Google Assigned Patent for Dynamic Playlist for Mobile Computing Device
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 2 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,346,867) developed by Jeffrey A. Sharkey, Mountain View, Calif., for a "dynamic playlist for mobile computing device."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of managing electronic media items includes accessing first geographic information that indicates a first geographic location of a first device; accessing second geographic information that indicates a second geographic location of a second device; determining whether the first device and the second device are within a defined geographic proximity based on the first geographic location and the second geographic location; if the determination indicates that the first device and the second device are within the defined geographic proximity, generating at least one playlist of media items based on a set of media preferences shared between a first user of the first device and a second user of the second device; and sending the playlist to the first device such that the first user is able to select one or more of the media items on the playlist to be output by the first device."
The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2011 (13/249,784). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,346,867&OS=8,346,867&RS=8,346,867
Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.
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