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  1. iTunes Monopoly? Apple's Jobs Ordered by Judge to Answer Anti-Competition Charges

    March 23, 2011 7:31 AM EDT Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs, who is out on medical leave, has been ordered by a federal magistrate to answer questions from plaintiffs' lawyers in an antitrust lawsuit related to his company's iTunes business. U.S. Magistrate J ...

  2. Microsoft To Phase Out Zune Player

    March 14, 2011 6:08 PM EDT Microsoft Corp is not planning any more versions of its unpopular Zune digital media player, but is to continue offering music and video using the same software online, through its Xbox game console and on its Windows phones. The decision not to f ...

  3. Thanks Dr. Dre And Gaga: Celebrity Endorsements Boost Headphone Sales

    February 25, 2011 5:05 PM EST Celebrity endorsements are behind increases in headphone sales , says a new report by market-research company the NPD Group . That's good news for artists with headphone lines such as Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ludacris and Diddy. Las ...

  4. Interscope's Jimmy Iovine Fighting the 24-Bit Fight

    February 22, 2011 4:59 PM EST Interscope chairman/CEO Jimmy Iovine is not taking any break away from his fight to increase the quality of digital music. In a CNN article , he reiterates his desire to get the labels to supply Apple and other digital retailers with 24-bit high-f ...

  5. Apple Announces Whopping $6 Billion Profit, Record Growth

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST News of Steve Jobs' second medical leave of absence was balanced by a record quarterly revenue and profit from Apple announced today . The company posted revenue of $26.74 billion in the quarter ended December 31, 2010, up 71% and the highest ...

  6. 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Preview: Tablets, Smartphones & Biz Markie

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST The ringing in of the New Year is now behind us, which means only one thing-CES is just around the corner. The International Consumer Electronics Show -- as it officially is known -- runs from Jan. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas and sets the stage for the yea ...

  7. Malfunctioning iPhone Alarm Clock Brings Oversleeping to Asia and Europe

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Some iPhone users in Asia and Europe complained of malfunctioning alarms on the first working day of 2011, even after Apple reassured users that its phones' built-in clocks will work from Monday. Bloggers, Facebook and Twitter users complaine ...

  8. Business Matters: Will Apple and Google Bid on EMI?

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Will Apple and Google Bid on EMI? -- Now that Citigroup's takeover of EMI seems to be a near certainty, it's time for the pundits to ponder possible acquirers. If history offers any lesson it is that Apple and Google will be frequently c ...

  9. Apple To Open App Store For Mac Computers

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's just no escaping the app model. Apple today announced that it will open a special App Store just for Mac computers on Jan. 6. Here's the statement from CEO Steve Jobs: "The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do ...

  10. Quarterly Earnings Recap: Apple Stuns, Music Companies Stumble

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST While consumers continued to opt for less expensive digital music and shied away from live events in the third quarter of 2010, one company found a way to entertain and thrill its customers: Apple. Although Apple does not create musical content, p ...

  11. Which Consumer Electronics Sold the Best on Black Friday?

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Portable MP3 players, video game consoles and accessories, and computers including notebooks and tablets were among the most popular electronics shoppers purchased this weekend, according to interim results from the Consumer Electronics Assn.' ...

  12. Highly Anticipated Apple Announcement Coming Tomorrow

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST So what does Apple have in store now? A visit to the Apple website cues up this cryptic message: "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget. "Below the message are a number of clocks tuned to different time zones that a ...

  13. Apple 4Q Net Income Soars 70 Percent; iPad Falls Short

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. said Monday that net income for the most recent quarter soared 70 percent on strong sales of iPhones, though iPad sales fell short of expectations. Shares fell in after-hours trading. Apple's stock had been breaking through record- ...

  14. WATCH: New Apple iPod TV Spots

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple's recently unveiled and completely revamped iPod lineup will hit retail shelves next week. Until then you can get a feel for the new Nano and iPod Touch in these TV spots. NANO: IPOD TOUCH Billboard Staff News Nano ...

  15. Here's All You Need To Know From The Apple Announcement

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Beyond the big news about the Ping social network and the new lineup of iPods , here are the other interesting bits from the company's annual media event today in San Francisco: - Apple has shipped 120 million devices running the iOS operatin ...

  16. The New Apple iPod Lineup

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at its annual media event and introduced a completely new lineup of iPods, revamping every model it has on the market, in what he called “the strongest lineup of iPods we’ve ever had.” The Shuffle gets navigatio ...

  17. Apple Introduces 'Ping'; Revamping Entire iPod Lineup

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple is getting into the social network business with the introduction of its music-centric service called "Ping." At Wednesday's press event in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the newest iteration of iTunes, known as iTun ...

  18. ASCAP Flips Switch On Free App

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP launched a free app for Apple's portable devices today. The app allows ASCAP members to access their own catalog, performance and royalty information through the organizations membership access portal. Beyond its members, the app will a ...

  19. Report: Music Tops Apps On iTunes

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While iTunes’ App Store is certainly a groundbreaking initiative that has changed the mobile content landscape, music still rules in the iTunes world. According to a new report from NPD Group, 82% of iPhone and iPod Touch users have bought music f ...

  20. What To Expect From Apple's Upcoming Event

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that Apple has confirmed the date of its next "big announcement" for Sept. 1 in San Francisco, the rumor mill has kicked into high gear. The big question is whether Apple will unveil its long-anticipated cloud-based music service, si ...

  21. UPDATED: Will Apple Announce Their Cloud Strategy Next Month?

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Update: Apple just sent out invitations for a Sept. 1 special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The e-mail invitation doesn’t say much, but prominently features an acoustic guitar as the only image. Perhaps a h ...

  22. 'I Am T-Pain' Developer Talks Apps

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ge Wang is the founder and chief creative officer at Smule, the iPhone developer behind the hit apps "I Am T-Pain" and "Glee." In this short video on Fora.tv, he discusses his creative inspiration and passion for using technolo ...

  23. Overheating iPod Delays Tokyo Rush-Hour Train

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An overheating Apple iPod music player forced delays to a busy Tokyo commuter train during the morning rush hour after passengers complained of a strong burning smell, the rail line operator said today (Aug. 16). The train came to a halt for eight ...

  24. Japan Satisfied By Apple Moves On Overheating iPods

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Japan's trade ministry said that Apple Inc's Japan unit has satisfied its demands for improved safety notifications about overheating iPod nano portable music players. The ministry in a statement confirmed that the U.S. company, which it ...

  25. Apple Says To Replace Overheating iPods In Japan

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's Japan unit will replace any iPod nano portable music players that overheat, it said in an online statement, improving an earlier offer to replace only their faulty batteries. The concession came after Japan's trade ministry p ...

  26. iPhone Exec Departs Apple After 'Antennagate'

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of iPhone engineering, has left the company weeks after the "Antennagate" controversy over complaints of poor reception on the company's latest smartphone. Apple spokesman Steve Dowlin ...

  27. Apple Ordered To Publicize iPod Fix In Japan

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Japan's trade ministry has ordered Apple Inc's Japan unit to state on its website that users who are concerned about their iPod nano portable music player catching fire can receive a replacement battery. The ministry ordered Apple to pub ...

  28. Apple's Largest Store To Open In London On Saturday

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple says its new London store in Covent Garden will be its largest store in the world. The store, the 300th Apple store to open around the world, is based at No. 1 the Piazza, Covent Garden in central London and will open at 10am on Aug. 7. Appl ...

  29. One Small Step: Apple Moves Closer To The Cloud

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple has quietly introduced a new feature that improves how people stream their stored music files to their iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads, MP3Tunes founder and CEO Michael Robertson explains on his blog . A new addition to Apple’s MobileMe iDis ...

  30. Forrester Report Names Best Music Service-Device Combo

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Forrester analyst Mark Mulligan takes a look at device-service integrations in his latest report . Basically he created a methodology comparing well-received devices with well-received services to determine which combination offered the best music ...

  31. Report: Cloud Streaming Unlikely To Spur Multiple Device Use

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The promise of the much-heralded “cloud” music model is the ability for users to access their music anywhere, from any device. But a new report from Forrester Research pokes holes in that selling point, noting that most music fans tend to stick wi ...

  32. 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' ...

  33. The Quarter Financial Wrap: WMG, UMG, Live Nation, Hastings, Trans World and much more

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT You hear a lot of grim music business news but recent performances of publicly traded music and music-related companies had enough positive aspects to overlook – at least for a few moments – the industry’s broad decline. Overall, falling physical ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. @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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Forrester Analyst Talks Access Models, Predicts Content Providers Will Get Squeezed

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST During his presentation at paidContent2010 , Forrester analyst James McQuivey predicted access models would flourish but content providers will get squeezed during the process. Since the music industry is getting desperate to find a workable acces ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Business Matters: Ticketmaster-Live Nation Criticism, Apple Sales Predicitons

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Criticism of the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger and the concessions accepted by the Department of Justice is compiled at the Wall Street Journal. Chicago concert promoter Jerry Mickelson makes a good point: there's more to a ticket price ...

  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. 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 ...

  44. Apple Posts Huge First Quarter, Sells Nearly Nine Million iPhones

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple posted a strong first quarter of fiscal 2010 (for the three months ended December 26, 2009). The company posted net earnings of $3.3 billion on revenue of $15.7 billion, or $3.67 per share. That was a solid increase from the $2.50 earnings p ...

  45. OK Go Runs Into Label Policy - Again.

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST OK Go has a knack for attracting attention on the Internet. First it was their innovative, cheaply produced videos . Now, the band is running into problems promoting its innovative, cheaply produced videos. In a post at the OK Go forum , singer Da ...

  46. MiJay App Lets Users Share Playlists

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Another day, another iPhone app. This time its Austin-based MSDC Development offering a "Facebook for music" app called MiJay. According to a release, the app offers the following features: -- live view of what's playing on your fri ...

  47. Business Matters: FreeAllMusic, WMG, Ford Motors

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- While FreeAllMusic is in private beta, the New York Times offers some details on the latest music service to tackle ad-supported downloads. The ...

  48. Nokia Expands Patent Dispute Beyond Apple iPhone

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia Corp. is broadening a legal dispute it already has with Apple Inc. over the iPhone, saying almost all of the company's other products also violate the Finnish phone maker's patents. Nokia said Tuesday that it has filed a complaint ...

  49. Apple To Host Product Event In January: Report

    December 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc has reserved space in late January at a venue in San Francisco in advance of a planned product announcement, the Financial Times reported. The company has rented a stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and is expected to make a &q ...

  50. Analysis: Apple Embraces The Cloud, Positions Mobile With Lala Deal

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST With its acquisition of online music start-up Lala, Apple appears to have bet on a digital music strategy that places ownership – no matter how ephemeral - over subscription. And more than competing services, Lala best fits into Apple's desir ...

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