Apple iPod Touch Portable Audio Device

  1. Analysis: iPhone Surges But Digital Sales Remain Flat

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Have sales at iTunes picked up the pace in 2009? Yes, a bit. Are over-the-air downloads from iPhones the cause for the recent burst in sales volume? Doubtful. Apple's CFO points to over-the-air capabilities as the reason behind the doubling o ...

  2. Apple Smashes Profit Forecasts, iPhone Shines

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's quarterly profit blew past Wall Street forecasts thanks to strong sales of Macs and iPhones and higher-than-expected gross margins, boosting its shares 4% on Tuesday. The company continued to defy the global recession with a solid ...

  3. iPhone, iPod Security Flaws Get 45 Patches

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc released 45 software patches to address rare security vulnerabilities in its popular iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices. The company released them on Wednesday (June 17) as part of its widely anticipated iPhone 3.0 operating system. &q ...

  4. Billboard Q&A: Tapulous Co-Founder Bart Decrem

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iPhone and App Store have spawned a veritable industry of mobile application developers. And while many startup companies are panning for gold, Tapulous, the developer behind Tap Tap Revenge, has a record of consistent success. Tap Ta ...

  5. Briefs: Sotomayor, Ticketmaster, Eminem, Zune HD

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- More on the copyright decisions of Judge Sotomayor , President Obama 's choice for the soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Supreme Court. An example: "Congress's provision allowing for a greater award where willful infringements are fo ...

  6. Analysis: Apple's Rejection Of NIN App

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple's rejection of a Nine Inch Nails iPhone app update caused a mini-firestorm today across the Internet. Apple-bashing may be the important part of the story to some, but there is a business lesson amidst the noise. The main part of the st ...

  7. Digital Briefs: Apple, Rock Band, Jane's Addiction

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Apple's iTunes App Store has reached 1 billion downloads, just nine months after it launched, the company revealed. The company has not yet named the person who downloaded the milestone app, but that person will win a $10,000 iTunes credit, ...

  8. Sirius XM To Roll Out iPhone App In Q2

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio Inc looks to expand the reach of its satellite radio service with the second-quarter launch of an iPhone application as it explores a potential marketing partnership with satellite TV provider DirecTV Group. The company, which had ...

  9. Digital Briefs: RealNetworks, Gibson, Tap Tap Revenge 2

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST - According to a 10K financial filing, RealNetworks spent $11.2 million to promote the Rhapsody service last year. - Gibson Guitars lost its lawsuit against Activision that claimed the "Guitar Hero" game infringed on its patents after a ...

  10. iTunes To Add Streaming Service?

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple rumors have been quiet on the music front for a while, but an new one has popped up regarding a potential streaming service. According to AppleInsider, Apple may add a feature in iTunes 8 that will let users stream any media purchased from i ...

  11. TapTap Revenge Boosting Artist Sales

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following in the footsteps of "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band," the mobile music simulation game TapTap Revenge is driving music sales for artists licensing tracks to the game. In a recent Christian Science Monitor story , the hea ...

  12. Biz Briefs: RIAA, Disney, Sony

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST - RIAA voluntarily dismisses Atlantic Recording v. Brennan. [ Recordingindustryvspeople , via Slashdot ] - Disney Star Guitarist game uses an actual guitar with color-coded strings to teach aspiring guitarists to learn new songs. [ Wired ] - Risin ...

  13. Digital Briefs: Harry Fox Agency, Melodeo, iPhone

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Publishing rights organization The Harry Fox Agency has struck a licensing deal with lyrics site TuneWiki. The deal covers both lyrics and online track streaming, and extends to TuneWiki's mobile platform. HFA's deal is commission-free ...

  14. Jobs Unveils Apple's 'Thinnest' iPod

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A thin and smiling Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs launched a much thinner, curved iPod nano music player and joked about the state of his much-discussed health on Tuesday. But shares of Apple fell more than 4 percent after the presentation, ...

  15. Pandora Service To Arrive On iPhone

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pandora personalized music service coming to the iPhone. The company created an iPhone application that is for sale on the new iPhone App Store, which can be used to steam Pandora members’ existing online stations from all versions of the iPho ...

  16. SanDisk's MusicGremlin Acquisition Taps WiFi Opportunity

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SanDisk is expanding its reach into the MP3 player market through the acquisition of WiFi music service/device MusicGremlin. MusicGremlin is a hybrid digital music device and service that lets users browse, buy and download music wirelessly from v ...

  17. Apple Unveils New iPhone, iPod Touch

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc on Tuesday introduced models of its iPhone and iPod touch devices with double the memory available in previous versions. The products come on the heels of Apple's launch last month of a service that lets iPhone and iPod users rent a ...

  18. WMG Sues Music Search Site Seeqpod

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group is suing music search company Seeqpod, claiming the company engages in "direct, contributory and vicarious infringement" of the record label's music. Seeqpod is both a search engine and a music player. Users can s ...

  19. Apple Introduces Online Movie Rentals

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Apple introduced a movie rental service for iTunes at the annual MacWorld confab in San Francisco, part of a broader upgrade to the Apple TV device that also has implications on how iTunes buyers can access music. In addition to the n ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Plugged And Unplugged

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Thumbs up to Apple for adding wireless access to the iTunes music store. As usual, Apple is late to this party, but has done it better than its predecessors. Sure the slick iPod Touch will help, and yes, wireless access to the popular iTu ...

  22. Apple's New Developments Could Equal Holiday Dominance

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Not content to rest on its laurels, Apple has now unveiled its master plan to extend its digital music dominance into the coming holiday season. Here is how the latest developments shake out. iPod Touch What it is: A Wi-Fi-enabled, touch-screen ca ...

  23. 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 ...

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