WIRED IN: MySpace to Kill Spotify, Skype & Vimeo Launch iOS Apps & More


>> South Korea dominates Youtube & the Mobile Market 

South Korea has was responsible for two instances of world domination in 2012.The first was Gangnam Style‘s Psy’s frenetic juggernaut of a viral video that, by November, had become the most-viewed ever on YouTube. The second was Samsung which in 2012 became a top-tier player in mobile computing and the only serious rival to Apple in the segment. 

>> Skype launches new iOS App

Bringing its iOS apps up to speed with its desktop versions, Skype has today rolled out Microsoft account support for its Apple apps, allowing users to sign in and chat with their Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts directly from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

As part of the new update, the Microsoft-owned company has added the ability for new users to create an account within the app, giving it the chance to on-board users who have previously not had the joy of using the service on their Mac, PC or Linux computer.

>> MySpace Plans to Relaunch as Spotify Killer

The parent company of MySpace,  is trying to raise $50 million in order to re-launch MySpace as a direct competitor to Spotify and Pandora in 2013.

This is according to documents obtained by Business Insider.

>> Vimeo launches its first in-house iOS app

Vimeo, the popular artistic video service and YouTube competitor, has released a brand new iPhone app — redesigned entirely from scratch — to simplify its mobile experience in favor of casual video browsing, improved sharing and quick uploads.

Vimeo’s iPhone app has already seen two iterations, but this release is more of a milestone than you might think: it’s the service’s first time building an app entirely in-house, and it’s also Vimeo’s most successful attempt yet to translate its popular Web service to the iPhone.

>> Microsoft Sold over 40 Million licenses of Windows 8

Microsoft announced that it has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far. This is the first update the company has given since it announced that it had sold 4 million upgrades over the first weekend after Windows 8 went on sale earlier this month. According to Microsoft, “Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades.”