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  1. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: 5 Take-Aways and Game Changers

    February 28, 2014 4:15 PM EST Appearances by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Viacom International Media Networks CEO Bob Bakish, buzz about latest gadgets and a focus on bringing more wireless gear and content to the developing world – they were all part of this year's M ...

  2. Business Matters: Mobile Phone Study Brings Both Good and Bad News for Digital Music Services

    October 22, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Nearly half of the world's population has a mobile-phone subscription, according to a new study. The bad news? Just a fraction of those people can subscribe to the music services of Western markets. The world's mobile phone population is ...

  3. CTIA Wireless Assoc. Kicks Off Annual Trade Show With Mobile Wallets

    May 08, 2012 7:20 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- CTIA Wireless, the U.S. cellphone industry's annual trade show that starts Tuesday, is drawing heavy participation not just from the cellphone industry, but from MasterCard, Visa, and other companies in the business of mov ...

  4. Online Radio Audience Jumps 30 Percent in Past Year: Study

    April 10, 2012 4:26 PM EDT A new study conducted by Arbitron Inc. and Edison Research entitled "The Infinite Dial 2012: Navigating Digital Platforms" found that the online weekly radio audience is now at an estimated 76 million Americans. The figure represents a m ...

  5. Germany's Collection Societies Filing Lawsuits For Mobile Phone Tax, Win Christmas Market Litigation

    November 14, 2011 6:48 AM EST BERLIN - The eight German collection societies and the producers of mobile phones are likely on the verge of protracted lawsuits, with outcomes that could potentially change the price consumers pay for mobile phones while filling the coffers of th ...

  6. Business Matters: Music Videos Great for Pre-Roll Ads, Study Finds

    September 16, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Music Videos Are Great for Pre-Roll Ads, Study Finds -- Preroll ads shown before music videos perform quite a bit better than prerolls shown before other types of videos, according to numbers shared by TubeMogul , the video advertising platform fo ...

  7. How The Google Motorola Acquisition Helps the Music Industry

    August 15, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings today sent shockwaves through the mobile world, fundamentally altering the landscape of the business. For the music industry, this is a significant development given the role th ...

  8. As Pundits Debate FM Radio on Mobile Phones, Performance Royalties Issue Languishes

    August 03, 2011 3:16 PM EDT About a year ago, the Web lit up with stories of a possible compromise between the music industry and the National Association of Broadcasters over the issue of the performance right royalty. The deal, as outlined, was that NAB would agree that ra ...

  9. Cricket's Muve Music Service Is 'Killing It,' Label Sources Say

    June 09, 2011 12:47 PM EDT While many new music subscription services continue their struggle to make a dent in the U.S. digital music market, the Muve mobile music service offered by Cricket Communications is seeing phenomenal growth, according to multiple record label sou ...

  10. NPD: Mobile Music Usage Up, But Paid Services Still Lagging

    May 25, 2011 1:40 PM EDT The smartphone craze is having a notable, and positive, affect on mobile music usage, according to a new report from the NPD Group. According to the company's research, the number of active mobile music listeners increased by 9 million in the ...

  11. Omnifone Eyes U.S. Expansion With 'Big Players' Following Qriocity Launch

    April 29, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Omnifone , the technology provider behind several music streaming services in the UK, is preparing for an aggressive entry into the U.S. market this year. The service already has a foothold here with Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited service . ...

  12. Mobile Sales Plummet, Subscription Revenues Slip in RIAA 2010 Year-End Stats

    April 28, 2011 10:51 AM EDT Mobile sales experienced a big drop, subscription service revenue dipped slightly and digital track revenue had a healthy increase in 2010. These and other statistics are available in the RIAA's 2010 Year-End Shipment Statistics report at the ...

  13. What Are Young Active Consumers of Digital Music Worth?

    April 11, 2011 2:50 PM EDT A new Nielsen report, produced in collaboration with MIDEM 2011, shows young consumers are especially active in purchasing downloads, streaming music and acquiring mobile apps. But it doesn't help answer the important question: How much are t ...

  14. Digital Music Sales Decline in Japan, Industry Looks to Exports

    March 07, 2011 6:25 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has released the finals sales data for digital music in 2010 and the results are more than disappointing for an industry that previously looked to this revenue stream as a bright spot. Mobile musi ...

  15. Clear Channel Radio, Toyota Bringing Mobile App To Select Cars

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Toyota are giving the mobile app new meaning in a deal that will bring the iheartradio digital music smartphone application to select models of Toyota vehicles next year. The partnership will bring all of iheartradio's ...

  16. Facebook Revs Up Mobile Effort With Deals

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Facebook, revving up its mobile services for the 200 million people who now use the world's largest social network on their phones, has created an avenue for retailers from Macy's to Gap Inc to offer deals to nearby customers. The new De ...

  17. Nielsen: Teens Send 3339 Text Messages Per Month

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT That teens are glued to their mobile phones is no surprise. But new data fro Nielsen shows just how tight the connection is. According to the company’s analysis of monthly cell phones bills of more than 60,000 mobile subscribers from April to June ...

  18. Study: Awareness, Usage of Apps Still Have A Ways To Go

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Awareness and usage of mobile apps still have a long way to go according to a study being released tomorrow from The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, in conjunction with data gained from a Nielsen survey. While 35% of U. ...

  19. Sony Ericsson Sees Big Smartphone Growth In China

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson it expects half of all mobile phones sold in China to be smartphones by 2015, as prices for handsets fall amid growing popularity. Sony Ericsson, a joint venture between Sony Corp and Sweden's Ericsson, also a ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Report: Mobile Video Advertising Set to Take Off

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Back in 2005, the measurement firm M: Metrics (now owned by comScore) estimated that just 1 percent of mobile phone users had watched any form of mobile video—around 2 million people. Needless to say, the ad market for mobile video was virtually n ...

  22. The Lordz Tap Video Share Tech Thwapr

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brooklyn punk/hip hop outfit the Lordz have become the first band to utilize a relatively new video sharing technology called Thwapr. With it, the band can post videos to their website which fans can then send to their friends mobile phone. The “S ...

  23. Nokia Declines Comment On Board Support For CEO

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia declined comment on Thursday (July 22) when asked if embattled chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo still enjoys the support of the board. "Nokia's official comment is that we never comment on any market rumors or speculation," ...

  24. Nokia On The Prowl For New CEO: WSJ

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has begun looking for candidates to replace chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, who has struggled to keep up with nimbler rivals Apple Inc and Google Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported. Kallasvuo may be ousted as early as the end of Jul ...

  25. Report: Cloud Streaming Unlikely To Spur Multiple Device Use

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The promise of the much-heralded “cloud” music model is the ability for users to access their music anywhere, from any device. But a new report from Forrester Research pokes holes in that selling point, noting that most music fans tend to stick wi ...

  26. Business Matters: Guvera, Google, EMI, Pitchfork and more

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT GUVERA, THE ORCHARD INK DEAL -- Ad-supported download site Guvera has inked a licensing deal with The Orchard , giving the startup a much-needed boost in its catalog. Currently, the Guvera website has a note about its catalog: “What you can't ...

  27. Global Ad Industry Eyes Boost From Mobile Devices

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The global advertising industry is eager to capitalize on booming use of mobile phones for Internet access as more enhanced devices are coming to the market to get more consumers reachable online. The trend is promising bumper returns in future ye ...

  28. List Of Possible Palm Suitors Grows

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Palm Inc may be scooped up by an Asian company with enough cash and manufacturing muscle to turn around the struggling smartphone maker, but analysts warn a deal could prove too rich for any buyer at current prices. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd beca ...

  29. Nokia's Comes With Music Launching In China DRM-Free

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia is to launch its Comes With Music service in China, a move which suggests the Finnish mobile manufacturer is looking to emerging markets to boost its unlimited download service. Last month the company confirmed it would launch in India and i ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. RIAJ: Japanese Digital Market Holds Steady

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) released figures showing that sales of digital music were steady in 2009, with revenue the same as the previous year. Internet downloads continued their rise, while digital units sold via mobile p ...

  32. Mobile World Congress: Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 7

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Microsoft unveiled its new mobile phone operating software at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, introducing a range of music, gaming and networking features aimed at expanding its appeal beyond its core business customers. The world's b ...

  33. Google, Apple Pile Pressure On Phone World

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST At next week's mobile trade show in Barcelona you can find a program that measures how high you can throw a Nokia smartphone, an apt metaphor for Nokia's efforts to raise its game. But gravity might not favor the world's biggest mak ...

  34. Samsung Aims To Treble Smartphone Sales In 2010

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday (Feb. 4) it aimed to treble smartphone shipments this year to more than 18 million units, as the world's second-biggest cellphone maker (behind Nokia) scrambles to make a mark in ...

  35. iPhone's Market Share Slips Amid Smartphone Boom

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The number of iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of last year increased over the previous quarter, but Apple still lost ground in overall market share thanks to increased smartphone penetration. According to ABI Research, via the Wall Street Journ ...

  36. Nokia Beats Forecasts

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Top mobile phone maker Nokia's fourth-quarter sales and profits beat expectations as it regained market share in smartphones, sending its stock price 14% higher. The strong results cap an otherwise tough year for Nokia and the cellphone indus ...

  37. Three Screen Report: TV Remains Strong as DVR and Online Video Show Most Growth

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nielsen’s latest A2/M2™ Three Screen Report – a quarterly analysis from our Anytime Anywhere Media Measurement initiative – shows considerable year over year growth in terms of time spent for DVR (up 21.1%) and online video (up 34.9%) in Q3 2009. ...

  38. Ciara Onboard For LG, Verizon Push

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST As a lot of attention falls on high-end smartphones, LG is focusing where much of the volume is—the middle of the market—with a marketing plan that calls for more spending and celeb endorsements. First up is a push for its Chocolate phone in conju ...

  39. Nokia Charges Apple With Patent Infringement

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cellphone maker Nokia has charged Apple with infringing Nokia patents, accusing the iPhone maker of trying to hitch a "free-ride" on Nokia's technology investments. Nokia dominates the global handset market but it has lost some grou ...

  40. Billboard MEL Q&A: Mobile Executive Jared Hoffman

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Earlier in his career, as the CEO of the Knitting Factory Entertainment, Jared Hoffman focused heavily on how digital platforms could be leveraged to draw fans to concerts. Now a consultant, he’s helping companies utilize Web 2.0 and mobile servic ...

  41. Japanese Govt Set To Crack Down On Mobile Piracy

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese government will work with music industry bodies like the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) to attempt to create a new system to prevent mobile phone users from illegally downloading music. The Japanese government's I ...

  42. Billboard.biz Q&A: General Partner For VC Firm Norwest Venture Partners, Bob Abbott

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As general partner for venture capital firm Norwest Venture Partners, Bob Abbott keeps a close eye on the intersection of technology and entertainment. Mobile is one area that has caused many VCs no small degree of grief, thanks to slim margins an ...

  43. African Americans, Hispanics Lead Mobile Internet Growth

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT English-speaking Hispanics have made impressive gains in their use of mobile Internet, according to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project . Between 2007 and 2009, the percentage of English-speaking Hispanics who reported going on ...

  44. TDC Play Wins Mobile Award

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Unlimited music service TDC Play won the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) honor for best music service at the global mobile trade body's 'Meffys' awards ceremony. TDC Play, which is available in Denmark, is powered by European mobil ...

  45. RIAJ Releases Japan Q1 2009 Digital Sales

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has released data for sales of digital music delivery during the January to March 2009 period. Internet downloads are on the rise, while digital units sold via mobile phone are down slightly and s ...

  46. Study: Mobile Shopping Poised for Growth

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Americans are gradually warming up to the idea of buying things via their mobile phones, particularly young adults and men, found a new study conducted by Harris Interactive for the mobile credit card security firm Billing Revolution. Harris surve ...

  47. Ericsson Q1 Core Profit Weak

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson posted weaker-than-expected underlying earnings, hit by a slumping global mobile phone market and cutbacks in investments by operators. The world's top mobile equipment maker, however, took a more optimisti ...

  48. Report Spotlights Country Radio Listener Habits

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country Radio Broadcasters and Edison Research have released their 2009 study of U.S. country listeners that was originally presented on March 6 at the Country Radio Seminar. Edison conducted over 13,000 online interviews between January 30 and Ma ...

  49. Nokia Says Handset Market To Fall More

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The struggling cellphone market has not yet touched bottom, the chief financial officer of top mobile phone maker Nokia was quoted as saying on Friday. "We don't believe that the mobile phone markets have touched the bottom of this reces ...

  50. Sony Ericsson Posts Heavy Q1 Loss

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson said on Friday it plans to cut one in five jobs this year in its battle to return to profit as a sluggish market brought a hefty first-quarter loss, as expected. The world no.4 handset manufacturer, owned by Sweden ...

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