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  1. Spandau Ballet Reforms For World Tour

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. '80s pop act Spandau Ballet has reformed for a world tour, following a reconciliation among the five members a decade after a bitter court battle over royalties. The reunion after 20 years was announced today (March 25) on board HMS Belf ...

  2. Sony Ericsson Warning Stuns Ailing Mobile Sector

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Ericsson sparked fresh fear of crumbling consumer demand on Friday (March 20) when the world's No 4 handset maker said it would sell barely half of the phones it sold last quarter. Shares across the wireless sector dropped sharply on the ...

  3. Price Cut On Nokia's Comes With Music

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three months after its launch in the U.K., the price of Nokia’s unlimited music pre-licensed handset has been slashed from £127.10 ($189.90) to £82.18 ($122.79). The move comes amid speculation that the service, set for a roll out in other territo ...

  4. Omnifone, Gracenote Partner On Integrated Unlimited Music

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST London-based Omnifone, which powers various mobile unlimited music services, has partnered with data services company Gracenote on a new offering that will extend all-you-can-eat platforms to consumer electronics devices in the home and car. Omnif ...

  5. MySpace Delivers Video To Mobiles

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST MySpace users with mobile phones are about to find out if they can walk and watch TV at the same time. On Wednesday (Dec. 3), News Corp's online social network will make video clips from its members' pages available for viewing on mobile ...

  6. Popkomm Day 2: Digital Drives Forward

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The development of digital music was the major topic of debate at day two of Popkomm in Berlin, with delegates discussing the need for users to be able to synchronize their music collections between their computers, phones and even automobiles. Th ...

  7. AT&T Mobility Launches Ringtone, Remix Applications

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Mobility is responding to the dip in ringtone sales and the sluggish pace of full-song downloads by offering a pair of new services that allow subscribers to access and customize their music libraries. Addressing the ringtone issue, AT&am ...

  8. France's SFR Launches 'All You Can Eat' Download Service

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST France's second mobile operator SFR launched an all-you-can-eat permanent music download service, to be integrated in its new 3G+ "Illimythics" mobile offer. Customers will get unlimited download over-the-air access to more than 150 ...

  9. Beyonce-Phone Among New Devices Hitting The Market

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A host of new multimedia mobile phones are poised to hit retail shelves, just in time for the holiday sales season. Just a week after Verizon unveiled a touch-screen iPhone competitor as part of its fall device lineup, Sprint pulled the curtain ba ...

  10. MusicStation Launches In Sweden

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MusicStation, the international "all-you-can-eat" mobile-phone music service positioned to compete against Apple's new iPhone device, has gone live. Operated by U.K.-based Omnifone, in collaboration with France-based mobile-music sp ...

  11. Alltel Offers Sideloading Service

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alltel Wireless introduced a new service that allows customers to more easily transfer music files from their computers to their phones. The practice, known as "sideloading," requires a software download from Alltel called Jump Music. Ju ...

  12. Musicphone Ownership Up

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Musicphone ownership is on the rise worldwide, but consumers are not yet using them the way the music industry originally hoped, according to new research from M:Metrics. Sideloading remains the most preferred way to put music on these devices, as ...

  13. Omnifone To Launch iPhone Rival

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MusicStation, a new subscription-funded mobile-music service said to be more consumer-friendly than Apple Inc.'s iPhone offering, is scheduled to start rolling out internationally in April. Launched by privately owned London-based Omnifone, M ...

  14. Apple Unveils Long-Awaited iPhone

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Saying the goal was "to reinvent the phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered on all expectations today by introducing the much anticipated iPhone -- one part touchscreen video iPod, one part mobile phone, and one part "Internet commu ...

  15. Verizon Wireless Launches 'The Chocolate'

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will be available in retail stores Aug. 7. Verizon Wireless today (July 31) is launching its new flagship digital music phone, the Chocolate, from handset maker LG. The mobile giant is offering the candy bar sized device, which has the look and fe ...

  16. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day were the big winners tonight (Nov. 3) at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. Coldplay won best song for “Speed of Sound,” the fir ...

  17. Coldplay, Green Day Lead MTV Europe Winners

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 3 in Lisbon. With two trophies apiece, Coldplay and Green Day were the big winners tonight (Nov. 3) at the 12th MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon. Coldplay won best song for “Speed of Sound,” the fir ...

  18. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. LOS ANGELES -- In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD ...

  19. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latest supporters in format war. In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. HD DVD, which is also supported by NEC and Sanyo, may ...

  20. Podcasts Go Mobile

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pod2Mob, Melodeo offer new services. Podcasting is going mobile, with two companies introducing new services that support the podcast format on wireless phones. Pod2Mob launched a podcast streaming service as a beta test with Sprint PCS. Rather th ...

  21. Foes Put Sights On DTV Date

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Opposition appears to be building to a Republican plan to set a "hard date" for the nation's broadcasters to turn off their analog TV signals as members of a key House panel expressed concern over the WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood ...

  22. WMG Offers Videos Via Verizon

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clips part of V CAST broadband service. Warner Music Group has agreed to provide Verizon Wireless subscribers with access to its music video catalog as part of the mobile operator's V CAST mulitmedia content service. The move makes WMG the fi ...

  23. JVC Jumps On Blu-Ray Bandwagon

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT JVC has become the 14th manufacturer to join the Blu-ray Disc Assn. (BDA), the group that is developing the high-definition Blu-ray DVD format. JVC has become the 14th manufacturer to join the Blu-ray Disc Assn. (BDA), the group that is developing ...

  24. Fox Gets On Board With Blu-Ray

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twentieth Century Fox has joined the Blu-ray Disc Founders Group. Fox becomes the first major studio to collaborate on the high-definition home-video format outside of Sony Pictures, whose sister comp Twentieth Century Fox has joined the Blu-ray D ...

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