting Android devices. And infections grew 37%. From the second quarter common attacks -- through text messages that collect personal information and steal money from the user. Some malware also records phone conversations to collect data and it it -- spam was down its but now Austin, Texas -- more sophisticated targeting users more efficiently with personal and about making it harder to spot a scam. Electronic arts the game maker behind best selling franchises like Madden NFL battlefield and need for speed. Is experimenting with a free game business model for mobile devices EA has for free games in the Apple App Store. -- expand that to about fourteen by march and instead of charging for the game. It'll charge for upgrade items in the game like that extra energy -- better weapon. Apparently lots of people spend money on in game items. As a premium version of battlefield being worked on but it won't be the traditional first person shooter right now the market for -- games is split 60% pay and 40% -- Netflix is pushing to be a platform for original contact -- doing so by bringing back -- sitcom Arrested Development. -- brand new episode they can only get through Netflix -- streaming service earlier this year Netflix also announced its airing an original series called house of cards starring Kevin Spacey. The new Arrested Development episodes will come out and 2013. Rapper -- Netflix didn't make a huge mistake. Those are your headlines for today average -- cnet.com and you just been added.