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  1. Six Technology Trends from CES That Will Shape 2013

    January 13, 2013 1:32 PM EST Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show gives the world a preview of the flood of gadgets heading our way in the coming year and beyond. Some are incredibly silly, while others are complete game changers. All promise to make people's liv ...

  2. Business Matters: MP3 Player Sales Are Dwindling -- And That's a Good Thing for the Music Business

    December 27, 2012 12:53 PM EST Falling sales of MP3 players, impacted by feature-filled smartphones, could turn out to be one of the music industry's biggest opportunities in years. It should come as no surprise that market research company Mintel announced this week that ...

  3. Backbeat: Nokia Music, Eli Young Band, Musicians on Call, Billboard Join Forces for Nashville Event

    October 22, 2012 4:50 PM EDT (L-R): Chris Thompson, Mike Eli, Elizabeth Mitchell (Nokia), Jon Jones, Anthony Montenegro (Nokia), James Young, Scott Welch (Musicians On Call), Theo Gupta (Nokia), Henrik Bowadt (Nokia). Nokia Music , together with Billboard Magazine and Musicia ...

  4. How Green Day, Warner Bros., MAC, Nokia, AT&T Teamed Up for Social Campaign With Potential Audience of 144 Million

    September 18, 2012 12:17 PM EDT The Nokia-AT&T tab on Green Day's Facebook page that allowed fans to participate in the promotion. Green Day hit New York City's Irving Plaza to help Nokia and AT&T launch Nokia Music in the U.S. with a performance to a packed cr ...

  5. The Bizarre Dance of the Unlimited iPhone Data Plan Gets Even Weirder

    September 17, 2012 5:51 PM EDT Apple and every cellphone provider that sells the iPhone 5 are over the moon this Monday morning, as the new iPhone set new sales records -- even as its ship date gets pushed back to accommodate the flood of interest from consumers. People simply ...

  6. Beats Electronics President and COO Luke Wood Talks About Mog Acquisition, Future of Beats

    July 09, 2012 1:30 PM EDT There's more to Beats Electronics than those ubiquitous headphones. The increasingly diversified company grew last week when the company announced it had acquired music subscription service Mog . Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but ...

  7. Will Sony's New Walkman MP3 Player Win big? Or Fall Flat?

    August 05, 2011 1:40 PM EDT As brand names go, Sony's Walkman is the ultimate survivor. The brand that virtually defined the portable music market back in the days of the cassette has since endured multiple format changes through the years?from the CD, to the short-li ...

  8. This Week in Apps: Tapulous' New ClubWorld, Invisible Instrument, David Bowie and Grooveshark

    April 08, 2011 7:00 AM EDT ClubWorld Tapulous, the developers of the Tap Tap Revenge series, has unveiled its first new app since being acquired by Disney last year. ClubWorld is a real-time social game in which players act as nightclub owners. Users hire bouncers, bartende ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 'I Am T-Pain' Developer Talks Apps

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ge Wang is the founder and chief creative officer at Smule, the iPhone developer behind the hit apps "I Am T-Pain" and "Glee." In this short video on Fora.tv, he discusses his creative inspiration and passion for using technolo ...

  15. Google Android Gains Pace, Social Web A Focus: CEO

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT About 200,000 smartphones and other devices based on Google's Android operating system are sold every day, CEO Eric Schmidt said, underscoring the strong challenge to rivals like Apple's iPhone. The world's No.1 search engine is hun ...

  16. Tiesto Partners With SanDisk For Tour Promotion

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dutch DJ Tiesto has partnered with Silicon Valley-based electronics company SanDisk Corporation to create a crowd-sourced music video utilizing mobile phone footage from his 2010 North American and European tour. The partnership, which will see Sa ...

  17. Report: Cloud Streaming Unlikely To Spur Multiple Device Use

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The promise of the much-heralded “cloud” music model is the ability for users to access their music anywhere, from any device. But a new report from Forrester Research pokes holes in that selling point, noting that most music fans tend to stick wi ...

  18. Microsoft Rolls Out Entertainment Bing Search Engine

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft rolled out an entertainment-based section for its Bing search engine at a Los Angeles press conference this evening. Bing searchers now have the ability to play any song listed in Bing search results in its entirety once, provided that t ...

  19. Apple's Concert Ticketing Plans

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On the same day that MySpace unveiled it’s long-anticipated concert ticketing system, news broke that Apple earlier this month submitted an application to patent a wide-ranging ticketing system for both desktop and iPhone users called “Concert Tic ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Mobile World Congress: Smartphones A Problem For Networks

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The chief executive of Vodafone Group Plc, the world's largest mobile network operator, expressed the fears of many when he said Google Inc should not be allowed to dominate the mobile space. Vittorio Colao, speaking ahead of a keynote speech ...

  23. Microsoft Planning Zune Phone?

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST An analyst report on Monday sparked renewed speculation that Microsoft may soon unveil the long-expected "Zune phone." Jefferies & Co. analyst Katherine Egbert says she expects Microsoft to unveil a phone in the next two months, perh ...

  24. Apple Confirms Product Unveiling Date

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple confirmed the swirling rumors of a Jan. 27 media event with a press invitation to “Come see our latest creation.” Expectations are that Steve Jobs & Co. will unveil Apple's much-rumored/anticipated tablet computing device. What that ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Report: Google To Unveil New Mobile Phone, Spotify Included

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google is expected unveil its much-rumored Nexus One Android-based mobile phone at a Jan. 7 press event, coinciding with the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Google would only confirm that the announcement will be related t ...

  27. IPhone To Go On Sale In South Korea

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple's iPhone will go on sale in South Korea this week, offered by the country's No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. South Korea, a market for 47 million mobile users, is home turf for the world's No. 2 and 3 mobile phone makers Samsung ...

  28. Apple Tops Phone Chart As Nokia, Samsung Step Up

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The world's two largest cellphone makers, Nokia and Samsung Electronics, have unveiled their latest rivals to the iPhone as Apple became the top profit generator in the handset industry. Apple Inc overtook Nokia in the September quarter as th ...

  29. Paper Sheds New Light On Music Listening Habits

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST A new paper by Council for Research Excellence (CRE) with support from the Nielsen Company dispels many of the myths about how people today listen to music. From broadcast radio to MP3 players, some popular notions about listening in the digital a ...

  30. Verizon Turns To Artist Apps To Recharge Mobile Music Offerings

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Record labels disappointed with the low adoption of music services on mobile phones often say wireless operators need to get more aggressive with their music services if the mobile music market is to escape its current rut. Careful what you ask fo ...

  31. Vodafone To Join U.K. iPhone Battle From 2010

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator by revenue, will sell the Apple iPhone in Britain from 2010, it said on Tuesday, finally sealing a deal to sell the popular phone in one of its biggest markets. Vodafone, which said recently it ha ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Business Matters: Vevo, SanDisk, Eircom, Apple

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Vevo , the video streaming joint venture between Universal Music Group and YouTube , is raising capital at a $300 million valuation, according ...

  34. Digital Briefs: Apple, China, 'Rock Band'

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- According to Chinese press reports, Apple and China Unicom have agreed on a deal to bring the popular iPhone to the country, expected to be for sale by October. The official announcement is expected tomorrow in Hong Kong. -- Gamer blog Joystiq ...

  35. Nokia Signs With Germany's GEMA

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile handset manufacturer Nokia has concluded a Europe-wide licensing agreement with the German collecting society GEMA in Munich for its unlimited Comes With Music service. The agreement grants Comes With Music the right to use the GEMA reperto ...

  36. Microsoft Steps Up Value Attacks On Apple

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft is continuing its attacks on Apple products as overpriced with a new Web campaign for its Zune portable media player. In a Web video, financial planner and former reality show star Wes Moss presents the case that the 120GB iPod would cos ...

  37. Update: Apple, Verizon In iPhone Talks

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple is discussing the possibility of bringing the iPhone to the nation's largest wireless operator, Verizon Wireless, according to USA Today . Negotiations are underway and if fruitful will lead to the device being available to Verizon user ...

  38. Analysis: The Industry's Next 'Free' Battle

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry may have to face another battle against free music. Though the industry is looking to mobile as the bright spot for future growth, new signs point to limited interest of paid-for mobile music services. Instead, it seems, free mu ...

  39. Comes With Music U.K. Sales Figure Claim

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has declined to confirm a claim that U.K. sales of its Comes With Music unlimited offering have only reached 23,000. The figure emerged as Nokia rolls out the service in Sweden and Germany. The claim was made by digital music consultancy Mus ...

  40. Report Spotlights Country Radio Listener Habits

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country Radio Broadcasters and Edison Research have released their 2009 study of U.S. country listeners that was originally presented on March 6 at the Country Radio Seminar. Edison conducted over 13,000 online interviews between January 30 and Ma ...

  41. Business Briefs: NPD, Spotify, MySpace, Lala, Rick Ross

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - An NPD Group study has found U.S. consumers' entertainment spending will remain steady in 2009. Seventy-five percent of respondents said they will either hold steady or increase their spending on digital music, while 65% said the same of CD ...

  42. Personal Launches 'Plan Musica'

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of launching its over-the-air full-track store , Argentine wireless carrier Personal has created a flat-rate music plan to introduce the Nokia 5800 Xpress handset into the market. Personal’s “Plan Musica” includes 200 text messages, 2 ...

  43. Business Briefs: Sony vs. Tenenbaum, Piper Jaffray, Lala

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Audio of the April 8th oral arguments in the Sony vs. Tenenbaum file-sharing case is appearing in a number of locations. Follow the links to both MP3 files and YouTube streams. ( Recording Industry vs. the People ) -- More details have emerged ...

  44. Business Briefs: iLike, Spirit Music Group, NAB, Toby Keith and More

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- iLike CEO Ali Partovi says the company has been cash-flow positive since December . That's not profitability, but it's a great start for an online, music-based service. Profitability would take into account depreciation and amortizati ...

  45. Nokia's Comes With Music Reaches Italy, Sweden

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's unlimited music offering Comes With Music has launched in Italy and will be rolling out in Sweden this week. The service debuted in the U.K. last October, followed by launches in Australia and Singapore earlier this year. Italy is the ...

  46. Music & Money: The Future Music Revenue Driver

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The music business may be fighting for its life but the growing mobile component could become the industry's revenue driver as application software technology is embraced by mobile phone users, according to panelists at the Billboard Music &a ...

  47. Nokia Halts Xpress Music Phone Sales

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia over the weekend halted sales of its much-heralded Xpress Music phone just days after its Feb. 26 debut, citing technical glitches plaguing the device. Most notably, the devices were unable to connect to AT&T's 3G network, which is ...

  48. Zune Preps Comedy Shorts

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Microsoft's Zune division is launching a free, ad-supported original content series available on the Zune service. The first is a series of comedy shorts called Cinemash produced with the magazine Mean. Other Hollywood partnerships are expect ...

  49. Price Cut On Nokia's Comes With Music

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three months after its launch in the U.K., the price of Nokia’s unlimited music pre-licensed handset has been slashed from £127.10 ($189.90) to £82.18 ($122.79). The move comes amid speculation that the service, set for a roll out in other territo ...

  50. MySpace Delivers Video To Mobiles

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST MySpace users with mobile phones are about to find out if they can walk and watch TV at the same time. On Wednesday (Dec. 3), News Corp's online social network will make video clips from its members' pages available for viewing on mobile ...

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