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  1. Google Music To Be Unveiled Wednesday -- Minus a Couple of Major Labels, Sources Say

    November 14, 2011 6:07 PM EST Google is expected to announce the addition of MP3 downloads to Google Music at an event Wednesday in Los Angeles. But don't expect all majors to be on board when the curtain lifts. Google's deal with Universal Music Group should be fina ...

  2. Steve Jobs' Vendetta Against Google, Believed Android Stole Apple iPhone's Software

    October 25, 2011 8:25 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google can only hope that Steve Jobs' final vendetta doesn't haunt the Internet search leader from his grave. The depths of Jobs' antipathy toward Google leaps out of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography ...

  3. Google+ Social Network to Play Big Role in Company's Music Store: Sources

    October 24, 2011 3:17 PM EDT Google's music-download store could launch within weeks, as several media reports have said, but if it does, it would not be a fully formed product with the involvement of all four major labels , sources tell Billboard.biz. But regardless of ...

  4. Google 3Q Numbers Impress Investors

    October 14, 2011 6:29 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mounting worries about another global recession haven't shaken Google. The online search and advertising leader's third-quarter earnings, released Thursday, are the latest reminder of how Google's position as th ...

  5. This Week In Music Apps: Dancing Jello, Free YouTube MP3s, and Writing Great Lyrics

    October 12, 2011 2:48 PM EDT At the risk of giving too much away, we have some... interesting apps for you this week. But when haven't we? This Week In Music Apps has been bringing you farm-fresh picks from the latest, greatest music app releases for 18 weeks straight. D ...

  6. Tablets Can Do More to Encourage Digital Music Purchases, Report Says

    September 28, 2011 6:21 PM EDT One million additional people have purchased content at iTunes this year, according to a new report from The NPD Group. Unfortunately for music companies, the percent of iTunes content buyers who purchased music has declined to 75 percent from 82 ...

  7. This Week In Music Apps: Samples, Synths, and Sketching out Music

    September 28, 2011 2:38 PM EDT Each week, we go hunting for the best and most interesting music apps on Android, iOS and the web, for our This Week In Music Apps series (also worthwhile: previous installments .) For those of you just joining us, we usually start off with a roun ...

  8. Juke Music Streaming Service Launches In Germany

    September 15, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Wanna See My Music Collection? Juke, a new music streaming service, launched in Germany this month with 13 million licensed tracks. BERLIN - On Sept. 1, a new cloud-streaming music service called Juke launched in Germany. The new service offers ac ...

  9. Topspin's Andrew Mains Heading to Mobile Roadie, Named Chief Operating Officer (Exclusive)

    September 12, 2011 12:02 PM EDT Direct to fan marketing platform Topspin is losing its VP of sales and marketing Andrew Mains, who is leaving to join mobile app development firm Mobile Roadie. His new position at Mobile Roadie will be chief operating officer, overseeing business ...

  10. Muve Breaks 200,000 Mark, Expands to Android

    September 08, 2011 11:34 AM EDT Cricket Communications' Muve mobile music service continues to grow, now claiming 200,000 subscribers and expanding onto Android-based devices. The service-which bundles unlimited music with unlimited talk, text, and data into a single mobile ...

  11. This Week In Music Apps: Mufin Player, Geo-Playlists, iPhone MP3 Downloader

    August 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT This Week In Music Apps serves up the latest music apps for iPhone, Android, and your now-more-capable web browser every week. You could set your… calendar by it. We'll start with a round-up of music apps and services we've put to the te ...

  12. Five Ways to Improve Google Music Beta

    August 19, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Google Music Beta has a lot going for it. For starters, it has the benefit of being launched by Google . That means deep pockets, a smart and talented team and integration with Google's popular web and mobile services and products (Google ...

  13. Is Google's Purchase of Motorola All About The 17,000 Patents?

    August 16, 2011 7:44 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It may be the boldest move yet by a company known for being audacious: Google is spending $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility. But the big prize isn't Motorola's lineup of cellphones, computer tablets and cable se ...

  14. How The Google Motorola Acquisition Helps the Music Industry

    August 15, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings today sent shockwaves through the mobile world, fundamentally altering the landscape of the business. For the music industry, this is a significant development given the role th ...

  15. Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

    August 15, 2011 8:00 AM EDT MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google Inc. is buying cell phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in cash. It's by far Google's biggest acquisition to date and a sign the online search leader is serious about expandi ...

  16. This Week In Music Apps: Smart Guitar, Digital Accordion and iTunes for Android

    August 11, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Each week, our "This Week in Music Apps" series whets your app-etite (sorry, couldn't resist) with a satisfying slice of the most promising music app releases for Android, iOS, and your web browser. (For a taste, sample last week� ...

  17. What Google's Record Revenues, 10 Million Google+ Users Mean For Music Biz

    July 15, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Google has plenty of money to put toward its initiatives in music, social networking and elsewhere. On Thursday the company announced second-quarter revenue increased 32% year-over-year to a company record $9.03 billion. Operating income was $2.88 ...

  18. Business Matters: Coincidence? Pandora Stock Falls as Media Goes Gaga Over Spotify Launch

    July 14, 2011 7:41 PM EDT Pandora Stock Falls as Media Goes Gaga Over Spotify Launch -- Were Pandora investors reacting to Spotify's U.S. launch when the company's stock dropped immediately after the markets opened Thursday morning? Pandora opened at $18.12 and b ...

  19. Katy Perry Launches Free Mobile App, But Does it Work Equally Well On All Smartphones?

    July 12, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Katy Perry has officially launched her new free mobile app for iPhone and Android, courtesy of Mobile Roadie, offering fans access to a library of Perry content on the go. The app is colorful and quirky, just like the 26-year-old pop star, and let ...

  20. Business Matters: Smartphones Now Over Half of New Phone Sales in US, iPhone Driving Growth

    June 30, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Increasingly American as Apple Pie: Smartphones -- Smartphones have reached an important milestone in the U.S. According to Nielsen, 55% of mobile consumers who reported buying a new handset in the last three months purchased a smartphone instead ...

  21. Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World

    June 21, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World -- Apple has released a free app that allows HD streaming of live performances from the iTunes Festival 2011 at the Roundhouse in London. An updated version of th ...

  22. This Week in Apps: Yahoo!, Music Choice, More.

    June 17, 2011 12:04 PM EDT Play by Yahoo! Music A free Android app that combines music ID with playlist creation. It's basic feature is a simple music player, used to play songs stored on the users device. It also lets users select a single song from their library and ...

  23. Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman: 'I Screwed Up' on Facebook

    June 01, 2011 7:37 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO - If he had another chance, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt would have pressed the Internet search leader to focus more on mounting a challenge to Facebook while he was still running the company. "I screwed up," Schmidt said ...

  24. Android Market Producing Fewer Blockbusters Than Apple's App Store

    May 27, 2011 10:55 AM EDT New statistics on the Android Market show that Android is creating fewer blockbuster paid apps than Apple's App Store. And like apps for other operating systems, Android apps are finding the business is a winner-take-all market in which few t ...

  25. Senator Calls For Smartphone App Privacy Policies

    May 26, 2011 7:39 AM EDT WASHINGTON - A key member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is challenging Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to require all developers that make apps for their mobile devices to adopt formal privacy policies. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sent letters to the ...

  26. Why Record Labels, Google Couldn't Agree on the Cloud

    May 11, 2011 5:50 PM EDT LOS ANGELES-- Google's decision to launch a music locker service yesterday (May 10) was a big topic of discussion on the sidelines of the NARM conference here this week. The reaction from the more veteran music industry attendees is simply an ...

  27. Apple, Google Grilled on Location Data By Senate Panel

    May 11, 2011 7:18 AM EDT WASHINGTON - Executives from Apple and Google told lawmakers Tuesday that users have control over information used to pinpoint the location of iPhones and smartphones running Google's Android software. Guy "Bud" Tribble, vice presid ...

  28. Google Music Launched Today -- Without Licenses

    May 09, 2011 9:01 PM EDT Proving unable to come to an agreement with all the major labels for the music service it originally wanted, Google is going to pull an Amazon and unveil a digital music locker service without any licensing deals at all during a keynote tomorrow ( ...

  29. Amazon Includes iOS Support for Cloud Player, Access Through Safari Web Browser

    May 09, 2011 11:06 AM EDT Amazon's Cloud Player now has basic support for Apple's iOS devices. While Cloud Player is not yet accessible through an app for iPhone or iPad, users of those devices can now access the Amazon cloud storage service through Apple's ...

  30. Rhino Musical Aptitude Test, Facetones and AudioVroom: This Week in Apps

    May 06, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Rhino Musical Aptitude Test Rhino Records released a trivia app designed to find the biggest music geek in a digital update to the Rhino Musical Aptitude Test it first conducted 15 years ago. The app has more than 1,200 questions spanning a wide v ...

  31. Business Matters: Surprise, Music Sales Continue to Improve

    May 04, 2011 8:12 PM EDT Surprise, Music Sales Continue to Improve -- Here's the latest on the surprisingly strong recorded music sales of 2011. Through May 1, track sales are up 8%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Current tracks are up 10% and catalog tracks are up ...

  32. Android Outpaces iPhone in Marketshare, Mindshare -- But Developers Still Consider iPhone Tops

    April 26, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Google's Android platform continues to outpace that of the iPhone's iOS. This time, the focus is not on market share, but consumer demand. According to a report from Nielsen , 31% of consumers surveyed between January and March of this y ...

  33. Sony Launches Android Tablet, Challenges Apple iPad's Market Dominance

    April 26, 2011 8:04 AM EDT Sony launched its first tablet computers in an ambitious attempt to grab the No 2 spot in a market dominated by Apple's iPad and set to quadruple in four years. The gadgets, based on Google's Android 3.0 operating system, could be one of ...

  34. Apple Slammed Over iPhone, iPad Location Tracking

    April 22, 2011 7:47 AM EDT Privacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple Inc. about why iPhones and iPads are secretly collecting location data on users - records that cellular service providers routinely keep but require a court order to disgorge. It's not clear ...

  35. Business Matters: ScoreBig $14 Million Funding Shows Investors Still Bullish on Discounting

    April 21, 2011 7:46 PM EDT ScoreBig $14 Million Funding Shows Investors Still Bullish on Discounting -- ScoreBig has raised $14 million in second-round funding led by U.S. Venture Partners. Previous investor Bain Capital also participated in the round. This brings ScoreBig& ...

  36. Sonos Offers New Services For Music Streaming

    April 19, 2011 12:58 PM EDT Cloud music services are all the talk these days. But let's not forget the devices used to access the cloud. Sonos, one of the earliest pioneers of cloud music home entertainment systems, today unveiled a number of new improvements to keep it ...

  37. Google Acquires Pushlife Streaming Service, A Sign of Momentum or Struggle?

    April 11, 2011 12:09 PM EDT Google last week acquired another mobile content streaming service, this time in the form of Pushlife. The company's service allows users to stream their iTunes libraries to mobile devices. It also allows mobile operators to give their subscr ...

  38. Google Defends Commitment to Copyright At Congressional Hearing Despite Doubts

    April 07, 2011 12:46 PM EDT Digital piracy took center stage again yesterday, when the House Judiciary Intellectual Property Subcommittee held the second part of a two-part hearing entitled "Promoting Investment and Protecting Commerce Online: Legitimate Sites v. Parasi ...

  39. Google Expels Grooveshark from Android Market Following Label Pressure

    April 06, 2011 11:56 AM EDT Music sharing service Grooveshark has been booted from yet another mobile app store. As first reported by CNET, Google has expelled the service from the Android Market. Officially, the reason given was that Grooveshark violates Google's terms ...

  40. Leaked Android Music App Reveals Details About Google Cloud Music Service

    April 05, 2011 12:46 PM EDT The latest sign that Google is about to launch a cloud-based music service comes in the form of a leaked official music app created for smartphones running the Android operating system. The blog Tech From 10 obtained a copy of the Android music pl ...

  41. Pandora Subpoenaed In Federal Investigation Into Smartphone Apps

    April 04, 2011 3:01 PM EDT Pandora has been served a subpoena related to a federal investigation into personal information shared by smartphone apps "that run on the Apple and Android mobile platforms," according to an update to the SEC filing that announced the c ...

  42. Existing Clouds: mSpot Responds to Amazon Locker Service With Lowered Pricing

    March 30, 2011 4:14 PM EDT Watching a behemoth like Amazon suddenly muscle into your turf the way music locker service mSpot did this week must be a chilling experience. But the small digital music company responded quickly today by unveiling a new pricing structure designe ...

  43. Android Launches In-App Sales, Poised To Take Smartphone Crown

    March 30, 2011 12:51 PM EDT Google today issued an update that allows developers with apps on the Android operating system to sell content from within their apps for the first time. Apple's iOS system for iPhone and iPad has featured in-app billing since 2009, so this i ...

  44. Google Internally Testing Music Service: Report

    March 24, 2011 6:33 PM EDT The Google Music service still isn't live, but there are reports that employees at the company have begun using it already. CNET reports that Google employees are testing the product internally, which is a common practice for companies develo ...

  45. Amazon Launches Appstore To Rival Android, iTunes; Apple Sues

    March 22, 2011 1:10 PM EDT Amazon.com opened its version of an app store for smartphones today, focusing exclusively on apps for Android-based devices. The Appstore (as it is called) launches with 3,800 apps available, and is offering a free download of an exclusive level o ...

  46. Iris Launches NoiseClerk to Make Music Licensing Easy for App Developers

    March 15, 2011 7:36 AM EDT Iris Distribution's BlinkerActive marketing agency has created an online shop where developers can acquire licenses for use in their mobile apps. Launched on Tuesday, NoiseClerk offers over 10,000 pre-cleared titles at flat rates of $100 for ...

  47. Circus Mashimus Tent @SXSW 2011: A Playground For Music Apps

    March 14, 2011 5:03 PM EDT Two of the biggest obsessions for many people at South by Southwest are a) finding cool spots to network and b) a nice wireless connection, and the Circus Mashimus tent, presented by Mashery in partnership with AppCircus, provided a beautiful plac ...

  48. Superglued Sneak Peek: App, Unveiling At SXSW, Finds Gigs Based On Location, Friends, Preferences

    March 14, 2011 1:31 PM EDT While the music industry continues to wait for Foursquare to develop a music strategy, other less-known location-based apps are doing it today. SuperGlued is one such company, using the South by Southwest festival to launch an app that lets users ...

  49. Hackers Stumble Upon Google Music's Cloud-Based Service

    March 08, 2011 2:02 PM EST The much-anticipated Google Music service has been spotted in the wild. Not yet officially launched, an apparently unfinished version of the service has been found by hackers toying around with a new version of the Android operating system. As exp ...

  50. Steven Tyler's AppSoLewdly: the Week in Apps

    March 03, 2011 1:56 PM EST -- Steven Tyler's AppSoLewdly Aerosmith front man and American Idol judge Steven Tyler has added app entrepreneur to his resume with the release of the iPhone app "Steven Tyler's AppSoLewdly," available now on iTunes. The $3 ap ...

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