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  1. FTC Approves Google's AdMob Buy

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Trade Commission has approved Google’s acquisition of the mobile ad network AdMob, despite concerns over what the group termed “serious antitrust issues.” Google agreed to buy AdMob last November for $750 million. But the deal was imme ...

  2. Corus Stations Segue With iTunes

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Toronto-based radio giant Corus Entertainment has announced that 11 of its radio stations will integrate iTunes into their Web sites. Stations including 102.1 the Edge and Q107 in Toronto, and 99.3 the Fox in Vancouver will integrate Apple Compute ...

  3. Barnes Responds To Aussie Bushfire Crisis

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes is releasing an album exclusively through the iTunes Music Store to raise funds for victims of Australia's devastating bushfires. The album, "Live At The Enmore," contains a mix of current materia ...

  4. Big Plans For DDEX In 2007

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT During the first annual meeting of the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), participants showed optimism that the music industry would adopt their standards which are designed to ease digital exchanges. "We want to create a level of simplicity in an ...

  5. Apple Reports Record Q1 Profit

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. on Wednesday (Jan. 17) posted a record profit in its fiscal first quarter, beating Wall Street estimates as earnings rose 78 percent amid strong holiday sales of its iPod music players and Macintosh computers. During the final three mon ...

  6. Apple Faces Suit Over iPod-iTunes Link

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST As if its options woes weren't trouble enough, Apple Computer Inc. said Friday (Dec. 29) it is facing several federal lawsuits, including one alleging the company created an illegal monopoly by tying iTunes music and video sales to its market ...

  7. iTunes Music Stores Back On Track After Christmas Delays

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iTunes music store appeared to be back to normal Thursday (Dec. 28), two days after shoppers wielding new gift cards faced long delays in downloading music on Christmas and the hours afterward. Apple officials di ...

  8. Labels Sue AllofMP3.com

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Several major record labels sued the operator of the Russian music Web site AllofMP3.com on Wednesday, claiming the company has been profiting by selling copies of music without their permission. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New York ...

  9. Ticketmaster Buys Stake In ILike.com

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster has bought a 25 percent stake in music-oriented networking Web site iLike.com in a deal that seeks to generate exposure for the ticket-selling giant among independent music fans. Ticketmaster invested $13.3 million in iLike.com and si ...

  10. UMG May Push Apple For Royalty Deal

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said Tuesday (Nov. 28) he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. Universal was the first major record label to strike an ag ...

  11. UMG May Push For Royalty Deal With Apple

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said on Tuesday (Nov. 28) he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said ...

  12. UMG May Push For Royalty Deal With Apple

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said on Tuesday (Nov. 28) he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said ...

  13. Napster 2Q Loss Narrows

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company's revenues grow. Napster Inc. said Wednesday (Nov. 8) its second-quarter loss narrowed from a year ago, beating Wall Street estimates as the online music service saw a boost in revenue. The company, which said in September it was expl ...

  14. iTunes Teams With Starbucks

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Marketing plans not revealed. Apple Computer Inc. has partnered with Starbucks Entertainment and launched today (Oct. 5) a Starbucks-branded area in the iTunes Music Store. The area features the coffee retailer's entire Hear Music catalog, wh ...

  15. Microsoft Preps YouTube Rival

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Testing to begin Sept. 19. Microsoft Corp. will start testing on Tuesday (Sept. 19) an Internet video-sharing service called Soapbox, the software company's answer to Web sensation YouTube. Soapbox ( http://soapbox.msn.com ) is one facet of M ...

  16. iTunes To Start Selling Movies

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer Inc. said on Tuesday (Sept. 12) its iTunes online music store would begin selling movies from Disney, Pixar, and Touchstone as the company makes its most aggressive move yet into the di Apple Computer Inc. said on Tuesday (Sept. 12) ...

  17. Apple Works On Labor Issue At iPod Plant

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than 50 million iPods have been sold since 2001. Apple Computer Inc. said Wednesday (Aug. 30) it was working to resolve a dispute over alleged labor abuses by an iPod manufacturer in China. Hongfujin Precision Industry Co., a major exporter o ...

  18. AOL Unveils Revamped Music Store

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offering open to any online visitor. AOL on Tuesday (Aug. 29) unveiled a revamped music product with a Web-based store and subscription service offering audio and video streaming, programmed radio and downloads that can be transferred to compatibl ...

  19. EMI To Preload Videos On Microsoft's Zune

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seconds To Mars to be featured on player. EMI Group Plc said on Thursday (Aug. 17) it had signed a deal to provide preloaded music videos on Microsoft Corp.'s soon-to-launch Zune digital media player. The London-based company said the deal ...

  20. Nordic Regulators Consider iTunes Legal Action

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Iceland this month to discuss possible legal action against iPod-maker Apple Computer Inc. if the company does not ease restrictions that prevent songs bought a Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Icelan ...

  21. Nordic Regulators Consider iTunes Legal Action

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Iceland this month to discuss possible legal action against iPod-maker Apple Computer Inc. if the company does not ease restrictions that prevent songs bought a Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Icelan ...

  22. YouTube, Labels Talk Video Deal

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site receives over 100 millions views a day. YouTube Inc. said on Tuesday (Aug. 15) it is talking with record labels to post thousands of music videos online, aiming to move beyond being a site for sharing home videos to a provider of mainstream e ...

  23. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  24. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  25. Microsoft's iPod Rival Out By Christmas

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft will start selling a digital music and video player to compete with Apple's iPod by Christmas, sources close to the matter said on Wednesday (July 5). Microsoft will start selling a digital music and video player to compete with App ...

  26. France Poised To Soften iTunes Bill

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading lawmakers have agreed to water down a draft law that could have threatened the future of the iPod in France. Leading lawmakers have agreed to water down a draft law that could have threatened the future of the iPod in France. The National ...

  27. Coke To Close U.K. Music Download Site

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mycokemusic.com to shut down July 31. Coca-Cola Co. said on Tuesday (June 20) it will close its British online music service mycokemusic.com on July 31, after losing market share to Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store. Mycokemusic launch ...

  28. Coke To Close U.K. Music Download Site

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mycokemusic.com to shut down July 31. Coca-Cola Co. said on Tuesday (June 20) it will close its British online music service mycokemusic.com on July 31, after losing market share to Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store. Mycokemusic launch ...

  29. Microsoft Readies iPod Rival

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company already demonstrating the device. Microsoft Corp. is developing a music and video device to compete with Apple's iPod and creating its own music service to rival Apple's iTunes, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday (Jun ...

  30. Apple, Nike Team For iPod Running Gear

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Companies are developing a wireless shoe system. Nike Inc. and Apple Computer Inc. have joined forces to try to become a runner’s best friend. The two companies announced last week that they are developing a wireless system so some Nike shoes embe ...

  31. Apple Ruling Unlikely Before Easter

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight between Apple Computer and the Beatles' Apple Corps record label over the use of the apple logo. A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight b ...

  32. Hollywood Studios To Sell Movies Online

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seen as step towards full digital distr. via Web. Hollywood studios will start selling digital versions of films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "King Kong" on the Internet this week, the first time major movies have been avai ...

  33. Hollywood Studios To Sell Movies Online

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Move seen as step towards full digital distr. online. Hollywood studios will start selling digital versions of films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "King Kong" on the Internet this week, the first time major movies have been ...

  34. Sprint Eyes Mobile Music Subscriptions

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Plans to expand pact with Sirius as well. Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to boost its mobile music business this year with a new subscription scheme for downloading songs onto cellphones, and expand its partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a t ...

  35. Report: Amazon Close To Downloads Launch

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is in advanced talks with four top music companies on starting a digital music service as early as this summer, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is in advanced talks with fo ...

  36. Motorola Unveils iRadio, New Home Products

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, on Tuesday (Jan. 3) revealed details of its plans for iRadio, a subscription music service that will go on sale this year. It also unveiled a new hom Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cel ...

  37. MTV, Microsoft To Develop Online Service

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST To launch early next year. MTV Networks Inc. said Tuesday it has partnered with Microsoft Corp. to develop an online music service to launch early next year. The service, dubbed URGE, will be integrated into the next version of the software maker& ...

  38. Samsung: No Plans To Launch Music Service

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Contrary to reports last week, Samsung Electronics Co. has no plans to enter the online music business with a system similar to Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes service, an executive said Thursday. Contrary to reports last week, Samsung Electroni ...

  39. MTV Helps Viacom Post Profit

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wolf appointed MTV pres/COO. Viacom Inc. reported a higher-than-expected third-quarter profit today (Nov. 2) as increased advertising sales at its MTV cable networks and the "War of the Worlds" box-office release offset a slump at the te ...

  40. Apple Stock Plunges 10 Percent

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT iPod shipments fall shy of Wall Street hopes. Shares of Apple Computer Inc. continued to tumble Wednesday, after the company reported robust sales of its personal computers and still-sizzling iPods, but overall shipments of the digital music playe ...

  41. Apple Stock Plunges 10 Percent

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT iPod shipments fall shy of Wall Street hopes. Shares of Apple Computer Inc. continued to tumble Wednesday, after the company reported robust sales of its personal computers and still-sizzling iPods, but overall shipments of the digital music playe ...

  42. Apple Unveils New iPod-Cellphone

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday (Sept. 7) unveiled a cellphone that plays music like an iPod and a pencil-thin "iPod Nano," both aimed at extending its domination of the digital music market. Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday (Sept. 7) u ...

  43. Creative Reports It Has Patent Covering iPod Tech

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Company considering its options. Singapore MP3 music player maker Creative Technology said it had been awarded a U.S. patent for technology used by larger rival Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod and other competitors. Creative said in the U.S. on Tu ...

  44. Sony Slumps to Loss

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Slashes Profit Outlook on Falling Sales, Restructuring Costs Sony Corp. announced its second quarterly loss in a row Thursday and slashed its profit outlook, highlighting the challenges Sony's new chairman faces as he tries to revive the comp ...

  45. Sirius To Offer 'Podcast' Show

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hosted by former MTV host Adam Curry. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. is latching onto the "podcasting" phenomenon, launching a show later this month that will feature a daily selection of the increasingly popular do-it-yourself audio progra ...

  46. Napster Lifts Sales View

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Napster Inc. today (April 5) raised its quarterly revenue forecast for the second time in about a month, citing a big jump in subscribers and stronger-than-expected sales of music downloads, sending i Napster Inc. today (April 5) raised its quarte ...

  47. Napster Lifts Sales View

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Napster Inc. today (April 5) raised its quarterly revenue forecast for the second time in about a month, citing a big jump in subscribers and stronger-than-expected sales of music downloads, sending i Napster Inc. today (April 5) raised its quarte ...

  48. Sony To Bow Flash-Memory Audio Players

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hoping to regain some of its luster in a market dominated by the iPod, the company that brought us the Walkman is coming out with a big lineup of portable music players. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Hoping to regain some of its luster in a market domi ...

  49. Viacom Posts $18 Billion Loss

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc. on Feb. 24 posted a massive quarterly loss after $18 billion in charges for writing down the value of its radio and outdoor advertising businesses in the face of a soft radio market and he NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Viacom Inc. on Feb. 24 p ...

  50. Apple Profits Quadruple As iPod Sales Soar

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST First-quarter earnings beat projections. Apple Computer Inc.'s first-quarter earnings more than quadrupled, dramatically exceeding Wall Street expectations, based on strong holiday sales of laptop computers and its wildly popular iPod music p ...

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