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  1. Apple Expected to Expand Selection of iPhones

    September 09, 2013 2:01 PM EDT Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation. In keeping with its tight- ...

  2. From the Magazine: Lessons to Be Learned from the 'Magna Carta' App's Privacy Snafu

    July 22, 2013 4:15 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE RIGHT HERE Jay Z might have the hottest album and mobile app on the market right now, but the flip side of his success includes claims of consumer privacy invasion by t ...

  3. Jay-Z's New Blueprint: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 21, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Not only did Samsung score exclusive access to Jay-Z's first solo album in four years, the consumer electronics behemoth inspired the multi-hyphenate rapper to do something he'd done even less frequently -- tweet. "If 1 Million ...

  4. Business Matters: Why An Artist Like Jay-Z Would Partner with Samsung

    June 17, 2013 8:26 PM EDT It's no wonder that Jay-Z signed a partnership deal with the electronics giant Samsung that's rumored to be worth $20 million. The Korean company spends an incredible amount on advertising every year.   Samsung Electronics' ad ...

  5. 13 Points to Watch at MIDEM 2013

    January 24, 2013 5:47 PM EST As the world's largest trade fair for the music industry, MIDEM can be daunting to navigate. Last year's gathering drew more than 6,850 attendees from 77 countries, representing 3,120 companies, including 155 startups. This year's ...

  6. Does Streaming Cannibalize Albums?

    December 14, 2012 7:25 AM EST (Illustration by Jan Feindt) Meet Michael Acton. In many ways, he represents the past, present and future of the music business. As a teen growing up in Buckinghamshire, England, in the 1980s, Acton trawled record stores for vinyl. In his 20s, he ...

  7. Samsung Debuts Online 'Music Hub,' Challenges iTunes With 19 Million Tracks

    May 29, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Samsung is debuting an online music store called the Samsung Music Hub, which will be available initially via its new Samsung Galaxy S III in Germany, Italy, the U.K., France and Spain. The service will allow songs to be streamed through the cloud ...

  8. Steve Jobs Remembered at Memorial Service for Apple Employees

    October 19, 2011 8:53 PM EDT Coldplay and Norah Jones performed Wednesday at a Steve Jobs memorial that drew tens of thousands of Apple employees, the Wall Street Journal reported . Apple CEO Tim Cook, who over from Jobs in August, spoke at the outdoor service, held at the co ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sony Removes Data, Delays PlayStation Restart; CEO Stringer Apologizes

    May 09, 2011 7:33 AM EDT Sony said on Saturday it had removed from the Internet the names and partial addresses of 2,500 sweepstakes contestants that had been stolen by hackers and posted on a website, and said it did not know when it could restart its PlayStation video g ...

  11. Sony Launches Android Tablet, Challenges Apple iPad's Market Dominance

    April 26, 2011 8:04 AM EDT Sony launched its first tablet computers in an ambitious attempt to grab the No 2 spot in a market dominated by Apple's iPad and set to quadruple in four years. The gadgets, based on Google's Android 3.0 operating system, could be one of ...

  12. Norio Ohga, Former Sony President Credited With Developing CD, Dead at 81

    April 25, 2011 7:49 AM EDT Former Sony President and Chairman Norio Ohga, who gave up a career as an opera singer to join the fledgling consumer electronics maker in the 1950s and later led its expansion into movies and video games, died on Saturday, the company said. He wa ...

  13. New iPad to Launch Today With or Without Steve Jobs

    March 02, 2011 7:48 AM EST More than a year after igniting the tablet computing craze, Apple Inc was preparing to unveil the second version of its blockbuster iPad on Wednesday -- possibly minus lead showman Steve Jobs. Plenty has changed over the course of the year. Credit ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Google Gaining On Booming Smartphone Market

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google's Android software platform rose to No. 2 spot globally on the booming smartphone market in the third quarter, research firm Canalys said on Monday (Nov. 1). Nokia's Symbian continued to lead the market with a 37% share, while And ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Sony CEO's $4.5 Million Pay Stirs Shareholders

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp CEO Howard Stringer took home $4.5 million plus stock options in the past financial year -- when the electronics giant lost close to $450 million -- making him one of the highest paid executives at a Japanese company. The size of the Wel ...

  18. HTC Sues To Block iPhone, iPad, iPod Sales

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HTC Corp has fired back in its legal battle with Apple Inc , asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban sales of iPhones, iPads and iPods in the United States. In a complaint filed with the ITC and obtained by Reuters, HTC accused Apple ...

  19. China 3G Standard Phone Sales To Surge

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of cellphones using China's own 3G standard (TD-SCDMA) will grow seven-fold this year, boosted by China Mobile's push of new phones and services, said research firm Strategy Analytics. The research firm did not unveil total sales e ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Nokia To Sell 'More Than 500 Million Phones In 2010'

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Top cellphone maker Nokia will sell more than 500 million handsets this year, above market expectations, a senior company executive told India's Economic Times in an interview. "In 2010, Nokia will ship over 500 million units across thre ...

  23. IPhone To Go On Sale In South Korea

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple's iPhone will go on sale in South Korea this week, offered by the country's No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. South Korea, a market for 47 million mobile users, is home turf for the world's No. 2 and 3 mobile phone makers Samsung ...

  24. Apple Tops Phone Chart As Nokia, Samsung Step Up

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The world's two largest cellphone makers, Nokia and Samsung Electronics, have unveiled their latest rivals to the iPhone as Apple became the top profit generator in the handset industry. Apple Inc overtook Nokia in the September quarter as th ...

  25. Music & Advertising Keynote: Translation's Steve Stoute

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Translation Agency's Steve Stoute helped kick-off Billboard and Adweek's inaugural Music & Advertising conference Thursday with the first keynote interview. Stout - whose played a role in bringing together artists and brands like ...

  26. Billboard Q&A: Branding Expert Steve Stoute

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Licensing music for advertising campaigns can be a tricky business. Recording artists risk turning off fans if they pair up with the wrong brand or star in a poorly executed campaign. And brand marketers can be vulnerable to the unpredictable beha ...

  27. Digital Briefs: Samsung, Tickets.com, EMI

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Samsung Electronics will embed a music ID application from Shazam Entertainment in its line of music phones, including the Beatb and Beats models. UK operator T-Mobile will be the first to offer the devices, with the ID service integrated into i ...

  28. Vodafone To Launch Unlimited UK Music Service

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group Plc unveiled a range of new handsets and services for the key Christmas period on Monday including an exclusive music service offering unlimited tracks, to challenge the iPhone in Britain. Mobile handset makers and network operators ...

  29. Wei Wei Launches Album Via DotMobi

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chinese singing superstar Wei Wei is the world's first artist to launch an album exclusively via dotMobi, the first Web site address domain dedicated to mobile content. Wei Wei made a personal appearance today 3GSM Congress mobile-industry tr ...

  30. Omnifone To Launch iPhone Rival

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MusicStation, a new subscription-funded mobile-music service said to be more consumer-friendly than Apple Inc.'s iPhone offering, is scheduled to start rolling out internationally in April. Launched by privately owned London-based Omnifone, M ...

  31. Samsung, MusicNet Ready European Music Store

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Samsung Electronics is teaming with MusicNet to launch a new online music store in Europe, as a companion to a forthcoming line-up of portable media players from the consumer electronics giant. Samsung Electronics is teaming with MusicNet to launc ...

  32. Samsung, MusicNet Ready European Music Store

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Samsung Electronics is teaming with MusicNet to launch a new online music store in Europe, as a companion to a forthcoming line-up of portable media players from the consumer electronics giant. Samsung Electronics is teaming with MusicNet to launc ...

  33. Samsung Unveils Hybrid HD Player

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First hardware manufacturer with hybrid plans. Samsung Electronics will be introducing a DVD player that reads both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs next year. The company is the first hardware manufacturer to reveal plans for such a hybrid HD player. The ...

  34. Making The Brand

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Samsung Electronics and the critically acclaimed PBS concert series "Soundstage" have joined forces for an advertising and marketing partnership with strong musical synergy. Read Michael Paoletta's co Samsung Electronics and the cri ...

  35. XM, Napster Team For New Digital Store

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio and Napster have unveiled a version of Napster's digital music store and subscription service customized for XM subscribers. The design will give XM subscribers the ability to manag XM Satellite Radio and Napster have unvei ...

  36. Samsung, XM Team To Create MP3 Players

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Samsung Electronics has formed a strategic alliance with XM Satellite Radio to create MP3 players with native support for XM’s radio programming. The devices won’t directly connect to the XM servi Samsung Electronics has formed a strategic allianc ...

  37. Korean Telco Freetel Enters Download Biz

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT KT Freetel, South Korea's second-largest telecommunications group, launched a music download service May 24. KT Freetel, South Korea's second-largest telecommunications group, launched a music download service May 24. The Dosirak music p ...

  38. EMI, Napster Support Microsoft Device In Europe

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI and Napster have signed on as the first music companies to support Microsoft Corp.'s new Portable Media Center (PMC) in Europe, details of which were unveiled today (March 18) during the CeBIT tec EMI and Napster have signed on as the fir ...