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  1. Shakira Kicks Off 3-D For Sony Music

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp rolls out its 3D product range in the U.K. tomorrow (June 11) with TVs, Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3 games and movies in the 3D format going on sale in almost 600 outlets. Sony Corp is uniquely placed to provide access to 3D content: i ...

  2. U.K. Govt Targets Superfast Broadband Expansion

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The government said it would encourage the expansion of super fast broadband by allowing operators to use other companies' infrastructure to roll out new fibre optic networks. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt also announced he would accept propo ...

  3. Sony Links With Spanish Social Network Tuenti

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Spain and Tuenti , the country's biggest social network in Spanish, has reached a strategic alliance which will allow Tuenti's more than 8 million users to have streaming access to video clips of Sony Music's 50 most popu ...

  4. NARM Welcomes New Board, Officers

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn of Recording Merchandisers presented its new board and officers at the organization's annual convention this morning. Rachelle Friedman, co-owner of J&R Music World , is chairman, Val Cole, director of worldwide sales at ...

  5. Struggling Nokia Revamps Management Team Again

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Top cellphone maker Nokia Oyj revamped its management team for the second time in seven months, placing veterans in two key roles to revive its core business units and fend off rivals like Apple Inc. Nokia's management has been under increasi ...

  6. Nokia Unveils New Flagship Phone

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia unveiled details of its first phone with new Symbian 3 software, designed to challenge the iPhone and Blackberry at the high-end of the market. Last week Nokia cut its profit outlook and delayed the sales launch of Symbian 3 phones until the ...

  7. List Of Possible Palm Suitors Grows

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Palm Inc may be scooped up by an Asian company with enough cash and manufacturing muscle to turn around the struggling smartphone maker, but analysts warn a deal could prove too rich for any buyer at current prices. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd beca ...

  8. China 3G Standard Phone Sales To Surge

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of cellphones using China's own 3G standard (TD-SCDMA) will grow seven-fold this year, boosted by China Mobile's push of new phones and services, said research firm Strategy Analytics. The research firm did not unveil total sales e ...

  9. Nokia's Comes With Music Launching In China DRM-Free

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia is to launch its Comes With Music service in China, a move which suggests the Finnish mobile manufacturer is looking to emerging markets to boost its unlimited download service. Last month the company confirmed it would launch in India and i ...

  10. Report: Apple May Be Working On iPhone For Verizon

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc appears to be working on a new iPhone model for No. 1 U.S. mobile carrier Verizon Wireless, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Apple, which currently has an exclusive agreement with AT&T Inc to sell iPhones in the United Sta ...

  11. Court: Widow Owns 'King Of The Road' Copyright

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The widow of country music legend Roger Miller has won a protracted legal battle over the rights to some of his biggest hits, including "King of the Road." A federal judge ruled last week that Mary Miller and Roger Miller Music, Inc. own ...

  12. Australia Embraces Digital Radio

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australians are tuning in to digital radio at a surprising rate, new data suggests. According to the inaugural Digital Radio Industry Report, published today by trade association Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), 449,000 Australians are listening ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. U.S. To Roll Out Major Broadband Policy

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. regulators will announce a major Internet policy this week to revolutionize how Americans communicate and play, proposing a dramatic increase in broadband speeds that could let people download a high-definition film in minutes instead of hour ...

  15. Handset Market Rebounding In 2010: Report

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cellphone market will rebound more strongly strongly than expected this year as improving economies boost spending on new gadgets and handset vendors push cheap smartphones, according to research firm Gartner. The market fell 1% in 2009, the f ...

  16. RIAJ: Japanese Digital Market Holds Steady

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) released figures showing that sales of digital music were steady in 2009, with revenue the same as the previous year. Internet downloads continued their rise, while digital units sold via mobile p ...

  17. Zune Taps Music Reports

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Microsoft has tapped Music Reports to handle the publishing licensing activities for the Zune music service. Under the deal, Music Reports will administer all mechanical licensing and reporting responsibilities needed to allow Zune to sell and str ...

  18. FCC To Propose Faster Broadband Speeds

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a plan that would require Internet providers to offer minimum home connection speeds by 2020, a proposal that some telecommunications companies panned as unrealistic. The FCC wants service pr ...

  19. Global Mobile Broadband Investment To Increase By 15%

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile operators worldwide are seen investing up to $72 billion in wireless broadband technologies this year to accommodate surging demand, according to telecoms industry body GSMA. The GSM Association (GSMA) said on Wednesday (Feb. 10) the operat ...

  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. Sony Corp's Music Revenues Inch Up

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp has issued third quarter results showing the first profit in five quarters at the Tokyo-based company, following its restructuring. The electronics company's music arm, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment Ja ...

  22. iPhone's Market Share Slips Amid Smartphone Boom

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The number of iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of last year increased over the previous quarter, but Apple still lost ground in overall market share thanks to increased smartphone penetration. According to ABI Research, via the Wall Street Journ ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Report: Comcast Considering Streaming Music Service

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Internet and cable provider Comcast reportedly is mulling a streaming music service for both ISP and cable TV subscribers. TechCrunch says Comcast may offer the service as an optional add-on for around $5 a month. It's not clear if Comcast wi ...

  26. Report: 1 Billion Broadband Accounts by 2013

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Broadband Internet access continues to grow at a rapid clip, averaging 8.8 million new subscribers worldwide each month, according to In-Stat. By 2013, the research firm expects the number of global broadband subscribers will be greater than 1 bil ...

  27. Google postpones Android In China

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc has postponed the launch of two models of its Android mobile telephone in China which had been scheduled for Wednesday, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. The manufacturers of the telephone are Motorola and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, ...

  28. The Top Music Stories From CES 2010

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST While a logistical hassle, in some ways holding the Consumer Electronic Show - which ended Sunday (Jan. 10) - at the very beginning of the each year is a fitting time-slot as it allows anyone following the tech space to get a handle on what to exp ...

  29. @CES: Ballmer's CES Keynote - Natal, Tablets, Not Much Else

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Microsoft CES Steve Ballmer took the keynote stage at CES last night - his second time since replacing Bill Gates as the face of the company - but ultimately offered very little in the way of new products or services. But a few tidbits emerged tha ...

  30. CES Preview: Tablets, Cisco, Lady Gaga and More

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST As has become the annual custom, the tech industry will celebrate the new year by congregating en masse in the Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase their latest and greatest gadgets and gear. This year will be no different, as the event kicks o ...

  31. Nokia To Sell 'More Than 500 Million Phones In 2010'

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Top cellphone maker Nokia will sell more than 500 million handsets this year, above market expectations, a senior company executive told India's Economic Times in an interview. "In 2010, Nokia will ship over 500 million units across thre ...

  32. Sony Ericsson To Host Shakira Chat

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Ericsson will host a live chat with Shakira tonight (Dec. 14) in Miami. The chat can be accessed via prodigy.msn.cyloop.com/sonyericsson and is part of Sony Ericsson's partnership with Shakira for Latin America tied to the release of her ...

  33. Kasabian Signs With Sony/ATV

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has signed a worldwide publishing deal with British rock act Kasabian and its principal songwriter, Sergio Pizzorno. The deal, which is an exclusive worldwide, long-term songwriter agreement, covers future Kasabian r ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Three Screen Report: TV Remains Strong as DVR and Online Video Show Most Growth

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nielsen’s latest A2/M2™ Three Screen Report – a quarterly analysis from our Anytime Anywhere Media Measurement initiative – shows considerable year over year growth in terms of time spent for DVR (up 21.1%) and online video (up 34.9%) in Q3 2009. ...

  36. Michael Jackson Doc Gets DVD Release Date

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony's Michael Jackson documentary "This Is It" has been set for release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Jan. 26. "This Is It" has rung up $71 million in domestic boxoffice since bowing in theaters Oct. 28, and the studio' ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Sony Corp Slides To 4-Month Low

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Shares of Sony Corp fell to their lowest in nearly four months on Friday (Nov. 20) after the electronics maker's new business strategy failed to convince investors it could deliver strong profit growth. Sony, which is heading for its second s ...

  39. Sony To Launch New Online Service In 2010

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp said on Friday (Nov. 20) that its planned entertainment content distribution service for network-compatible TVs and other devices will be launched next year. Sony plans to launch a new online service to distribute movies, music, books an ...

  40. RealNetworks Powering SFR's Mobile Music Service

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST SFR, France's second biggest wireless carrier with more than 20 million subscribers, has selected Seattle-headquartered RealNetworks to power its mobile music platform in a three-year agreement. The music service was previously powered by Fra ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Ciara Onboard For LG, Verizon Push

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST As a lot of attention falls on high-end smartphones, LG is focusing where much of the volume is—the middle of the market—with a marketing plan that calls for more spending and celeb endorsements. First up is a push for its Chocolate phone in conju ...

  43. Michael Jackson Sales Help Trim Sony Losses

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. has reported a smaller-than-expected 26.3 billion yen ($289 million) quarterly loss as cost cuts combined with healthy sales of PlayStation 3 game consoles and Michael Jackson hits helped it inch toward recovery. The Japanese electronic ...

  44. Michael Jackson Film 'Grosses $7.4m' On Day 1

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony's Michael Jackson documentary "This Is It" moonwalked to a stellar $7.4 million in estimated first-day boxoffice on Wednesday. Pre-release forecasts projected that the pic should open north of $40 million through Sunday. " ...

  45. Michael Jackson Movie Set For Big Box Office Week

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson looks likely to have a posthumous hit at the box office this weekend. Sony Pictures bows the Jackson documentary "This Is It" as the week's sole wide release. Sony will get the jump on the weekend by moonwalking &quo ...

  46. Nokia Charges Apple With Patent Infringement

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cellphone maker Nokia has charged Apple with infringing Nokia patents, accusing the iPhone maker of trying to hitch a "free-ride" on Nokia's technology investments. Nokia dominates the global handset market but it has lost some grou ...

  47. Nokia Comes With Music Numbers Published

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Global active user numbers for Nokia's all-you-can-eat Comes With Music Service amount to 107,000, according to a report. Music Ally said that it had obtained user details showing that a year after the DRM-enabled mobile and PC service launch ...

  48. Sony Ericsson Q3 Loss Narrows On Cost Cuts, Margin

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted a smaller than expected third-quarter pretax loss on Friday, boosted by big cost cuts, but said it expected the market to remain tough for the rest of the year. The global handset market has been slammed by ...

  49. Contest Calls On Students To Form Pop Band

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music, Motorola and Argentine wireless carrier Personal have launched a contest among high school students to form a new pop band. The aspiring pop stars submit photos, video and audio to www.recreopersonal.com to be judged by fans and by Son ...

  50. Unicom To Sell Apple iPhones In China From October

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China Unicom, the country's No. 2 mobile carrier, will begin to sell Apple Inc's iPhone in China for a retail price of 5,000 yuan ($732.50), as it leans on the phone to launch its 3G service. The high price tag may force buyers of the po ...

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