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  1. @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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Amazon Outlook Disappoints

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc forecast lower-than-expected earnings, raising concerns about the online retailer's future margins and sending its shares down about 7%. Like rival eBay Inc, Amazon disappointed investors who had sought greater acceleration in ...

  15. ASCAP: 2009 Revenues Top $995 Million

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Performing rights organization ASCAP may have experienced a successful year in 2009 with revenues of $995 million, an increase of $62 million over the previous year, but ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento stressed Thursday morning in Los Angeles that the o ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Apple Delays International iPad Release

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple has said in a statement that it will delay the international release of the iPad by one month to the end of May. Demand for the product in the U.S. is "far higher than we predicted," the company said. The full statement reads: Alth ...

  20. iPad Primes Print's Paid Content Pump

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With the iPad out, and more digital readers on the way, are publishers getting a golden opportunity to reclaim paid-for content? Many already have been experimenting with paywalls on their Web sites, while others are playing with pricing for their ...

  21. iPhone Gets Multitasking, New Ad Platform

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a move that will please iPhone developers everywhere, Apple introduced the much-anticipated multitasking ability during an event highlighting the features of the iPhone 4.0 operating system. Multitasking refers to the ability for the iPhone to ...

  22. Mobile Apps Make Gains

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Steady growth in apps downloads should continue unabated as mobile technology becomes further entrenched in the digital mainstream. There were more than 150,000 applications available in the Apple App Store as of March 2010, and Apple reported 3 b ...

  23. Compare: iPad vs. HP Slate

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Likely hoping to capitalize on all the attention being paid to the new tablet computer market in the wake of Apple’s iPad launch, Hewlett-Packard has gone public with details of its own entry, the HP Slate. The company released a video demo of the ...

  24. Apple: 300K iPads Sold First Day

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple said Monday that more than 300,000 iPads were sold as of midnight Saturday (April 3), a drastic cut from analyst Gene Munster's revised estimate over the weekend that between 600,000 and 700,000 flew off the shelves. iPad users also dow ...

  25. Analyst: iPad First Day Sales Between 600-700K

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The iPad, for now at least, is a hit. In the months between Apple’s unveiling of the new tablet device in January and its retail availability Saturday, there was rampant speculation over whether consumers would take to the device the way is has ot ...

  26. Apple Fans Eagerly Touch and Swipe First iPads

    April 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that the iPad is in the hands of early adopters, the hard work for Apple Inc. begins. Eager customers intent on being among the first owners of this new class of gadgetry stood in long lines across the country Saturday. They seemed willing to ...

  27. iPad's Name, Price Unpopular

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iPad already has more name recognition than many products that have been around for decades, but a Zogby Interactive poll finds plenty of people not enamored by the name. Conducted in mid-March, the online poll asked people to rate th ...

  28. iPad Sparks Developer Land Grab

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Developers that have found success selling applications for the iPhone are showing great interest in applying their skills to the soon-to-be-released iPad, including more than a few music apps. Flurry Analytics, which tracks mobile app development ...

  29. Apple Updates iTunes Apps List For New iPad

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple has updated iTunes with a list of apps that will be available to buy and download for the iPad, which goes on sale Saturday (April 3). Users logging into the App Store can opt to view apps created for either the iPhone or the iPad. Here are ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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. ...

  34. ComScore Surveying 2,000 Net Users About iPad Usage

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While developers have flocked to the iPhone with all manner of new and innovative services, many are still withholding judgment on the iPad until they get a better idea of how people will use the device. ComScore is attempting to help them with th ...

  35. App Faceoff: iPhone Tops Facebook

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A common thread between the popular iPhone mobile device and Facebook social networking services are the apps that can run on either platform. But according to mobile analytics firm Flurry, the iPhone is proving the more popular platform for appli ...

  36. Apple Sets IPad Launch Date, International Plans

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc said on Friday (March 5) that U.S. sales of its iPad tablet would kick off on April 3 and international sales would start later in April. The launch date for iPad model with short-range Wi-Fi wireless links is slightly later than a previ ...

  37. Apple's Jobs Says Cash Hoard Allows For Bold Moves

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Steve Jobs defended Apple Inc's decision to maintain a $40 billion cash pile and said it was better to save the money for bold risks, like acquisitions, than to spend it on stock buybacks or cash dividends. Faced with shareholders' quest ...

  38. Apple Holds Annual Meeting As Stock Seeks Catalyst

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs will hold his annual face-to-face meeting with shareholders on Thursday (Feb. 25), and there will be no shortage of questions for a company famously stingy with information. Apple's shares have been treadi ...

  39. Billboard.biz Q&A: Verizon Biz Dev Director Ed Ruth

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last year, Verizon Wireless shook up the mobile industry by revealing plans to open its network to developers with the intention of launching an application storefront similar to iPhone’s App Store. That effort will soon come to fruition with the ...

  40. 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 , ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Apple Passes 2 Billion App Downloads

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc said on Monday (Sept. 28) that downloads from its iTunes applications store had passed 2 billion and that it now has more than 85,000 apps available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It did not say how many of the applications delivered wer ...

  47. Apple Smashes Profit Forecasts, iPhone Shines

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's quarterly profit blew past Wall Street forecasts thanks to strong sales of Macs and iPhones and higher-than-expected gross margins, boosting its shares 4% on Tuesday. The company continued to defy the global recession with a solid ...

  48. Suspense Builds Ahead Of Apple Extravaganza

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc kicks off its annual developers' extravaganza on Monday (June 8) under a tight lid of secrecy, with investors expecting the electronics maker to unveil new or cheaper versions of its popular iPhone. Thousands of customers, developer ...

  49. iPhone Applications To Help Launch New Releases

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Several artists are reportedly developing iPhone applications to sell via Apple's App Store in conjunction with new album releases. Management for Fall Out Boy tell Billboard that it is working on an interactive album feature for the device i ...

  50. Plugged/Unplugged: iPhone, Last.fm, Merlin

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: The early iPhone reviews are out and for a change the digerati is treating the launch with some degree of restraint (rare among the Apple-fanboy tech press corps). Most of the hesitation was due to AT&T's 3G network, which is val ...

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