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  1. ASCAP Flips Switch On Free App

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP launched a free app for Apple's portable devices today. The app allows ASCAP members to access their own catalog, performance and royalty information through the organizations membership access portal. Beyond its members, the app will a ...

  2. China Preps For iPhone 4 Launch

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China Unicom, China's second-largest telecommunications operator, may start selling Apple Inc's iPhone 4 in the mainland market in September, state television reported on Thursday. "China Unicom has reached an agreement with Apple, ...

  3. Japan Users To Have DoCoMo Option With iPhone 4

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's iPhone could get a sales boost from this month as a Japanese wireless services provider plans to launch a service enabling users to use iPhone 4 on NTT DoCoMo's network. DoCoMo's smaller rival Softbank Corp is currently ...

  4. Apple's Largest Store To Open In London On Saturday

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple says its new London store in Covent Garden will be its largest store in the world. The store, the 300th Apple store to open around the world, is based at No. 1 the Piazza, Covent Garden in central London and will open at 10am on Aug. 7. Appl ...

  5. One Small Step: Apple Moves Closer To The Cloud

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple has quietly introduced a new feature that improves how people stream their stored music files to their iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads, MP3Tunes founder and CEO Michael Robertson explains on his blog . A new addition to Apple’s MobileMe iDis ...

  6. IPads Set For Official Israeli Launch

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Israeli importer of Apple products said it would begin selling iPads in Israel in a few weeks, four months after the government lifted a ban on people bringing the device into the country. Israel's government stoked public anger in April ...

  7. U.S. Copyright Office Rules Against Apple In 'Jailbreaking' Case

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. copyright office issued exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copy Act, giving legal protection for people who unlock their smartphones to run third party applications or change the wireless service providers. The move by the copyright off ...

  8. Apple's White iPhone 4 Delayed, In Latest Headache

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Customers will not be able to get their hands on Apple Inc's white iPhone 4 until later this year, the company said on Friday (July 23), conceding that making the model has proven surprisingly difficult. Apple, in a brief statement, said that ...

  9. Apple Forecast Beats Street view, Mac Sales Jump

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc gave an unusually upbeat revenue forecast that trounced Wall Street's expectations and eased fears that the "Antennagate" controversy around its iPhone 4's reception would hurt sales, boosting its shares 3%. It report ...

  10. What Consumers Are Saying About The iPad

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In an age when technological devices can achieve rock-star status, the launch of the iPad managed to attach "mania" to the brand's name as a popular suffix. (Try a Google search for the ungainly neologism "iPadmania" and y ...

  11. RIM Says Apple Claims About BlackBerry Unacceptable

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc appears to be deliberately distorting the issues surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna design by asserting that Research In Motion's BlackBerry has similar reception problems, RIM said. "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into ...

  12. Analysis: The Numbers Behind An Apple Cloud-Based Service

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday, the NPD Group estimates that up to eight million people are willing to pay $10 or more per month for an Apple cloud-based music service -- if one actually launches at some point. Here's what makes that number so stagger ...

  13. Business Matters: Goldman Sachs, Bandcamp, TuneCore and more

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Goldman Sachs analysts are predicting Apple’s iPad will be a huge success and the main beneficiary of the transition to tablets. Their explanation is summed up in five bullet points: consumption (iPad is made for light tasks), content (tight int ...

  14. Judge Clears Way For Suit Against Apple, AT&T

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A judge has cleared the way for a class action lawsuit against AT&T and Apple regarding the exclusive deal between the two companies for the iPhone. The suit, originally filed in 2007, alleges Apple created a monopoly by suggesting its exclusi ...

  15. Apple Celebrates App Store Anniversary Amid Mounting Challenges

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple’s App Store will celebrate its two-year anniversary this weekend, and the numbers its reached so far are staggering. More than a quarter of a million applications developed and posted to the store. Five billion apps downloads. More than $1 b ...

  16. Consumers Sue Apple Over iPhone Antenna Problems

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has been sued by iPhone customers in at least three complaints related to antenna problems on its newest model. Apple launched the iPhone 4 last week to a huge groundswell of demand. But the launch was also plagued by complaints from som ...

  17. Hulu Launches Subscription Service

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hulu users looking to catch up on past episodes of the likes of "Glee," "House" and other hit shows will have to pay for the service now that the popular video hub has launched a pay service for some of its content. Hulu Plus i ...

  18. Apple Boasts 1.7 Million iPhone 4 Sales

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc had sold 1.7 million units of the iPhone 4 worldwide by Saturday, June 26, its most successful product launch yet, the company said. Sales of the touchscreen smartphone, which competes with devices from Nokia, Research In Motion, and Mot ...

  19. Business Matters: Pandora, Second Life, RouteNote and more

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 'PANDORA' AS A VERB -- Edison Research , which released some Internet radio stats a few days ago, follows up with talk about how webcasters are aiding music discovery and how they might approach their competition with market-leader Pando ...

  20. Hewlett Packard Buys nuTsie Parent Co. Melodeo

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hewlett Packard has purchased Melodeo for between $30 million and $35 million. Melodeo is the parent company of nuTsie , the music streaming service that allows users to listen to their iTunes collection over the Web and using mobile phones. nuTsi ...

  21. Apple Fans Queue For iPhone 4

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of fans flocked to stores in Tokyo to be the first buyers of Apple's iPhone 4 and some lined up in San Francisco as the red-hot smartphone rolls out on Thursday (June 24) in five of the world's six largest economies. Sales of th ...

  22. Business Matters: Live Nation, RealNetworks, Bronfman Jr., Sonos and more

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LIVE NATION STOCK COOLS -- Live Nation 's hot stock is cooling off. In late May, a Miller Tabac analyst told Reuters Liberty Media's tender offer for Live Nation shares earlier in the year had seemed to have established a floor of $12 fo ...

  23. UPDATED: Here Comes The App Flood

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With the new iPhone operating system now out (iOS 4), expect to see a host of updates to existing music apps, as well as new apps flooding the market. They include: UPDATED (6/24): - NPR: The NPR Music app offers footage of live performances inter ...

  24. How Much Profit Does Apple's App Store Make?

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT How much profit has Apple’s leading App Store raked in? According to estimates from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster—about $189 million since inception. That’s what Munster says Apple gained in gross profit, which is about 1% of the company' ...

  25. Apple Says iPad Sales Hit 3 Million

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc said it has sold 3 million iPads since the touch-screen tablet computer hit the market less than three months ago, boosting its stock before the company's iPhone arrives on store shelves this week. Shares in the consumer electronics ...

  26. UPDATE: Sony Music Kicks Off 'Pinball' Series On iPhone, iPad

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment is rolling out a new line of artist-branded iPhone and iPad games under the Pinball Rocks banner. Designed as a sort of throwback to artist-themed pinball machines of the '70s, the Pinball Rocks games are developed by ...

  27. iPhone 4 Sets Record Sale Pace Despite Gaffe

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of Apple Inc's latest iPhone blew away expectations in its first day on the market despite shortages and an embarrassing online ordering glitch that thwarted many shoppers. Apple shares rose nearly 3% on Wednesday (June 16) after it ann ...

  28. AT&T Hit With Order, Privacy complaints Over iPhone

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Customers trying to reserve the latest version of the iPhone were thwarted by technical glitches that hindered sales on Tuesday (June 15), the first day of pre-orders before the device hits stores on June 24. AT&T Inc customers reported seeing ...

  29. Best Buy Results Disappoint

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy reported lower-than-expected sales and profit, hurt by rising costs of expanding its business and weaker consumer demand, sending its shares down 6%. The top U.S. electronics chain said shoppers proved more tentative in a seasonally weake ...

  30. @Apple's WWDC: No Lala, No iTunes Upgrade, But Big iPhone News

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Anyone hoping Apple would introduce its new music strategy during Steve Jobs’ keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference today found themselves disappointed. The CEO didn’t even mention the May 31 shuttering of streaming music service Lala, wh ...

  31. @D8: Apple's Jobs On Google, Gizmodo, Adobe, and Advice For The Music Biz

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs rarely speaks at events not hosted by Apple itself. But Tuesday night, less than a week before he’s scheduled to take the keynote stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference June 7, he sat down for a 90-minute interview w ...

  32. AT&T Shuffles Data Plans

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT That unlimited data plan you were required to get from AT&T when you bought your iPhone? It’s about to get limited after all. AT&T introduced a new set of data plans that opt for a more tiered approach based on usage (also called metered p ...

  33. Apple's Jobs Says iPad Idea Came Before iPhone

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs shared a secret with is audience at a technology conference outside Los Angeles Tuesday: The idea for the iPad came before the iPhone. The idea to ditch the keyboard for what Jobs calls a multi-touch display came about in ...

  34. iPad Sales Top 2 Million

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple says global iPad sales have topped 2 million since its U.S. launch on April 3. Following the iPad's Stateside bow two months ago, the iPad went on sale in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the Unit ...

  35. What To Expect At Apple's WWDC

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu in a note to clients today listed a number of expected and potential announcements from Apple at its World Wide Developers Conference June 7, which included the possibility of a Web-based version of iTunes called iTun ...

  36. Crowds Turn Out For European iPad Launch

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Huge crowds have turned out to purchase an iPad in European territories. The Apple device went on sale today (May 28) in nine countries, following its U.S. launch on April 3. The international launch in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, J ...

  37. Buyers Flock As Apple's iPad Hits Asia

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's iPad launched in overseas store shelves on Friday (May 28), with buyers storming Japanese and Australian shops to be among the first outside the United States to snap up the long awaited tablet PC. The device, which has a 9.7-inch ...

  38. iPad Mania's Winners and Losers

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Even with 1 million or so iPads out there, no print publishers can lay claim to huge numbers of downloads yet. But among the few that are giving out numbers, USA Today seems to be the big winner so far, with 371,213 downloads as of May 16. The pap ...

  39. Global Ad Industry Eyes Boost From Mobile Devices

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The global advertising industry is eager to capitalize on booming use of mobile phones for Internet access as more enhanced devices are coming to the market to get more consumers reachable online. The trend is promising bumper returns in future ye ...

  40. Deal Opens Play.ME Catalog To Developers

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT More than 75 music applications have been built over the course of the last year using music recommendation, remixing and playlisting tools from the Echo Nest developer platform. The company is now adding licensed music to its range of services th ...

  41. Apple Questions Android Smartphone Surge

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc questioned recent data showing smartphones using Google's Android operating system surpassing iPhone sales in the United States, and said there are no signs that the competition is gaining in the smartphone market. Smartphones using ...

  42. iPad's International Launch Slated For May 28

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc said it will launch the iPad tablet computer in nine international markets on May 28, following a strong debut in the United States last month. The iPad will go on sale in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerl ...

  43. Nokia Broadens Legal Row With Apple To Include iPad

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia, the world's top handset maker, has broadened its patent fight with Apple Inc to include the iPad, deepening the bitter legal disputes between the two smartphone rivals. The firms turned to the courts in the last year as Nokia battles A ...

  44. Business Matters: Sirius XM, Facebook, iTunes, We7 and More

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- A few side notes to Sirius XM's Q1 earnings release on Tuesday, which was reported at Billboard.biz. First, the company lost 306,000 retail subscribers during the quarter - slightly better than the loss in the prior year period. But it gai ...

  45. Sales Snapshot: iPad Vs. iPhone

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For those wondering if the iPad would take off the way the iPhone did, Apple today answered that question by revealing that it has sold 1 million iPads in less than a month. By way of comparison, the iPhone took twice as long to reach the same mil ...

  46. Plugged/UnPlugged: What Apple’s Flash Ban Means For Music

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple’s policy of banning Flash technology from the iPhone and iPad gained new attention this week after CEO Steve Jobs posted a rather lengthy explanation of the somewhat controversial policy. And while it may seem like just another academic tech ...

  47. Israel Lifts Ban On Imports Of Apple iPad

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Israel has started allowing people to bring Apple iPads into the country, two weeks after customs began confiscating the tablet computers for fear they would interfere with other wireless devices. "Following the completion of intensive techni ...

  48. How Apple Will Change Music Discovery

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On the day Apple announced record first-quarter revenue, Phil Leigh, senior analyst at Inside Digital Media, talked with Billboard about how Apple is going to change how music is discovered, shared and experienced - and how record labels have no c ...

  49. Apple Results Smash Street View, Outlook Strong

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's results blew past Wall Street expectations on the back of record iPhone sales, and the company gave a strong revenue forecast, sending its shares up more than 5% to an all-time high. The results and forecast should boost Apple ...

  50. Business Matters: Last.fm, Shazam, Jim DeRogatis and More

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Music critic Jim DeRogatis has quit the Chicago Sun-Times and will become a blogger for Chicago Public Radio. ( Chicago Tribune ) -- Live Nation has announced it intends to offer a $250 million private notes offering. The company intends to use ...

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