Humanity lands on a cometThe first ever attempt to land on a comet is a success, Mark Cuban helps launch Ocho, Apple faces lawsuit over iMessage and Taylor Swift and Spotify face off.
We've landed on a comet! I'm Jeff Bakalar filling in for Bridget Carey and this is your CNET update. [MUSIC] In a headline ripped from the movie, Armageddon, the European Space Agency has successfully deployed a lander from its Rosetta spacecraft onto the surface of a moving comet. It's already sending signals back home. The whole thing lasted about eight seconds and was one of the most complicated landings in history. I mean, think about it, you've got to land a tiny module on a landing area no bigger than six-tenths of a square mile. Oh, and did I forget to mention the comet is moving at 84,000 miles an hour. It's unbelievable. The jillionaire, Mark Cuban's recent investment in the social video app known as Ocho is finally launching. The app will compete with Vine, which is the six second video sharing service. But, as its name implies, Ocho will allow for eight second videos. Users will be able to shoot longer video and ocho will speed it up to fit. There's also video filters, audio commentary, and other unique features to the service. Most notably it will also offer a sit back mode, that will play continuous loops of videos from all the users you follow. Ocho hopes this will help separate the service from similar products like [UNKNOWN]. Controversy has erupted over Apple's iMessaging software, and now it sounds like the company might be facing a class-action lawsuit over it. The suit claims that Apple neglectfully allowed text messages to be lost when a customer switched over from iPhone to another non-Apple device. Now, because iMessage had been intercepting those texts,. They never made it over to the user's next platform. Suffice it to say, Apple has sent offers, a way to get those text messages back by turning iMessage off, but the suit seeks damages from before the problem was fixed. According to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, Taylor Swift is exactly right about the value of music. But not about Spotify underpaying its artists. Last week Swift pulled her entire catalogue off the streaming service and as a result her latest record called 1989 had the largest sales week of any album since 2002. Swift believes that Spotify helps perpetuate the perception that music should be free even though Spotify has already paid out 2 billion dollars to rights holders. Says that's money that would have been lost to piracy. Believe it or not Black Friday is only about 2 weeks away and retailers have already started to tease the biggest deals that customers will only be able to get in stores. Wal-Mart has unveiled a number of sales that include the original 16 gigabyte iPad mini for 200 dollars. And an Android tablet for only $30. That's your tech news update there's always more at Cnet.com. Be sure to follow me on Twitter from our studios here in New York I'm Jeff Bakalar. [MUSIC]