Eliot Van Buskirk

Angry Birds creator developing a music app

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 8:00am

Angry BirdsEvolver.fm's Eliot Van Buskirk reports that Rovio, the creator of the mobile app sensation Angry Birds, is building "some sort of music app."

That's according to Rovio CEO Mikael Hed. Van Buskirk reports that "Hed didn’t offer much in the way of detail," but did hint that it may be some sort of interactive music app that lets users manipulate music as it plays.

Concludes Van Buskirk: "we can’t wait to see Rovio’s take on music apps and we wouldn’t be surprised if it came out before the end of the year."

Read more at Evolver.fm here.

Webcasters plan to bring real-time group listening to Facebook, says Van Buskirk

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 12:00pm

FacebookEvolver.fm's Eliot Van Buskirk notes that what may have been "the neatest thing about Facebook Music" is currently missing. That is, real-time group listening a la Turntable.fm, where a group of online users are listening to the same music at the same time.

But he writes (here, reprinted by CNN) that "at least two streaming radio services plan to implement it. Slacker, specifically, says it has been working with Facebook to do so for months."

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