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  1. Apple To Open App Store For Mac Computers

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's just no escaping the app model. Apple today announced that it will open a special App Store just for Mac computers on Jan. 6. Here's the statement from CEO Steve Jobs: "The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do ...

  2. Branson Scoops Murdoch With Digital Magazine

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Virgin founder Richard Branson rolled out his iPad-only magazine Tuesday (Nov. 30) by declaring: "The future of publishing lies in apps not on shelves." But Project is actually the gadfly billionaire's second stab at magazine moguld ...

  3. Quarterly Earnings Recap: Apple Stuns, Music Companies Stumble

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST While consumers continued to opt for less expensive digital music and shied away from live events in the third quarter of 2010, one company found a way to entertain and thrill its customers: Apple. Although Apple does not create musical content, p ...

  4. Report: Mobile Games To Top $11 Billion By 2015

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The major labels may have turned their noses up at the freemium model popularized by Spotify, but there are other versions of the model that are showing signs of success. Take mobile apps, games in particular. A recent report by Juniper Research f ...

  5. Highly Anticipated Apple Announcement Coming Tomorrow

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST So what does Apple have in store now? A visit to the Apple website cues up this cryptic message: "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget. "Below the message are a number of clocks tuned to different time zones that a ...

  6. New Apple iTunes Updates Adds AirPlay

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple issued an update to iTunes today—iTunes 10.1—which adds the new AirPlay feature to the service. AirPlay is the ungraded version of AirTunes, which now allows users to stream video and photos from their iTunes-enabled device—computer, iPhone ...

  7. Smule's 'Magic Fiddle' Released For iPad

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST App developers Smule—creators of the wildly popular “I Am T-Pain” app—introduced their latest virtual instrument for the iPad in the form of Magic Fiddle. As the title suggests, the app is a virtual violin, allowing users to simulate playing a vio ...

  8. RIM Takes On Apple's iPad

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, a late entrant in the booming tablet market, will take on Apple's iPad with competitive pricing of its rival Playbook device. The Canadian firm's tablet, set to launch in the first quarter of next yea ...

  9. Business Matters: Comcast, Holiday Sales Forecast, Spotify and more

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Changes In Consumer Behavior -- Comcast’s latest earnings provide a few telling examples of the changes in how consumers are consuming entertainment. The company lost 265,000 video customers in th ...

  10. @Digital Hollywood Day 2: Tablets, Communities, Seeking More Than Ads

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tablets Are Here to Stay Tablets such as the iPad many not revolutionize computing and entertainment, but they're here to stay, a panel of mobile technology experts said at the Digital Hollywood conference on Tuesday (Oct. 19). Chris Hoerenz, ...

  11. RIM's Balsillie Responds To Barbs From Apple's Jobs

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion's Jim Balsillie brushed off Steve Jobs' critique of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer, saying the Apple CEO's barbs made no sense outside of his company's "distortion field." Jobs on Mo ...

  12. Business Matters: A Look At Apple's Q4 Numbers

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. A Look At Apple's Q4 Sales Numbers -- Here's a quick look at the sales stats from Apple 's fiscal 2010 fourth quarter ended Sept. 25: 3.89 million Macs (up 27% from last Q4), 14.1 m ...

  13. Apple 4Q Net Income Soars 70 Percent; iPad Falls Short

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. said Monday that net income for the most recent quarter soared 70 percent on strong sales of iPhones, though iPad sales fell short of expectations. Shares fell in after-hours trading. Apple's stock had been breaking through record- ...

  14. Analysts: There’s A Goldmine In Virtual Goods

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Where’s the money in mobile apps? According to app analysis firm Flurry, it’s in virtual goods, not ads. In a post on the company’s blog , Flurry notes that mobile virtual good account for 80% of revenue from iPhone and iPad apps, which include su ...

  15. Verizon's Plans With Apple

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With rumors still swirling that Verizon will at some point begin carrying the iPhone, Apple and Verizon today revealed that the wireless operator will start selling the iPad as of Oct. 28. While some iPads come with wireless connections to the AT& ...

  16. @MEL: iPhone Synth 'MorphWiz' Wins 'Best Music Creation App'

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Prog metal legend and Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess took home the 'Best Music Creation App' award at the Billboard Music App Awards Tuesday (Oct. 5) for MorphWiz, an app from Wisdom Music that turns the iPhone into a new instru ...

  17. @MEL: Key To App Sales Success: Winning Over Apple's Editors

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple's App store editorial department – tasked with selecting and promoting the best apps on the crowded site – now holds enormous power over the success or failure of music industry apps, panelists said during “The New Music Industry” discu ...

  18. RIM Unveils PlayBook Tablet To Compete With iPad

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion unveiled a tablet computer aimed at its core business customers, as it tries to gain a foothold in a fast-growing market dominated by Apple's consumer-friendly iPad. The BlackBerry PlayBook has a seven-inch (18 cm) touchscr ...

  19. Billboard.biz Q&A: App Developer/Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jordan Rudess' claim to fame may be as the keyboardist for the progressive rock outfit Dream Theater, but he’s also emerging as a leading voice for the music app development community. Rudess has created or assisted in the making of several m ...

  20. Business Matters: Stock Spikes, Zune, Apple and more

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Stocks Spike On Economic News -- Entertainment stocks had a strong day on Monday as the market rose on news the recession ended in June 2009. The National Bureau of Economic Research agreed that a ...

  21. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Norwest Venture's Tim Chang

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Tim Chang Title: Principal, Norwest Venture Partners Panel: Innovators Showcase (Judge). 1:45 – 2:45. Oct. 5. For more information or to register for Billboard’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, Oct. 5 in San Francisco, pleas ...

  22. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: TAG Strategic's Ted Cohen

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Ted Cohen Title: Managing Partner, TAG Strategic Panel: Innovators Showcase (Judge). 1:45 – 2:45. Oct. 5. For more information or to register for Billboard’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, Oct. 5 in San Francisco, please vi ...

  23. Here's All You Need To Know From The Apple Announcement

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Beyond the big news about the Ping social network and the new lineup of iPods , here are the other interesting bits from the company's annual media event today in San Francisco: - Apple has shipped 120 million devices running the iOS operatin ...

  24. Apple Introduces 'Ping'; Revamping Entire iPod Lineup

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple is getting into the social network business with the introduction of its music-centric service called "Ping." At Wednesday's press event in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the newest iteration of iTunes, known as iTun ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. What To Expect From Apple's Upcoming Event

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that Apple has confirmed the date of its next "big announcement" for Sept. 1 in San Francisco, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear. The big question is whether Apple will unveil its long-anticipated cloud-based music service, si ...

  27. 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, ...

  28. Billboard Announces Music App Summit Keynote Program

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The activity around mobile music apps is at an all-time high, but few seem to know what strategies are working, which ones are profitable, and where the fast-changing market will go next. The aim of Billboard’s upcoming Mobile Entertainment Live: ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Earnings Analysis: WMG Hit By Slow Release Schedule

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A slow release schedule helped Warner Music Group report a 15% drop in revenues in its fiscal third quarter. For the period ended June 30, revenue was $652 million and the operating loss was $1 million, a big drop from $25 million the year before. ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Business Matters: Rolling Stones, Ustream, DMX and more

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT FINDING SUCCESS IN THE SUMMER TOUR SEASON -- As people look at the challenging 2010 concert season – which is dominated by large venues – many people have drawn attention to the better situation at small venues. The Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot take ...

  34. Amazon Q2 Profit Jumps 45%, Misses Wall Street

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said that its second-quarter net income jumped, bolstered by shoppers who spent more with the online retailer even as consumer confidence fell overall. But the Seattle-based company's earnings fell below analyst expectations, ...

  35. Business Matters: Pirate ISP, Pandora, Slacker, Apple and more

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT PIRATE ISP TO LAUNCH IN SWEDEN -- It was bound to happen: The Swedish Pirate Party plans to launch an ISP that allows users to roam the Internet anonymously. Pirate ISP is starting with a small launch and will roll out to the entire country later ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Business Matters: MP3Tunes, We7, Live Nation, Sonfile and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- MP3Tunes has launched an initiative called “Buy Anywhere, Listen Anywhere.” This means MP3Tunes will allow its users to buy music from the download store of their choice and play the tracks on MP3Tunes software on any device. So, for example, y ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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' ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. On iTunes, Sex Doesn't Sell?

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After a winter purge in which it rid its iTunes store of apps with sexual or other material deemed racy, is Apple lightening up? Given Apple’s supposed nudity ban, some were surprised to see the June iPhone/iPad version of GQ ($4.99 per issue) wit ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Business Matters: Google Music Store, Don Henley, The Orchard, 'If I Can Dream' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT GOOGLE MUSIC STORE COMING IN FALL? -- Google's music store could be on its way later this fall, CNET's Greg Sandoval reports. Citing multiple industry sources, Sandoval says the service could have both downloads and streaming music. &quo ...

  50. @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 ...

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