Apple Inc.

  1. Business Matters: 75,000 Albums Released In U.S. In 2010 -- Down 22% From 2009

    February 18, 2011 1:45 PM EST -- About 75,000 albums were released in 2010, according to Nielsen, down 22% from 96,000 in 2009. Yeah, that's a big drop - especially when you consider that it includes both digital and physical formats. In fact, the number of new releases p ...

  2. Apple Subscription Panic: Mulligan, Purdham Urge Calm

    February 17, 2011 12:49 PM EST If you've picked read the news in the last 24-hours - from Billboard.biz to tech and national press - you may have noticed that Apple has set off a wave of fear and trepidation. Wednesday's news of Apple's decision to take a 30% cut ...

  3. Rdio Unveils new iPhone App in Spite of Apple's New Subscription Rules

    February 16, 2011 1:00 PM EST Rdio unveiled a new version of its iPhone app today in a complete redesign that it hopes will attract more users to the service. Gone are the bottom-screen tabs, replaced by a customizable home screen that mimics the app icon arrangement of the iP ...

  4. Apple's New Subscription Rules Could Kill Streaming Music Services

    February 15, 2011 3:37 PM EST Apple today introduced the ability to let app developers charge for in-app content on a subscription basis. While this development is a major boon for developers looking for new ways to monetize their products, it could have devastating affects on ...

  5. Business Matters: Even Higher-Priced Albums Enjoying Grammy Bump

    February 14, 2011 5:12 PM EST Even Reasonablys-Priced Albums by Mumford & Sons & Florence & The Machine Enjoying Grammy Bump -- On Monday morning, Grammy-driven demand was trumping the benefits of low prices. The morning after the Grammys telecast, Mumford & So ...

  6. Apple Music-Streaming Rumors Heat Up

    February 14, 2011 12:10 PM EST Apple's plans for a potential streaming music service have been a point of discussion and speculation for more than a year now, ever since it acquired and subsequently shuttered streaming music service Lala in December of 2009. But news leaki ...

  7. iPhone Makes Surprisingly Subdued Verizon Debut

    February 10, 2011 5:01 PM EST Apple's iPhone made its debut in Verizon Wireless stores and other retail locations today, officially ending AT&T's exclusive rights to the popular smartphone. But unlike past iPhone unveilings, this didn't spark the kinds of li ...

  8. Beatles Launch A Mobile App With 'Love'

    February 08, 2011 1:04 PM EST Do-It-Yourself mobile app platform Mobile Roadie scored a huge win by powering a mobile app for "The Beatles: Love" -- the soundtrack for the Cirque du Soleil show -- which went live on the iTunes App Store today. The free app streams 30 ...

  9. MC Hammer, Rapper & Tech Visionary, Releases Single Through Flipboard iPad App

    February 04, 2011 3:10 PM EST Pushing the boundaries of how artists can use social media to promote new music is MC Hammer, a self-professed tech-nut who's been making the rounds in Silicon Valley of late. He's now releasing his new single "See Her Face" th ...

  10. Verizon iPhone Pre-orders Sell out

    February 04, 2011 7:05 AM EST Verizon sold out of iPhones pre-orders less than a day after it began allowing current customers to order the Apple smartphone, according to Mashasble.com A note on the telecommunication's website confirmed that Verizon is "no longer tak ...

  11. Verizon Vs. AT&T iPhone: a Side-by-Side Comparison

    February 03, 2011 7:26 AM EST Ever since Apple's iPhone went on sale in 2007, Verizon Wireless customers have held out hope that, one day, AT&T's grip as its exclusive U.S. distributor would be broken. That day arrives next week, when Verizon's iPhone goes o ...

  12. Business Matters: Homeland Security Shutters Sports Sites Before Super Bowl

    February 02, 2011 2:35 PM EST Homeland Security Shuts Down Sports Sites In Advance of Super Bowl -- With so much attention going to piracy of music, television and film content, it's easy to forget that sports are a heavily pirated good as well. The fact hasn't been ...

  13. Verizon On The Horizon: Apple Releases iTunes Update

    January 28, 2011 8:05 AM EST On Thursday Apple released iTunes 10.1.2, the latest update for the company's popular music and media management system. While stability and performance improvement are ostensibly the reasons behind the new edition, several of the upgrades po ...

  14. MIDEM's 2011 Startup Winners: Next Big Sound, Jammbox, Shuffler.fm

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- Startup companies, investors, and interested attendees jammed the MidemNet Lounge here for three days to get a look the emerging companies shaping the digital music future. 150 startup companies were represented at the event, acc ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Music Apps Lead Apple's Nearly 10 Billion Downloads

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple is closing in on 10 billion apps downloaded via the App Store -- complete with a $10,000 iTunes gift card for the lucky user who makes the milestone-setting download -- and in the process is revealing which apps have done the most to help re ...

  17. Apple Announces Whopping $6 Billion Profit, Record Growth

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST News of Steve Jobs' second medical leave of absence was balanced by a record quarterly revenue and profit from Apple announced today . The company posted revenue of $26.74 billion in the quarter ended December 31, 2010, up 71% and the highest ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Business Matters: Will Amazon Bring Loss Leader Prices to Apps?

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Will Amazon Make Apps A Loss Leading Product, Too? -- Apps may soon get the same loss leader sale prices at Amazon that digital music has been getting for quite a while. As Business Insider points out, Amazon will have the final says on app prices ...

  20. Stock Futures Drop Following Steve Jobs Medical Leave Announcement

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST Stock index futures extended their fall on Monday, pulled lower by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) after the company's CEO Steve Jobs said the company's board had granted him leave to concentrate on his health. Apple's shares traded in Frankfurt ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Watch: The Daily Show Celebrates Verizon's Apple iPhone Deal -- Loudly!

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST "Today, our long national nightmare is over," Jon Stewart said on last night's Daily Show (video below), referring to yesterday's announcement that starting in February Verizon will begin providing service for the Apple iPhone. ...

  23. Analysis: What Verizon's iPhone Launch Really Means

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Tech pundits and analysts have been waiting for Verizon to sell the iPhone since the device was first unveiled back in 2007. Now that that day is finally here, they can now turn their attention to what it really means. What does it mean for Verizo ...

  24. Verizon to Begin Selling iPhone Next Month

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST The rumors were true: Verizon Wireless today announced it will begin selling Apple's iPhone, ending rival AT&T's three-year exclusive on the iconic device. Verizon will carry the existing iPhone 4, not some new iPhone model. Pre-orde ...

  25. Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs to Unveil iPad-Only Newspaper Next Week?

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple head Steve Jobs will reportedly appear onstage together next week to unveil The Daily, the much anticipated iPad-only newspaper. According to a report on Yahoo's The Cutline blog , the two CEOs will laun ...

  26. If Verizon Gets the iPhone: Five Questions to Ask ...

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST If the rumors swirling throughout the Internet are true, Verizon will announce tomorrow that it will, at long last, start selling Apple's iPhone by the end of the month. What we know for sure is that Verizon is holding a press event, although ...

  27. Business Matters: Amazon Preps Android App Store; 2010 Country Music Sales Better Than Overall Music Sales

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Amazon Preps Android App Store -- Amazon is prepping an Android app store of its own, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday just as Apple today announced it was launching an app store for its Macintosh computers and iPads. The lure is obvious beyond th ...

  28. Apple Launches App Store for Its Mac Computers and iPads

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc is launching an applications store for Mac computers, replicating a model that proved wildly popular on its iPhones. Apple is hoping to capitalize on Macs' surging sales as it aims to change the way software is sold for its computer ...

  29. Forrester: iPad Not Death Sentence for Kindle

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Despite its color, sexy design and fancy apps, the iPad is not a Kindle killer-in fact, both devices will enjoy robust growth in 2011. According to a new report issued by Forrester, tablet computer sales should skyrocket this year, jumping over 13 ...

  30. Business Matters: Google Android On Way To Surpassing iPhone & Blackberry

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google's Android Smartphone On Way To Surpassing iPhone & Blackberry Sales -- We're getting closer to the day when Google is the preferred company of the music fan. The smartphone market is practically in a three-way dead heat, accor ...

  31. Business Matters: It's 2011, Where is Spotify?

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST It's 2011, Where Is Spotify? -- 2011 is here and Spotify has not yet launched in the U.S. At the onset of 2011, writers are reviewing their January 2010 predictions that Spotify would soon launch in the U.S. They are thinking back to the many ...

  32. 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Preview: Tablets, Smartphones & Biz Markie

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST The ringing in of the New Year is now behind us, which means only one thing-CES is just around the corner. The International Consumer Electronics Show -- as it officially is known -- runs from Jan. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas and sets the stage for the yea ...

  33. Google Building Digital Newsstand To Compete With Apple

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Inc has approached several magazine publishers about creating a digital newsstand, in a move that could open a new front in the Internet company's rivalry with Apple Inc, according to a news report. The digital newsstand would provide ...

  34. Malfunctioning iPhone Alarm Clock Brings Oversleeping to Asia and Europe

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Some iPhone users in Asia and Europe complained of malfunctioning alarms on the first working day of 2011, even after Apple reassured users that its phones' built-in clocks will work from Monday. Bloggers, Facebook and Twitter users complaine ...

  35. Business Matters: Xmas Digital Music Sales Up Slightly; iPad Not Magazine Industry's Savior

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sales Up Over Christmas, But Down Year-Over-Year -- Digital sales were up slightly Christmas week 2010 but showed the same signs of a slowdown that has been evident throughout much of the year. Digital track sales were down 2% from the same week i ...

  36. Apple Reportedly Prepping Three Versions of New iPad

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple is planning to release three versions of the iPad 2 next year, Taiwanese newspaper Digitimes reported, citing anonymous sources. The company could begin mass production sometime in January for a launch projected by the end of the first quart ...

  37. Apple Sued Over Apps Sharing User Information With Third Parties, Lawsuit Names Pandora Radio

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple is the target of a class action lawsuit over the way its apps share personal information with outside parties, according to a Bloomberg report . The lawsuit comes a week after a Wall Street Journal article about user information being shared ...

  38. 3D iPhone? Apple Granted Patent For New 3D Technology

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Future is now, or at least a little bit closer. Apple is reportedly working on a display screen that will show 3D images and holographs without the need for bulky glasses. According to the Telegraph , Apple was recently granted a U.S. patent f ...

  39. Business Matters: iTunes & Tap Tap Revenge 4 Have Very Merry Christmas

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST iTunes Page Sees Christmas Boost -- The iTunes download page was the eighth most popular web page on Christmas day, as ranked by Alexa.com. That rank is on pace with previous years -- it was No. 7 and No. 8 on Christmas in 2008 and 2009, respectiv ...

  40. Business Matters: Will Apple and Google Bid on EMI?

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Will Apple and Google Bid on EMI? -- Now that Citigroup's takeover of EMI seems to be a near certainty, it's time for the pundits to ponder possible acquirers. If history offers any lesson it is that Apple and Google will be frequently c ...

  41. Monetizing Gaming Apps: Paying For Smurfberries

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The publisher of the popular "The Smurfs' Village" game for the iPhone and iPad has added a warning that virtual items such as "Smurfberries" cost real money - as much as $100 with just two taps on the screen. An Associate ...

  42. The Apple TV Juggernaut: Sales Expected To Reach 1 Million This Week

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc forecast sales of Apple TV would climb to 1 million this week and said that iTunes users are now renting and buying more than 400,000 TV shows and more than 150,000 movies per day. In September, Apple introduced a new version of Apple TV ...

  43. Vevo Releases New iPad App

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following up on its critically acclaimed iPhone app, Vevo now has an iPad app available in the App Store. The app, Vevo HD, provides access to the entire Vevo catalog of more than 25,000 music videos from 7,500 artists. Additionally, it provides n ...

  44. From Apple to EMI: Former iTunes Exec Joins Capitol & Virgin Label Group

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seems like Apple and the major labels won't stop trading execs anytime soon. This time it's iTunes director of global music initiatives Alex Luke jumping ship to EMI, where he will serve as executive VP of A&R at Capitol & Virgin ...

  45. Apple To Open App Store For Mac Computers

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's just no escaping the app model. Apple today announced that it will open a special App Store just for Mac computers on Jan. 6. Here's the statement from CEO Steve Jobs: "The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do ...

  46. Cloud Music App mSpot Now Available For iPhone

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple has not yet offered a cloud-music service on its own, but a new app available in the App Store hopes to fill that void. The mSpot music app lets users store up to 2GB of compressed music files in a cloud-based locker, and then stream it to t ...

  47. CBS Radio Unveils New iPhone App

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Not content to let Clear Channel's iheartradio smartphone app run uncontested in the smartphone space, CBS Radio has introduced its new Radio.com app for the iPhone. The app offers streaming access to more than 200 music, news, sports and tal ...

  48. Quarterly Earnings Recap: Apple Stuns, Music Companies Stumble

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST While consumers continued to opt for less expensive digital music and shied away from live events in the third quarter of 2010, one company found a way to entertain and thrill its customers: Apple. Although Apple does not create musical content, p ...

  49. Report: Mobile Games To Top $11 Billion By 2015

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The major labels may have turned their noses up at the freemium model popularized by Spotify, but there are other versions of the model that are showing signs of success. Take mobile apps, games in particular. A recent report by Juniper Research f ...

  50. Live Nation App Goes Live

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Fresh off a Web site upgrade that added new social features to the ticket-buying process, Live Nation now has a smartphone app as well. The app, currently only for the iPhone, offers users ticket alerts, app-exclusive pre-sales and access to last- ...

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