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  1. Microsoft To Share Zune Sales With Labels

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Barely a week before its Zune digital music player hits retail shelves, Microsoft has agreed to share the revenues gained from the device's sales with record labels and artists. This is the first time Barely a week before its Zune digital mus ...

  2. EC To Shelve Copyright Levies

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists fear revenues will be stemmed. A European Commission document has called for the copyright levies imposed on consumer electronics in Europe to be reduced to a minimum, saying they are often redundant in today's technological environme ...

  3. BMG Japan Signs Up To iTunes

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the latest Japanese label to sign a deal with Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Tokyo-based label's catalog became available to users of the Japanese edition of iTunes the sa BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the late ...

  4. BMG Japan Signs Up To iTunes

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the latest Japanese label to sign a deal with Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Tokyo-based label's catalog became available to users of the Japanese edition of iTunes the sa BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the late ...

  5. French Online Retailers Join The No-DRM Front

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two groups selling unprotected tracks for first time. Leading online retailers in France are for the first time selling songs without digital rights management (DRM) protection. Yesterday (Oct. 19), FnacMusic (Fnac, PPR group) released French sing ...

  6. Apple Posts Strong Q4

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT iPod, computer sales continue to power bottom line. Strong sales of iPods and Mac computers continue to power the bottom line for Apple Computer. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company says iPod shipments grew 35% to 8.7 million units for its fiscal ...

  7. Apple: Video iPods Shipped With Virus

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Less than 1 percent affected. A small number of Apple Computer's Video iPods shipped in the past month carry a Windows computer virus. A message posted on Apple's Web site Wednesday (Oct. 18) states that since September 12, less than 1 p ...

  8. Zune To Hit Stores In November

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Price at $250. The Microsoft Zune music player will hit retail shelves Nov. 14, priced at $250. That price matches the cost of Apple's comparable 30GB iPod. Unlike the iPod, however, the Zune can share music files directly between devices, re ...

  9. Microsoft Unveils Zune

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept. 14), providing a glimpse into exactly how the company intends to take on Apple Computer's iPod. Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept ...

  10. Microsoft Unveils Zune

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company offers glimpse at its iPod rival. Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept. 14), providing a glimpse into exactly how the company intends to take on Apple Computer's iPod. The device—which has no offici ...

  11. Vodafone In Japan To Give Away iPods

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod nano as a package with one of its handsets. Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod ...

  12. Vodafone In Japan To Give Away iPods

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod nano as a package with one of its handsets. Tokyo-based mobile phone operator Vodafone K.K. said Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it is offering an iPod ...

  13. iTunes To Start Selling Movies

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New 80 gigabyte iPod unveiled, will cost $349. New 80 gigabyte iPod unveiled, will cost $349. News ...

  14. iTunes To Start Selling Movies

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer Inc. said on Tuesday (Sept. 12) its iTunes online music store would begin selling movies from Disney, Pixar, and Touchstone as the company makes its most aggressive move yet into the di Apple Computer Inc. said on Tuesday (Sept. 12) ...

  15. China iPod Libel Claim Slashed

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A Taiwan-funded company has slashed a libel claim against two Shanghai journalists, who said workers at a plant making iPods were mistreated, from 30 million yuan ($3.77 million) to just 1 yuan, Xinhu A Taiwan-funded company has slashed a libel cl ...

  16. Apple Works On Labor Issue At iPod Plant

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than 50 million iPods have been sold since 2001. Apple Computer Inc. said Wednesday (Aug. 30) it was working to resolve a dispute over alleged labor abuses by an iPod manufacturer in China. Hongfujin Precision Industry Co., a major exporter o ...

  17. Apple To Pay Creative $100 Million

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Settlement resolves a total of five pending lawsuits. Apple Computer will pay Creative Technology $100 million to settle a digital music patent dispute between the two companies. Creative, the company behind the Zen line of digital music devices, ...

  18. Apple To Pay Creative $100 Million

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer will pay Creative Technology $100 million to settle a digital music patent dispute between the two companies. Creative, the company behind the Zen line of digital music devices, filed s Apple Computer will pay Creative Technology $1 ...

  19. EMI To Preload Videos On Microsoft's Zune

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seconds To Mars to be featured on player. EMI Group Plc said on Thursday (Aug. 17) it had signed a deal to provide preloaded music videos on Microsoft Corp.'s soon-to-launch Zune digital media player. The London-based company said the deal ...

  20. Nordic Regulators Consider iTunes Legal Action

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Iceland this month to discuss possible legal action against iPod-maker Apple Computer Inc. if the company does not ease restrictions that prevent songs bought a Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Icelan ...

  21. Nordic Regulators Consider iTunes Legal Action

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Iceland this month to discuss possible legal action against iPod-maker Apple Computer Inc. if the company does not ease restrictions that prevent songs bought a Nordic consumer regulators will meet in Icelan ...

  22. eMusic Testing U.K., Europe For Launch?

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beta Web sites set up. U.S.-based eMusic, which claims to be the world's second biggest digital-music retailer after Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, has set up beta Web sites ahead of possible U.K. and European launches. The retaile ...

  23. eMusic Testing U.K., Europe For Launch?

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based eMusic, which claims to be the world's second biggest digital-music retailer after Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, has set up beta Web sites ahead of possible U.K. and European launche U.S.-based eMusic, which claims to b ...

  24. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  25. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  26. Car Manufacturers To Integrate iPod In '07 Models

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple strikes deals with Ford, General Motors, Mazda. Apple Computer has struck deals with auto manufacturers Ford, General Motors and Mazda to integrate its bestselling iPod line of digital music players into new cars beginning next year. As a re ...

  27. NARM Pushes For DRM Compatibility

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trade group: allow shoppers to have seamless experience. Like many other sectors, the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers is pushing for the entertainment software industry to achieve digital rights management compatibility so that shoppers ...

  28. Yahoo's DRM Test

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson's unprotected MP3 track on sale now. Yahoo Music's recent offering of a personalized Jessica Simpson song is being hailed as under-the-table test of how unprotected MP3 files may sell online. The Simpson track, "A Pu ...

  29. Q3 iPod Shipments, Revenues Up Over '05

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rev from player grew 36% to $1.4 billion. Apple Computer says fiscal third quarter iPod shipments increased 32% year-over-year to 8.1 million units, while revenues from the portable music player grew 36% to $1.4 billion. Sales of music products an ...

  30. Sakito Splits With Apple Japan

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec credited with iPod’s Japan success. Apple Japan marketing VP Yoshiaki Sakito, widely credited for successfully promoting the iPod in Japan, left the company July 10, an Apple Japan spokesperson confirmed Thursday (July 13). Apple senior VP of ...

  31. Sakito Splits With Apple Japan

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Japan marketing VP Yoshiaki Sakito, widely credited for successfully promoting the iPod in Japan, left the company July 10, an Apple Japan spokesperson confirmed Thursday (July 13). Apple Japan marketing VP Yoshiaki Sakito, widely credited f ...

  32. Microsoft's iPod Rival Out By Christmas

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft will start selling a digital music and video player to compete with Apple's iPod by Christmas, sources close to the matter said on Wednesday (July 5). Microsoft will start selling a digital music and video player to compete with App ...

  33. French Lawmakers Approve 'iTunes Law'

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Law forces iPod, iTunes compatibility with others. Law forces iPod, iTunes compatibility with others. News ...

  34. Crystal Method Gives Nike A Run For Its Money

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Drive' to be available June 28 on iTunes. Nike has tapped The Crystal Method to create the first original workout mix for the iPod nano-compatible Nike Air Zoom Moire running shoe, the new initiative put forth by the fitness apparel com ...

  35. France Poised To Soften iTunes Bill

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading lawmakers have agreed to water down a draft law that could have threatened the future of the iPod in France. Leading lawmakers have agreed to water down a draft law that could have threatened the future of the iPod in France. The National ...

  36. Feds Launch Probe Against Apple

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ruling expected within 12—15 months. The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a probe into whether Apple Computer's iPod infringes on a Creative Technology Ltd. patent, Creative said on Wednesday (June 14). Creative filed a compla ...

  37. Apple Unveils New U2 iPod

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Model based on fifth generation 30 GB video iPod. Model based on fifth generation 30 GB video iPod. News ...

  38. Apple Unveils New U2 iPod

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Model based on fifth generation 30 GB video iPod. Apple introduced an new version of the iPod U2 Special Edition as a continuation of the partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group (UMG). The new U2 model is based on the fifth generat ...

  39. Apple, Nike Team For iPod Running Gear

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Companies are developing a wireless shoe system. Nike Inc. and Apple Computer Inc. have joined forces to try to become a runner’s best friend. The two companies announced last week that they are developing a wireless system so some Nike shoes embe ...

  40. Creative Sues Apple

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims iPod's infringe Creative patent. Claims iPod's infringe Creative patent. News ...

  41. Creative Sues Apple

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims iPod's infringe Creative patent Creative Technology, the company behind the Zen line of digital music devices, is suing Apple Computer for patent infringement. The suit seeks an injunction against Apple for the sale, marketing and impo ...

  42. MTV's 'Urge' Set For Launch

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To kick off with 2 million tracks. The underperforming digital subscription business has a new would-be savior: MTV. The music and lifestyle giant on Wednesday (May 17) will unveil its long anticipated digital music service, Urge. MTV tapped Micro ...

  43. Interoperability Debate Begins In French Senate

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Conclusion to talks expected May 10, 12. The French Senate today (May 4) recommenced debate on the country's long-awaited copyright bill. More than 250 amendments have been registered for examination over the next three to four days. The righ ...

  44. Apple Renews Flat-rate iTunes Music Contracts

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has renewed contracts with the world's four largest music companies to sell songs through its iTunes Music Store, after blocking their attempts to end iTunes' flat-rate pricing scheme, Apple Computer has renewed contracts ...

  45. iPod Sales Boost Apple Bottom Line

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer released the latest iTunes/iPod figures during its fiscal second quarter earnings report for the period that ended April 1, 2006. According to the company, it sold 8.5 million iPods in Apple Computer reports its fiscal second quarte ...

  46. Burst.com Files Suit Against Apple

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Demands injunction against iTunes, iPods. Demands injunction against iTunes, iPods. News ...

  47. Burst.com Files Suit Against Apple

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Demands injunction against iTunes, iPods. Four months after Apple Computer asked the courts to dismiss its patent claims, Burst.com has filed a patent infringement lawsuit demanding an injunction against the iTunes Music Store, iPod devices, and o ...

  48. iTunes On A Plane?

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Report: Airline content providers press for downloads. In-flight entertainment system providers are courting Apple Computer for the ability to offer iTunes music and video downloads to airline passengers. According to Flight International, executi ...

  49. Apple Ruling Unlikely Before Easter

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight between Apple Computer and the Beatles' Apple Corps record label over the use of the apple logo. A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight b ...

  50. Dave Matthews Now Available On iTunes

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music store becomes first to offer band's catalog. The entire Dave Matthews Band catalog is now available on Apple's iTunes, making it the first digital music store to do so. "We're excited to offer Dave Matthews Band fans our ...

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