The European Commission has chosen Inmarsat Ventures and Solaris Mobile to provide mobile satellite services across Europe. This selection process ensured member states all allocated the same radio spectrum, which will let the Inmarsat and Solaris sat-phones work across all EU countries. The two companies should have services in place by May 2011.
An American company called Tune Hunter says Shazam and a number of other companies have infringed its patent (first filed in 2000). Samsung, Apple, Shazam, Amazon, Napster, Motorola, Gracenote, Cellco, LG, AT&T and Pantech have all been named in legal action that seeks damages and an injunction. The patent awarded to Tune Hunter in 2005 "relates to a music identification/purchasing system, specifically to a method for marking the time and the name of the radio station in portable device such as a key holder, watch, cellular phone, beeper or the like which will allow the user to learn via internet or regular telephone the name of the song, artist and/or music company by matching the stored data with broadcast archive."