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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lala Closing In Weeks

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Streaming service Lala.com has announced it will be shutting down on May 31, 2010. The announcement on its Web site has prompted speculation that Lala's owner Apple Inc. is ready to make use of Lala's staff and technology to roll out its ...

  4. Who's The King Of Smartphones?

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, there are more smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system accessing the AdMob mobile advertising network in the U.S. than there are from the iPhone, according to the company’s March data . Here’s the data: Android p ...

  5. UPDATED: Rhapsody Debuts Offline Song Plays On iPhone

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rhapsody released an upgraded version of its iPhone app that allows users to cache songs on the device so that they can be played even when the device is out of wireless coverage. That gives the company bragging rights for being the first to offer ...

  6. Business Matters: Nimbit, Rhapsody, Anti-Piracy Measures and More

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Nimbit has unveiled nimbitPro, a comprehensive suite of direct-to-fan tools. It features content management tools, an unlimited number of promotional product offers, the ability to manage multiple artists with one account, and promo code redemp ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Apple's New iPhone?

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The fourth generation of the Apple iPhone has been spotted in the wild, according to the tech blog Gizmodo. What appears to be a prototype of the yet-to-be-announced device was "found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an ...

  11. Poor AT&T Service Hurts Smartphone Apps at Coachella

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT iPhone aps are great – except when network gridlock prevents them from working. Coachella’s smartphone app was among those hit by poor AT&T service at the three-day festival in Indio, Calif. Judging from reports coming out of the festival, cal ...

  12. Apple's Concert Ticketing Plans

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On the same day that MySpace unveiled it’s long-anticipated concert ticketing system, news broke that Apple earlier this month submitted an application to patent a wide-ranging ticketing system for both desktop and iPhone users called “Concert Tic ...

  13. Aventura Opens Online Merch Store

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata act Aventura is opening an online merch store on its official Web site . The store, powered by Global Merchandising, will sell t-shirts, tank tops and posters initially, with a target launch date of next week. "We will start sim ...

  14. Smule Unveils Glee App

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT iPhone app developers Smule are following up their best-selling I Am T-Pain app with another music-focused one, this time with TV show Glee. Created in conjunction with Fox Digital Entertainment, the app allows users to sing along to the cast to s ...

  15. Business Matters: WMG, WaTunes, Beatport and More

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner Music Group has signed up to download store WaTunes . This comes just as WaTunes winds down its digital distribution service in order to focus on its Facebook Music Store , a new download store built into a Facebook app. Universal Music ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Survey: Consumers Will Pay For Apps

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A survey from mobile app distributor Mplayit suggest mobile users are willing to pay for content. The company, which operates a mobile app store on Facebook, says 35% of users say they are interested in paid apps, regardless of which device they o ...

  26. Linkin Park to Release New Song Through Mobile Game App

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park has announced plans to release a new song, "Blackbirds," through its mobile game app "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" Developed in collaboration with Artificial Life, Inc., "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" is ...

  27. Google Mobilizes AdWords

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Everything happens in real time nowadays, even ad management. To wit, Google is adding mobile support for AdWords, giving advertisers and agencies the option of managing their accounts on the go. Customers won't be able to access the full sui ...

  28. Report: Apple May Be Working On iPhone For Verizon

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc appears to be working on a new iPhone model for No. 1 U.S. mobile carrier Verizon Wireless, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Apple, which currently has an exclusive agreement with AT&T Inc to sell iPhones in the United Sta ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Comes With Music To Launch In India

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's unlimited music service Comes With Music is set to launch in India in the first half of 2010. The move coincides with developments regarding India's upgrade this year to a higher-speed 3G network. Successful bidders in the countr ...

  31. @SXSW: THE DAILY DIGEST: Mobile Emerges As A Major Music Platform

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The discussion around mobile music no longer mentions ringtones, as both mainstream and indie acts see the advantages of mobile platforms for promotion and distribution. Devices have always been at the center of the digital music experience, most ...

  32. UMG Pushes More Aggressive App Strategy

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is escalating its already aggressive iPhone strategy with the introduction of its first label-branded iPhone app in the game Six String. This is the first app that allows the label to showcase its entire catalog through its o ...

  33. @SXSW: What Your Biz Can Learn From Pandora

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Panel: 'How Pandora Navigated the Smartphone Seas' Participants: Tom Conrad, CTO at Pandora; Mark Phillip, Are You Watching This?! Competitors and aspiring startups can look to Internet radio station Pandora to see how a company redefine ...

  34. @SXSW: MOG Showcases iPhone, Google Android Apps

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Coming in Q2 will be MOG's apps for the iPhone and Google Android platform, which were debuted at SXSW today. The apps take an excellent product -- the MOG online service -- and put it in an easy-to-use, feature-rich mobile version. CEO David ...

  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. @SXSW: Mobile Content Sharing App Lokast Unveiled

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new mobile content sharing app called Lokast launched at the SXSW festival, from parent company NearVerse. The app allows people in the same local area - about 300 feet - to download content from one another so long as they both have the Lokast ...

  37. Nokia, Apple Seek Patent Trial In 2 Years

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nokia and Apple will seek a U.S. court hearing in a key patent battle in mid-2012, a court filing showed, raising the specter of a prolonged legal struggle. Handset leader Nokia sued iPhone maker Apple last October, accusing the U.S. firm of using ...

  38. Kings Of Leon Take 'Revenge' On iPhone Gamers

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon fans will soon have a new way to experience the group's songs. Tapulous, the game maker responsible for the wildly successful Tap Tap Revenge iPhone game app, has enlisted the band as the newest addition to its roster. "Kin ...

  39. Aventura 'Open Mic' Karaoke Game Hits iTunes App Store

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Aventura, which was the Top Latin Albums artist of the year in Billboard's 2009 year-end chart, has released a karaoke app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. “Aventura Open Mic” costs $1.99 and allows players to sing along to “Un Beso” and “Su Ve ...

  40. The Future of Mobile Apps

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile apps, currently in their infancy, are already following trends seen in digital music: a few hits, a ton of filler and lots of potential. The current and future states of apps will be the focus of the "App Observations: A Mobile Drilldo ...

  41. Rejected by Apple, Grooveshark App Goes Underground

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST After Apple repeatedly rejected the iPhone version of its mobile app, streaming music service Grooveshark is going around the company's formal App Store and making it available through the underground app community Cydia . Cydia is where user ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. We7 Joins Spotify With Premium Mobile Streaming App, Neither Yet in U.S.

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST UK-based digital music service we7 has a mobile app out for the iPhone, expected on March 1. The Premium Plus app works much like that from competitor Spotify. For 10 pounds a month, users can stream any song in we7's catalog of more than 5 m ...

  44. Music Apps Discover Devices Not Called iPhone

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ever since the iPhone shook up the mobile entertainment space with the App Store, its competitors have rushed to create similar experiences for app developers and customers alike. While they remain far behind in the total number of apps created, p ...

  45. Mobile Roadie Tunes in Android with Madonna, Dolly Parton

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music industry has given plenty of lip service to making artist-based mobile music apps for devices other than the iPhone, but so far few have seen the light of day. That’s about to change now that Mobile Roadie has expanded its custom app dev ...

  46. New Branded Apps Struggle To Break Out Of The Pack

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST That didn’t take long. It hasn’t even been 18 months since the first iPhone app launched, and now with more than 140,000 of them, marketers are finding it tougher and more expensive to get their branded apps in wide circulation. More competition m ...

  47. Mobile World Congress: RIM Warns Of Bandwidth Crisis

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taking aim at rivals like Apple Inc, BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion Ltd said on Tuesday (Feb. 16) that smartphone manufacturers must start developing less bandwidth-guzzling products or risk choking already congested airwaves. As users abando ...

  48. Mobile World Congress: Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 7

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Microsoft unveiled its new mobile phone operating software at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, introducing a range of music, gaming and networking features aimed at expanding its appeal beyond its core business customers. The world's b ...

  49. Google, Apple Pile Pressure On Phone World

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST At next week's mobile trade show in Barcelona you can find a program that measures how high you can throw a Nokia smartphone, an apt metaphor for Nokia's efforts to raise its game. But gravity might not favor the world's biggest mak ...

  50. Shazam Adds Touring, Last.fm Services

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music identification service Shazam continues to add new features thanks to its recent cash, undisclosed investment from the Kleiner Perkins iFund. Those using the $5 version of the app will now receive touring and ticketing information for any ar ...

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