Linux-based devices

  1. Walk The Moon/AT&T Promote Motorola App on Facebook

    September 20, 2012 8:55 AM EDT RCA band Walk The Moon has teamed up with AT&T to promote the Smartactions features on the Motorola Atrix HD device through a dedicated tab on the band's Facebook page . The Motorola Atrix HD is available exclusively from AT&T, and Sm ...

  2. Business Matters: Spotify, Pandora, Google Music, Lady Antebellum Nominated for 2012 Webby Awards

    April 10, 2012 5:58 PM EDT Webby Awards Announce Nominations A handful of music sites and artists have been nominated for the 16th Annual Webby Awards organized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science to award excellent on the Internet. The awards show will ...

  3. Business Matters: Music Discovery Abounds, Conversion Needs Improvement: Study

    November 10, 2011 7:00 PM EST Music Discovery Abounds, Conversion Needs Improvement: Study -- Music discovery is alive and well, according to a new NPD Group/NARM study released Thursday. But there are some concerns that digital platforms too easily provide free content withou ...

  4. Business Matters: Spotify Users Get TV Access Through Western Digital

    October 07, 2011 9:08 PM EDT Spotify Users Get TV Access Through Western Digital -- Spotify is now available through Western Digital TV media players. For those of you unfamiliar with Western Digital, the company makes set-top boxes that connect a TV to the Internet (think Ap ...

  5. Business Matters: Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision

    October 05, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision -- Michael Robertson has attracted more legal problems. Most recently he was in court with EMI over MP3tunes.com. In the latest legal dustup, his DAR.fm (which stands for digita ...

  6. Business Matters: Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group

    August 17, 2011 6:29 PM EDT Rhapsody, MetroPCS Partnership Excludes Warner Music Group -- Warner Music Group is a holdout in the Rhapsody-MetroPCS bundle r eported Wednesday at Billboard.biz , according a report by CNET. That means subscribers who get the free subscription t ...

  7. Amazon to Sell Cheaper Kindle With On-Screen Ads

    April 12, 2011 7:20 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. is dropping the price on its Kindle e-reader, but the change comes with a trade-off: On-screen ads. The online retailer was set to announce Tuesday that the new Kindle with Special Offers will cost $114 - $25 less than the currentl ...

  8. DAR.fm Launches, 'TiVo for Music Streaming'

    February 24, 2011 4:44 PM EST Michael Robertson, the entrepreneur behind MP3.com and MP3Tunes -- both of which drew music industry lawsuits for copyright infringement -- is at it again, today launching a new service that will let users record and save music from streaming Inte ...

  9. Nokia Pulls Plug on Free Music In Most Markets

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries, where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch. Nokia will continue to sell phones with 12-month subscription t ...

  10. Nokia To End Free Music Downloads In Most Countries

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries, where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch. Nokia will continue to sell phones with 12-month subscription t ...

  11. Nokia To End Free Music Downloads In Most Countries

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries, where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch. Nokia will continue to sell phones with 12-month subscription t ...

  12. Smartphone Maker Palm Seeking Buyer: Report

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Smartphone maker Palm Inc is looking to sell itself and is seeking bids for the company as early as this week, Bloomberg said, citing three people familiar with the situation. Palm, which makes the Pre and Pixi phones and develops WebOS phone soft ...

  13. TiVo: Super Bowl Plays Trumped Ads

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The five biggest Super Bowl moments outscored the five biggest ads Sunday, when measured by audience spikes and how many folks using TiVo rewound the action to watch it again. TiVo said Monday that the top moment of Super Bowl XLIV was Tracy Porte ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Music & Money: The Future Music Revenue Driver

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The music business may be fighting for its life but the growing mobile component could become the industry's revenue driver as application software technology is embraced by mobile phone users, according to panelists at the Billboard Music &a ...

  16. Nokia Continues European Rollout

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia is expanding its mobile music services worldwide. The mobile operator has launched a Nokia Music Store in Austria and Switzerland, part of its European rollout that has been adding new countries every few months since late last year. The ser ...

  17. Lennon In TV Ad 28 Years After His Death

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Imagine, John Lennon makes a television commercial for charity -- 28 years after his death. Through the use of digital technology, the former Beatle urges people across the United States to support a campaign by "One Laptop per Child" to ...

  18. TiVO, Amazon Pair For Purchasing Service

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TiVO and Amazon.com are teaming up on a service that will let TiVO users buy products featured on the TV show they are watching. Users purchase the products through the Amazon online store. The Product Purchase feature, as it is called, requires a ...

  19. Nokia Launches Digital Store In Ireland

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia expanded the rollout of its Ovi Digital Music Store to Ireland, marking the launch with a giveaway of 24,000 tracks and sweepstakes to win a free Nokia N95 8GB device. The service allows users to buy full-song downloads from both their mobil ...

  20. Digital Briefs: Music Choice, TiVo, YouMail, American Idol

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Music Choice's on-demand music videos and original programming is now available to TiVo users. The two companies joined forces to add the Music Choice service to the TiVoCast feature on broadband-connected TiVo devices at no extra cost to u ...

  21. Rhapsody Links With TiVo

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rhapsody is bringing its market-leading subscription music service to the TiVo digital video recorder. The two companies joined forces to create a TiVO-customized version of the Rhapsody service that uses the TiVo remote for navigation and its &qu ...

  22. Content Control Debated At DEMXPO

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Conference, awards held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in L.A. Old media brands and new technology startups could agree on one thing at the 2006 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo conference—the digital entertainment industry has a long way to go before it at ...

  23. RealNetworks Launches 'Nokia Raw' Net Stations

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European arm of RealNetworks Inc. has launched a raft of online radio stations devoted to mobile-phone manufacturing giant Nokia's U.K. live-music events in 2005. The European arm of RealNetworks Inc. has launched a raft of online radio s ...

  24. Coming To A Home Near You: The Connected Consumer

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Looking for the catalyst for a true revolution in home entertainment? There is no shortage of possibilities: high-definition TV, TiVO, BitTorrent, video on demand, smart set-top boxes and more. Vince Broady is senior VP of games and entertainment ...

  25. TiVo Names Rogers Prez

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT TiVo named industry veteran Tom Rogers its president/CEO, replacing the company's co-founder Mike Ramsay effective July 1. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo named industry veteran Tom Rogers its president/CEO, replacing the company's co-f ...

  26. MusicGremlin Gets Funds

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST MusicGremlin Inc., a New York-based developer of direct-to-device wireless music technology, says it has completed a Series B venture capital funding round led by media investment bank Allen & Com NEW YORK -- MusicGremlin Inc., a New York- ...

  27. MusicGremlin Gets Funds

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST MusicGremlin Inc., a New York-based developer of direct-to-device wireless music technology, says it has completed a Series B venture capital funding round led by media investment bank Allen & Com MusicGremlin Inc., a New York-based develo ...

  28. TiVo Co-founder Ramsay Resigns As CEO

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST TiVo's Michael Ramsay, perhaps the man most responsible for introducing commercial-zapping digital video recording to television audiences worldwide, will relinquish his CEO title at the company he co (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo's M ...

  29. UMG To Launch Music Channel With EchoStar

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. are in talks to launch a new 24-hour music channel, sources tell Billboard.biz. Universal Music Group and satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. are in talk ...

  30. TiVo, Netflix In Deal To Develop Digital Film Delivery

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT TiVo and Netflix confirmed Sept. 30 that they will develop technologies for the digital delivery of movies for viewing on television sets and will jointly work on securing content deals with studios. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo and Netflix co ...