19 December, 2014
Microsoft Reach An Agreement To Sell Its MixRadio To Japanese Messaging Firm Line
Microsoft acquired a number of apps and services that were surplus to requirments when it completed it purchase of Nokia.
One of the things microsoft acquired from Nokia is music-streaming app MixRadio, which spun off as a standalone service earlier this year.
Microsoft announced that it has reached an agreement to sell MixRadio to Japanese messaging firm LINE, a company that has helped connect smart appliances and pioneer the concept of stickers, to extend the music app's reach to new markets.
If you're concerned that today's announcement will affect future streaming on your Windows Phone, worry not: MixRadio head Jyrki Rosenberg says the company will continue to "bring a personalised music experience to Lumia smartphones." It might just mean owners of other devices will get the chance to enjoy it too.