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  1. Apple Loses Speech Recognition Technology Patent Case In China (Report)

    July 09, 2014 12:27 PM EDT A Chinese court has ruled against Apple in a patent-infringement case over speech recognition technology, according to Reuters . 5 Things to Know About Apple's Stock Split Apple Wants to Be In Charge of the Internet of Things Apple’s New Head ...

  2. Decoding the Apple-Samsung Patent Dispute

    May 04, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features. The companies' most-recent legal tussle all but concluded on Friday, when a Califor ...

  3. Appeals Court Won't Revive Class Action Over Apple's Digital Music Sales

    September 03, 2013 4:15 PM EDT Most consumers don't like the type of digital rights management software that makes music purchased on Apple's iTunes Store only compatible on Apple devices. Unfortunately for one consumer who attempted to bring a class action lawsuit ...

  4. Business Matters: What iTunes Radio Will Actually Pay

    June 28, 2013 7:24 PM EDT A close look at the iTunes licensing agreement for indie labels shows iTunes Radio royalties have limited downside and strong upside. The minimum royalty calculation ensures labels will be paid a decent royalty until iTunes Radio becomes effe ...

  5. Apple iTunes Radio's Licensing Agreements With Indie Labels Emerge

    June 26, 2013 10:08 PM EDT The licensing agreement between Apple and indie labels reveals further information about the planned iTunes Radio service.  According to a copy of the document obtained by Billboard, Apple will not have to pay for any content during the beta ...

  6. Business Matters: Microsoft's Music Announcements Underwhelm But Deserve Attention

    June 26, 2013 8:44 PM EDT On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a radio feature for Xbox Music and an interesting music feature that creates a playlist based on the contents of a web page. But a Microsoft event just doesn't capture attention like an Apple event. Microsof ...

  7. Facebook, Twitter Execs Talk Music Apps at SF MusicTech Summit 2013

    May 28, 2013 9:22 PM EDT Facebook Strategic Partnerships manager Ime Archibong handed out social networking tips for musicians and music companies, while Twitter #Music's Stephen Phillips pleaded for patience from the industry at the opening of the SF Musictech Su ...

  8. Business Matters: What An Audio-Streaming Device and 3D Smartphone from Amazon Could Mean to the Music Biz

    May 09, 2013 8:46 PM EDT Amazon is developing a range of hardware products including an audio-only streaming device and a smartphone with 3D capabilities that does not require special glasses, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The development of another ...

  9. iTunes 10-Year Anniversary: 12 Best iTunes Ads

    April 26, 2013 2:37 PM EDT The iTunes Store launched on April 28, 2003, as an industry-supported alternative to combatting online music piracy, starting a revolution for companies and customers alike. Their first customers received a free download of The Fray's " ...

  10. Business Matters: How Sagging PC Sales Will Impact the Music Business

    April 11, 2013 7:53 PM EDT The PC is taking a beating this week. IDC reported that worldwide PC shipments fell nearly 14% in the first quarter and posted the fourth-straight year-over-year decline. Gartner released similarly gloomy numbers for PC shipments. Three equity a ...

  11. Google In Talks For Music Streaming Service

    February 23, 2013 5:16 AM EST Google is in the process of negotiating licensing fees for a music streaming service akin to Spotify, Mog, Deezer and others, according to several published reports and first reported by the Financial Times.   The news comes as Google is in t ...

  12. Business Matters: Pandora Pauses, But Internet Radio on the Rise

    February 07, 2013 5:26 PM EST Pandora's growth flattened out in January, but Internet radio will continue to grow in 2013 and beyond.   Pandora, the most popular Internet radio service in the U.S., saw its listener hours remain at 1.39 billion for the second straight mon ...

  13. Business Matters: Apple Events Have Dropped Pandora Shares Only 6% This Year

    October 26, 2012 7:09 PM EDT It may be hard to believe, but Apple news has not really had much of an impact on Pandora's share price. People may remember the impact from two reports about Apple's plans to launch an Internet radio service. But they could be less like ...

  14. New Fiona Apple Album Coming In Weeks, Says Epic's L.A. Reid

    January 24, 2012 2:58 PM EST Fiona Apple sightings are few and far between, especially in the last six-plus years -- that's how long it's been since the singer last released an album before promptly retreating from public life. But according to Epic Records chairman ...

  15. Apple Reaches Licensing Agreement With Sony For Cloud Music Service: Report

    May 20, 2011 9:02 AM EDT Apple Inc has reportedly reached a licensing agreement with Sony Corp for its impending music cloud service, according to Bloomberg News . That would make Sony the third major label after Warner and EMI to reportedly sign deals with the Apple . If ...

  16. Did Apple Buy The Domain iCloud.com?

    April 28, 2011 11:20 AM EDT More signs point to a pending cloud-music service coming from Apple. This time, two news outlets independently reported tips that Apple has bought the domain name iCloud.com from a Swedish firm for $4.5 million. At press time, Apple had not respon ...

  17. Has Warner Music Group Finalized A Deal With Apple?

    April 22, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Yesterday, Billboard.biz reported rumors that Apple had inked deals with two of the major labels for its pending cloud music service. And today, CNET is reporting that Warner Music Group has finalized a deal with Apple. A WMG spokeswoman declined ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Here's How Apple Got To Use The Name 'Ping'

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Golfing goods company Ping and Apple have come to an agreement that will allow Apple to use the Ping trademark in connection with its new social music discovery feature in iTunes, which was announced earlier today. The golf company released a stat ...

  20. Your Daily Dose of Apple Announcement Rumors

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tomorrow Apple will take the stage in San Francisco to lay out it’s product and service announcements for the holiday sales period, and as usual a flurry of rumors and speculation abound. The latest is a report from CNET that, among other things, ...

  21. Green Apple Festival Expands Concert Locations

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an ongoing effort to raise the profile of Earth Day (April 22), the third Green Apple Festival will expand this year with eight simultaneous concerts in city parks across the United States on April 20. Producers of the 2008 Green Apple Festival ...

  22. iCar Coming?

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Is the iCar the next Apple super-product? German Magazine Capital is reporting that Volkswagen and Apple are in early-stage talks to integrate Apple products in its line of compact cars. Antony Bruno News ...

  23. Apple CEO: No Plans To Launch Subscription Service

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Looks like we shouldn't be holding our breath over a music subscription service from Apple anytime soon. Responding to several rumors swirling of late that an iTunes subscription offering could be available in as early as six months, Apple CE ...

  24. Apple Rumors: Subscription Next?

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This should be taken with the same grain of salt as all other Apple rumors swilling about, but the CEO of Intent Mediaworks says he expects Apple to unveil a subscription music service within six months. Intent's Les Ottolenghi tells CNN Mone ...

  25. Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mac computer and iPod maker Apple said Monday (Feb. 5) it settled long-simmering trademark issues with The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. company about the use of the name "Apple" and apple logos. The new settlement replaces the companie ...

  26. Apple Computer Wins Court Battle

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps, the Beatles' record company, has lost a trademark infringement court battle brought against Apple Computer. In London's High Court today (May 8), Mr Justice Edward Mann ruled that the com Apple Corps, the Beatles' recor ...

  27. iTunes On A Plane?

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Report: Apple approached for in-flight downloads. Report: Apple approached for in-flight downloads. News ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Apple Vs Apple Court Battle Begins

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of an enduring trademark battle. Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of ...

  30. Apple Vs Apple Court Battle Begins

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of an enduring trademark battle. Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of ...

  31. iTunes Reaches Billion Download Milestone

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple to unveil new products Feb. 28. Apple to unveil new products Feb. 28. News ...

  32. Yahoo! Adds Podcasting

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service joins Apple, AOL, Blinkx. Service joins Apple, AOL, Blinkx. News ...

  33. European iTunes Passes 50M Download Milestone

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Worldwide sales top 430M tracks. The European version of iTunes Music Store has pushed past the 50 million paid-download milestone in its first year of operation, Apple Computer said today (June 23). The computer giant simultaneously launched its ...

  34. Napster Goes Portable

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service to compete with Apple. Service to compete with Apple. News ...

  35. FIMI Slams iTunes For Ignoring Italian Indies

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's main industry trade body FIMI has criticized Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store for neglecting the country's indie labels in its pan-European offering, which launched yesterday. Italy's main industry trade body FIMI ha ...

  36. FIMI Slams iTunes For Ignoring Italian Indies

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's main industry trade body FIMI has criticized Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store for neglecting the country's indie labels in its pan-European offering, which launched yesterday. Italy's main industry trade body FIMI ha ...

  37. iTunes Euro Downloads Top 5M

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer says it has sold 5 million European downloads in the 10 weeks since launching its iTunes Music Store in the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Philip Schiller, Apple's senior VP of wor Apple Computer says it has sold 5 million ...

  38. iTunes Euro Downloads Top 5M

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer says it has sold 5 million European downloads in the 10 weeks since launching its iTunes Music Store in the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Philip Schiller, Apple's senior VP of wor Apple Computer says it has sold 5 million ...

  39. iTunes Euro Downloads Top 5M

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer says it has sold 5 million European downloads in the 10 weeks since launching its iTunes Music Store in the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Philip Schiller, Apple's senior VP of wor Apple Computer says it has sold 5 million ...

  40. Gary Stewart Takes Key iTunes Role

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Rhino Records senior VP of A&R Gary Stewart has been named chief musical officer for Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Computer, according to sources. Former Rhino Records senior VP of A&R Gary Stewart has been named chief musical o ...

  41. Gary Stewart Takes Key iTunes Role

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Rhino Records senior VP of A&R Gary Stewart has been named chief musical officer for Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Computer, according to sources. Former Rhino Records senior VP of A&R Gary Stewart has been named chief musical o ...

  42. Apple, RealNetworks Lack Harmony

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple "stunned" at Real's new compatibility technology. Apple "stunned" at Real's new compatibility technology. News ...

  43. Duke Freshmen To Receive iPods

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT University, Apple team for pilot program. University, Apple team for pilot program. News ...

  44. New iPod: Cheaper, Longer-Lasting

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple also updates navigation technology. Apple also updates navigation technology. News ...

  45. iTunes Surpasses 100M Milestone

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has sold its 100 millionth legal download. The computer giant says the milestone was reached when Kevin Britten of Hays, Kansas, yesterday downloaded "Somersault (D Apple Computer's iTunes Music S ...

  46. iTunes Surpasses 100M Milestone

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has sold its 100 millionth legal download. The computer giant says the milestone was reached when Kevin Britten of Hays, Kansas, yesterday downloaded "Somersault (D Apple Computer's iTunes Music S ...

  47. Beatles Wins Early Round In 'Apple' Wars

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles' company, Apple Corps, has won an early round in High Court against Apple Computers in their brand-name battle. On April 6, Justice Mann dismissed Apple Computers' motion to have the case LONDON--The "Apple Wars" ra ...

  48. Apple Corps Wins Motion In Apple Computer Case

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps has won a preliminary High Court skirmish with Apple Computer in their battle over use of the Apple name and logo. Apple Corps has won a preliminary High Court skirmish with Apple Computer in their battle over use of the Apple name and ...

  49. British Court's 'Apple' Ruling Expected

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British High Court is expected to rule shortly on whether a trademark suit filed by Apple Computer against the Beatles' Apple Corp. can be heard in the United States instead of England. LOS ANGELES—The British High Court is expected to ru ...

  50. Sacem Seeks Royalties On IPod

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST French body lobbies against Apple Computer. French body lobbies against Apple Computer. News ...

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