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  1. CES 2012: 8 Cool Things

    January 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV announcement and Justin Bieber helping Tosy Robotics pitch a new dancing robot ...

  2. Apps Reshaping Digital Media Consumption At 2012 CES

    January 13, 2012 8:50 AM EST App -titude test: The floor of the 2012 CES Convention Hall in Las Vegas Las Vegas -- The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is all about gadgets. But as this year's confab demonstrated, some of the most excitin ...

  3. CES Quick Hits: Could LG's Smart Home Appliances Be the Next Music Player?

    January 11, 2012 4:13 PM EST If a Pandora-playing refrigerator was the talk of last year's CES, could a washing machine be next? LG Electronics showcased its new line of smart home appliances at CES Wednesday, which includes refrigerators, ovens and washer/dryers. Each i ...

  4. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  5. Consumer Electronics Show Curse? Gadget Show Has History of Products Falling Flat

    January 06, 2012 9:19 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. The International Consumer Electronics Show is quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat. When the annual conclave ...

  6. Metallica To Play First-Ever Gig In India For F1 Grand Prix Concert

    September 20, 2011 7:00 AM EDT F1 Rocks CEO Robert Montague and Metallica. The tradition-steeped elegance of India's Bollywood music and the rough, rattle and roll of heavy metal might make them apparent incompatible genres, but Metallica are set to disprove that conceptio ...

  7. Sony Launches Android Tablet, Challenges Apple iPad's Market Dominance

    April 26, 2011 8:04 AM EDT Sony launched its first tablet computers in an ambitious attempt to grab the No 2 spot in a market dominated by Apple's iPad and set to quadruple in four years. The gadgets, based on Google's Android 3.0 operating system, could be one of ...

  8. MOG Moves to the Living Room, Automobile

    March 08, 2011 11:10 AM EST Subscription music service MOG is making aggressive moves to insert itself into a variety of Internet-connected appliances, unveiling today integrations with a series of TV sets, home entertainment systems and even a car. A deal with LG Electronic ...

  9. Low Prices Drive Q2 Phone Sales

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of mobile phones rose 13.8% to 326 million units in the second quarter of 2010 compared to the prior year, but average selling prices fell by more than expected amid intense competition, IT research firm Gartner said. Sales of smartphones ro ...

  10. Handset Market Rebounding In 2010: Report

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cellphone market will rebound more strongly strongly than expected this year as improving economies boost spending on new gadgets and handset vendors push cheap smartphones, according to research firm Gartner. The market fell 1% in 2009, the f ...

  11. Mobile World Congress: Operators Challenge Apple's App Store

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Twenty-four telecom operators have formed an alliance to build an open platform that will deliver applications to all mobile phone users in an effort to compete with Apple's successful apps store. The move is supported by three of the world&# ...

  12. Smartphone Competition To Bite After Q4 Boom

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Booming demand for new, cheaper smartphones helped fuel a recovery in the overall handset market late last year, but rivalry for a piece of this lucrative business will turn fierce in 2010 as many new vendors enter the market. "The smartphone ...

  13. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  14. IPhone To Go On Sale In South Korea

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple's iPhone will go on sale in South Korea this week, offered by the country's No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. South Korea, a market for 47 million mobile users, is home turf for the world's No. 2 and 3 mobile phone makers Samsung ...

  15. A-Mei Joins F1 Rocks Singapore Bill

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taiwanese pop diva A-Mei has been added to the bill for the inaugural F1 Rocks event, held Sept. 24-26 at Fort Canning Park, Singapore. A-Mei, who has sold over 8 million albums worldwide, according to her label, joins fellow Chinese pop star Jack ...

  16. Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas For F1 Rocks Singapore

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Black Eyed Peas are to among the headline acts for the inaugural F1 Rocks concerts in Singapore. The announcement was made today (Aug.4) at the official launch of F1 Rocks in London, attended by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. O ...

  17. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Top Music Sites, Shazam Suit

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Customized personal radio service Slacker raised $9.6 million in new venture funding in its fourth round, according to a recent regulatory filing. It is aiming for $10.2 million in total. Specific investors were not disclosed. -- comScore relea ...

  18. Nokia Misses Forecasts, Sees Weaker 2009

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Top cell phone maker Nokia reported a worse-than-expected dive in fourth-quarter profit, and warned market volumes would shrink 10 percent this year as the economic slowdown hits consumer spending. Analysts had forecast an 8-percent fall in the ha ...

  19. Microsoft Misses Profit, Plans To Cut Up To 5000 Jobs

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp stunned Wall Street with disappointing results that included plans to slash up to 5,000 jobs and a warning that profit and revenue will almost certainly drop over the next two quarters. The news from the world's largest softwar ...

  20. Sony Ericsson CEO Preparing For Tough '09

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The chief executive of Sony Ericsson, a venture of Sony Corp and Ericsson, sees a tough cell phone market through the end of 2009, with unit sales down by about 5-6% as consumer demand slows in the weak global economy. But Hideki Komiyama, who pla ...

  21. LG Launches Social Network, Online Competition

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT LG Mobile Phones unveiled a new online social network that aims to discover new artists. "LG: Rally for Music" is much like other social networks in that it allows members to set up profiles and connect with other like-minded members bas ...

  22. Omnifone, LG In Deal For Unlimited Music Phone

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, U.K.-based music download company Omnifone has signed LG Electronics on to make the first mobile phones that will feature its MusicStation Max unlimited mobile music service. With MusicStation Max mobile service and the new pre-licens ...

  23. Nokia Devices To Use PlayReady DRM

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia unveiled plans to use Microsoft's PlayReady DRM technology for its upcoming mobile entertainment devices. The PlayReady technology allows mobile phone users to share content like music, games and videos in a pr ...

  24. iPhone Rivals Hurt By Import Ban

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A patent dispute between mobile phone component manufacturers Qualcomm and Broadcom has resulted in an import ban on certain models of phones -- including several potential iPhone rivals. The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that certain ...

  25. CES Verizon Programs TV Shows

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless said Sunday (Jan. 7) that it will become the first major carrier to broadcast live full-length television episodes. V Cast Mobile TV will include ad-supported programming from seven distinct channels culled from content partners C ...

  26. Study: Copyright Protection Biz A Sleeping Giant

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An exhaustive new study is estimating that the digital rights management industry will grow from $600 million worldwide in 2004 to $1.9 billion in 2009. After all, digitally delivered media that's so (The Hollywood Reporter) -- An exhaustive ...

  27. Sonopress Joins Blu-ray Disc Assn.

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has been named a contributing member of the Blu-ray Disc Assn. The BDA is responsible for establishing format standards as well as development and promotion Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...