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  1. Business Matters: What the Spotify-Vodafone Partnership Means to the U.S. Market

    November 19, 2013 8:25 PM EST News that Spotify has formed a partnership with Vodafone in Ireland is fairly routine. Such partnerships are commonplace, and Spotify has partners throughout Europe. But one news report contained a bit of information that shows the value of a mo ...

  2. Vodafone, German Ad Agency TLGG Win MIDEM's First Marketing Campaign Competition

    January 30, 2012 5:35 PM EST German ad agency Torben, Lucie und die gelbe Gefahr GmbH (TLGG) was named the surprise winner of MIDEM's first Marketing Campaign Competition Monday, winning on behalf of client Vodafone. TLGG was one of 10 competitors selected by Contagious ...

  3. 'X Factor' Adds Twitter Voting

    October 26, 2011 10:39 AM EDT On the heels of Tuesday's reveal of The X Factor's top 12 finalists, Fox announces that in association with production companies, Syco Television and Freemantle Media, and official voting sponsor, Verizon, viewers can now vote for their ...

  4. Verizon Ends Unlimited Data Plans

    July 06, 2011 12:15 PM EDT Add Verizon Wireless to the fraternity of mobile operators no longer offering unlimited data plans. The carrier today said that starting tomorrow (July 7), new customers will only be offered several tiers of usage-based data plans. Those tiers sta ...

  5. Rdio Announces Deal With Verizon Wireless

    May 04, 2011 8:35 AM EDT Streaming music service Rdio has been pretty quiet since it launched to great expectations last year. But this week the company began making some noise. Fresh off the heels of its API integration with the Echo Nest, Rdio today (May 4) unveiled a d ...

  6. Vodafone Director @ MIDEM Claims 1 Million Paid Mobile Music Subscriptions

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- With the collapse of Comes With Music in most Western markets, it's fair game to question how well mobile music is doing in Europe. Lee Epting, the content services director for one of the continent's larger network ope ...

  7. Verizon to Begin Selling iPhone Next Month

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST The rumors were true: Verizon Wireless today announced it will begin selling Apple's iPhone, ending rival AT&T's three-year exclusive on the iconic device. Verizon will carry the existing iPhone 4, not some new iPhone model. Pre-orde ...

  8. Danish Telecom Co Racks Up 250 Million Downloads

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Danish telecom company TDC has delivered over 250 million music downloads since launching its range of music subscription services in April 2008. News that TDC had reached the 250 million download figure was announced today (Nov. 10) in a statemen ...

  9. Business Matters: SonicBids, Vodafone, FCC, Tom Petty and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- SonicBids has acquired ArtistData , an online platform that allows artists to update their many online profiles from one place. The site currently has 25,000 musicians using its service while SonicBids has 245,000 users. At the company blog, Ar ...

  10. Mobile World Congress: Smartphones A Problem For Networks

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The chief executive of Vodafone Group Plc, the world's largest mobile network operator, expressed the fears of many when he said Google Inc should not be allowed to dominate the mobile space. Vittorio Colao, speaking ahead of a keynote speech ...

  11. Mobile World Congress: Operators Challenge Apple's App Store

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Twenty-four telecom operators have formed an alliance to build an open platform that will deliver applications to all mobile phone users in an effort to compete with Apple's successful apps store. The move is supported by three of the world&# ...

  12. Downloads Drop Again At Verizon Wireless

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST In another sign of shifting mobile music consumption, over-the-air downloads at Verizon Wireless were flat last quarter even though wireless subscribers grew. Tucked away in Verizon’s earnings report on Tuesday was a mention that audio and video d ...

  13. TDC Play Adds Unlimited Streaming

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Danish Telco TDC has added unlimited streaming to its all-you-can-eat download service TDC Play. The DRM-enabled download service was launched 18 months ago, billed as the world's first unlimited music offering that was included within broadb ...

  14. RealNetworks Powering SFR's Mobile Music Service

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST SFR, France's second biggest wireless carrier with more than 20 million subscribers, has selected Seattle-headquartered RealNetworks to power its mobile music platform in a three-year agreement. The music service was previously powered by Fra ...

  15. Verizon Turns To Artist Apps To Recharge Mobile Music Offerings

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Record labels disappointed with the low adoption of music services on mobile phones often say wireless operators need to get more aggressive with their music services if the mobile music market is to escape its current rut. Careful what you ask fo ...

  16. Vodafone To Join U.K. iPhone Battle From 2010

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator by revenue, will sell the Apple iPhone in Britain from 2010, it said on Tuesday, finally sealing a deal to sell the popular phone in one of its biggest markets. Vodafone, which said recently it ha ...

  17. Vodafone Adds Warner To Mobile Music Store

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone has signed up Warner Music to offer over-the-air access to DRM-free music from the major. It now has all four majors on board for its music download store, with a total catalog of 1 million tracks. The mobile phone network already offers ...

  18. Verizon's Ed Ruth Talks Mobile Strategy Ahead Of MEL

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In July, Verizon Wireless launched an initiative designed to partner with application developers to jointly create new services, a huge step for a company with a reputation among developers as very difficult to work with. As director of strategic ...

  19. D.Telekom, France Telecom to join forces in U.K.

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom have launched exclusive talks to merge their British mobile units in a joint venture that would grab the top spot in the cut-throat U.K. market. The partners plan to reach an agreement by the end of October, Deu ...

  20. Orange Goes DRM-Free

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Orange Music Store is to offer music free of Digital Rights Management in the U.K. in partnership with Universal Music, EMI Music and a number of independent labels. The DRM-free catalog amounts to more than 700,000 tracks and it will be " ...

  21. Telecom New Zealand Relaunches Download Store

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the relaunch of its download store, Telecom New Zealand claims to have the country's largest mobile music library. Telecom, the country's largest telco, on June 24 unveiled its new-look music store as part of the rollout of its just ...

  22. RealNetworks Music Revenues Climb 16%

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks reported first-quarter earnings that showed an increase in music revenues to $44.1 million, 16% more than the same period last year. That's more revenue than any other business unit in the company. Helping drive this growth is an ...

  23. Update: Apple, Verizon In iPhone Talks

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple is discussing the possibility of bringing the iPhone to the nation's largest wireless operator, Verizon Wireless, according to USA Today . Negotiations are underway and if fruitful will lead to the device being available to Verizon user ...

  24. Vodafone Spain Adds Unlimited Music To Data Plan

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Spain is offering an all-you-can-eat subscription streaming music service without additional cost to subscribers, powered by RealNetworks, as well as making a-la-carte downloads available for purchase in DRM-free format. All four major la ...

  25. Business Briefs: RealNetworks, MediaDefender, Ticketmaster, Live Nation And More

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Vodafone and RealNetworks have launched an unlimited music service in Spain that is bundled with an unlimited data plan. The service costs 16 euros ($21.50) per month and offers both streams and over-the-air downloads (which are locked to the de ...

  26. Vodafone Takes Lead On DRM-Free Mobile Music

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone is claiming it will be the first global mobile network operator to offer music free of DRM when it makes the switch to a large proportion of its Vodafone Music Store catalog for mobile and PC by the summer. Universal Music Group, Sony Mus ...

  27. Pearl Jam Rolls Out 'Ten' With Verizon

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam is rolling out tracks from the remastered version of its 1991 debut album, "Ten," exclusively through Verizon Wireless. A different song from the new edition, due March 24 from Epic, will go live through V Cast Music with Rhaps ...

  28. MTV Networks, Vodafone Partner on MTV Australia Awards

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Australia and Vodafone Australia have forged a partnership which sees the mobile network operator take on naming rights for the 2009 Vodafone MTV Australia Awards. No date has been confirmed yet for the 2009 edition of MTV's annu ...

  29. Beyonce To Take Over VCAST

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Is support of the Nov. 18 street date for her new release "I Am... Sasha Fierce," Beyonce is making several tracks from the album available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers. Starting Nov. 14, Verizon users will have access to se ...

  30. RealNetworks' Q3 Music Revenues Up

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks released its third-quarter earnings report today, boasting a 10% year-over-year growth in music revenues to $41.6 million for the period. The company does not break down subscriber figures for Rhapsody versus its other music services, ...

  31. Danish Telecom Co TDC Offers CD Burning, MP3 Options For Subscription Service

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danish telecom company TDC has launched a new music service, Play 10, to complement its all-you-can-eat package, which is bundled in broadband and mobile customers' subscriptions. Play 10 additionally allows TDC broadband subscribers to downl ...

  32. New Aus Online Radio Firm Gets Stripes

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While the introduction of digital radio in Australia has been further delayed, the country's first mobile radio subscription service has just been launched. For a fee of $7.95 Australian ($6.30) per month, subscribers to the service are enabl ...

  33. MusicStation Service 'Exceeds Forecasts' Says Vodafone NZ

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone New Zealand has rung the changes at its online music services - and according to the company it is already starting to pay dividends. Last month saw the launch of Vodafone MusicStation, which provides unlimited music downloads to mobiles ...

  34. Kingston, Katchafire To Perform At Digicel Fiji Launch

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jamaica-based Miami-born reggae singer/rapper Sean Kingston (Koch) and New Zealand reggae band Katchafire (EMI NZ) are expected to draw 60,000 to a free concert to launch Carribbean-based mobile company Digicel in Fiji. The four-hour show at Suva& ...

  35. MTV And Vodafone Offer Multi-Platform "Soundbites"

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has extended its relationship with wireless carrier Vodafone by launching Vodafone Soundbites, a new multi-platform series distributed on TV, online and on mobile. The 21-episode series of three-minute "Soundbites&q ...

  36. Vodafone U.K. Ushers In New Handset

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher's current album "Here I Stand" (LaFace/Zomba) is being made available as a pre-load on the new Sony Ericsson W890 mobile phone as part of a deal with Vodafone U.K. The handset, launched this week, exclusively uses the Vodafone ...

  37. Vodafone U.K. Launches New Music Interface

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone operator Vodafone U.K. has unveiled its "Vodafone Music" interface, which includes a song preview facility and a visual library to help users search for tracks. The service is available to download through the multi-media po ...

  38. Bigger Venue, 3-Year Sponsor For NZ Music Awards

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This year's New Zealand Music Awards will be the biggest yet, with the event to be staged at Auckland's largest indoor entertainment venue the Vector Arena. The move -- which comes at the same time as the signing of a new sponsorship pac ...

  39. Vodafone Director Ferguson Joins Sony BMG

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. has hired former Vodafone executive Graeme Ferguson to the new position of SVP digital and strategic partnerships. Ferguson will join the music major at the start of September from Vodafone, the mobile carrier, wh ...

  40. Motomusic Goes Live In India

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Delhi-based Motorola India has launched its Motomusic music-download service, which offers more than 350,000 tracks and other content such as videos and wallpapers. India thus becomes the second Asian market after China where Motorola has laun ...

  41. AT&T Mobility Settles Suit

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following a similar settlement earlier this year in Florida, AT&T Mobility has settled a class action lawsuit in Georgia targeting the company's involvement with placing unauthorized content charges on subscribers phone bills. The complai ...

  42. Van Der Wal Named CFO Of Seatwave

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aksel Van der Wal has been named CFO of fan-to-fan ticket exchange Seatwave. He will be based in London and will report to the company's CEO Joe Cohen. Most recently, Van der Wal was CFO of Vodafone's Global Business Development unit whe ...

  43. Universal Strikes Deal For TDC's Play

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danish Internet service provider TDC has reached a content licensing agreement with Universal Music for its free music download service Play. The latest deal gives Play the full-house of major labels. The service was launched on April 1 with three ...

  44. Madonna Lines Up Mobile First

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operators Verizon Wireless and Vodafone have teamed up to simulcast a Madonna performance live to mobile phone on their respective networks. It is considered the first live simulcast across multiple wireless networks. Madonna will perform ...

  45. Singapore's M1 Jukebox Gathers Momentum

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT M1 Jukebox, Singapore's first mobile-based music-subscription service, is off to a flying start, according to Soundbuzz CEO Sudhanshu Sarronwala. He says the service has signed up more than 8,000 subscribers since its March 19 launch by leadi ...

  46. TDC Presses 'Play' On Unlimited Download Offering

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danish telecom TDC has unveiled a new service, "Play," which enables its broadband and mobile customers unlimited access to roughly one million tracks from over 30 labels, including three of the four majors. Play started at one minute pa ...

  47. Madonna Mobile Exclusives Set For Vodaphone

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New music and other forms of mobile content from Madonna's upcoming "Hard Candy" album will be available exclusively to Vodafone mobile customers prior to its April 28 release, under a deal formed between Vodafone and Warner Music I ...

  48. Napster Mobile Launches In Chile

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Napster and Ericsson have teamed for the Napster Mobile music service launch in Chile. The deal is via Chilean operator Entel PCS and marks the first time Napster Mobile has been offered in Latin America. Under the agreement, Ericsson has end-to-e ...

  49. German Court Rules On iPhone Exclusivity

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Hamburg Regional Court today ruled that T-Mobile can continue marketing the iPhone on an exclusive basis, rejecting a petition lodged by rival telecoms giant Vodafone. Vodafone had sought a ruling to prevent the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary fro ...

  50. Verizon To Open Network To Developers

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Verizon Wireless unveiled a plan to open its network to any device that meets its basic technical standards. The company next year will publish technical standards that would allow any developer to make a device that can connect to its nationwide ...

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