iPhone

  1. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Few new releases cause the kind of furor that Radiohead's announcement did this week. And little of it had anything to do with the music. The band's decision to sell its new album directly to fans, and to let them decide what th ...

  2. Review: MTV-MySpace Candidate Dialogue

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Presidential Candidate Dialogue with John Edwards MySpace and MTV 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 The presidential campaign got another questionable new media tweak with the first "dialogue" from MTV and MySpace featuring John Edwards at the ...

  3. Starbucks To Give Away Free iTunes Songs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp. plans to give away 50 million free digital songs to customers in all of its domestic coffee houses to promote a new wireless iTunes music service that's about to debut in select markets. From Oct. 2 to Nov. 7, baristas in the ...

  4. Leighton-Pope Speaks, Popkomm Listens On Day 3

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The booming international live music sector is still relatively untapped, veteran British artist manager and agent Carl Leighton-Pope told delegates today on the final afternoon of the Popkomm 2007 trade fair. The executive, who has guided the car ...

  5. DT To Market iPhone In Germany

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German telecommunication company Deutsche Telekom (DT) will be marketing Apple's iPhone exclusively in Germany where it launches Nov. 9. As well as the connection to T-Mobile, DT's wireless service subsidiary, the iPhone costs €399 ($556 ...

  6. Apple Sets U.K. Launch Date For iPhone

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. will launch its hugely-anticipated iPhone Nov. 9 in the United Kingdom through an exclusive deal with wireless carrier O2. The device will be sold exclusively in Britain through Apple's retail and online stores, via O2, and The Car ...

  7. Apple Thwarts Free iPhone Ringtones

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple is attempting to stop iPhone users from loading free ringtones onto the device. The new version of iTunes that adds the new ringtone creation feature also addresses the vulnerabilities that let users create their own ringtones using third-pa ...

  8. Digital In Briefs: Mercora, EMI, Microsoft, IPhone Hack

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Community-based digital music service Mercora has changed its name and web domain to Social.fm . The service allows users to stream music from other users in a sort of Internet-radio format on both computers and certain mobile phones. - EMI' ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Plugged And Unplugged

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Thumbs up to Apple for adding wireless access to the iTunes music store. As usual, Apple is late to this party, but has done it better than its predecessors. Sure the slick iPod Touch will help, and yes, wireless access to the popular iTu ...

  11. Apple's New Developments Could Equal Holiday Dominance

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Not content to rest on its laurels, Apple has now unveiled its master plan to extend its digital music dominance into the coming holiday season. Here is how the latest developments shake out. iPod Touch What it is: A Wi-Fi-enabled, touch-screen ca ...

  12. Analysis: Apple's Product Upgrades, Starbucks Pact

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles on Apple's press event today in San Francisco , let's dive in and take a closer look at what the product upgrades, the new partnership and product launches -- highlighted by a touch-screen, WiFi-enabled iPod -- all me ...

  13. Apple Unveils New iPods, Ringtone Service

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In preparation for the upcoming fourth-quarter sales cycle, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs made a number of product updates and announcements today in San Francisco, including a ringtone service, a partnership with Starbucks and a touch-screen, WiFi-en ...

  14. Report: Apple Ringtone Service Coming

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of the more noticeable omissions of Apple's vastly popular iPhone is the lack of available ringtones for the device. According to reports, that may soon change. Citing unnamed sources close to the situation, The New York Post says Apple i ...

  15. iPhone Hackers Could Face Legal Battle

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hackers have figured out how to unleash Apple's iPhone from AT&T's cellular network, but people hoping to make money from the procedure could face legal problems. At least one of the companies hoping to make money by unlocking iPhone ...

  16. Nokia Launches Music Service, iPhone Rival

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nokia launched its much anticipated digital music service today, a move designed to both expand the company's mobile entertainment footprint and turn up the heat on Apple's iTunes and iPhone. The service works on both music-specialized m ...

  17. Hacker Opens iPhone To T-Mobile

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of the bigger complaints about Apple's iPhone -- AT&T's network -- has been solved to a degree by a New Jersey teenager. The 17-year-old hacker managed to unlock the device so that it can work with T-Mobile's network, the on ...

  18. The Bad-Ass Is Back: Kid Rock

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As "Rock'n'Roll Jesus," the first song—and potential title track—of his new album cranks over the speakers in his suburban Detroit studio, Kid Rock, sporting a plain white T-shirt, jeans, flip-flops and a Miller High Life baseb ...

  19. New iPods To Be iPhone-Like

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT According to a prominent analyst tracking Apple's pending product line, a new line of iPods are one the way that are expected to have similar functionality, but without the phone. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster issued a research note toda ...

  20. Reports: O2 Poised To Strike U.K. Deal For iPhone

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from Apple Computer and O2, the U.K. mobile operator, declined to confirm or deny reports published today which claimed the two firms were collaborating on the launch of Europe's first iPhone service. Today's edition of t ...

  21. AT&T: iPhone Activation Problems Largely Solved

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AT&T Inc said on Monday delays in activating service for customers of Apple Inc.'s iPhone had been mostly resolved after the wireless company worked out the problems on a case-by-case basis. About 2 percent of people who had bought iPhone ...

  22. Source: Universal Snubs iTunes Deal

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has refused to strike a long-term licensing arrangement with Apple's iTunes Music Store and will instead opt for "flexible," interim agreements, a source close to negotiations tells Billboard.biz. In recent day ...

  23. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Can anybody give AT&T a little love? I spend most of the last week doing countless interviews with the press who wanted to know how the iPhone was going to affect the music industry. My answer remains the same -- it won't. Not at ...

  24. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Keep a close eye on this MusicStation subscription mobile music service that launched this week in Sweden. What a concept... for an extra $4 a month to your phone bill, you can download an unlimited amount of music to the mobile phones. S ...

  25. MusicStation Launches In Sweden

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MusicStation, the international "all-you-can-eat" mobile-phone music service positioned to compete against Apple's new iPhone device, has gone live. Operated by U.K.-based Omnifone, in collaboration with France-based mobile-music sp ...

  26. iPhone Rivals Hurt By Import Ban

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A patent dispute between mobile phone component manufacturers Qualcomm and Broadcom has resulted in an import ban on certain models of phones -- including several potential iPhone rivals. The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that certain ...

  27. Christmas In July

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Can anything be more pleasant than the holidays? If your bottom line depends on December, the answer is probably "Yes!" Music fans may flip through these pages and see great gifts. But the industry sees a frenzied workplace and a tough e ...

  28. Melodeo Plans Music Service From iTunes Playlists

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Melodeo Inc. said on Tuesday it plans to help music fans expand use of their iTunes digital music collections beyond their desktop computer and iPod by streaming songs in personal libraries to mobile phones. Privately held Melodeo, which already d ...

  29. Apple Sets iPhone Retail Date

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple has set June 29 as the official date the iPhone will be available on retail shelves. While the mainstream press has already branded it a must-have gadget, others have begun questioning whether the expensive device will ultimately score with ...

  30. Apple CEO Talks DRM, Future Of Digital Music

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apples Steve Jobs sat down with the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg at the publication's All Things Digital conference, discussing the upcoming iPhone, DRM and the future of digital music. Check out the highlights here . Not a whole ...

  31. New Devices To Give Boost To Mobile Gaming Music

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music in mobile games is merely an afterthought today, but is expected to become of greater importance as more media-centric phones hit the market. This ZDNet Asia story , reprinted in BusinessWeek, points to such devices as the Walkman series fro ...

  32. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Attack of the Amazons It's a simple equation -- make digital music interoperable and more people will sell it. That's the message coming out of Amazon.com's long-expected revelation that it will soon launch a digital music ...

  33. Poll: iPhone Awareness High, Initial Sales Potential Low

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sales of the forthcoming Apple iPhone could be far short of stellar, according to a recent poll by marketing consultant Markitecture. The poll, conducted among 1300 participants, found the device scoring high in awareness and overall impression, b ...

  34. Microsoft Exec Addresses Apple iPhone

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps the only person not impressed with Apple's pending iPhone launch is Microsoft's Steve Ballmer. In an interview printed in USA Today , Ballmer shrugs off the impact of the iPhone, saying it's high price will limit its appeal ...

  35. iTunes Movies Coming To Europe?

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Europeans will get a bite of Apple Computer's iTunes movie and video-download service before the end of the year, a senior Apple executive has told reporters. Apple's vice president Europe Pascal Cagni used an interview with French-langu ...

  36. Mobile Execs Agree On Three Things

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The impact of the iPhone, ringtones and of course, DRM were all topics of discussion at the SXSW music festival last week. Panelists -- including executives from Motorola, Cingular, Verizon, Sony BMG and Napster -- in a discussion titled: "Co ...

  37. Virgin, Carphone Warehouse Team For Downloads

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online music download service Virgin Digital and U.K. mobile phone retailing giant The Carphone Warehouse have partnered to provide a new digital music service to mobile customers. Virgin Digital has become the "exclusive music download partn ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Cisco, Apple Settle 'iPhone' Dispute

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cisco Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. have agreed to share the "iPhone" name, but both companies are staying tightlipped about what future products might come from the resulting deal to collaborate on "interoperability" between the ...

  40. Apple, Cisco Near Settlement

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple and Cisco Systems are near a settlement over the iPhone name, reports the Wall Street Journal . Both companies have devices coming out that share the same moniker -- Apple's iPhone is a cellular phone operating on the AT&T (formerly ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Zune Phone Next?

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Now that Apple has finally unveiled the much-rumored iPhone, the digerati sewing circle banter is moving on to Apple's competitor -- Microsoft. The early rumors are underway that Gates & Co. are developing a Zune phone. Microsoft confirme ...

  43. Apple Reports Record Q1 Profit

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. on Wednesday (Jan. 17) posted a record profit in its fiscal first quarter, beating Wall Street estimates as earnings rose 78 percent amid strong holiday sales of its iPod music players and Macintosh computers. During the final three mon ...

  44. Cisco Sues Apple Over Use Of iPhone Name

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cisco Systems sued Apple Inc. in federal court Wednesday (Jan. 10), saying the computer maker's new iPhone violates its trademark. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, came just a day after Apple ...

  45. Apple Unveils Long-Awaited iPhone

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Saying the goal was "to reinvent the phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered on all expectations today by introducing the much anticipated iPhone -- one part touchscreen video iPod, one part mobile phone, and one part "Internet commu ...

  46. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  47. Report: Apple To Unveil iPhone Within A Year

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer is expected to unveil an Apple-branded mobile phone with direct access to the iTunes Music Store in the next 12 months, securities analysts at Morgan Stanley said in a research note. Apple Computer is expected to unveil an Apple-bra ...

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