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  1. Alicia Keys Named BlackBerry's Global Creative Director

    January 30, 2013 2:22 PM EST BlackBerry announced Wednesday that Alicia Keys has become the company's new Global Creative Director. Keys was brought on board to "lead an array of new business initiatives that will drive engagement with BlackBerry and perception of ...

  2. 7digital Snags $10 million in Funding, Inks New Deal for BlackBerry 10

    October 18, 2012 9:22 PM EDT digital, a London-based technology company that operates digital music stores and services for companies like Samsung and Hewlett-Packard, said on Thursday it had secured $10 million in financing from undisclosed corporate investors. Billboard� ...

  3. Google Wins U.S., EU Approval For $12.5 Billion Motorola Bid

    February 14, 2012 11:27 AM EST Google's $12.5 billion bid to buy cellphone maker Motorola Mobility has won approvals from U.S. and European antitrust regulators, moving Google a major step closer to completing the biggest deal in its 13-year history. Monday's blessing ...

  4. 7digital Expanding U.S. Presence; Launches Windows Phone App

    December 07, 2011 9:09 AM EST U.K. download store 7digital is targeting sizeable global expansion in 2012, beginning with the launch of a Windows Phone app. The London-based music service has partnered with Microsoft to launch its mobile service on the new range of Windows Pho ...

  5. Business Matters: Will Boinc's Business Model Get Stale Before It Launches?

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Will Boinc's Business Model Get Stale Before it Launches? -- Boinc, the innovative music service by Beyond Oblivion, could revolutionize the way people consume music. But the industry is going to have to wait a bit longer to see it in action. ...

  6. BlackBerry Music Service Becomes Official

    August 25, 2011 12:00 AM EDT Research in Motion unveiled its BBM Music service on Thursday. The new service is very much in line with the details that were leaked last week. Billed as a "social music sharing and discovery service," the music service is built on the ...

  7. BlackBerry Working on Music Service (Report)

    August 19, 2011 11:16 AM EDT BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is in talks with record labels about a BlackBerry music service, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported Thursday by CNET , which claims the planned music service will run on top of the popula ...

  8. Is Google's Purchase of Motorola All About The 17,000 Patents?

    August 16, 2011 7:44 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It may be the boldest move yet by a company known for being audacious: Google is spending $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility. But the big prize isn't Motorola's lineup of cellphones, computer tablets and cable se ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Business Matters: Skullcandy IPO Shows Market Interest in Premium Headphones

    July 25, 2011 5:34 PM EDT Market On Premium Headphones: Outlook Good -- Last week's IPO by headphone maker Skullcandy indicates investors see potential in the growing market for premium headphones. The company sold 9.4 million shares at $20, which was above the $17-$1 ...

  11. Business Matters: Research in Motion (RIM) Falters, Android and iOS Safer Than Ever

    June 17, 2011 5:02 PM EDT Business Matters: Research in Motion Falters, Android and iOS Safer Than Ever -- Apple and Google's dominant mobile and tablet market shares probably won't be jeopardized any time soon. Just a couple weeks after Research in Motion (RIM) ...

  12. Apple Settles With Nokia in Drawn-Out Patent Dispute

    June 14, 2011 4:52 PM EDT HELSINKI, Finland - Nokia Corp. on Tuesday notched a valuable win against rival Apple Inc., with the U.S. company agreeing to pay the Finnish handset maker a one-time sum to settle long-standing patent disputes as well as royalties for current lic ...

  13. Sony to Post $3.2 Billion Annual Loss

    May 23, 2011 7:29 AM EDT Sony Corp said it expected to post a $3.2 billion net loss for the year that ended on March 31 due to a write off on tax credits, the latest in a string of grim headlines for the consumer electronics giant. The maker of PlayStation video games, Va ...

  14. Nokia Sues Apple Again Over Patents

    March 29, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Nokia is suing Apple in the United States for allegedly infringing patents in "virtually all" of its mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers, the Finnish company said Tuesday. The move is the latest in a string of la ...

  15. 7digital, RIM Team on BlackBerry PlayBook Music Store

    March 10, 2011 10:41 AM EST The upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer from Research In Motion (RIM) will include an embedded digital music store provided by 7digital, the two companies announced. The 7digital store lets users search, preview and buy and download MP3s ...

  16. RIM Takes On Apple's iPad

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, a late entrant in the booming tablet market, will take on Apple's iPad with competitive pricing of its rival Playbook device. The Canadian firm's tablet, set to launch in the first quarter of next yea ...

  17. Business Matters: Live Nation, Google, Tower Records and more

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. A Look At Live Nation's Q3 -- Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino said the company “scrapped and fought our way through Q3.” Indeed it did. The third quarter is the company’s big mon ...

  18. RIM's Balsillie Responds To Barbs From Apple's Jobs

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion's Jim Balsillie brushed off Steve Jobs' critique of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer, saying the Apple CEO's barbs made no sense outside of his company's "distortion field." Jobs on Mo ...

  19. UAE Says BlackBerry Dispute Resolved

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The United Arab Emirates rescinded a threat to suspend BlackBerry services after resolving a dispute with Canada's Research in Motion, maker of the devices, the state news agency (WAM) said on Friday (Oct. 8). The UAE had said it would suspen ...

  20. RIM Unveils PlayBook Tablet To Compete With iPad

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion unveiled a tablet computer aimed at its core business customers, as it tries to gain a foothold in a fast-growing market dominated by Apple's consumer-friendly iPad. The BlackBerry PlayBook has a seven-inch (18 cm) touchscr ...

  21. Gaming Apps Top Pick Among Smartphone Owners

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The massive popularity and business opportunity provided by mobile applications continue to generate plenty of research from analyst groups. A new report from Nielsen says the average smartphone owner has 27 apps installed on their device of choic ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. RIM Says Apple Claims About BlackBerry Unacceptable

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc appears to be deliberately distorting the issues surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna design by asserting that Research In Motion's BlackBerry has similar reception problems, RIM said. "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into ...

  24. RIM Shares Drop As BlackBerry Shipments Disappoint

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research in Motion reported subscriber and shipment figures that disappointed investors and rekindled fears that the BlackBerry maker is losing market share to Apple Inc and other rivals. Shares of RIM tumbled more than 5% in June 24 after-hour tr ...

  25. Mobile World Congress: RIM Warns Of Bandwidth Crisis

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Taking aim at rivals like Apple Inc, BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion Ltd said on Tuesday (Feb. 16) that smartphone manufacturers must start developing less bandwidth-guzzling products or risk choking already congested airwaves. As users abando ...

  26. Smartphone Competition To Bite After Q4 Boom

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Booming demand for new, cheaper smartphones helped fuel a recovery in the overall handset market late last year, but rivalry for a piece of this lucrative business will turn fierce in 2010 as many new vendors enter the market. "The smartphone ...

  27. RIM Announces Blackberry China Distribution Deal

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Digital China, a Hong Kong-listed information technology company, is to distribute Research In Motion's Blackberry handsets, accelerating RIM's effort to expand into mainland China. The agreement will "help RIM further expand its bu ...

  28. RIM Launching New Version Of Touchscreen BlackBerry

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is launching a new version of its touchscreen Storm smartphone, marking its latest move in the fight with Apple's iPhone. The Storm2, as the device is known, is "a biggie for us," RIM co-Chief Exe ...

  29. Research Predicts $4.2 Billion App 'Gold Rush'

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research from the Yankee Group estimates that nearly 7 billion U.S. smartphone app downloads will produce $4.2 billion in revenue by 2013. The number of smartphone users is set to quadruple to 160 million over the same period, resulting an app mar ...

  30. Pre Helps Palm Narrow Loss, Unveils Share Sale

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robust sales of the Pre smartphone helped Palm Inc post a smaller-than-expected loss, but a tepid second-quarter sales forecast and a plan to sell more shares helped snuff out a rally and sent its shares down nearly 2% on Thursday. Palm, which has ...

  31. RIM Outlook Disappoints

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion offered investors an outlook that fell short of some expectations, sending the BlackBerry maker's stock sliding 5% even as the company reported a higher quarterly profit that topped forecasts. The share price's drop ma ...

  32. RIM Opens Software Store For BlackBerry

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion has launched an online store selling entertainment, games, news, and travel applications to its BlackBerry users. RIM said on Wednesday its online store was immediately available to BlackBerry owners in Britain, Canada, and the ...

  33. BlackBerry-Maker RIM Sees Earnings At Low End Of Forecast

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Research In Motion said its fourth-quarter earnings and gross margin would be at the low end of its previous forecast range, even as subscriber additions topped expectations, sending shares down 8%. The BlackBerry device maker said on Wednesday th ...

  34. Google's Eun Defends YouTube

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speaking at a MidemNet keynote in Cannes, Google's VP of content partnership David Eun described Warner Music Group ordering the removal of its repertoire from YouTube as "unfortunate." But he insisted label partners can benefit hug ...

  35. Malaysian Biz Set For Digital Revenue Boost

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) forecasts digital revenue to grow from 20 million Malaysian ringgits ($5.5 million) this year to 30 million ringgits ($8.29 million) in 2009. It follows the signing of a historic memorandum of u ...

  36. Ticketmaster, RIM Partner For BlackBerry Mobile Ticketing

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has partnered with mobile company Research In Motion (RIM) to designate the BlackBerry as the official smartphone of Ticketmaster, Billboard.biz has learned. Through the agreement, BlackBerry users can browse and purchase tickets to l ...

  37. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The opening day of Canadian Music Week saw heated discussion on who should pay for losses incurred by record companies due to piracy, with many suggesting Internet service providers are central to a solution. A standing-room only crowd watched a g ...

  38. Canadian Music Week Takes On Challenges Of Changing Industry

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian Music Week (CMW) will focus on new concepts and alternative revenue streams that artists and labels can pursue, event founder/ president says Neill Dixon, while speakers like Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie will discuss the possib ...

  39. Melodeo Links Blackberrys To iTunes

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile music service Melodeo announced a deal at the Mobile World Congress that will allow Blackberry users to access their iTunes library on their mobiles. Blackberry parent company Research in Motion has signed on for Melodeo's NuTsie servi ...

  40. Sponsorships Take Center Stage At Touring Confab

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sponsorship deals have become an increasingly important revenue source for touring artists, a group of panelists agreed today (Nov. 15) at the Billboard Touring Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. When Blackberry linked with John Mayer ...

  41. Microsoft Eyes-Up Musiwave

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft revealed that it is in talks to acquire mobile music firm Musiwave, which currently is owned by mobile software company Openwave. Musiwave develops various software, marketing and content management services for mobile operators who want ...

  42. Fox Mobile/Jamba CEO Resigns

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lucy Hood has resigned from her role as CEO of Fox Mobile/Jamba, the mobile content division of NewsCorp. COO Lee Fenton will take over as interim CEO until a replacement is found. No official reason was given for the departure, but Hood expressed ...

  43. Motorola's iRadio Delayed

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Motorola's iRadio mobile music solution is on hold for a while. The much-hyped service that had been in beta testing for more than a year now is going back to the drawing board for some major revisions, in the hopes it can one day see the lig ...

  44. Microsoft Ordered To Pay $1.5 Billion In MP3 Lawsuit

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. must pay $1.52 billion in damages to telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA for violating two patents related to digital music, a federal jury ruled Thursday (Feb. 22). The Redmond, Wash.-based software company said t ...

  45. BlackBerry Creator Targets Music Industry

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST BlackBerry creator Jim Balsillie believes the mobile email device he invented will soon take the music industry by storm. The chairman and CEO of Research in Motion (RIM) is on a mission to make the "Crackberry" as addictive to music-lov ...

  46. U.K. Regulator To Probe HMV's Books Chain Buy

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST OFT refers Ottakar's deal to Commission. HMV Group's planned acquisition of bookseller chain Ottakar's will be probed by the Competition Commission. British regulator the Office of Fair Trading today (Dec. 6) said it has referred to ...

  47. Malaysia To Set One-Stop Licensing Shop

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aims to simplify process for content providers. Malaysian labels plan to simplify digital distribution of music by setting up a "one-stop" digital licensing center. Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) chairman Sandy Monteiro ...

  48. CEO Caparro Latest To Step Down At Atari

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Videogame company Atari said June 7 that CEO Jim Caparro, who joined the company late last year after an illustrious career in the music industry, has resigned. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Videogame company Atari said June 7 that CEO Jim Caparro, ...

  49. Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte NEW YORK -- The Universal Music Group has agre ...

  50. Update: Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell i ...

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