Swedish startup Conveneer has announced that it’s raised $4.5 million to develop its Mikz technology, which lets people turn their mobile handsets into web servers. It works by assigning a URL to their phone – http://joe.mikz.me for example – which means other web applications and services can then access the contacts, location data, photos, music, ringtones and other files on the phone. It’s early days, but there’s intriguing potential for music services using this kind of functionality. Talking of which, we have a big feature in today’s Music Ally Report looking at the new wave of location-based mobile services and apps, and what they could mean for music.

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