Security champ Symantec makes a play for the cloud with $115M purchase of LiveOffice

LiveOffice primarily helps companies archiving e-mail in the cloud, ensuring that they always have access to important communications. If a company’s e-mail client goes down, for example, its employees can still send and receive messages. The company’s archiving, hosting and compliance solutions will bolster Symantec’s popular security products like Norton AntiVirus and give it more clout as a cloud service provider.

Grooveshark launches HTML5 mobile app to get around being banned in app stores

Grooveshark has been in legal hot water with the major music labels because it doesn’t have broad licensing agreements to play the majority of its music, unlike Spotify, MOG, Rdio and Rhapsody. Much like YouTube, Grooveshark depends on users to legally upload music that can be enjoyed by the community. If a user uploads a file that he or she doesn’t own and it gets a DMCA complaint, Grooveshark takes the file down.

Ford’s Sync in-car computer now inside 4M cars, adds on-demand NPR and navigation apps

Ford’s in-car computer, Sync, is now installed in 4 million vehicles. To celebrate the milestone, the car company has added new abilities including hands-free voice navigation from Telenav and on-demand access to National Public Radio programs. The company announced the milestone and new apps at the Consumer Electronics Show Monday in Las Vegas.