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Noon News: BBM Music Service, Yahoo! LiveStand, Ice Cream Sandwich Going Open Source, Steve Jobs Biography

Canadian smartphone maker Research in Motion has finally unleashed its BlackBerry Messenger Music service, which allows people to share music with their BBM contacts among other things.

Struggling internet company Yahoo! has dished out new smartphone, tablet and PC apps in a fresh bid to become a hub for online content. First, the company announced that it is bringing its Livestand personalised magazine to the iPad, allowing people to decide which news they want to read and access them in a magazine like format on their Apple tablet.

Google plans to open source the new Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, soon after the mobile operating system debuts with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Speaking during the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong, Andy Rubin, Google's senior vice president of mobile, said that the platform will become open source ‘in a couple of weeks' when the Galaxy Nexus is launched.

During the first week of its release, the biography of late Steve Jobs crossed a quarter of a million copies in United States itself. This shows the enthusiasm of readers to know about the story behind the "i" man.

After ruling for more than a decade, Internet Explorer is no longer the highly used web explorer. By October, Internet Explorer failed to achieve more than half traffic on the Web.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.