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  1. Pandora To Shut Down Service?

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Personalized Internet radio service Pandora is, again, threatening to shutter the service in the wake of new licensing fees due SoundExchange, under the recent Copyright Royalty Board licensing system. Founder Tim Westergren tells the Washington P ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Pandora Service To Arrive On iPhone

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pandora personalized music service coming to the iPhone. The company created an iPhone application that is for sale on the new iPhone App Store, which can be used to steam Pandora members’ existing online stations from all versions of the iPho ...

  4. iPhone 3G Gets Japan Release Date

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Softbank Mobile and Apple announced June 9 that the iPhone 3G will be available in Japan on July 11. “I am delighted at this opportunity to partner with Apple,” said Softbank Mobile (SBM) chairman/CEO Masayoshi Son in a statement. “SBM’s and Apple ...

  5. No New Music Download Method On New iPhone

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs didn’t disappoint the thousands attending Apple’s annual developers’ conference by unveiling, as predicted, the second version of the iPhone. Most significantly, and expectedly, the new version of the advanced mobile phone fea ...

  6. MusicStation Claims U.K. Market-Leader Status

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, supplier of the pioneering all-you-can-eat mobile-music download service MusicStation, is boasting that its U.K. service is officially the country's "largest digital music subscription service." Although it declined to giv ...

  7. iPhone Coming To Japan

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading Japanese telecom Softbank Mobile said June 4 that it has signed an agreement with Apple Computer to bring the iPhone to Japan later this year. No further details were available at press time. Global ...

  8. Report: Apple, Labels In Talks Over More Mobile Music

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The next iteration of the iPhone, expected to be unveiled next month, may have a whole lot more music if record labels and Apple can learn to play nice. According to the New York Times , Apple is negotiating with the music industry to expand its c ...

  9. Digital Briefs: Radiohead, Zune, BlackBerry

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Internet traffic measurement firm Hitwise takes a closer look at how free digital downloads from Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead affects long-term visits to each artist's Web site. Radiohead takes the prize, but it's hard to sa ...

  10. Nokia Confident Free Music Downloads Will Profit

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Offering unlimited music downloads to phone buyers will make money for Nokia as well as record labels, the handset maker said, dismissing talk the move would come at the expense of profits. "We expect to make money both from our traditional d ...

  11. Digital Briefs: Surrge, The Orchard, iPhone and more

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Startup music social network Surrge has secured its first formal music licensing partnership with indie aggregator The Orchard . More than one million songs have already been uploaded to the service since it launched during SXSW. - EnjoytheMusic ...

  12. Plugged And Unplugged

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged M:Metrics revealed some staggering data this week about the iPhone. It found that while 6.7% of overall mobile users listened to music in some form or another on their phone, and 27.9% of smartphone users did the same, iPhone users blew th ...

  13. Labels, Apple Debate 'Total Music'

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple and major record labels have reportedly stepped up negotiations concerning the idea of bringing the "Total Music" concept to iPod devices. The negotiations, first reported by the Financial Times and since confirmed by industry sour ...

  14. Report: iPhone Users Consume More Content

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT We already know that the iPhone is used more than any other mobile devices to surf the Internet wirelessly. But according to mobile metrics research form M:Metrics, that's not the end of it. M:Metrics has released data that shows iPhone users ...

  15. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The opening day of Canadian Music Week saw heated discussion on who should pay for losses incurred by record companies due to piracy, with many suggesting Internet service providers are central to a solution. A standing-room only crowd watched a g ...

  16. Digital Briefs: Handmark, Social.fm, Current TV, Play MPE

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Mobile media distribution firm Handmark will begin marketing and delivering the Social.fm social music sharing application to its stable of supported smartphones. Devices include the BlackBerry, Palm Treo, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices and ...

  17. Apple Unveils New iPhone, iPod Touch

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc on Tuesday introduced models of its iPhone and iPod touch devices with double the memory available in previous versions. The products come on the heels of Apple's launch last month of a service that lets iPhone and iPod users rent a ...

  18. WMG Sues Music Search Site Seeqpod

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group is suing music search company Seeqpod, claiming the company engages in "direct, contributory and vicarious infringement" of the record label's music. Seeqpod is both a search engine and a music player. Users can s ...

  19. Apple Introduces Online Movie Rentals

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Apple introduced a movie rental service for iTunes at the annual MacWorld confab in San Francisco, part of a broader upgrade to the Apple TV device that also has implications on how iTunes buyers can access music. In addition to the n ...

  20. Report: Apple Readies HD Radio Push

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to a story at iLounge.com, an independent provider of information about all things iPod- and iPhone-related, Apple plans a push during the Macworld Expo event in San Francisco next month for HD Radio-equipped boom boxes that have iPod do ...

  21. Reports: Apple Gearing Up For Japan iPhone Launch

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Unconfirmed media reports say Apple Computer is holding talks with Japanese mobile carriers as it prepares for the expected launch of the iPhone in Japan next year. According to the reports, major Japanese telecoms NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank Mobile a ...

  22. German Court Rules On iPhone Exclusivity

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Hamburg Regional Court today ruled that T-Mobile can continue marketing the iPhone on an exclusive basis, rejecting a petition lodged by rival telecoms giant Vodafone. Vodafone had sought a ruling to prevent the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary fro ...

  23. CEO: 3G iPhone Coming 'Next Year'

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST One of the few criticisms leveled against Apple's iPhone is that it only works with older, slower wireless networks while faster options are available. That will soon change. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson tipped the impending 3G iPhone duri ...

  24. T-Mobile Offers iPhone Without Contract In Germany

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Deutsche Telekom's mobile unit T-Mobile is now offering Apple's iPhone in Germany without a service plan, after Vodafone raised questions about the exclusive agreement which binds the two companies. The Regional Court of Hamburg ruled th ...

  25. Court Injunction Keeps iPhone On Hold In Germany

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vodafone has obtained an interim injunction in German, which prevents rival handset manufacturer T-Mobile from selling the iPhone in the lead-up to Christmas. The district court in Hamburg issued the order on Monday, after Vodafone questioned the ...

  26. WMG To Mobile Firms: Get Your Act Together

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman says mobile operators need to get their music act together before Apple and Google eat their lunch. Speaking to the Financial Times , Bronfman reiterated his long-held stance that today's mobile phon ...

  27. IPhone Goes on Sale in Europe

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Germans lined up to buy Apple Inc.'s iPhone as it made its European debut Friday, with the company hoping to replicate the success the combination phone, music player and mobile Web browser has seen in the United States. Apple hopes to sell 1 ...

  28. Omnifone Arrives In Hong Kong

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, the mobile-music service provider out to challenge Apple's iPhone, entered the Asia-Pacific region live today (Oct. 22) via a deal with wireless carrier 3 Hong Kong. The 3 MusicStation, which Omnifone claims is "the first unlim ...

  29. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Few new releases cause the kind of furor that Radiohead's announcement did this week. And little of it had anything to do with the music. The band's decision to sell its new album directly to fans, and to let them decide what th ...

  30. Starbucks To Give Away Free iTunes Songs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp. plans to give away 50 million free digital songs to customers in all of its domestic coffee houses to promote a new wireless iTunes music service that's about to debut in select markets. From Oct. 2 to Nov. 7, baristas in the ...

  31. DT To Market iPhone In Germany

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German telecommunication company Deutsche Telekom (DT) will be marketing Apple's iPhone exclusively in Germany where it launches Nov. 9. As well as the connection to T-Mobile, DT's wireless service subsidiary, the iPhone costs €399 ($556 ...

  32. Apple Sets U.K. Launch Date For iPhone

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. will launch its hugely-anticipated iPhone Nov. 9 in the United Kingdom through an exclusive deal with wireless carrier O2. The device will be sold exclusively in Britain through Apple's retail and online stores, via O2, and The Car ...

  33. Apple Thwarts Free iPhone Ringtones

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple is attempting to stop iPhone users from loading free ringtones onto the device. The new version of iTunes that adds the new ringtone creation feature also addresses the vulnerabilities that let users create their own ringtones using third-pa ...

  34. Digital In Briefs: Mercora, EMI, Microsoft, IPhone Hack

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Community-based digital music service Mercora has changed its name and web domain to Social.fm . The service allows users to stream music from other users in a sort of Internet-radio format on both computers and certain mobile phones. - EMI' ...

  35. Vodafone To Launch Unlimited UK Music Service

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group Plc unveiled a range of new handsets and services for the key Christmas period on Monday including an exclusive music service offering unlimited tracks, to challenge the iPhone in Britain. Mobile handset makers and network operators ...

  36. Plugged And Unplugged

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Thumbs up to Apple for adding wireless access to the iTunes music store. As usual, Apple is late to this party, but has done it better than its predecessors. Sure the slick iPod Touch will help, and yes, wireless access to the popular iTu ...

  37. Apple's New Developments Could Equal Holiday Dominance

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Not content to rest on its laurels, Apple has now unveiled its master plan to extend its digital music dominance into the coming holiday season. Here is how the latest developments shake out. iPod Touch What it is: A Wi-Fi-enabled, touch-screen ca ...

  38. Analysis: Apple's Product Upgrades, Starbucks Pact

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles on Apple's press event today in San Francisco , let's dive in and take a closer look at what the product upgrades, the new partnership and product launches -- highlighted by a touch-screen, WiFi-enabled iPod -- all me ...

  39. Apple Unveils New iPods, Ringtone Service

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In preparation for the upcoming fourth-quarter sales cycle, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs made a number of product updates and announcements today in San Francisco, including a ringtone service, a partnership with Starbucks and a touch-screen, WiFi-en ...

  40. Report: Apple Ringtone Service Coming

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of the more noticeable omissions of Apple's vastly popular iPhone is the lack of available ringtones for the device. According to reports, that may soon change. Citing unnamed sources close to the situation, The New York Post says Apple i ...

  41. iPhone Hackers Could Face Legal Battle

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hackers have figured out how to unleash Apple's iPhone from AT&T's cellular network, but people hoping to make money from the procedure could face legal problems. At least one of the companies hoping to make money by unlocking iPhone ...

  42. Nokia Launches Music Service, iPhone Rival

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nokia launched its much anticipated digital music service today, a move designed to both expand the company's mobile entertainment footprint and turn up the heat on Apple's iTunes and iPhone. The service works on both music-specialized m ...

  43. Hacker Opens iPhone To T-Mobile

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of the bigger complaints about Apple's iPhone -- AT&T's network -- has been solved to a degree by a New Jersey teenager. The 17-year-old hacker managed to unlock the device so that it can work with T-Mobile's network, the on ...

  44. New iPods To Be iPhone-Like

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT According to a prominent analyst tracking Apple's pending product line, a new line of iPods are one the way that are expected to have similar functionality, but without the phone. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster issued a research note toda ...

  45. Reports: O2 Poised To Strike U.K. Deal For iPhone

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from Apple Computer and O2, the U.K. mobile operator, declined to confirm or deny reports published today which claimed the two firms were collaborating on the launch of Europe's first iPhone service. Today's edition of t ...

  46. AT&T: iPhone Activation Problems Largely Solved

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Inc said on Monday delays in activating service for customers of Apple Inc.'s iPhone had been mostly resolved after the wireless company worked out the problems on a case-by-case basis. About 2 percent of people who had bought iPhone ...

  47. Source: Universal Snubs iTunes Deal

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has refused to strike a long-term licensing arrangement with Apple's iTunes Music Store and will instead opt for "flexible," interim agreements, a source close to negotiations tells Billboard.biz. In recent day ...

  48. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Can anybody give AT&T a little love? I spend most of the last week doing countless interviews with the press who wanted to know how the iPhone was going to affect the music industry. My answer remains the same -- it won't. Not at ...

  49. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Keep a close eye on this MusicStation subscription mobile music service that launched this week in Sweden. What a concept... for an extra $4 a month to your phone bill, you can download an unlimited amount of music to the mobile phones. S ...

  50. MusicStation Launches In Sweden

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MusicStation, the international "all-you-can-eat" mobile-phone music service positioned to compete against Apple's new iPhone device, has gone live. Operated by U.K.-based Omnifone, in collaboration with France-based mobile-music sp ...

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