Mobile software

  1. Android Market Producing Fewer Blockbusters Than Apple's App Store

    May 27, 2011 10:55 AM EDT New statistics on the Android Market show that Android is creating fewer blockbuster paid apps than Apple's App Store. And like apps for other operating systems, Android apps are finding the business is a winner-take-all market in which few t ...

  2. Leaked Android Music App Reveals Details About Google Cloud Music Service

    April 05, 2011 12:46 PM EDT The latest sign that Google is about to launch a cloud-based music service comes in the form of a leaked official music app created for smartphones running the Android operating system. The blog Tech From 10 obtained a copy of the Android music pl ...

  3. Amazon Launches Appstore To Rival Android, iTunes; Apple Sues

    March 22, 2011 1:10 PM EDT Amazon.com opened its version of an app store for smartphones today, focusing exclusively on apps for Android-based devices. The Appstore (as it is called) launches with 3,800 apps available, and is offering a free download of an exclusive level o ...

  4. Android Market Hits Web as In-App Purchasing Hits Android

    February 02, 2011 3:30 PM EST Android Web Store Now Open For Business Google unveiled a new, web-based Android Market at its Android event on Wednesday, Until now, Google offered Android apps only through a mobile-based store. Some third- party sites such as AndroidZoom have o ...

  5. Business Matters: SoundHound's Free Unlimited Usage Opens Music I.D. App Floodgates

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music Identification App SoundHound Now Offering Free Unlimited Usage -- The race to identify the world's music is heating up. The free SoundHound music ID app now offers an unlimited number of music IDs. Previously free users were limited to ...

  6. @MEL: Key To App Sales Success: Winning Over Apple's Editors

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple's App store editorial department – tasked with selecting and promoting the best apps on the crowded site – now holds enormous power over the success or failure of music industry apps, panelists said during “The New Music Industry” discu ...

  7. All You Need To Know About Mobile Apps In One Day

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit is taking place two weeks from today in San Francisco. The day-long event is packed with everything you need to know about the mobile app market tailored both to those in the music industry looking f ...

  8. Questions For The Coming Verizon App Store

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Verizon Wireless seems poised to go beyond merely dabbling its toes in the app store waters and finally fully jump into the pool with its VCast Apps store. VCast Apps to date has operated as a sort of sub-store in the Android Market, listing apps ...

  9. Nokia Explains Comes With Music Decision

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia shook up its music strategy this week with the announcement that it is integrating the Comes With Music service into its broader Ovi portal, re-branding it Ovi Music Unlimited. The move raises questions about the future of the Comes With Mus ...

  10. Shazam App Expanding Paid Version To Android

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music ID app Shazam is expanding the paid version of its popular mobile app to Android mobile phones. Shazam Encore, the premium version of the app, is now available in the Android Marketplace for $5, which offers the ability to ID an unlimited nu ...

  11. Billboard Launches Music App Awards

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Attention application developers: Billboard is unveiling the first ever Music App Awards, designed to reward the most innovative music-focused apps created for smartphones such as the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android and Nokia devices. Submissions ...

  12. Competing Mobile Applications Open Opportunities For Media Companies

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The battle of the mobile apps is officially under way. Research in Motion's (RIM) new BlackBerry App World store made its debut at the CTIA Wireless trade show in early April, joining Google's Android Marketplace as a challenger to the s ...

  13. Digital Briefs: Pirate Bay, Mobile Music, Last.fm, ISPs

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Danish Internet service provider TDC is blocking access to The Pirate Bay, becoming the second to do so after the country’s High Court ordered rival Tele2 to block the same service last year. TDC took the action on its own, as the court-order for ...

  14. Nielsen RingScan Adds AT&T Mobility As Data Provider

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a long holdout, AT&T Mobility has finally agreed to provide Nielsen RingScan with point-of-sale data on its mobile music sales. The deal means AT&T will now provide both ringtone and ringback tone sales data, which will be included i ...

  15. Nellymoser Introduces Music Companion Service

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nellymoser has introduced a Music Companion service for mobile operators looking to offer personalized music content and information to their subscribers. According to the company, the Music Companion service filters large music catalogs into resu ...

  16. UMG, MTV Strike Mobile Video Deal

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and MTV Networks have entered into a wide-reaching licensing deal for mobile video content, sources familiar with the situation revealed Monday (Sept. 11) at the Billboard MECCA Universal Music Group (UMG) and MTV Networks ha ...

  17. Industry Exec Joins Nellymoser

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wingate previously with BMG, Arista, Epic. Music industry veteran Dick Wingate has joined mobile media technology firm Nellymoser as president of media development and chief content officer. A former executive at BMG Entertainment, Arista, PolyGra ...

  18. More Financing For Mobile Content Firm Mforma

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kirkland, Wash.-based wireless entertainment provider Mforma Group Inc. has secured a second round of institutional financing. The funding follows a <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesea Kirkland, Wash.-based wireless enterta ...