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  1. Business Matters: If Smartphone Is Stepping Stone to Subscription Growth, U.S. Doing Well

    September 10, 2012 5:53 PM EDT If the smartphone is the gateway to digital music growth, the United States has got a ton of potential. Data from mobile analytics company Flurry show 165 million iOS and Android devices in the U.S. in July. The country's 78% smartphone penet ...

  2. Absolute Deal For Wet Wet Wet's 'Timeless'

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wet Wet Wet will release a new album, "Timeless," on Nov. 12 through a new agreement struck between Absolute Marketing and Distribution and the Scottish pop/rock band's new independent label Dry Records. Universal Music Group will d ...

  3. Foo Fighters Nail Down U.K. Arena Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters will spend two weeks touring in the United Kingdom in November, where they have grown exponentially in popularity in recent years. The tour begins Nov. 3 in Manchester and wraps with a Nov. 17-18 stand in London. As previously rep ...

  4. Ingenious Backs UB40 Album

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venture-capital firm Ingenious will invest £1 million ($2 million) through its two Music VCT funds to finance the new album by veteran British reggae band UB40. Ingenious will work in a joint-venture deal with the act's own independent l ...

  5. EC Clears Sony, NEC Joint Venture

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (March 31) cleared Sony and NEC to forge a joint venture which would compete in the optical disc drive markets. The European Commission today (March 31) cleared Sony and NEC to forge a joint venture which would compet ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Toshiba Unveils Hybrid DVD

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toshiba is expected to demonstrate a new hybrid DVD disc tomorrow (May 11) at the MediaTech Expo in Las Vegas. The hybrid disc will feature standard DVD on one side and HD on the other. Toshiba is expected to demonstrate a new hybrid DVD disc tomo ...

  9. Apple Backing Blu-ray

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-Ray camp for next-generation DVD technology. The company has joined the Blu-ray Disc Assn.'s board of directors. LOS ANGELES -- Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-ray camp ...

  10. Apple Backing Blu-Ray

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer company joins board. Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-Ray camp for next-generation DVD technology. The company has joined the Blu-ray Disc Assn.'s board of directors. Apple joins Sony Corp., HP, Dell Panasonic, Tw ...

  11. Initial Slate Of HD DVDs Planned

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The major studios backing Toshiba/NEC/Sanyo's new high-definition DVD format have announced their first group of titles, to be released on the format this Christmas. The major studios backing Toshiba/NEC/Sanyo's new high-definition DVD f ...

  12. Major Studios Sign Up For HD DVD

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three major studios -- Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. -- will be releasing films on Toshiba/NEC/Sanyo's high definition (HD) DVD format over the next few years. Three major studios -- Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. -- will be re ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Blu-Ray Catches Fox Support

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film studio 20th Century Fox today (Oct. 4) announced it has joined an international industry association backing the next-generation Blu-ray Disc DVD format. Film studio 20th Century Fox today (Oct. 4) announced it has joined an international ind ...

  15. Blu-Ray Catches Fox Support

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film studio 20th Century Fox today (Oct. 4) announced it has joined an international industry association backing the next-generation Blu-ray Disc DVD format. Film studio 20th Century Fox today (Oct. 4) announced it has joined an international ind ...

  16. Toshiba/NEC To Bow HD Systems Next Year

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toshiba/NEC's high-definition DVD hardware is expected in stores in early 2005. Toshiba/NEC's high-definition DVD hardware is expected in stores in early 2005. The manufacturers officially announced last week at a Tokyo showcase that HD- ...

  17. Toshiba/NEC To Bow HD Systems Next Year

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toshiba/NEC's high-definition DVD hardware is expected in stores in early 2005. Toshiba/NEC's high-definition DVD hardware is expected in stores in early 2005. The manufacturers officially announced last week at a Tokyo showcase that HD- ...

  18. Elton John Raises £1.5M For Royal Academy

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elton John's series of charity concerts in the United Kingdom with the Royal Academy of Music's orchestra and choir have raised £1.5 million ($2.74 million) for the academy. Elton John's series of charity concerts in the Un ...

  19. Elton John Raises £1.5M For Royal Academy

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elton John's series of charity concerts in the United Kingdom with the Royal Academy of Music's orchestra and choir have raised £1.5 million ($2.74 million) for the academy. Elton John's series of charity concerts in the Un ...

  20. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...

  21. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...