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  1. BlueBeat.com to Pay EMI Nearly $1 Million for Illegally Selling Beatles Hits

    March 29, 2011 8:10 AM EDT A website that sold Beatles songs online for 25 cents apiece before they became legally available has agreed to pay record companies nearly $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker signed off on the settl ...

  2. Amazon Launches Cloud, Online Music Storage Service

    March 29, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Amazon.com wants to be more than a destination for shopping online - it also dreams of being a place where you can store your music, photos and videos and access them any time, from any computer. The online retailer launched two new offerings late ...

  3. Nokia Sues Apple Again Over Patents

    March 29, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Nokia is suing Apple in the United States for allegedly infringing patents in "virtually all" of its mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers, the Finnish company said Tuesday. The move is the latest in a string of la ...

  4. iTunes Monopoly? Apple's Jobs Ordered by Judge to Answer Anti-Competition Charges

    March 23, 2011 7:31 AM EDT Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs, who is out on medical leave, has been ordered by a federal magistrate to answer questions from plaintiffs' lawyers in an antitrust lawsuit related to his company's iTunes business. U.S. Magistrate J ...

  5. Apple iPad 2 Launches Today

    March 11, 2011 8:44 AM EST Apple Inc.'s updated version of its iPad tablet computer will be available in stores Friday afternoon but those who can't wait to say they own the gadget can beat the crowds by ordering one online before the sun rises. The Cupertino comp ...

  6. Apple App Store Hits 10 Billion Downloads

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple says that its app store has hit the 10 billion downloads mark. The milestone, announced on Apple Inc.'s website Saturday, arrives as the company's hugely popular smart phone is likely to become even more popular with the addition n ...

  7. Comcast Wins Government Approval To Take Over NBC

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The federal government on Tuesday gave Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, the green light to take over NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network. Comcast is buying a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal from General Elec ...

  8. Apple Stocks Falls 5% in Morning Trading

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of Apple Inc. were down 3% in midday trading Tuesday after the company announced over the weekend that CEO Steve Jobs will take an indefinite medical leave. The stock opened the trading day down 5% but quickly recovered some of those losses ...

  9. Apple CEO Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a medical leave of absence so he can focus on his health. He says he will continue as CEO and be involved in major decisions but has asked chief operatin ...

  10. Apple Noticeably Absent at This Week's Consumer Electronics Show

    January 02, 2011 12:00 AM EST What do you call it when you have 120,000 people and an elephant in the room? The International Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The elephant is Apple Inc. It won't be at the show this year, but its tablet co ...

  11. Emusic Adds Major Labels, Higher Price Tiers

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital music subscription club eMusic launched a new pricing plan this week that charges more for new music but adds tunes from major labels in an effort to broaden its appeal. In the past, the site focused on indie labels and offered discounts o ...

  12. Five Things Missing From The Beatles/iTunes Deal

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST One striking aspect of the newly available Beatles albums on iTunes is that they weren't accompanied by the release of more digital bells and whistles. When EMI Music reissued all of the band's albums on CD last year, every title boasted ...

  13. Apple 4Q Net Income Soars 70 Percent; iPad Falls Short

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. said Monday that net income for the most recent quarter soared 70 percent on strong sales of iPhones, though iPad sales fell short of expectations. Shares fell in after-hours trading. Apple's stock had been breaking through record- ...

  14. Appeals Court Rules For Eminem In Royalty Lawsuit

    September 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court has found Eminem's former production company is entitled to more money from downloads of the rapper's songs and ringtones. A federal jury last year had ruled against F.B.T. Productions LLC in its lawsuit against U ...

  15. Amazon Q2 Profit Jumps 45%, Misses Wall Street

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said that its second-quarter net income jumped, bolstered by shoppers who spent more with the online retailer even as consumer confidence fell overall. But the Seattle-based company's earnings fell below analyst expectations, ...

  16. Apple's Jobs Says iPad Idea Came Before iPhone

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs shared a secret with is audience at a technology conference outside Los Angeles Tuesday: The idea for the iPad came before the iPhone. The idea to ditch the keyboard for what Jobs calls a multi-touch display came about in ...

  17. Struggling Nokia Revamps Management Team Again

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Top cellphone maker Nokia Oyj revamped its management team for the second time in seven months, placing veterans in two key roles to revive its core business units and fend off rivals like Apple Inc. Nokia's management has been under increasi ...

  18. Lala Closing In Weeks

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Streaming service Lala.com has announced it will be shutting down on May 31, 2010. The announcement on its Web site has prompted speculation that Lala's owner Apple Inc. is ready to make use of Lala's staff and technology to roll out its ...

  19. Apple Fans Eagerly Touch and Swipe First iPads

    April 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that the iPad is in the hands of early adopters, the hard work for Apple Inc. begins. Eager customers intent on being among the first owners of this new class of gadgetry stood in long lines across the country Saturday. They seemed willing to ...

  20. iTunes Sales Drive Millions To Haiti Relief

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. confirmed today that worldwide iTunes sales of the "Hope For Haiti Now" album, video, and individual performances have raised more than $3 million for the relief efforts, accounting for nearly all digital sales for the project ...

  21. Nokia Expands Patent Dispute Beyond Apple iPhone

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia Corp. is broadening a legal dispute it already has with Apple Inc. over the iPhone, saying almost all of the company's other products also violate the Finnish phone maker's patents. Nokia said Tuesday that it has filed a complaint ...

  22. Apple Confirms Purchase Of Lala.com

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. has purchased online music retailer Lala.com, a Silicon Valley start-up that has threatened "the end of the MP3" with its fast song-streaming application. Apple spokesman Steve Dowling confirmed the purchase Sunday, but would ...

  23. Arthur Levinson Quits Google Board Amid Govt Scrutiny

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google said on Monday that Arthur Levinson had resigned from its board following increased regulatory scrutiny over his membership as a director of both the top Internet search company and Apple Inc. The resignation by Levinson, the former chief e ...

  24. Eminem's Publisher, Apple Settle Dispute

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. and the music publisher for Eminem have settled a lawsuit over the digital downloading rights to many of the Detroit rapper's songs. Eight Mile Style attorney Richard Busch said Friday that the deal was reached late Thursday. He de ...

  25. Eminem's Music Publisher Takes Apple To Court

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's music publisher wants a bigger slice from Apple. Eight Mile Style LLC and a co-plaintiff, Martin Affiliated LLC, are suing Apple Inc., claiming they never authorized the use of 93 songs in a downloadable format on Apple's popula ...

  26. Palm Unveils Pixi Phone, May Be Overshadowed

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Palm Inc on Wednesday announced a lower-priced smartphone in the same family as its popular Palm Pre smartphone, although the move may be overshadowed by rival product launches by Motorola Inc and Apple Inc. Palm said it will start sales of the Pi ...

  27. iPhone Upgrade Boosts Music Features

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple iPhone users now have more flexibility with their music catalogs and the music industry is getting a swing at new revenue streams tied to the device, thanks to an upgrade rolled out by Apple Inc. today. Of the more than 100 new features in t ...

  28. Confirmed: iTunes Goes DRM-Free, Alters Pricing

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST At the Macworld Expo today, Apple Inc. confirmed reports that all four majors were now onboard to deliver DRM-free music through iTunes, as originally reported by CNET. Apple has offered DRM-free music from EMI since May 2007; the new deals unveil ...

  29. Apple Inc. Downplays Beatles 'Speculation'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to be made available online through the computer giant's iTunes Music Store as "unsubstantiated speculation." Reports on Friday suggested that un-nam ...

  30. Yahoo Eyeing Online Music Service

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc., is in early discussions with major record labels over offering unprotected MP3s either for sale or for free as part of an ad-supported service, two record company executives familiar with the talks said Wednesday. The talks, held as re ...

  31. PIAS Strikes DRM-Free iTunes Deal

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Brussels-based pan-European label group/distributor PIAS has struck a global deal with with Apple Inc.'s iTunes service that will see more than 44,000 tracks added to its DRM-free iTunes Plus service. The tracks come from PIAS' own label ...

  32. Nokia In Free Music Pact With UMG

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Handset giant Nokia said on Tuesday it has agreed with the world's largest music group Universal to offer free 12-month access to Universal artists' music for buyers of Nokia's music phones. The world's top cellphone maker said ...

  33. IPhone Goes on Sale in Europe

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Germans lined up to buy Apple Inc.'s iPhone as it made its European debut Friday, with the company hoping to replicate the success the combination phone, music player and mobile Web browser has seen in the United States. Apple hopes to sell 1 ...

  34. Eisner Talks Strike, Digital Revs At Media And Money Conference

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Michael Eisner dismissed the Hollywood writers strike as "insanity" and "too stupid," warning writers that they were sacrificing real income in a bid for revenue that studios do not yet have. Speaking Wednesday at the Dow Jones ...

  35. Former Ramone Sues Over Song Downloads

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A drummer who spent four years in one of the greatest punk bands of all time, the Ramones, filed a federal lawsuit Friday claiming he is owed nearly $1 million in royalties on songs sold over the Internet. Richard "Richie Ramone" Reinhar ...

  36. Starbucks To Give Away Free iTunes Songs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp. plans to give away 50 million free digital songs to customers in all of its domestic coffee houses to promote a new wireless iTunes music service that's about to debut in select markets. From Oct. 2 to Nov. 7, baristas in the ...

  37. Apple Sets U.K. Launch Date For iPhone

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. will launch its hugely-anticipated iPhone Nov. 9 in the United Kingdom through an exclusive deal with wireless carrier O2. The device will be sold exclusively in Britain through Apple's retail and online stores, via O2, and The Car ...

  38. Analysis: Apple's Product Upgrades, Starbucks Pact

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles on Apple's press event today in San Francisco , let's dive in and take a closer look at what the product upgrades, the new partnership and product launches -- highlighted by a touch-screen, WiFi-enabled iPod -- all me ...

  39. Apple Unveils New iPods, Ringtone Service

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In preparation for the upcoming fourth-quarter sales cycle, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs made a number of product updates and announcements today in San Francisco, including a ringtone service, a partnership with Starbucks and a touch-screen, WiFi-en ...

  40. iPhone Hackers Could Face Legal Battle

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hackers have figured out how to unleash Apple's iPhone from AT&T's cellular network, but people hoping to make money from the procedure could face legal problems. At least one of the companies hoping to make money by unlocking iPhone ...

  41. Wal-Mart Selling Digital Music Free Of Copy Curbs

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday that it was now selling digital music downloads on its Web site without the customary copy-protection technology that limits where consumers can play the songs. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, said ...

  42. Sony, Waste Management To Launch Recycling Program

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Does that Walkman walk no more, or is the original PlayStation now a doorstop? Starting next month, Sony Corp. will take them back at 75 recycling stations around the country. The electronics and entertainment company has previously accepted produ ...

  43. Apple Sued Over Eminem Downloads

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's music publisher has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Apple Inc., accusing the California company of violating copyrights by allowing unauthorized downloads of the rapper's songs. In their complaint filed Monday in U.S ...

  44. AT&T: iPhone Activation Problems Largely Solved

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Inc said on Monday delays in activating service for customers of Apple Inc.'s iPhone had been mostly resolved after the wireless company worked out the problems on a case-by-case basis. About 2 percent of people who had bought iPhone ...

  45. Execs Discuss Amazon Store Details, DRM Challenges

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Now that Amazon.com has confirmed it is developing an MP3 download store and has signed up EMI as its first major label partner, questions will now begin to swirl about launch timing and specifics of the new service. Amazon confirms that the store ...

  46. Amazon Store To Sell Music Free Of Copy Protection

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday the company will launch a digital music store later in 2007 with millions of songs, free of copy protection technology that limits where consumers can play their music. The Seattle-based company said music company ...

  47. Exclusive: McCartney Goes Digital, Beatles 'Virtually Settled'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Read the exclusive Billboard Q&A with Paul McCartney in the May 19 issue of Billboard, on stands Saturday, May 12 . Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full," will be his first solo release available for download and stre ...

  48. Apple Sells 100 Million iPods

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. said on Monday it has sold 100 million iPods since launching the digital media player in November 2001. Apple said its iTunes online music store has sold more than 2.5 billion songs, 50 million television shows and more than 1.3 million ...

  49. Yahoo, Sandisk Team

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Flash memory maker Sandisk Corp. said that Yahoo Inc. would provide music services for its Sansa Connect digital audio player. Sansa Connect lets users listen to typical MP3 songs, but also has a built-in Wi-Fi wireless communication connection, a ...

  50. Apple Rivals Get Boost From DRM-Free Deal

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc.'s decision to sell DRM-free downloads from EMI and indie labels in the AAC format rather than the MP3 format is creating new strategic opportunities for both rival device manufacturers and digital retailers. Come May when iTunes la ...

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