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  1. Business Matters: BigChampagne, Ministry of Sound, 'Rock Band' and more

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BIGCHAMPAGNE UNVEILS ‘ULTIMATE CHART’ -- Media measurement company BigChampagne has introduced Ultimate Chart, a weekly list of top songs and artists based on data from a variety of services such as iTunes, YouTube, Vevo, Clear Channel, Facebook, ...

  2. Music Subscription Service MOG Unveils Mobile App

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music subscription service MOG finally unveiled its long-promised mobile app today, with support for both the iPhone and Android devices. The app itself is free, but using it requires signing up for MOG’s $10 a month premium subscription service t ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Apple To Hold iPhone Press Conference Friday

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has called a surprise press conference for Friday (July 15) to talk about the iPhone 4, as the company continues to deal with fallout from reported reception problems on its popular smartphone. Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said the comp ...

  8. UMG Releasing Free Version of Six-String iPhone App

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is releasing a free version of its Six-String iPhone app in addition to the existing paid app in the latest twist in the major labels' app strategy. The free app includes the song "Raised On Rock," from the Sco ...

  9. Rdio, MP3Tunes Roll Out Android Apps

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Android smartphone platform keeps gaining new music traction, this time adding support for digital music services Rdio and MP3Tunes. The free Rdio Android app went live today in beta, allowing users to browse and listen to playlists saved in t ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Apple To Open Second Flagship Store In China

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc will open its second flagship store in China, in the heart of Shanghai's financial district on Saturday (July 10), the company said on Thursday (July 8). The retail outlet, featuring a 40-foot glass cylindrical wall, is located near ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Will Verizon Soon Be Selling The iPhone?

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The will-they-or-won’t-they dance between Apple and Verizon Wireless continues with renewed speculation that the mobile operator will soon begin selling the popular iPhone. This time, the reports come from Bloomberg , which cites unnamed sources & ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. mSpot's Cloud-based Service Opens

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After a month in private beta , mSpot has opened its cloud-based music streaming service to the public. The service allows users to store DRM-free copies of any music in their library to mSpot’s online servers, from where they can then stream it t ...

  17. Germany Says Apple Must Improve Data Transparency

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc must "immediately make clear" what data it collects from users of its products and for what purposes, Germany's justice minister was quoted as saying by Der Spiegel magazine. "Users of iPhones and other GPS devices mu ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. RIM Shares Drop As BlackBerry Shipments Disappoint

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research in Motion reported subscriber and shipment figures that disappointed investors and rekindled fears that the BlackBerry maker is losing market share to Apple Inc and other rivals. Shares of RIM tumbled more than 5% in June 24 after-hour tr ...

  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. VIDEOS: iPhone 4 Reception Problems?

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT First day sales will be staggering from the looks of the lines at Apple stores worldwide , but there's already a big complaint bubbling up on the Web about the iPhone 4. So far, the main issue is that reception drops for some users when the l ...

  22. 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 ...

  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. Microsoft Rolls Out Entertainment Bing Search Engine

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft rolled out an entertainment-based section for its Bing search engine at a Los Angeles press conference this evening. Bing searchers now have the ability to play any song listed in Bing search results in its entirety once, provided that t ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. @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 ...

  32. Business Matters: Public Enemy, Digital Lockers, iPhone, Android and More

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Public Enemy has cut its target at fan-funded site Selleband to $75,000 from $250,000. “We have learned that the fan funding model is still not fully developed,” says the band’s Sellaband page, “and, as a result, a $250,000 fund raising effort, ...

  33. @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 ...

  34. Business Matters: Edgar Bronfman Jr., EMI, Gummybear and more

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - The lawyer for Warner Music Group CEO and chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. asked for the charges against his client to be dropped. The court was wrong to send Bronfman to trial “without any explanation,” he said on the opening day of the insider trad ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Thumbplay Lines Up iPhone App

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Thumbplay Music streaming music service is now available for the iPhone, making it yet another cloud-based music service operating on the iPhone before Apple has yet to introduce its own. Thumbplay Music launched in January in beta mode for th ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Top Clear Channel Talent Goes Mobile

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel has begun offering commercial-free radio programming for four of its biggest personalities as part of its iheartradio mobile application for the iPhone/iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android smartphones. The mobile apps for Sean Hannity, ...

  42. Microsoft CEO Unconcerned With Apple Market Cap

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp chief Executive Steve Ballmer was unperturbed a day after rival Apple Inc shot past his firm as the world's biggest tech company by market value and said his aim was to develop a good product line and earn more profits. Microso ...

  43. Rumor Mill: What Does Apple Have Planned For WWDC?

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference scheduled for the week of June 7, there are already plenty of rumors and speculation about what the company will announce. Adding significant fuel to that fire is Wal-Mart’s Monday announcement that it ...

  44. BMI Readies Mobile App

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Broadcast Music, Inc. has launched a mobile version of its website for iPhone, Android, Palm, Symbian and the upcoming Blackberry 6.0 phones. It is also readying an app that will allow its members to access the organization's online services ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. HTC Sues To Block iPhone, iPad, iPod Sales

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HTC Corp has fired back in its legal battle with Apple Inc , asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban sales of iPhones, iPads and iPods in the United States. In a complaint filed with the ITC and obtained by Reuters, HTC accused Apple ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Thumbplay Now Available On Android Phones

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Thumbplay Music cloud-based on-demand mobile streaming service is now available for Android phones, says the company. Launched this January for BlackBerry devices only, this marks the first new mobile platform for the young service, which char ...

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