eMusic, which started selling music downloads four years before Apple Inc. launched the iTunes store, on Tuesday announced at the Consumer Electronics Show it is opening up its store to all buyers, not just members who pay a monthly fee.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai stressed that, despite a bleak financial outlook, his company wouldn't be getting rid of any of its underperforming divisions just yet, and highlighted his company's focus on the upcoming ultra-high-definition home video technology 4K.
Following the end of its contract with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats Electronics, Monster Cable poured on the glam at CES, presenting the company's new targets: gamers, kids, sports enthuasiasts and the budget-conscious.
After declining 1% in 2012, the consumer electronics industry is poised to make a modest 4% rebound this year, fueled largely by mobile devices, according to forecasts released this week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Sales of tablets and smartphones will account for 40% of all consumer electronics spending worldwide this year. Get ready for the "applification" of technology.
Audible Magic, whose audio fingerprinting and recognition technology can detect content, on Monday announced partnerships with three advertising companies in a strategic bid to expand its business beyond copyright enforcement.
It’s been a hectic year for Facebook, which spent $1 billion on Instagram in April, then raised $16 billion from its IPO a month later. In October, it also recorded more than 1 billion active users per month. That’s one out of seven people on the planet. Billboard caught up with Ime Archibong, Facebook manager of strategic partnerships and the person most responsible for the social network’s music and video strategy to discuss the social media behemoth's music strategy, Timeline grumblings and more.
Imagine a world in which advertisers can see who you are as you sit on your couch watching TV and serve up commercials tailored to you. Or a world where cars can sense your blood pressure and suggest that you play soothing music to counter your swelling road rage. That world is closer than we may realize because the devices that fill our living rooms, cars and backpacks are rapidly incorporating multiple sensors that can track and record our every move.