iPhone

  1. Imeem Unveils G1 Phone Application

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following Amazon's decision to create a version of its digital music store for the new G1 phone from T-Mobile, ad-supported streaming service Imeem has unveiled it's own support for the new device. The G1 phone is powered by technology f ...

  2. Pandora Cuts Staff

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Customized Internet radio service Pandora revealed in a blog post today that it is laying off about 20 employees, reducing the company size 14% from 140 to 120 employees. Company founder Tim Westergren did not reveal any specific reasons behind th ...

  3. ReverbNation Moves To Digital Distribution

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ReverbNation is getting into the digital distribution business. The online music service that, to date, has limited itself to providing artists with online marketing, promotion and measurement tools is now taking on TuneCore, by offering to post m ...

  4. iPhone Launches In Russia Minus iTunes Store

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iPhone has launched in Russia, but users will have to wait at least until 2009 before they'll be able to access an iTunes Store. All three major Russian mobile networks, Mobile TeleSystems, Beeline and MegaFon, are now offering i ...

  5. Music-Based Games: iPhone Gets NIN, Rock Band AC/DC

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Artists are growing increasingly interested in creating customized versions of various music-based videogames to feature not only their music, but also their likeness and other imagery. The latest is Nine Inch Nails, which is planning to release a ...

  6. Amazon Develops MP3 Store For Google Mobile Platform

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com is expanding its digital music presence to the mobile realm by developing a version of its MP3 music store for Google's new Android mobile phone platform. The first phone compatible with the Android operating system was announced t ...

  7. Pandora Eyes iPhone For Sales Boost

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pandora is hoping to turn its massive popularity on the iPhone into an ad sales windfall with the launch of new ad platform for the device. Pandora's personalized streaming radio service is one of the more popular music applications available ...

  8. Jobs Unveils Apple's 'Thinnest' iPod

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A thin and smiling Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs launched a much thinner, curved iPod nano music player and joked about the state of his much-discussed health on Tuesday. But shares of Apple fell more than 4 percent after the presentation, ...

  9. iPhone Applications To Help Launch New Releases

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Several artists are reportedly developing iPhone applications to sell via Apple's App Store in conjunction with new album releases. Management for Fall Out Boy tell Billboard that it is working on an interactive album feature for the device i ...

  10. Nokia Set For "Comes With Music" Launch

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After months of speculation, Nokia has finally disclosed that the United Kingdom will be the first territory to offer its all-you-can-eat "Comes With Music" digital music service. The actual launch date of the service, designed to be in ...

  11. Pandora To Shut Down Service?

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Personalized Internet radio service Pandora is, again, threatening to shutter the service in the wake of new licensing fees due SoundExchange, under the recent Copyright Royalty Board licensing system. Founder Tim Westergren tells the Washington P ...

  12. Zune Pursuing Original Content

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft's Zune is looking to Hollywood to gain an edge on Apple's iPod. Microsoft executives have been making the rounds at talent agencies and production companies in recent months in hopes of licensing exclusive original video progra ...

  13. Sirius XM: Now Comes The Hard Part

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Now that the two U.S. satellite radio broadcasters completed their merger July 29 to form Sirius XM Radio, the combined company will face a host of challenges in navigating the new digital landscape. Over the long haul, the prospect of widespread ...

  14. Plugged/Unplugged: iPhone, Last.fm, Merlin

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: The early iPhone reviews are out and for a change the digerati is treating the launch with some degree of restraint (rare among the Apple-fanboy tech press corps). Most of the hesitation was due to AT&T's 3G network, which is val ...

  15. Pandora Service To Arrive On iPhone

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pandora personalized music service coming to the iPhone. The company created an iPhone application that is for sale on the new iPhone App Store, which can be used to steam Pandora members’ existing online stations from all versions of the iPho ...

  16. Cops Spoil Apple Store's Sydney Opening

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has opened an Apple Store in Sydney, its first in the southern hemisphere. More than 1,000 people braved the winter rain to attend the opening on Thursday night at the store's premises in the city's George Street. Some had ...

  17. iPhone 3G Gets Japan Release Date

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Softbank Mobile and Apple announced June 9 that the iPhone 3G will be available in Japan on July 11. “I am delighted at this opportunity to partner with Apple,” said Softbank Mobile (SBM) chairman/CEO Masayoshi Son in a statement. “SBM’s and Apple ...

  18. No New Music Download Method On New iPhone

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs didn’t disappoint the thousands attending Apple’s annual developers’ conference by unveiling, as predicted, the second version of the iPhone. Most significantly, and expectedly, the new version of the advanced mobile phone fea ...

  19. iPhone Coming To Japan

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading Japanese telecom Softbank Mobile said June 4 that it has signed an agreement with Apple Computer to bring the iPhone to Japan later this year. No further details were available at press time. Global ...

  20. Report: Apple, Labels In Talks Over More Mobile Music

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The next iteration of the iPhone, expected to be unveiled next month, may have a whole lot more music if record labels and Apple can learn to play nice. According to the New York Times , Apple is negotiating with the music industry to expand its c ...

  21. Digital Briefs: Radiohead, Zune, BlackBerry

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Internet traffic measurement firm Hitwise takes a closer look at how free digital downloads from Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead affects long-term visits to each artist's Web site. Radiohead takes the prize, but it's hard to sa ...

  22. Digital Briefs: Buzznet, HTC, Hyundai, Microsoft

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Buzznet, following its recent round of funding and acquisitions , has now acquired emo/punk/ska music blog Absolute Punk. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. - Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer HTC released a 3G-capable to ...

  23. Nokia Confident Free Music Downloads Will Profit

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Offering unlimited music downloads to phone buyers will make money for Nokia as well as record labels, the handset maker said, dismissing talk the move would come at the expense of profits. "We expect to make money both from our traditional d ...

  24. Sprint Unveils Answer To iPhone

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Devices were the story of CTIA Wireless 2008 day two, with both Samsung and Nokia introducing slick new gadgets. Sprint introduced its answer to the iPhone during a keynote by CEO Dan Hesse—the Samsung Instinct. The device, developed by both Sprin ...

  25. Digital Briefs: Surrge, The Orchard, iPhone and more

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Startup music social network Surrge has secured its first formal music licensing partnership with indie aggregator The Orchard . More than one million songs have already been uploaded to the service since it launched during SXSW. - EnjoytheMusic ...

  26. Plugged And Unplugged

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged M:Metrics revealed some staggering data this week about the iPhone. It found that while 6.7% of overall mobile users listened to music in some form or another on their phone, and 27.9% of smartphone users did the same, iPhone users blew th ...

  27. Billboard Q&A: Serj Tankian

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A few days before the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War, Serj Tankian is sitting in an Austin hotel room and ruminating on the costs of the endless battle. But Tankian isn't talking about dead soldiers or civilians; he's talking about th ...

  28. Labels, Apple Debate 'Total Music'

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple and major record labels have reportedly stepped up negotiations concerning the idea of bringing the "Total Music" concept to iPod devices. The negotiations, first reported by the Financial Times and since confirmed by industry sour ...

  29. Report: iPhone Users Consume More Content

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT We already know that the iPhone is used more than any other mobile devices to surf the Internet wirelessly. But according to mobile metrics research form M:Metrics, that's not the end of it. M:Metrics has released data that shows iPhone users ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Digital Briefs: Handmark, Social.fm, Current TV, Play MPE

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Mobile media distribution firm Handmark will begin marketing and delivering the Social.fm social music sharing application to its stable of supported smartphones. Devices include the BlackBerry, Palm Treo, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices and ...

  32. Redford Hails Mobile At MWC

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Sundance Kid came calling on cellphones today, as film industry icon Robert Redford today hailed the phone as a new medium that could revive the film-short genre, despite current low-viewing figures. Appearing at the Mobile World Congress alon ...

  33. Apple Unveils New iPhone, iPod Touch

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc on Tuesday introduced models of its iPhone and iPod touch devices with double the memory available in previous versions. The products come on the heels of Apple's launch last month of a service that lets iPhone and iPod users rent a ...

  34. WMG Sues Music Search Site Seeqpod

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group is suing music search company Seeqpod, claiming the company engages in "direct, contributory and vicarious infringement" of the record label's music. Seeqpod is both a search engine and a music player. Users can s ...

  35. Apple Introduces Online Movie Rentals

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Apple introduced a movie rental service for iTunes at the annual MacWorld confab in San Francisco, part of a broader upgrade to the Apple TV device that also has implications on how iTunes buyers can access music. In addition to the n ...

  36. Musicphones Make Show Floor Noise At CES

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST New mobile phones from Motorola and Sony-Ericsson, featuring music capabilities as just the start of their advanced capabilities, were introduced today today (Jan. 7) at the CES conference in Las Vegas. Sony-Ericsson launched two new Walkman-brand ...

  37. Report: Apple Readies HD Radio Push

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to a story at iLounge.com, an independent provider of information about all things iPod- and iPhone-related, Apple plans a push during the Macworld Expo event in San Francisco next month for HD Radio-equipped boom boxes that have iPod do ...

  38. Reports: Apple Gearing Up For Japan iPhone Launch

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Unconfirmed media reports say Apple Computer is holding talks with Japanese mobile carriers as it prepares for the expected launch of the iPhone in Japan next year. According to the reports, major Japanese telecoms NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank Mobile a ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. CEO: 3G iPhone Coming 'Next Year'

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST One of the few criticisms leveled against Apple's iPhone is that it only works with older, slower wireless networks while faster options are available. That will soon change. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson tipped the impending 3G iPhone duri ...

  41. Plugged And Unplugged: Trent Reznor, UMG's Doug Morris, Wired Magazine

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Plugged: Trent Reznor's my kind of guy. Rather that waiting for permission or holding an endless series of conference calls to determine the "right" way to make his online remix site a reality, he just went and did it. Universal Mus ...

  42. VC Dollars Grow In Entertainment Space

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Where there are people on the Internet, chances are there will soon be money. Social networking and user-generated content sites, online advertising optimizers, casual video games, and virtual worlds are not only attracting growing numbers of cons ...

  43. T-Mobile Offers iPhone Without Contract In Germany

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Deutsche Telekom's mobile unit T-Mobile is now offering Apple's iPhone in Germany without a service plan, after Vodafone raised questions about the exclusive agreement which binds the two companies. The Regional Court of Hamburg ruled th ...

  44. Court Injunction Keeps iPhone On Hold In Germany

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vodafone has obtained an interim injunction in German, which prevents rival handset manufacturer T-Mobile from selling the iPhone in the lead-up to Christmas. The district court in Hamburg issued the order on Monday, after Vodafone questioned the ...

  45. WMG To Mobile Firms: Get Your Act Together

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman says mobile operators need to get their music act together before Apple and Google eat their lunch. Speaking to the Financial Times , Bronfman reiterated his long-held stance that today's mobile phon ...

  46. IPhone Goes on Sale in Europe

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Germans lined up to buy Apple Inc.'s iPhone as it made its European debut Friday, with the company hoping to replicate the success the combination phone, music player and mobile Web browser has seen in the United States. Apple hopes to sell 1 ...

  47. France's SFR Launches 'All You Can Eat' Download Service

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST France's second mobile operator SFR launched an all-you-can-eat permanent music download service, to be integrated in its new 3G+ "Illimythics" mobile offer. Customers will get unlimited download over-the-air access to more than 150 ...

  48. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: This week saw the entrance of yet another major wireless operator fully committing to a mobile music download service. AT&T's launch of Napster Mobile not only puts the nation's No. 1 carrier on par with competitors Sprint a ...

  49. Omnifone Arrives In Hong Kong

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, the mobile-music service provider out to challenge Apple's iPhone, entered the Asia-Pacific region live today (Oct. 22) via a deal with wireless carrier 3 Hong Kong. The 3 MusicStation, which Omnifone claims is "the first unlim ...

  50. Beyonce-Phone Among New Devices Hitting The Market

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A host of new multimedia mobile phones are poised to hit retail shelves, just in time for the holiday sales season. Just a week after Verizon unveiled a touch-screen iPhone competitor as part of its fall device lineup, Sprint pulled the curtain ba ...

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