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  1. Senator Calls For Smartphone App Privacy Policies

    May 26, 2011 7:39 AM EDT WASHINGTON - A key member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is challenging Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to require all developers that make apps for their mobile devices to adopt formal privacy policies. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sent letters to the ...

  2. Jimmy Buffet to Launch 3D 'Margaritaville' Game on Facebook, iOS

    May 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Beginning this fall, users will be able create their own bands and build island resorts; it will also be available in iPhone and iPad. THQ has partnered with Jimmy Buffett to bring Margaritaville Online to Facebook and iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, i ...

  3. Business Matters: Digital Album Sales Way Up in 2011 (Thanks Adele!); More Shareholders Sue WMG

    May 24, 2011 5:19 PM EDT Thanks Adele: Digital Album Sales Way Up in 2011 -- Led by Adele's hit "21", this year's best selling new albums are putting up great digital numbers. The top 5 digital albums have sold 1.81 million units through May 15, accord ...

  4. Liberty Media Offers $1 Billion for Barnes & Noble

    May 20, 2011 7:54 AM EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - John Malone's Liberty Media Corp has proposed to buy Barnes & Noble Inc for $1.02 billion, nine months after the largest U.S. bookstore chain put itself up for sale. Liberty Media is offering $17 per share, a 20.5 per ...

  5. Better Know a Panelist, Billboard Country Music Summit Edition: Topspin's Ian Rogers

    May 18, 2011 4:58 PM EDT is a large and healthy niche. BB.biz: Is the relationship and level of cooperation between the various ...

  6. Slacker Internet Radio Adds On-Demand Tier

    May 17, 2011 9:14 AM EDT Slacker introduced Tuesday (May 17) a new on-demand level of service to its personalized radio service, giving subscribers unlimited access to a catalog of roughly eight million tracks. Subscribers will have the ability to play entire albums, cach ...

  7. This Week In Apps: Hype Machine Radio, Moby, Numark's iDJ

    May 13, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Hype Machine Radio Music blog aggregator The Hype Machine put out its long-awaited mobile app that pretty much recreates the company's online music streaming experience on their mobile phones. The Hype Machine broadcasts a playlist (or Intern ...

  8. Amazon Includes iOS Support for Cloud Player, Access Through Safari Web Browser

    May 09, 2011 11:06 AM EDT Amazon's Cloud Player now has basic support for Apple's iOS devices. While Cloud Player is not yet accessible through an app for iPhone or iPad, users of those devices can now access the Amazon cloud storage service through Apple's ...

  9. Apple Surpasses Google as World's Most Valuable Brand

    May 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Apple has overtaken Google as the world's most valuable brand, ending a four-year reign by the Internet search leader, according to a new study by global brands agency Millward Brown. The iPhone and iPad maker's brand is now worth $153 b ...

  10. Apple Updates Software to Fix Controversial Tracking Glitch

    May 05, 2011 8:28 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday released a software update to fix a problem that enabled its mobile devices to collect and store customers' location data, making good on a promise it made last week. Apple Chief Executive Offi ...

  11. Smule Embraces Freemium With Magic Piano iPhone App

    May 04, 2011 12:05 PM EDT You know the freemium business model for mobile apps has reached an inflection point when music app developer Smule-which has never released a free app in the lifetime of the company-embraces it. That changes today. Smule-the developer behind such ...

  12. Former Warner Bros. VP Jack Isquith Joins Slacker

    May 03, 2011 1:26 PM EDT Former Warner Bros. Records senior VP of digital music Jack Isquith-and frequent Billboard.biz guest contributor -has joined Internet radio service Slacker . Isquith was named senior VP of strategic development, focusing on content development and ...

  13. Sony Execs Apologize for Network Security Breach, Promise to Improve Security

    May 01, 2011 12:38 PM EDT Sony executives apologized Sunday for a security breach in the company's PlayStation Network that caused the loss of personal data of some 77 million accounts on the online service. "We deeply apologize for the inconvenience we have caus ...

  14. This Week In Apps: Bruno Mars Revenge, Hunt Music on the iPad, Stream with Pitchify and More

    April 29, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Bruno Mars Revenge Bruno Mars joined Katy Perry and Lady Gaga with his own branded version of Tap Tap Revenge from Disney Mobile. The smartphone rhythm game features 10 tracks to play along with, including hits "Grenade" and "Just T ...

  15. Clear Channel, Big Machine Unite for Big Machine Radio

    April 26, 2011 1:02 PM EDT Big Machine Label Group has teamed up with Clear Channel for Big Machine Radio, a commercial free station included in Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Internet radio service. The announcement was made in a press release Tuesday. Big Machine Radio ...

  16. Vevo Goes Live in the UK

    April 26, 2011 12:56 PM EDT Vevo is now live in the UK, marking the first expansion of the online music video hub outside of North America. The launch also extends to the Vevo iPhone, iPad and Android apps. Vevo is the joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment, Universa ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Google Report on DVD's Decline, Not Death

    April 22, 2011 2:09 PM EDT Google can tell consumer interest in DVDs is waning because of how people use its search engine. DVD-related search terms have been on the decline at Google since late 2008 while Netflix has constantly grown. And that decline in search terms mirro ...

  19. This Week in Apps: iheartradio for iPad, Gorillaz Remixing, Augmented Reality, and Songasaurus

    April 22, 2011 11:23 AM EDT iheartradio Clear Channel extended its iheartradio Internet radio app to the iPad, where it is one of the few streaming music services available. Like the iPhone versions, the iPad app simply lets users stream music from any of the company's ...

  20. Apple Slammed Over iPhone, iPad Location Tracking

    April 22, 2011 7:47 AM EDT Privacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple Inc. about why iPhones and iPads are secretly collecting location data on users - records that cellular service providers routinely keep but require a court order to disgorge. It's not clear ...

  21. Jim Dalrymple, Guest Columnist, Test Drives Apogee's Jam for iPad, iPhone

    April 21, 2011 12:15 PM EDT .Biz guest guest columnist Jim Dalrymple blogs about Apple products for The Loop . You can follow him on Twitter @jdalrymple. Also, as the video and audio below demonstrates, he clearly knows how to shred on guitar. Click arrow below to hear the t ...

  22. Apple Earnings Nearly Double, Helped By iPhone

    April 20, 2011 8:37 PM EDT Apple Inc. is already the envy of the technology world. On Wednesday, it rubbed it in with quarterly results that had only one blemish: It couldn't make the new iPads fast enough. "We sold every iPad 2 we could make," Chief Financia ...

  23. Apple to Ship New iPhone in September: Sources

    April 20, 2011 7:39 AM EDT Apple's next-generation iPhone will have a faster processor and will begin shipping in September, three people with direct knowledge of the company's supply chain said. The production of the new iPhone will start in July/August and the s ...

  24. Sony Releases Crackle App for Apple Devices

    April 19, 2011 7:34 AM EDT Sony Pictures said Monday it has released iPad, iPhone and iPod apps for its Crackle Web site, which offers hundreds of TV and movie titles for free viewing on-demand with ads. Crackle's content includes movies from Columbia Pictures, TriStar ...

  25. Fidel Allows Russian Apple Device Owners to Stream Music Legitimately

    April 18, 2011 4:16 PM EDT Russian online music service Fidel has launched an application that will finally allow domestic iPad and iPhone users to legitimately stream music. iTunes does not currently operate in Russia and it is not clear when or if it ever will. "The ...

  26. This Week In Apps: 8tracks, Wah Wah Pedal, and the Next Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

    April 15, 2011 7:05 AM EDT tracks 8tracks is another playlist sharing app that allows users to upload MP3s to create customized playlists. The hook -- only eight tracks per playlist, hence the name. The Web-based service has received largely high marks for usability and fu ...

  27. Google Survey: Tablets Used Primarily At Home for Games, Search, Email

    April 12, 2011 11:28 AM EDT People use tablets predominantly for games, search and email, according to a new survey by Google's AdMob . Unlike mobile phones, which owners take everywhere, tablets are being used primarily at home on weekdays. Eight-four percent of respon ...

  28. Amazon to Sell Cheaper Kindle With On-Screen Ads

    April 12, 2011 7:20 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. is dropping the price on its Kindle e-reader, but the change comes with a trade-off: On-screen ads. The online retailer was set to announce Tuesday that the new Kindle with Special Offers will cost $114 - $25 less than the currentl ...

  29. Billboard.Biz's App Of The Month: SoundTracking

    April 01, 2011 6:08 PM EDT Once a week for the last four weeks, we've been highlighting the new music apps for we've seen for smartphones, online and the iPad. To be honest I wasn't sure if there would be enough activity to justify a weekly roundup of music r ...

  30. Rhapsody's Jon Irwin Talks Progress a Year After Spinning Off From Real Networks

    April 01, 2011 3:02 PM EDT Rhapsody's Jon Irwin A year ago today, Real Networks officially split off its Rhapsody music subscription service into a standalone company. Since then, the smaller, nimbler organization has added 100,000 net subscribers for a total of 750,00 ...

  31. This Week In Apps: Bluebrain's Location App/Album, Shapemix Remixing; MyStream's Music-Sharing Challenge

    April 01, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Bluebrain Washington D.C-based band Bluebrain are creating their most recent album as a location-aware iPhone app. Called "The National Mall," the album/app will play music from the album-really more what the band calls "melodic phr ...

  32. Android Launches In-App Sales, Poised To Take Smartphone Crown

    March 30, 2011 12:51 PM EDT Google today issued an update that allows developers with apps on the Android operating system to sell content from within their apps for the first time. Apple's iOS system for iPhone and iPad has featured in-app billing since 2009, so this i ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Apple's Developers Conference Scheduled for June -- Here's Why They Probably Won't Unveil Their Cloud Music Service There ...

    March 28, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled for June 6-10, the company announced today, which is sure to start a new round of speculation over whether CEO Steve Jobs will use his keynote address to unveil the company's much-anti ...

  35. ROBA Launches Interactive Albums for Tablets

    March 28, 2011 2:11 PM EDT Jon Bon Jovi earlier this month made headlines by saying digital music is ruining fans ability to interact with their music like they could with vinyl records of yore. Emerging to bring that same experience to the digital realm is ROBA Interactive ...

  36. Business Matters: Is Groupon Sliding? What That Would Mean For The Music Biz

    March 25, 2011 4:22 PM EDT Is Groupon Sliding? What That Would Mean to the Music Biz -- Is Groupon having a difficult first quarter? If so, that would impact the venues, promoters and labels that use the service to move unsold inventory and new albums. But it may just be th ...

  37. EMI Launches Multimedia iPad App With Swedish House Mafia's 'Until One'

    March 24, 2011 1:50 PM EDT EMI Music has launched a multi-media iPad App that it's premiering with Swedish House Mafia's 'Until One - iPad edition', designed and built in-house by EMI Music's creative team and now available on Apple's iPad App ...

  38. This Week In Apps: Color, Nirvana and Stones, XXL, Owl City

    March 24, 2011 12:14 PM EDT Color The app-watching world spun into a tailspin late this week after former Lala founder and startup wunderkind Bill Nguyen re-emerged with a new app called Color. The chatter has less to do with the app itself and more due to the company's ...

  39. Publishing Briefs: Clear, Carly Simon, BMG, ASCAP, Primary Wave, EMI, BMI And More

    March 23, 2011 5:40 PM EDT Oleclear acquires Music People clear , the new production music division of Canadian music publishing firm ole, has acquired the Music People, a Canadian production music company founded in 1974, according to an announcement from ole. As part of t ...

  40. iTunes Monopoly? Apple's Jobs Ordered by Judge to Answer Anti-Competition Charges

    March 23, 2011 7:31 AM EDT Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs, who is out on medical leave, has been ordered by a federal magistrate to answer questions from plaintiffs' lawyers in an antitrust lawsuit related to his company's iTunes business. U.S. Magistrate J ...

  41. Spin's iPad App Kicks Out the Jams

    March 18, 2011 10:13 AM EDT Music blogs have taken quite a bit of wind out of music magazines' sails. But tablets like the iPad offer all print outlets the potential for renewed life in the digital age if used correctly. Spin Magazine's iPad app -- called Spin Play ...

  42. Business Matters: What Music Companies Can Learn from the New York Times' Pay Wall

    March 17, 2011 5:05 PM EDT What Music Companies Can Learn from the New York Times' Pay Wall -- There should be a few learning lessons after the New York Times puts up a pay wall to its content at its website and mobile apps. Any entertainment business that sells digita ...

  43. MTV Launches Hive Website, Latest Effort to Refocus on Music

    March 16, 2011 12:07 PM EDT While reality TV dominates MTV's network programming, the network is hoping to make music the focus for its Web presence, and is doubling down on music discovery as its means for doing so. Today, it launched Hive , a new website designed as a ...

  44. SXSW Central 2011

    March 16, 2011 9:00 AM EDT March 18, 2011 |PANEL Tips On Harnessing The Obsessives At SXSW 'Super Fans' Panel You know those kids who own every single song and poster from a certain artist, have tattoo of their music hero stamped on their neck and have built a vir ...

  45. Eat at SXSW 2011's CNN Grill for the Future of News, Music

    March 15, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Welcome to the CNN Grill - the SXSW headquarters for the cable news network, and a place for hungry reporters and guests to grab a bite, schmooze and today a presentation on the Future of News, led by KC Estenson, senior vice president and general ...

  46. Circus Mashimus Tent @SXSW 2011: A Playground For Music Apps

    March 14, 2011 5:03 PM EDT Two of the biggest obsessions for many people at South by Southwest are a) finding cool spots to network and b) a nice wireless connection, and the Circus Mashimus tent, presented by Mashery in partnership with AppCircus, provided a beautiful plac ...

  47. GarageBand for iPad 2 Review: From Garth Brooks to AC/DC and Beyond

    March 14, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Pre-GarageBand Warm Up: The author honing his shredding. As an avid guitar player for the last 20 years and a blogger about Apple products for the last 16, I was predictably excited when Apple announced GarageBand for iPad 2. The possibilities of ...

  48. Apple iPad 2 Sales Estimated at a Million

    March 14, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Analysts expect Apple Inc to have sold close to a million iPad 2 tablet computers on its debut weekend -- significantly more than the first iPad, which went on sale last April. "We would not be surprised to see Apple sell closer to 1 million ...

  49. Flipboard Announces Duran Duran Project At SXSWi 2011

    March 13, 2011 6:43 PM EDT Flipboard , developer of what it calls the world's first "social magazine" for the iPad (and, this summer, the iPhone), is aiming big. The company, based in Palo Alto, Ca., says it wants nothing less than to completely transform the ...

  50. SXSWi 2011: Beyond the 'I am T-Pain' App: Creating Music on Your Mobile

    March 12, 2011 1:53 PM EST Rocking the App: Smule founder Ge Wang Makes Like Pan at SXSWi With handheld devices crammed with the latest gaming, social media and productivity applications, is there any time or space left for anything else? Probably. On Friday, the opening da ...

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