Mobile Morning Coffee (01/12/12)

The top mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.

Shazam Launches Music Player For iPhone (via Fast Company)
The startup behind the popular smartphone app, which enables users to identify music by scanning and matching short audio clips, today unveiled the Shazam Player, an iTunes-like service for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Eric Schmidt: Android Is Differentiated, Not Fragmented (via TechCrunch)
n Schmidt’s eyes, differentiation is a means for Android-using partners to woo customers with their own take on a common platform.

Why Samsung Is The Next Apple (via TechCrunch)
Samsung may just join Apple in cracking the ecosystem code.

App downloads are (Kindle) Fire-d up! (via GigaOM)
Om Malik argues that Amazon’s Kindle Fire is a legitimate platform that will driving app downloads.

How PayPal plans to scale its in-store payment system (via GigaOM)
AJB Software Designs is now incorporating PayPal’s mobile payment system into its framework and building out a specific PayPal interface, which will allow PayPal users to pay through 250,000 point-of-sale terminals that connect to AJB software.

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