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  1. Business Matters: iPad, Microsoft, RealNetworks and More

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The iPad is unlikely to launch with a streaming music service, according to CNET. Not that record labels and music consumers were holding their breaths. With the exception of the iTunes LP, a format that has been quiet since being launched in S ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business Matters: iPad, Country Sales, Spotify, Gorilla vs. Bear and More

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- How does the price of the iPad stack up to previous Apple products? Adjusted for inflation, it's actually one of the company's cheape ...

  4. Analysts Bullish On iPad Sales

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple’s iPad tablet device is shipping April 3 and already it’s looking like another hit for Steve Jobs & Co. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty in a recent research note expects 8-10 million iPad shipments this year with sales of 6 million. ...

  5. Report: Deutsche Telekom To Launch iTunes Rival

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Telekom and its European peers plan to launch a rival to Apple's iTunes store by year end, Financial Times Deutschland said, citing sources close to the company. The platform will build on existing German media platforms Mediaload, V ...

  6. Comes With Music To Launch In India

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's unlimited music service Comes With Music is set to launch in India in the first half of 2010. The move coincides with developments regarding India's upgrade this year to a higher-speed 3G network. Successful bidders in the countr ...

  7. @SXSW: MOG Showcases iPhone, Google Android Apps

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Coming in Q2 will be MOG's apps for the iPhone and Google Android platform, which were debuted at SXSW today. The apps take an excellent product -- the MOG online service -- and put it in an easy-to-use, feature-rich mobile version. CEO David ...

  8. Digital Executive Shuffle

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A number of high-profile executive shuffles are taking place throughout the digital services market. - Ning CEO Gina Bianchini will today announce her departure, to join venture firm Andreessen Horowitz as an executive in residence. She will be re ...

  9. Nokia, Apple Seek Patent Trial In 2 Years

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nokia and Apple will seek a U.S. court hearing in a key patent battle in mid-2012, a court filing showed, raising the specter of a prolonged legal struggle. Handset leader Nokia sued iPhone maker Apple last October, accusing the U.S. firm of using ...

  10. Forrester Analyst Talks Access Models, Predicts Content Providers Will Get Squeezed

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST During his presentation at paidContent2010 , Forrester analyst James McQuivey predicted access models would flourish but content providers will get squeezed during the process. Since the music industry is getting desperate to find a workable acces ...

  11. Thumbplay Opens Streaming Music Trial to Public

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile music service Thumbplay will open the beta phase of its new Thumbplay Music service to the public on Thursday. Thumbplay Music is a streaming mobile music service that, for $10 a month, allows users to stream any song in its catalog on-dema ...

  12. Music Apps Discover Devices Not Called iPhone

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ever since the iPhone shook up the mobile entertainment space with the App Store, its competitors have rushed to create similar experiences for app developers and customers alike. While they remain far behind in the total number of apps created, p ...

  13. Business Matters: Google Vs. iTunes, WaTunes, Reverb Nation and More

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Google 's past, present and future music strategy ...

  14. New Branded Apps Struggle To Break Out Of The Pack

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST That didn’t take long. It hasn’t even been 18 months since the first iPhone app launched, and now with more than 140,000 of them, marketers are finding it tougher and more expensive to get their branded apps in wide circulation. More competition m ...

  15. Mobile World Congress: Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 7

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Microsoft unveiled its new mobile phone operating software at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, introducing a range of music, gaming and networking features aimed at expanding its appeal beyond its core business customers. The world's b ...

  16. Google, Apple Pile Pressure On Phone World

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST At next week's mobile trade show in Barcelona you can find a program that measures how high you can throw a Nokia smartphone, an apt metaphor for Nokia's efforts to raise its game. But gravity might not favor the world's biggest mak ...

  17. iTunes Counts Down To 10 Billion Sold, Unveils All-Time Bestsellers

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Further cementing its position as the dominant music retailer of any format, Apple has launched a countdown to the nearing milestone of selling its 10 billionth song. To commemorate the event, Apple will award the person buying the record-setting ...

  18. Business Matters: The Price Debate, Rascal Flatts, Thumbplay

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Do higher prices equal slower sales? That's the w ...

  19. Business Matters: Live Nation Ent., AEG, David Pakman

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- In the wake of the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger AEG ...

  20. Samsung Aims To Treble Smartphone Sales In 2010

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday (Feb. 4) it aimed to treble smartphone shipments this year to more than 18 million units, as the world's second-biggest cellphone maker (behind Nokia) scrambles to make a mark in ...

  21. Business Matters: KKBox, Andersen v. Atlantic Recording Corp., Spotify, Imogen Heap and More

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- KKBox , a Taiwan-based music service akin to Spotify , ...

  22. Smartphone Competition To Bite After Q4 Boom

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Booming demand for new, cheaper smartphones helped fuel a recovery in the overall handset market late last year, but rivalry for a piece of this lucrative business will turn fierce in 2010 as many new vendors enter the market. "The smartphone ...

  23. Nokia Beats Forecasts

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Top mobile phone maker Nokia's fourth-quarter sales and profits beat expectations as it regained market share in smartphones, sending its stock price 14% higher. The strong results cap an otherwise tough year for Nokia and the cellphone indus ...

  24. Apple iPad Analysis: What Does It Mean For The Music Biz?

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's fair to say that the newly-unveiled, over-hyped and much-anticipated iPad tablet computer will not be the mobile music business game-changer that previous Apple offerings were, like the iPhone and the App Store. That's not to say it ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Apple Posts Huge First Quarter, Sells Nearly Nine Million iPhones

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple posted a strong first quarter of fiscal 2010 (for the three months ended December 26, 2009). The company posted net earnings of $3.3 billion on revenue of $15.7 billion, or $3.67 per share. That was a solid increase from the $2.50 earnings p ...

  29. Android Turns Up The Music

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST From the minute it was introduced, Apple's iPhone was destined to be a mobile music powerhouse given the device's dual-role as an iPod. Competing smartphones have struggled to make that same mobile music connection, despite having many o ...

  30. Apple Approaching Labels with Streaming Music Plans

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple's acquisition of Lala last year foreshadowed a plan to add some sort of music streaming service to iTunes. Exactly how that will come about still remains under wraps, but a number of news outlets (including Billboard) have uncovered nug ...

  31. MIDEM 2010 Preview: Streaming Goes Mobile, World Cup, Key Start-Ups and More

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST The MIDEM global trade fair and conference in Cannes remains an essential destination for many industry executives -- not least because of the opportunity to head to the south of France and escape the January freeze. But organizers say they had to ...

  32. Q&A: Napster ex-CEO Chris Gorog

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST On January 6, the man who led the Napster digital music service for the last 10 years, Chris Gorog, announced he was leaving the company , along with president Brad Duea. There were conflicting reports at the time about whether his departure was v ...

  33. .Biz Exclusive: How Global Deals Get Done At MIDEM

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MIDEM, the international music industry convention, and its digitally focused MidemNet Forum will open shop Jan. 23-27 in Cannes. The events will draw some 10,000 executives from nearly 100 countries, representing the recording, publishing, live, ...

  34. Fox Asks Apple To Kill Rogue iPhone App

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Want to read all of the latest Fox News headlines on your mobile phone? There’s an app for that -- but it's not owned or produced by Fox. An independent company called RIV Creations has crafted a string of media applications for Apple’s iPhon ...

  35. Estimate: iPhone App Piracy Costs $450 million

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple boasts that users have downloaded more than 3 billion iPhone apps since it opened the App Store. But no one is certain how many pirated iPhone apps are downloaded as well. One estimate, at financial news Web site 24-7 Wall Street , puts loss ...

  36. WMG Got $9 Million in Lala Deal

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Financial details of Apple's acquisition of Lala, Lala's annual revenue and insight into bonuses paid were revealed thanks to a proxy statement filed today by Warner Music Group. The proxy statement offers a few clues on Lala's acqu ...

  37. Indie Music Inc Launches Digital Music Service MusicScout

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Indie Music Inc, the outfit behind Band Metrics and the Indie Music Tech blog, has unveiled another new digital music service called MusicScout . MusicScout is a free location-based mobile app for the iPhone and Android-based devices that allows u ...

  38. 10 Trends To Watch: Digital Media Outlook for 2010

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's something about the new year that instinctively summons most people's inner Carnac the Magnificent, and the folks over at consulting powerhouse Booz & Company are no different. Today they released their top 10 “perspectives” ...

  39. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Trans World, Spotify and More

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Department of Justice is set to approve the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger as early as this month, according to M&A Web site The Daily ...

  40. It's Official: Google Unveils Nexus One Phone

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Google today officially unveiled the Nexus One smartphone, an Android-based mobile phone which Google will both sell directly to customers as well as through partner T-Mobile. The phone features a 3.7 inch touchscreen with voice-co ...

  41. Is Melodeo The Next To Be Sold?

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The digital music shopping spree shows no signs of slowing down with chatter now bubbling about a potential acquisition of Melodeo, a developer of music-based applications for the iPhone which today introduced a new music recommendation app called ...

  42. Business Matters: Bono, Google, Lala, Three-Strikes Law

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- France's three-strikes law was to be implemented on January 1, but a report says the country's commission on computer science and fre ...

  43. Analysis: Events To Watch In Early 2010

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST The year will get off to a fast start as early 2010 will contain important events for numerous segments of the music industry. In retail, the holiday performance of Trans World will show whether or not the company has started to turn a corner. In ...

  44. James Blunt Tops U.K. Decade Chart

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's debut album "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) is the biggest U.K. seller of the decade, according to the Official Charts Company. Dido's debut "No Angel" (Arista/Sony Music Entertainment) is in second place on ...

  45. Business Matters: TuneCore, Lala, 2010 Trends To Watch

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- For getting songs immediately to download stores - rather than opt for a future street date - Amazon.com was found in one trial to be the faste ...

  46. Business Matters: Apple, Vevo, Virgin Media, Spotify

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Apple 's acquisition of Lala : What it might mean for both iTunes and record labels? Lala executives will be in "very significant rol ...

  47. Nokia To Close U.S. Flagship Stores

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia will close its two flagship stores in the United States, saving costs on a market where the world's top cellphone maker is struggling to gain ground. Nokia has opened 12 stores in major cities around the world, hoping to copy the succes ...

  48. Business Matters: Tenenbaum Case, Apple, Lala, Vinyl Sales

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The judge in the Joel Tenenbaum file sharing case issued a Memorandum and Order explaining the court's grant of summary judgment against t ...

  49. Done Deal: MySpace Music Acquires Imeem

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace's acquisition of imeem is complete. The company officially announced the transaction on its blog after weeks of speculation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but sources with knowledge of the transaction say it was for less than ...

  50. Business Matters: Apple, Lala, Vevo, Rock Hall Of Fame

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- An analyst at UBS Investment Research believes Apple's purchase of Lala ties into the company's $1 billion data server farm project i ...

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