1. @D8: Apple's Jobs On Google, Gizmodo, Adobe, and Advice For The Music Biz

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs rarely speaks at events not hosted by Apple itself. But Tuesday night, less than a week before he’s scheduled to take the keynote stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference June 7, he sat down for a 90-minute interview w ...

  2. Apple's Jobs Says iPad Idea Came Before iPhone

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs shared a secret with is audience at a technology conference outside Los Angeles Tuesday: The idea for the iPad came before the iPhone. The idea to ditch the keyboard for what Jobs calls a multi-touch display came about in ...

  3. Plugged/UnPlugged: What Apple’s Flash Ban Means For Music

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple’s policy of banning Flash technology from the iPhone and iPad gained new attention this week after CEO Steve Jobs posted a rather lengthy explanation of the somewhat controversial policy. And while it may seem like just another academic tech ...

  4. Apple COO Gets $22 million Reward As Jobs Stand-in

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has awarded its COO a bonus valued at $22 million for leading the company while chief executive Steve Jobs was on six months' medical leave last year. The cash-and-stock award came at Jobs' recommendation, and was made in recog ...

  5. Apple's Jobs Says Cash Hoard Allows For Bold Moves

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Steve Jobs defended Apple Inc's decision to maintain a $40 billion cash pile and said it was better to save the money for bold risks, like acquisitions, than to spend it on stock buybacks or cash dividends. Faced with shareholders' quest ...

  6. Apple Holds Annual Meeting As Stock Seeks Catalyst

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs will hold his annual face-to-face meeting with shareholders on Thursday (Feb. 25), and there will be no shortage of questions for a company famously stingy with information. Apple's shares have been treadi ...

  7. Apple Unveils 'iPad' Tablet Device

    January 27, 2010 2:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs took the wraps off the "iPad" tablet on Wednesday, looking to define a new category of wireless device that will play video, games and all sorts of other media. Jobs, who returned to the helm last year ...

  8. It's Here: Apple Unveils $499 iPad Tablet

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the company's much-anticipated touch screen tablet computer today in San Francisco. Dubbed the iPad, the computer looks and works very much like a larger version of the iPhone, Apple's touch-screen ...

  9. Business Matters: Spotify, Citizen Cope, IODA and More

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Spotify CEO Daniel Ek tells BBC News a U.S. launch is ...

  10. Apple's Steve Jobs Returns To Introduce New iPods, Ringtones, 'iTunes LPs'

    September 09, 2009 3:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned to the keynote stage at the company's press event, for the first time since his liver transplant earlier this year, to announce several upgrades to the iTunes service, as well as a new line of video-recording iPod ...

  11. Apple Unveils Ringtones, 'iTunes LP'

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned to the keynote stage at the company’s press event, for the first time since his liver transplant earlier this year, to announce several upgrades to the iTunes service, as well as a new line of video-recording iPod Nan ...

  12. Apple iPod Updates Expected, Jobs Show Uncertain

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's media extravaganza next week is being greeted with unusual calm, as it is uncertain if charismatic CEO Steve Jobs will appear and investors have nothing much to bet on apart from new iPods with cameras. Apple's stock has ofte ...

  13. Apple CEO Steve Jobs Returns To Work

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs is back at work following a near six-month medical leave, although he will work at least initially from home for a few days a week, the company said. The official word of his return followed months of speculati ...

  14. Apple's Jobs Has 'Excellent Prognosis' After Transplant

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc chief executive Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant at a Tennessee hospital and has "an excellent prognosis," the hospital that performed the operation has confirmed. Jobs, 54, received the transplant because he was "t ...

  15. Suspense Builds Ahead Of Apple Extravaganza

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc kicks off its annual developers' extravaganza on Monday (June 8) under a tight lid of secrecy, with investors expecting the electronics maker to unveil new or cheaper versions of its popular iPhone. Thousands of customers, developer ...

  16. Apple Investors Get No Satisfaction On Jobs

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc chief executive Steve Jobs wasn't even there, but at times it seemed like it was all anyone talked about at the firm's annual shareholders' meeting. In a lively, one-hour gathering at the firm's headquarters in Cupert ...

  17. Apple CEO To Take Medical Leave

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence from the company. Jobs revealed the leave in a letter to employees today , saying "during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally ...

  18. Apple's Jobs Acknowledges Weight Loss, Remains CEO

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple Inc, said today that a hormone imbalance had caused him to lose weight but that he would continue as CEO during his recovery, sending its shares up 3.4%. The statement follows investor concern and rumors af ...

  19. Jobs Won't Deliver Macworld Keynote

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc said on Tuesday that chief executive Steve Jobs will not deliver the keynote address at the Macworld trade show next month, reviving some investors' concerns about the state of his health and sending the company's shares down 3 ...

  20. Key Apple Exec To Exit

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tony Fadell, the man credited with creating the iPod and iPhone, is leaving Apple for personal reasons, according to the company. Fadell, who at one point was rumored to be a possible successor to Apple chief Steve Jobs, will be replaced by former ...

  21. Kid Rock Goes Digital With Rhapsody

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kid Rock has ended his long holdout from making music available to digital music services by granting Rhapsody a four-month exclusive on his catalog. Kid Rock has ended his long holdout from making music available to digital music services by granti ...

  22. 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, ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Labels, Apple Debate 'Total Music' Model

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Apple and major record labels have reportedly stepped up negotiations concerning the idea of bringing the "Total Music" concept to iPod devices. Apple and major record labels have reportedly stepped up negotiations concerning the idea of b ...

  26. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Report: Apple To Cut Price On DRM-Free Tracks

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple confirmed it will indeed lower the price on its DRM-free tracks to 99 cents, from $1.29, on all iTunes Plus music. Apple CEO Steve Jobs confirmed the move in an interview with the Wall Street Journal . Jobs told the WSJ that the iTunes Plus ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. iPod Bonanza: Wireless, Touch Screen, Ringtones

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In preparation for the upcoming fourth-quarter sales cycle, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs today (Sept. 5) made a number of product updates and announcements at a San Francisco-area media event, including In preparation for the upcoming fourth-quarter sa ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Think Digital Music Is An Environmental Panacea? Think Again

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This past March, Greenpeace made headlines by criticizing Apple's environmental policies-or lack thereof. The move generated a rare response from Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who outlined previously undisclosed plans for "a greener Apple" ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: As a bit of a music industry outsider, I'm just absolutely flummoxed that it took this long to create a legal, licensed online service for music lyrics. Which is why I think the new service from Yahoo Music and Gracenote is a great s ...

  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. Apple CEO: No Plans To Launch Subscription Service

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Looks like we shouldn't be holding our breath over a music subscription service from Apple anytime soon. Responding to several rumors swirling of late that an iTunes subscription offering could be available in as early as six months, Apple CE ...

  37. EMI, Apple Team To Offer DRM-Free Music

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 EMI Music has agreed to make its entire digital repertoire available free of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions, effective immediately. The move is groundbreaking for a major multinational m EMI Music has agreed to make its entire digital ...

  38. Will The Other Majors Ditch DRM?

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI is the only major label to pursue a DRM-free strategy so far , but the move places increased pressure on the other majors to offer their catalogs in a similar fashion. Apple CEO Steve Jobs says the company is reaching out to the other majors a ...

  39. Confirmed: EMI, Apple Offer DRM Free Music

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has agreed to make all its current digital repertoire available free of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions with immediate effect. The move is groundbreaking for a major multinational music company, as all four majors had previo ...

  40. The Youngbloods, Allman Brothers Band Sue Sony BMG

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Youngbloods and the Allman Brothers Band have filed a class action suit against Sony BMG Music over the amount of royalties paid to BMG artists for digital downloads. The suit mirrors the one filed by the Allman Brothers and Cheap Trick last y ...

  41. Record Execs Question Jobs' DRM Position

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Record industry executives and lawyers in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards responded with skepticism to the call by Steve Jobs, Apple Computer CEO, to get rid of digital rights management (DRM) for music. While talking about online services durin ...

  42. Sources: EMI May Announce Support For MP3

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Is EMI about to announce support for the MP3 format or some other DRM-free solution? Multiple sources interviewed by Billboard suggest that the British recorded music giant is mulling offering paid do Is EMI about to announce support for the MP3 for ...

  43. 'Plugged/Unplugged' - Digital's Best And Worst Weekly Developments

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Plugged/Unplugged" - The best and worst digital developments of the week Plugged: NY Senator Proposes iPod Pedestrian Ban A New York State senator is proposing a bill that would find pedestrians $100 for mindlessly crossing streets whil ...

  44. Apple CEO Pushes For Labels To Drop DRM

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple CEO Steve Jobs released an open letter on the company's Web site calling for the major labels to abandon digital rights management. "DRMs haven't worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy," Jobs writes. Apple' ...

  45. Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Dispute

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mac computer and iPod maker Apple said today (Feb. 5) it settled long-simmering trademark issues with the Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. company about the use of the name "Apple" and apple logos. Mac computer and iPod maker Apple said toda ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Apple Unveils Long-Awaited iPhone At MacWorld

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Explaining that his goal was "to reinvent the phone," Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered on all expectations today (Jan. 9) by introducing the much-anticipated iPhone at the MacWorld conference in San Fra Explaining that his goal was "to ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Bono, Oprah Hit Chicago For AIDS Relief

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Talk show host Oprah Winfrey and humanitarian rocker Bono hit Chicago's "Magnificent Mile" yesterday (Oct. 12) for a shopping spree to promote a new line of clothing, accessories and gadgets, includin Talk show host Oprah Winfrey and ...

  50. Apple Adds Films to iTunes, Enlarges iPods

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Apple Computer Inc. said today (Sept. 12) that its iTunes online music store would begin selling movies from Disney, Pixar, and Touchstone as the company makes its most aggressive move yet into the di Apple Computer Inc. said today (Sept. 12) that i ...

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