— NBA, SPIN, UMG Go iPhone: The NBA is launching an iPhone app for the 2009 playoffs, SPIN Magazine is launching SPIN Earth on the iPhone to highlight music and culture from around the world, and Universal Music Group is launching several iPhone apps for artists including Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, George Straight, Pussycat Dolls and Lady Gaga. The connecting factor is that they’re all using Kyte to do it: The apps can have Twitter, RSS and downloads.
— Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Launches Star Droid: Google will launch a service to help people navigate the night sky. “Star Droid, uses GPS technology found in most new handsets to identify the position of the user and then compares this with existing maps of space. It automatically attaches name tags to the stars and planets that can be seen through the phone