Apple iPod Touch Portable Audio Device

  1. 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 ...

  2. Microsoft To Phase Out Zune Player

    March 14, 2011 6:08 PM EDT Microsoft Corp is not planning any more versions of its unpopular Zune digital media player, but is to continue offering music and video using the same software online, through its Xbox game console and on its Windows phones. The decision not to f ...

  3. Vevo To Live-Stream Bonnaroo 2011

    March 09, 2011 12:37 PM EST Vevo will host a free, exclusive live stream of the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the company and the festival announced today. Through a new partnership, Vevo will webcast select live and on-demand performances and interviews from the mu ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Publishing Briefs: Universal, Vevo, Ole, Rami Yacoub

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST -- Universal Music Publishing Group and music video site Vevo have teamed to launch "Inside the Hit Songs," a series that will highlight the craft of songwriting by providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes at the process of making a hi ...

  6. Business Matters: The Pandora Pandemic: The Personalized Internet Radio Service Reaches 75 Million Users

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Pandora Pandemic -- Personalized Internet radio service Pandora surpassed 75 million registered users last year and now has 850,000 songs in its catalog, founder Tim Westergren revealed in a blog post. He also shared some metrics that show eng ...

  7. Android MP3 Player Leak Suggests Google Is Gearing Up To Challenge Apple iTunes; Can A Google Music Store Or Cloud Service Be Far Behind?

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google-owned Android phones are doing a fine job of grabbing market share without a killer MP3 music player like iTunes. With an improved MP3 player, however, Android could make significant inroads on the iPhone as the device of choice for music l ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Radio Disney Installs Cocchia As GM

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Disney executive Sean Cocchia is moving over to Radio Disney as senior VP and GM. In his new position, Cocchia will oversee the radio industry's only network programming to kids and their parents across both traditional and digital platforms. ...

  10. Thumbplay Touts 500,000 Downloads, Reveals User Stats

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Thumbplay Music revealed that its mobile music streaming app has been downloaded more than 500,000 times since it was first released earlier this year. It originally came out on the Blackberry platform, and since expanded to Android and the iPhone ...

  11. WATCH: New Apple iPod TV Spots

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple's recently unveiled and completely revamped iPod lineup will hit retail shelves next week. Until then you can get a feel for the new Nano and iPod Touch in these TV spots. NANO: IPOD TOUCH Billboard Staff News Nano ...

  12. The New Apple iPod Lineup

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at its annual media event and introduced a completely new lineup of iPods, revamping every model it has on the market, in what he called “the strongest lineup of iPods we’ve ever had.” The Shuffle gets navigatio ...

  13. Report: Music Tops Apps On iTunes

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While iTunes’ App Store is certainly a groundbreaking initiative that has changed the mobile content landscape, music still rules in the iTunes world. According to a new report from NPD Group, 82% of iPhone and iPod Touch users have bought music f ...

  14. What To Expect From Apple's Upcoming Event

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that Apple has confirmed the date of its next "big announcement" for Sept. 1 in San Francisco, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear. The big question is whether Apple will unveil its long-anticipated cloud-based music service, si ...

  15. UPDATED: Will Apple Announce Their Cloud Strategy Next Month?

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Update: Apple just sent out invitations for a Sept. 1 special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The e-mail invitation doesn’t say much, but prominently features an acoustic guitar as the only image. Perhaps a h ...

  16. iPhone Exec Departs Apple After 'Antennagate'

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of iPhone engineering, has left the company weeks after the "Antennagate" controversy over complaints of poor reception on the company's latest smartphone. Apple spokesman Steve Dowlin ...

  17. Forrester Report Names Best Music Service-Device Combo

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Forrester analyst Mark Mulligan takes a look at device-service integrations in his latest report . Basically he created a methodology comparing well-received devices with well-received services to determine which combination offered the best music ...

  18. Analysis: The Numbers Behind An Apple Cloud-Based Service

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday, the NPD Group estimates that up to eight million people are willing to pay $10 or more per month for an Apple cloud-based music service -- if one actually launches at some point. Here's what makes that number so stagger ...

  19. How Much Profit Does Apple's App Store Make?

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT How much profit has Apple’s leading App Store raked in? According to estimates from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster—about $189 million since inception. That’s what Munster says Apple gained in gross profit, which is about 1% of the company' ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Buyers Flock As Apple's iPad Hits Asia

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's iPad launched in overseas store shelves on Friday (May 28), with buyers storming Japanese and Australian shops to be among the first outside the United States to snap up the long awaited tablet PC. The device, which has a 9.7-inch ...

  22. Top Clear Channel Talent Goes Mobile

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel has begun offering commercial-free radio programming for four of its biggest personalities as part of its iheartradio mobile application for the iPhone/iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android smartphones. The mobile apps for Sean Hannity, ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Smule Unveils Glee App

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT iPhone app developers Smule are following up their best-selling I Am T-Pain app with another music-focused one, this time with TV show Glee. Created in conjunction with Fox Digital Entertainment, the app allows users to sing along to the cast to s ...

  25. iPhone Gets Multitasking, New Ad Platform

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a move that will please iPhone developers everywhere, Apple introduced the much-anticipated multitasking ability during an event highlighting the features of the iPhone 4.0 operating system. Multitasking refers to the ability for the iPhone to ...

  26. The First iPad Reviews Are In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first iPad reviews have hit the Web and the consensus is that it's great. A look at what the tech experts are saying: The NY Times David Pogue spotlights one of the iPad's main strengths: the experience of consuming media. The Apple ...

  27. Linkin Park to Release New Song Through Mobile Game App

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park has announced plans to release a new song, "Blackbirds," through its mobile game app "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" Developed in collaboration with Artificial Life, Inc., "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" is ...

  28. Business Matters: Tenenbaum, Nielsen, Thumbplay

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- In a decision that could help record labels, a federal court in the Northern District of California has said the constitutional limits on statutory damages in BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore do not apply to awards of copyright statutory dama ...

  29. App Faceoff: iPhone Tops Facebook

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A common thread between the popular iPhone mobile device and Facebook social networking services are the apps that can run on either platform. But according to mobile analytics firm Flurry, the iPhone is proving the more popular platform for appli ...

  30. Kings Of Leon Take 'Revenge' On iPhone Gamers

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon fans will soon have a new way to experience the group's songs. Tapulous, the game maker responsible for the wildly successful Tap Tap Revenge iPhone game app, has enlisted the band as the newest addition to its roster. "Kin ...

  31. Aventura 'Open Mic' Karaoke Game Hits iTunes App Store

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Aventura, which was the Top Latin Albums artist of the year in Billboard's 2009 year-end chart, has released a karaoke app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. “Aventura Open Mic” costs $1.99 and allows players to sing along to “Un Beso” and “Su Ve ...

  32. The Future of Mobile Apps

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile apps, currently in their infancy, are already following trends seen in digital music: a few hits, a ton of filler and lots of potential. The current and future states of apps will be the focus of the "App Observations: A Mobile Drilldo ...

  33. Update: Hendrix 'Rock Band' Coming In 2010?

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Update: MTV got back to Billboard.biz with an official statement: “While we have not made any official announcements regarding Jimi Hendrix and Rock Band, we are excited to say that we are in discussions to bring his music to our platform. Stay tu ...

  34. It's Here: Apple Unveils $499 iPad Tablet

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the company's much-anticipated touch screen tablet computer today in San Francisco. Dubbed the iPad, the computer looks and works very much like a larger version of the iPhone, Apple's touch-screen ...

  35. UPDATE: It's the iPad! Liveblogging The Apple Announcement

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST :32 p.m. - That's a wrap. Check back today for insight and analysis of today's announcements . Below, the new Apple iPad, which will go on sale in March starting at $499. 2:30 p.m. - Jobs in closing: More than 75 million people already ...

  36. 7 Things To Watch For At Apple’s Event On Wednesday

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Apple rumor mill is reaching a fevered pitch in advance of Wednesday’s event, where the company has invited press to “view our latest creation.” It’s not an upgrade to an existing product, not a new service announcement - but an actual new-nev ...

  37. MiJay App Lets Users Share Playlists

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Another day, another iPhone app. This time its Austin-based MSDC Development offering a "Facebook for music" app called MiJay. According to a release, the app offers the following features: -- live view of what's playing on your fri ...

  38. Apple To Host Product Event In January: Report

    December 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc has reserved space in late January at a venue in San Francisco in advance of a planned product announcement, the Financial Times reported. The company has rented a stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and is expected to make a &q ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Billboard Q&A: iFund Manager Matt Murphy

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Several months before Apple opened its App Store in July 2008, the venerable Bay Area venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers launched the iFund, a $100 million investment vehicle focused on backing companies developing applicati ...

  41. Business Matters: Apple, HMV, Band Metrics, EMI

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- From the transcript of Monday's Apple fiscal Q4 earnings call is this lone excerpt that deals specifically with music: "We sold almost 10.2 million iPods, which was down from just over 11 million in the year-ago quarter. Our latest re ...

  42. Apple Passes 2 Billion App Downloads

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc said on Monday (Sept. 28) that downloads from its iTunes applications store had passed 2 billion and that it now has more than 85,000 apps available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It did not say how many of the applications delivered wer ...

  43. Mobile Campaign Pays Off For Geffen's Mini Viva

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Geffen U.K. has scored a success with new pop duo Mini Viva, whose debut single "Left My Heart In Tokyo" entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 7 on sales of 29,000 according to the Official Charts Co. As well as benefiting from appearing ...

  44. Microsoft Launches New Zune To Rival Apple iPod

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp launched a slimmer, revamped version of its Zune handheld music and video player on Tuesday as the software giant makes its latest attempt to compete with Apple Inc's ubiquitous iPod. The touch-screen Zune HD, which features a ...

  45. Spotify Back To Invite Only In U.K.

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ad-funded free digital music streaming service Spotify has temporarily reinstated its invite system in the U.K. due to "huge demand" since the mobile service launched on Sept. 7. Spotify apps are available for mobile streaming for iPhone ...

  46. Billboard.biz Q&A: Neil Smith, VP of Business Management, Rhapsody

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple has approved Rhapsody’s on-demand music streaming application, marking the second time in a week that the company has given the nod to a potentially competing music service on the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms. The Rhapsody app—available i ...

  47. Apple Unveils Ringtones, 'iTunes LP'

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned to the keynote stage at the company’s press event, for the first time since his liver transplant earlier this year, to announce several upgrades to the iTunes service, as well as a new line of video-recording iPod Nan ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Microsoft Prices Zune HD Below iPod

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp put its new Zune HD digital music and video player on sale on Thursday (Aug. 13), pricing it below comparable Apple Inc iPod devices, in an attempt to claw some market share away from the dominant leader. The devices, which are avai ...

  50. New Touring Alert iPhone App from iLike

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. social music discovery service iLike has introduced a new iPhone app designed to alert users when artists they like will be playing in their area. The Local Concerts app scans the music on the iPod Touch or iPhone and provides a customer conc ...

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