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  1. UMG May Push For Royalty Deal With Apple

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said on Tuesday (Nov. 28) he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said ...

  2. UMG May Push For Royalty Deal With Apple

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said on Tuesday (Nov. 28) he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. Universal Music Group chief executive Doug Morris said ...

  3. Napster 2Q Loss Narrows

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company's revenues grow. Napster Inc. said Wednesday (Nov. 8) its second-quarter loss narrowed from a year ago, beating Wall Street estimates as the online music service saw a boost in revenue. The company, which said in September it was expl ...

  4. RealNetworks Reports Leap In Quarterly Earnings

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Third quarter revenue rose 14% to $93.7 million. RealNetworks Inc. on Monday (Nov. 6) reported a sharply higher net profit, boosted by proceeds from the settlement of its antitrust litigation against Microsoft Corp. and commercial agreements with ...

  5. Film, TV Downloads Available Via Xbox 360

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distribution capabilities of its next generation console, Xbox 360, to Hollywood studios beginning Nov. 22. Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S., totaling at least 3 mil Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distri ...

  6. Film, TV Downloads Available Via Xbox 360

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST First game console to secure programming from majors. Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distribution capabilities of its next generation console, Xbox 360, to Hollywood studios beginning Nov. 22. Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S., totaling at leas ...

  7. Viacom Requests YouTube To Delete Clips

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Includes videos from The Daily Show. Viacom Inc. has requested that video Web site YouTube take down some Viacom videos, including shows by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, as part of ongoing discussions on how the two companies can work ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sony BMG, BT Link For New Service

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On-demand offering to debut in the fall. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has signed an agreement to give BT, the British telecommunications giant, early access to the major label’s music videos for a new on-demand entertainment service launching this ...

  10. Sony BMG, BT Link For New Service

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has signed an agreement to give BT, the British telecommunications giant, early access to the major label’s music videos for a new on-demand entertainment service launch Sony BMG Music Entertainment has signed an agree ...

  11. Microsoft Preps YouTube Rival

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Testing to begin Sept. 19. Microsoft Corp. will start testing on Tuesday (Sept. 19) an Internet video-sharing service called Soapbox, the software company's answer to Web sensation YouTube. Soapbox ( http://soapbox.msn.com ) is one facet of M ...

  12. Microsoft, MTV India Partner For Xbox 360 Launch

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mumbai-based MTV Networks India and New Delhi-headquartered Microsoft Corp. India have struck a marketing partnership for the Xbox 360 gaming console, which will be launched here Sept. 23. Mumbai-based MTV Networks India and New Delhi-headquartere ...

  13. AOL Unveils Revamped Music Store

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offering open to any online visitor. AOL on Tuesday (Aug. 29) unveiled a revamped music product with a Web-based store and subscription service offering audio and video streaming, programmed radio and downloads that can be transferred to compatibl ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Musicbrigade, EMI Ink Pan-Euro Content Deal

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musicbrigade, the Sweden-originated music-video digital service, has clinched its first major-label pan-European multi-platform deal. The agreement with EMI Music means Musicbrigade subscribers in 23 Musicbrigade, the Sweden-originated music-video ...

  16. Musicbrigade, EMI Ink Pan-Euro Content Deal

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musicbrigade, the Sweden-originated music-video digital service, has clinched its first major-label pan-European multi-platform deal. The agreement with EMI Music means Musicbrigade subscribers in 23 Musicbrigade, the Sweden-originated music-video ...

  17. Eagle Vision, CinemaNow Pact For 'Burn To DVD' Service

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. video distro extends international digital strategy. Eagle Vision, the London-based independent music DVD and program distributor, is extending its international new media ambitions with an agreement with CinemaNow Inc., the U.S.-based Intern ...

  18. EU Fines Microsoft $357M

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Faces new penalties July 31. The European Union levied a second massive fine on Microsoft and threatened greater penalties in the future unless the world's largest software company obeys a 2004 antitrust order to share technical details of it ...

  19. EU Fines Microsoft $357M

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Union levied a second massive fine on Microsoft and threatened greater penalties in the future unless the world's largest software company obeys a 2004 antitrust order to share technical The European Union levied a second massive ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Coke To Close U.K. Music Download Site

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mycokemusic.com to shut down July 31. Coca-Cola Co. said on Tuesday (June 20) it will close its British online music service mycokemusic.com on July 31, after losing market share to Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store. Mycokemusic launch ...

  23. Coke To Close U.K. Music Download Site

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mycokemusic.com to shut down July 31. Coca-Cola Co. said on Tuesday (June 20) it will close its British online music service mycokemusic.com on July 31, after losing market share to Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store. Mycokemusic launch ...

  24. Microsoft Readies iPod Rival

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company already demonstrating the device. Microsoft Corp. is developing a music and video device to compete with Apple's iPod and creating its own music service to rival Apple's iTunes, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday (Jun ...

  25. BT Rings Up Content Deal

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April 10) said it has clinched agreements to distribute more than 500 concerts and documentaries on BT Vision, its new on-demand interactive TV service. BT Visi U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April ...

  26. BT Rings Up Content Deal

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April 10) said it has clinched agreements to distribute more than 500 concerts and documentaries on BT Vision, its new on-demand interactive TV service. BT Visi U.K. telecommunications giant BT today (April ...

  27. Creative Unveils Zen Vision MP3 Player

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Creative Technology, the Singapore-based digital-entertainment products manufacturer, has unveiled a new MP3 player that it has positioned to compete against Apple Computer's iPod. Creative Technology, the Singapore-based digital-entertainmen ...

  28. Sources: MTV Cuts 100 Staff

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks has laid off close to 100 employees, with the cuts affecting multiple divisions and staffers at all levels of the Viacom Inc.-owned company, sources say. MTV Networks has laid off close to 100 employees, with the cuts affecting multip ...

  29. MTV, Microsoft To Develop Online Service

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST To launch early next year. MTV Networks Inc. said Tuesday it has partnered with Microsoft Corp. to develop an online music service to launch early next year. The service, dubbed URGE, will be integrated into the next version of the software maker& ...

  30. Cisco Buying Scientific-Atlanta For $6.9 Bil

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pushing into the consumer digital media market, business-to-business networking giant Cisco Systems said that it agreed to buy cable set-top box manufacturer Scientific-Atlanta for $6.9 billion. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Pushing into th ...

  31. Sony BMG Recalls Copy-Protected CDs

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG, yielding to consumer concern, said on Wednesday (Nov. 16) it was recalling music CDs containing copy-protection software that acts like virus software and hides deep inside a computer. Sony BMG, yielding to consumer concern, said on Wedn ...

  32. Case Resigns From Time Warner Board

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Steve Case, who co-founded America Online and was one of the architects of the much-maligned AOL-Time Warner merger, said Oct. 31 that he has resigned from TW's board to focus on media investments via NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Stev ...

  33. AtomShockwave Boosts Profile With Gaming Acquisition

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST AtomShockwave Corp., a provider of Internet-based films and games, said it has acquired AddictingGames.com, boosting the company into a more powerful position in the growing arena of online gaming. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- AtomShockwave Corp., a p ...

  34. Samsung: No Plans To Launch Music Service

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Contrary to reports last week, Samsung Electronics Co. has no plans to enter the online music business with a system similar to Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes service, an executive said Thursday. Contrary to reports last week, Samsung Electroni ...

  35. Microsoft, RealNetworks Settle Lawsuit

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Resolve companies' antitrust disputes worldwide. RealNetworks Inc. announced a legal settlement Tuesday with longtime adversary Microsoft Corp., ending the last major antitrust case against the world's largest software maker. The digital ...

  36. Warner Reportedly Close To Blu-ray Deal

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Studio also embracing rival HD DVD. Warner Home Video is close to finalizing a deal to support Blu-ray Disc, sources close to the negotiations said Wednesday. The No. 1 DVD supplier would become the second major studio this week to say it will pub ...

  37. Report - Microsoft Ends Talks With Labels

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sofware giant planned subscription music service. Microsoft Corp. has broken off licensing talks with the four global music companies, raising questions about the software giant's plans to start a subscription-based music service, the Wall St ...

  38. Palm, Microsoft To Launch New Smart Phone

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Treo 700 to be offered through Verizon. Palm Inc. is teaming up with Microsoft Corp. to launch a Windows-based version of the Treo smart phone, marking the first time the handheld computer pioneer will sell a device based on its former rival&# ...

  39. Creative Reports It Has Patent Covering iPod Tech

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Company considering its options. Singapore MP3 music player maker Creative Technology said it had been awarded a U.S. patent for technology used by larger rival Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod and other competitors. Creative said in the U.S. on Tu ...

  40. Loudeye Boosts Nordic Presence With MSN Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music service provider, has extended its business in Europe with the Nordic operations of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Music service. Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music ...

  41. Loudeye Boosts Nordic Presence With MSN Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music service provider, has extended its business in Europe with the Nordic operations of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Music service. Loudeye Corp., the Seattle-based international digital-music ...

  42. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  43. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  44. Panasonic Ramps Up Digital Music Presence

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japanese electronics goods maker Matsushita, today (July 28) launched an online digital music Web site that it hopes will also drive sales of its new MP3 play Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japa ...

  45. Panasonic Ramps Up Digital Music Presence

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japanese electronics goods maker Matsushita, today (July 28) launched an online digital music Web site that it hopes will also drive sales of its new MP3 play Panasonic, the consumer-brand division of Japa ...

  46. Senator Targets 'Cop Killer' Videogame

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has become the target of a proposed boycott by a U.S. senator. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has b ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Royal Philips, Microsoft Partner For Digital Ent

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Media shared through consumer electronics. Royal Philips Electronics and Microsoft Corp. revealed a multi-tier series of agreements designed to make the sharing of digital entertainment media across different consumer electronic devices easier. Un ...

  49. GameStop To Buy Electronics Boutique For $1.44 Bil

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Videogame retailer GameStop Corp. said on April 18 it would buy competitor Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock, creating a company that would rival Wal-Mart in game (Reuters) -- Videogame retailer GameStop Corp. ...

  50. Sony To Bow Flash-Memory Audio Players

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hoping to regain some of its luster in a market dominated by the iPod, the company that brought us the Walkman is coming out with a big lineup of portable music players. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Hoping to regain some of its luster in a market domi ...

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