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  1. Google Music Watch: Here's The Latest

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The rumored Google Music service will launch in the fourth quarter, according to tech blog Gizmodo , which cited an interview with Google's Android product manager Gaurav Jain in an Israeli newspaper. The Q4 launch would correspond with that ...

  2. Keys To Pandora's Success

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Pandora personalized Internet radio service famously reached the scale it has today largely though a smart mobile strategy. The company’s CTO Tom Conrad discussed where Pandora went right and where it went wrong in its mobile implementation at ...

  3. Google Set To Launch Download, Subscription Service

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google will launch a music download service tied to its search engine later this year followed by a subscription service in 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal. There has been speculation about Google's music plans for several months. ...

  4. Business Matters: Google Music Store, Don Henley, The Orchard, 'If I Can Dream' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT GOOGLE MUSIC STORE COMING IN FALL? -- Google's music store could be on its way later this fall, CNET's Greg Sandoval reports. Citing multiple industry sources, Sandoval says the service could have both downloads and streaming music. &quo ...

  5. Business Matters: Public Enemy, Digital Lockers, iPhone, Android and More

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Public Enemy has cut its target at fan-funded site Selleband to $75,000 from $250,000. “We have learned that the fan funding model is still not fully developed,” says the band’s Sellaband page, “and, as a result, a $250,000 fund raising effort, ...

  6. Google’s Major Push Toward The Cloud

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While the world waits for Apple to unveil its post-Lala acquisition cloud strategy for iTunes, rival Google is already in the mix. A late announcement from the company’s I/O conference yesterday pointed to a major push into cloud-based media deliv ...

  7. Chrome Web Store To Debut This Year

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Add another app store to the mix, this time for Web applications rather than mobile apps. At its I/O developer conference this week, Google revealed details for the Chrome Web Store , designed to make both free and paid Web apps available to those ...

  8. mSpot Turns To The Cloud

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music company mSpot has been hanging in there for years as one of the first trying to bring music to mobile devices, morphing its offerings and business models to stay on track with changes in both technology and usage. Its latest move is i ...

  9. HTC Sues To Block iPhone, iPad, iPod Sales

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HTC Corp has fired back in its legal battle with Apple Inc , asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban sales of iPhones, iPads and iPods in the United States. In a complaint filed with the ITC and obtained by Reuters, HTC accused Apple ...

  10. Deal Opens Play.ME Catalog To Developers

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT More than 75 music applications have been built over the course of the last year using music recommendation, remixing and playlisting tools from the Echo Nest developer platform. The company is now adding licensed music to its range of services th ...

  11. Apple Questions Android Smartphone Surge

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc questioned recent data showing smartphones using Google's Android operating system surpassing iPhone sales in the United States, and said there are no signs that the competition is gaining in the smartphone market. Smartphones using ...

  12. Google's Android Takes No. 2 Spot From iPhone

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc displaced iPhone maker Apple Inc to become the second most popular provider of smartphone software in the United States during the first quarter, the latest sign of the increasing competition in the fast-growing mobile market. But Googl ...

  13. Thumbplay Now Available On Android Phones

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Thumbplay Music cloud-based on-demand mobile streaming service is now available for Android phones, says the company. Launched this January for BlackBerry devices only, this marks the first new mobile platform for the young service, which char ...

  14. Who's The King Of Smartphones?

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, there are more smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system accessing the AdMob mobile advertising network in the U.S. than there are from the iPhone, according to the company’s March data . Here’s the data: Android p ...

  15. Google Profit Rise Fails To Impress

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc posted a 23% jump in quarterly revenue on a rebound in Web advertising, but its stock fell 5% as the company disappointed some investors accustomed to blowout results. Investors were also caught off guard by the company's announcem ...

  16. T-Mobile Says Co-Branded Fender Entry Struck a Chord

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While others in the mobile category are fighting a never-ending battle over features, T-Mobile has taken a different approach. In January, the wireless service provider rolled out its myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition handset, which was based on a ...

  17. Spotify Set For Q3 U.S. Launch

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT European streaming music service Spotify plans to launch its U.S.-based service in the third quarter, according to details shared in a recent interview. Senior VP Paul Brown made the statement to Bloomberg in an interview , where he reiterated the ...

  18. @CTIA: TuneWiki, FunMobility Apps, Android Phones Unveiled

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The CTIA International Wireless convention is underway in Las Vegas, bringing together the leaders of the mobile phone industry to talk policy, technology and new devices and services. With smartphone sales skyrocketing worldwide, the music and en ...

  19. Chinese Shrug Shoulders At Possible Google Pull-out

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With speculation swirling that Google Inc will soon announce the closure of its China-based Internet portal, the reaction from some Chinese has been hurry up and leave, or simply: so what? On Friday, the China Business News reported Google may mak ...

  20. @SXSW: MOG Showcases iPhone, Google Android Apps

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Coming in Q2 will be MOG's apps for the iPhone and Google Android platform, which were debuted at SXSW today. The apps take an excellent product -- the MOG online service -- and put it in an easy-to-use, feature-rich mobile version. CEO David ...

  21. Apple Sues HTC Over Phones With Google Software

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc sued Taiwan's HTC Corp, which makes touchscreen smartphones using Google software, accusing it of infringing 20 hardware and software patents related to the iPhone. Even though the suit did not name Google Inc as a defendant, Apple& ...

  22. Google Expands Call-Based Mobile Ads

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google is building out its mobile ad arsenal by expanding its new click-to-call ad options. The company is providing the smartphone ad option to national advertisers seeking to give mobile users the ability to tap numbers in ads to connect with bu ...

  23. Music Apps Discover Devices Not Called iPhone

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ever since the iPhone shook up the mobile entertainment space with the App Store, its competitors have rushed to create similar experiences for app developers and customers alike. While they remain far behind in the total number of apps created, p ...

  24. Handset Market Rebounding In 2010: Report

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cellphone market will rebound more strongly strongly than expected this year as improving economies boost spending on new gadgets and handset vendors push cheap smartphones, according to research firm Gartner. The market fell 1% in 2009, the f ...

  25. Mobile Roadie Tunes in Android with Madonna, Dolly Parton

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music industry has given plenty of lip service to making artist-based mobile music apps for devices other than the iPhone, but so far few have seen the light of day. That’s about to change now that Mobile Roadie has expanded its custom app dev ...

  26. New Branded Apps Struggle To Break Out Of The Pack

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST That didn’t take long. It hasn’t even been 18 months since the first iPhone app launched, and now with more than 140,000 of them, marketers are finding it tougher and more expensive to get their branded apps in wide circulation. More competition m ...

  27. Mobile World Congress: Google Woos Mobile Industry

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt urged the mobile industry to embrace the mobile Web instead of seeing Google as the enemy, in his first speech to the world's biggest wireless industry fair. Schmidt said the industry stood at an his ...

  28. Mobile World Congress: MusicStation Launches On Android

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital music service provider Omnifone has demonstrated its MusicStation platform working on Android handsets during the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Android vendors, application developers and mobile network operators can utilize the ...

  29. Mobile World Congress Preview: 4 Things To Watch

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Expect a host of new phones, services and other advancements to be unveiled in the next week as the first major mobile industry conference of the year kicks off. The Mobile World Congress takes place Feb. 15 - 18, hosted by the GSM Association in ...

  30. Google, Apple Pile Pressure On Phone World

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST At next week's mobile trade show in Barcelona you can find a program that measures how high you can throw a Nokia smartphone, an apt metaphor for Nokia's efforts to raise its game. But gravity might not favor the world's biggest mak ...

  31. Thumbplay Adding New Content From 20 Partners

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Thumbplay is adding content from 20 new licensing partners for its new on-demand streaming music service , Thumbplay Music. The company launched the service as an invite-only beta last month with content from the four major record labels. New cont ...

  32. Android Turns Up The Music

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST From the minute it was introduced, Apple's iPhone was destined to be a mobile music powerhouse given the device's dual-role as an iPod. Competing smartphones have struggled to make that same mobile music connection, despite having many o ...

  33. Microsoft Planning Zune Phone?

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST An analyst report on Monday sparked renewed speculation that Microsoft may soon unveil the long-expected "Zune phone." Jefferies & Co. analyst Katherine Egbert says she expects Microsoft to unveil a phone in the next two months, perh ...

  34. Google postpones Android In China

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc has postponed the launch of two models of its Android mobile telephone in China which had been scheduled for Wednesday, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. The manufacturers of the telephone are Motorola and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, ...

  35. SF Author Dick's Estate Threatens To Sue Google

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The estate of the science fiction author Philip K Dick plans to sue Google over its Nexus One brand name for its new mobile phone. Dick's daughter Isa Dick Hackett said in December she was "shocked and dismayed" over reports that Go ...

  36. It's Official: Google Unveils Nexus One Phone

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Google today officially unveiled the Nexus One smartphone, an Android-based mobile phone which Google will both sell directly to customers as well as through partner T-Mobile. The phone features a 3.7 inch touchscreen with voice-co ...

  37. Report: Google To Unveil New Mobile Phone, Spotify Included

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google is expected unveil its much-rumored Nexus One Android-based mobile phone at a Jan. 7 press event, coinciding with the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Google would only confirm that the announcement will be related t ...

  38. Digital Briefs: Snocap, Green Day, Google

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Fallout from MySpace Music's purchase of imeem continues. Artists and labels owed money from sales and streams on the now-defunct imeem won't get any money from the services new owners. Wired's Epicenter blog focuses on the more ...

  39. Business Matters: Spotify, Best Online Marketing Practices, Musicadium

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Spotify has reportedly postponed its launch in the U.S. The company had often said it planned for a launch by the end of 2009. ( TechCrunch ) - ...

  40. Spotify To Preview Robbie Williams Set

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spotify will be streaming the comeback album from Robbie Williams three days ahead of its U.K. release. The ad-funded free streaming service will make "Reality Killed The Video Star" (Virgin/EMI) available to users in the U.K. at midnigh ...

  41. Briefs: The Orchard, Verizon Wireless, Google

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Distributor the Orchard has announced a pan-European marketing and physical distribution deal with German CD distributor Intergroove. Under the deal, Intergroove will handle the physical distribution of select Orchard European front line and ca ...

  42. Research Predicts $4.2 Billion App 'Gold Rush'

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research from the Yankee Group estimates that nearly 7 billion U.S. smartphone app downloads will produce $4.2 billion in revenue by 2013. The number of smartphone users is set to quadruple to 160 million over the same period, resulting an app mar ...

  43. Spotify Launches For iPhone, Android

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital music service Spotify has launched its mobile app for the iPhone and iPod Touch and Android-powered phones. The app is available today (Sept. 7) for free from Android Market and the iTunes App store for Spotify's premium users in the ...

  44. Briefs: Bruce Springsteen, Jammie Thomas, Sugarland

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The New Jersey Star-Ledger used the Open Public Records Act to investigate the ticketing arrangements for the May 2009 Bruce Springsteen concert that prompted a Senate Judiciary hearing and much public outcry against Ticketmaster Entertainment. ...

  45. We7 Going Mobile

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported music streaming service We7 is set to launch mobile applications, CEO Steve Purdham has confirmed. An Apple iPhone application has been completed, while Android and Blackberry apps are also in development. It follows last month's ...

  46. Spotify Previews Mobile App

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music streaming service Spotify has shown off its new mobile service working with Google's Android platform. The company, based in London and Stockholm, has posted a demo online at YouTube . The company stressed that the app for Android-power ...

  47. Imeem To Debut New iPhone App

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Imeem has followed up the mobile version of the service it created for the G1 Android phone on T-Mobile with a new iPhone app, which will become available in Apple’s App Store May 20. According to the company, the app will allow fans to create cus ...

  48. Digital Briefs: Google, Guns N' Roses, Melodeo

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Google has stepped into the three-strikes debate in New Zealand, submitting an opinion during the public commentary period in the country for a proposed law that would disconnect the Internet access of repeat copyright infringers. - Prosecutors ...

  49. 'Guitar Hero World Tour' Available For G1

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The mobile phone version of "Guitar Hero World Tour" is now available on Android-powered mobile phones. Currently, that means the G1 phone offered by T Mobile. Developer Hands-On Mobile said the Android version features enhanced graphics ...

  50. Dell Plots Smartphone Foray, Eyes Apple: Report

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dell Inc is plotting a foray into the cell phone arena as early as next month, making and selling smartphones to revitalize a business walloped by crumbling PC sales and pitting the firm against Apple, the Wall Street Journal reported. The world&# ...

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