IPhone

  1. Unicom To Sell Apple iPhones In China From October

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China Unicom, the country's No. 2 mobile carrier, will begin to sell Apple Inc's iPhone in China for a retail price of 5,000 yuan ($732.50), as it leans on the phone to launch its 3G service. The high price tag may force buyers of the po ...

  2. Research Predicts $4.2 Billion App 'Gold Rush'

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research from the Yankee Group estimates that nearly 7 billion U.S. smartphone app downloads will produce $4.2 billion in revenue by 2013. The number of smartphone users is set to quadruple to 160 million over the same period, resulting an app mar ...

  3. Billboard MEL Keynote Q&A: AT&T's Rob Hyatt

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The iPhone has sparked a number of changes in how the mobile industry approaches music and other entertainment content, and few operators are as intimately aware of the affect that device has had as AT&T--the exclusive provider of the iPhone i ...

  4. Billboard MEL Q&A: Melodeo Business Dev VP Dave Dederer

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile entertainment firm Melodeo recently released its third artist-branded app with "Usher Top 100," which, like other artist apps from the company, allows fans to stream 100 songs from the artist’s catalog via their iPhone. The compan ...

  5. Mobile Campaign Pays Off For Geffen's Mini Viva

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Geffen U.K. has scored a success with new pop duo Mini Viva, whose debut single "Left My Heart In Tokyo" entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 7 on sales of 29,000 according to the Official Charts Co. As well as benefiting from appearing ...

  6. Microsoft Launches New Zune To Rival Apple iPod

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp launched a slimmer, revamped version of its Zune handheld music and video player on Tuesday as the software giant makes its latest attempt to compete with Apple Inc's ubiquitous iPod. The touch-screen Zune HD, which features a ...

  7. Billboard.biz Q&A: Neil Smith, VP of Business Management, Rhapsody

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple has approved Rhapsody’s on-demand music streaming application, marking the second time in a week that the company has given the nod to a potentially competing music service on the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms. The Rhapsody app—available i ...

  8. Apple Unveils Ringtones, 'iTunes LP'

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned to the keynote stage at the company’s press event, for the first time since his liver transplant earlier this year, to announce several upgrades to the iTunes service, as well as a new line of video-recording iPod Nan ...

  9. Business Matters: eMusic, Sony, Perez Hilton, Apple

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- How many file sharers are there in the U.K. and where does that number come from? Ars Technica explains the investigation by a BBC Radio 4 show ...

  10. Palm Unveils Pixi Phone, May Be Overshadowed

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Palm Inc on Wednesday announced a lower-priced smartphone in the same family as its popular Palm Pre smartphone, although the move may be overshadowed by rival product launches by Motorola Inc and Apple Inc. Palm said it will start sales of the Pi ...

  11. Business Matters: Spotify, DMCA, Geffen Records

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Reviews of Spotify's iPhone app are appearing just a week after Apple gave its approval. Reviews range from insanely positive to positive with reservations. The Spotify app is free to people in the UK, Sweden, France, Spain, Norway and Fin ...

  12. Spotify Launches For iPhone, Android

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital music service Spotify has launched its mobile app for the iPhone and iPod Touch and Android-powered phones. The app is available today (Sept. 7) for free from Android Market and the iTunes App store for Spotify's premium users in the ...

  13. Business Matters: Nokia, Pandora, Crosslink Capital

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Nokia says the U.S. launch of its Comes With Music service isn’t being delayed to 2010 because the U.S. launch never had a firm date in the fir ...

  14. Sources: iTunes To Add Pre-cut Ringtones

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Apple iTunes Music Store is gearing up to add pre-cut ringtones to its inventory and the pricing for the configuration could change the dynamics of the game. Major label sources say that while Apple will announce ringtones at its Sept. 9 iTune ...

  15. Digital Briefs: Live365, CRB, Napster, Live Nation

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Internet radio provider Live365 , one of the few webcasters to turn down the recent SoundExchange compromise agreement for streaming royalty rates, is taking a decidedly different approach to the ongoing dispute - by challenging the constitutio ...

  16. China Unicom In 3-Year Deal For Apple's iPhone

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iPhones will go on sale later this year in China, the world's largest mobile market, its partner China Unicom confirmed on Friday, after the country's No. 2 mobile carrier posted first-half profits that fell 45% yet beat exp ...

  17. Apple Approves Spotify App

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spotify says its iPhone app has been approved by Apple and will be available for its premium subscribers. The app will be available "soon" from the App Store for customers in the U.K., Sweden, France, Spain, Norway and Finland. The Spoti ...

  18. Digital Briefs: Apple, China, 'Rock Band'

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- According to Chinese press reports, Apple and China Unicom have agreed on a deal to bring the popular iPhone to the country, expected to be for sale by October. The official announcement is expected tomorrow in Hong Kong. -- Gamer blog Joystiq ...

  19. RealNetworks Develops Rhapsody iPhone App

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks says it had developed an iPhone app for its Rhapsody subscription music service, and is submitting it for Apple's approval this week. An overview of the app, including a video demo, was posted over the weekend to the Rhapsody blo ...

  20. Clear Channel Reprising 'Stripped' Music Series

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio is bringing its popular "Stripped" on-demand music series to its iheartradio online and mobile channel. Since "Stripped" launched in 2005, more than 125 artists have performed exclusive renditions of their h ...

  21. Apple Looking Into Reports Of Exploding iPhones

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple is investigating media reports that one or more of the company's iPhones have exploded in Europe, a European Commission spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman for the EU executive, which oversees the safety of consumer products sold in the 2 ...

  22. Briefs: New Social Networking Trends, Grooveshark

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Marketers, take note. Adults' love of social networking sites is driving away teens. "Although their love of being online shows no sign of abating, the percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds who have a profile on a social networking site h ...

  23. New Touring Alert iPhone App from iLike

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. social music discovery service iLike has introduced a new iPhone app designed to alert users when artists they like will be playing in their area. The Local Concerts app scans the music on the iPod Touch or iPhone and provides a customer conc ...

  24. Analysis: iPhone Surges But Digital Sales Remain Flat

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Have sales at iTunes picked up the pace in 2009? Yes, a bit. Are over-the-air downloads from iPhones the cause for the recent burst in sales volume? Doubtful. Apple's CFO points to over-the-air capabilities as the reason behind the doubling o ...

  25. Digital Briefs: Mams Taylor, Verizon Wireless

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- UK artist Mams Taylor is promoting his new album tHe R-eVoLuTiOn oF rUnK" by making it available as a free download exclusively on P2P service Mininova . The BitTorrent tracking service has emerged as one of the leading replacements to the ...

  26. Spotify Submits iPhone App

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spotify has submitted its iPhone app to Apple for approval for the iTunes App Store. The app will only work for premium users of Spotify, who pay £9.99 ($16.50) in the U.K. for a higher quality, ad-free version of the free ad-funded streaming serv ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Soulja Boy Releases iPhone Remix App Through Romplr

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Adding to the trend of music remix applications for the iPhone is Moderati’s new Romplr service. The application allows participating artists to release certain tracks on the iPhone that fans can recreate into their own unique versions. The first ...

  29. London To Host 'Music Hack Day'

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Music Hack Day, an event for the international tech and digital music community, is to take place in London this weekend (July 11 to 12). Bringing together 200 delegates, the two-day event is believed to be the first 'hack' ...

  30. Rob Thomas iPhone App Launches

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the day of the launch of his new album “Cradlesong,” Rob Thomas has a new iPhone app—Fanbase Mobile. The app aggregates all Thomas-related news, content, and other information available on the Web into one interface. It also allows fans to foll ...

  31. iPhone App TapStar Unveiled

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT iPhone application developer EpicTilt is officially in the music-game business, launching a competitor to the hugely popular Tap Tap Revenge. Much like the competing game from rival Tapulous, EpicTilt's TapStar has users matching on-screen pr ...

  32. Apple CEO Steve Jobs Returns To Work

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs is back at work following a near six-month medical leave, although he will work at least initially from home for a few days a week, the company said. The official word of his return followed months of speculati ...

  33. Digital Briefs: ReverbNation, Shazam, Myxer

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - ReverbNation is branching out into Web site creation and hosting services. The company has added a "site builder" option to its portfolio of DIY tools for artists, partnering with BandZoogle of Canada to do so. The option remains in a ...

  34. RIM Outlook Disappoints

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion offered investors an outlook that fell short of some expectations, sending the BlackBerry maker's stock sliding 5% even as the company reported a higher quarterly profit that topped forecasts. The share price's drop ma ...

  35. BT Launches iPhone App

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Trance pioneer Brian "BT" Transeau has launched an iPhone app in support of his new album "The Rose of Jericho." Created by BT's software company Sonik Architects, the Sonifi app allows users to remix songs and video using ...

  36. iPhone, iPod Security Flaws Get 45 Patches

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc released 45 software patches to address rare security vulnerabilities in its popular iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices. The company released them on Wednesday (June 17) as part of its widely anticipated iPhone 3.0 operating system. &q ...

  37. Billboard Q&A: Tapulous Co-Founder Bart Decrem

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iPhone and App Store have spawned a veritable industry of mobile application developers. And while many startup companies are panning for gold, Tapulous, the developer behind Tap Tap Revenge, has a record of consistent success. Tap Ta ...

  38. Briefs: Twitter, Tapulous, Napster, Green Day

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Twitter is responding to complaints from many celebrities in the sport and entertainment worlds about imposters using their name to start a Twitter account. The company said it will introduced a Verified Accounts program that will authenticate ...

  39. Apple Unveils New iPhone

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple fans hoping for a new iPhone were not disappointed by the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation. As expected Apple introduced a iPhone device, dubbed the iPhone 3GS. While identical in look and feel to past devi ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Spotify Previews Mobile App

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music streaming service Spotify has shown off its new mobile service working with Google's Android platform. The company, based in London and Stockholm, has posted a demo online at YouTube . The company stressed that the app for Android-power ...

  42. Nokia Opens Ovi Online Software And Content Store

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nokia said it opened its online software and content store, Ovi Store, globally to some 50 million phone users on Tuesday. Nokia aims to follow the success of Apple's App Store with its new offering. Apple's store has proved extremely po ...

  43. Nokia Says On Track For May Online Store Opening

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The world's top handset maker, Nokia Oyj, is on track for a May launch of its Ovi application and content store, company officials said. Ovi Store is Nokia's push into services and could reach more customers than Apple. The company has s ...

  44. Sprint To Sell Palm Pre For $200 After Rebate

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sprint Nextel Corp said on Tuesday it would begin selling the long-awaited Palm Pre smartphone on June 6 for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. The Pre will run on Sprint's 3G network and feature person ...

  45. Imeem To Debut New iPhone App

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Imeem has followed up the mobile version of the service it created for the G1 Android phone on T-Mobile with a new iPhone app, which will become available in Apple’s App Store May 20. According to the company, the app will allow fans to create cus ...

  46. FTC Looks At Google-Apple Board Ties: Report

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into whether the ties between the boards of Apple Inc and Google Inc violate antitrust laws, the New York Times reported. The FTC has already notified the companies of the inquiry the repor ...

  47. Analysis: Apple's Rejection Of NIN App

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple's rejection of a Nine Inch Nails iPhone app update caused a mini-firestorm today across the Internet. Apple-bashing may be the important part of the story to some, but there is a business lesson amidst the noise. The main part of the st ...

  48. Billboard.biz Q&A: Slacker CEO Dennis Mudd

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Slacker Radio this week revealed that more than 1 million BlackBerry users had downloaded the personal radio service to their phones via the new BlackBerry App World. The milestone follows similar results from other Internet radio services like Pa ...

  49. Business Briefs: Warner Music, Spotify, Apple

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- David Lammy, the UK minister in charge of intellectual property does not endorse a three strikes plan for fighting illegal file-sharing. Lammy endorses commercial solutions and educating the public about copyright. "We are moving into an e ...

  50. Update: Apple, Verizon In iPhone Talks

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple is discussing the possibility of bringing the iPhone to the nation's largest wireless operator, Verizon Wireless, according to USA Today . Negotiations are underway and if fruitful will lead to the device being available to Verizon user ...

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