Audio

  • SoundCloud to start paying artists, record companies August 22, 2014

    Berlin: SoundCloud said on Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify. Berlinbased SoundCloud boasts some 175 million unique listeners a month, but so far...
  • Bose sues Beats over headphone noisecancellation patents July 26, 2014

    San Francisco: Audio technology veteran Bose Corporation on Friday sued Beats Electronics over patented technology for cancelling noise in earphones. The suit filed in federal court in the US state of Delaware pits the 50yearold firm against an Internet Age youngster being bought by Apple in a deal valued at $3...
  • Ukraine releases audio tapes of proRussian rebels on shooting the Malayasian plane July 18, 2014

    A Malaysian plane was shot down by "terrorists" on Thursday over wartorn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. The Ukrainian government on Friday released audio tapes of intercepted conversations made by proRussian rebels on shooting down the Malayasian plane. "We have just shot down a plane. That was Miner's group....
  • Intel to make audiovisual gear chips for Panasonic under contract July 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Intel Corp said on Monday it would make chips for Panasonic for the audio and visualequipment markets, the latest expansion of Intel's contract manufacturing business in the face of slow personal computer sales. With Intel far behind rivals in making chips for smartphones and tablets, the US chipmaker has...
  • Twitter in talks to buy audiosharing site SoundCloud: Report June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Microblogging platform Twitter Inc has been in talks with Berlinbased audio sharing website SoundCloud in its efforts to add a music service to its offering, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter. Twitter has weighed up deals worth billions of dollars and has also considered buying musicstreaming...
  • Bollywood's Baadshah SRK and Thalaiva Rajinikanth come together for 'Kochadaiyaan' music launch March 9, 2014

    Fans went berserk as Shah Rukh Khan and Rajinikanth shared the same stage at the audio launch of latter's forthcoming film 'Kochadaiyaan'. The film, which has been in the making for a long time, has Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone and Jackie Shroff in key roles. The audio launch also had composer...
  • Happy Holidays: Headphones, speakers top gift lists December 24, 2013

    Atlanta: Headphones, speakers and other audio gear are topping the holiday gift lists of many Americans. Audio equipment is among the topselling electronics gifts this holiday season, accounting for 13 per cent of the $8 billion in consumer electronics sales between November 24 and December 7, according to research firm...
  • Portronics launches 4inone portable device Superbox at Rs 2,499 December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Portronics launched a new device Superbox in India at Rs 2,499. Superbox is a palmsized device, which has the capability of being your speaker, your MP3 player, your audio recorder and even your power bank. The Superbox comes packed with an 8 GB card. One needs to...
  • AOL shutting down the oncepopular Winamp media player November 21, 2013

    New Delhi: AOL announced the closure of Winamp.com and its associated web services. The services will no longer be available from December 20, 2013, said the company. The company has also made it clear that Winamp media players will no longer be available for download past Dec 20. Users can...
  • 'Janal Oram' audio to be unveiled in a bus October 19, 2013

    Chennai: Upcoming Tamil romanticdrama 'Janal Oram' is about a bus driver and its conductor. Keeping this in mind, the makers have decided to unveil its audio Thursday in a private bus. "Since the movie is about bus a driver and a conductor, the crew has planned to hire a special bus...
  • Case filed against producer of Telugu film 'Baadshah' March 18, 2013

    Hyderabad: A case has been filed against Bandla Ganesh, the producer of Telugu film 'Baadshah', at the Rayadurgam Police Station on Monday, following the death of a fan at the audio launch of the movie. The case was filed under section IPC 304 (A). Some of the fans were also injured...
  • Apple in talks with Beats Audio over new music service March 6, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has held talks with Beats Electronics LLC, the audio technology firm co-founded by influential hip-hop producer Dr Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine, on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with...
  • 2G: CBI to submit status report on ChandraSingh tapes February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file its status report on the audio tapes in which Unitech Managing Director Sanjay Chandra is allegedly heard talking to former CBI prosecutor AK Singh about the 2G spectrum case. In the report the CBI will revealed what action has been...
  • 2G collusion: Singh, Chandra's audio tape to be part of status report February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Audio tape linking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) prosecutor AK Singh to 2G scam accused Sanjay Chandra will now be part of the status report, a week after CNNIBN's 2G collusion expose, sources have said. The status report is set to be presented to the Supreme Court on...
  • Facebook Poke app: Mark Zuckerberg is the voice behind the 'poke' audio alert, says report December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: There is one interesting fact about the newly launched Facebook Poke app that we think you all should know. According to TechCrunch, the voice that enounces 'Poke', whenever a user receives a push notification, is actually Zuckerberg's voice. In other words, whenever you listen to the brief "poke"...
  • Karnataka Audio and Video Association formulated April 30, 2012

    Nearly 120 audio and video operators in Karnataka not united in the last 30 years have now become strong forming an association as Karnataka Audio and Video Association. The first step of the KAVA is that it met the Karnataka Chief Minister and put forth the demands such as piracy...
  • Odisha: Talks resume as the hostage crisis deepens April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Odisha government on Monday resumed talks with negotiators to end the hostage crisis after Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda issued an ultimatum, threatening to kill Italian tourist Bosusco Paulo if the Naveen Patnaik government fails to fulfill their demands. Panda on Monday released a fresh audio tape. He said that...
  • Italians abducted: Naxals issue fresh deadline March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda has reportedly issued a fresh audio tape regarding the abducted Italian nationals and set Tuesday evening as the new deadline for the state government to respond. The message in the tape says that the two Italian tourists are safe and are being fed well. The...
  • Goa: Cong probes audio glitch in Manmohan's rally March 2, 2012

    Panaji: The Congress party in Goa on Thursday launched a probe into the sound system failure during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's election rally the day before. State Congress President Subhash Shirodkar told reporters that the audio mixer used by the sound contractor had failed. "We have launched an enquiry. The mixer...
  • Goa polls: PM's rally hit by audio failure February 29, 2012

    Sanquelim (Goa): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh suffered acute embarrassment after the failure of the public address system at an election rally at Sanquelim, 40 kms from state capital Panaji. The public address system failed just after Singh had risen to speak and had introduced other speakers on the dais. Thousands of...
  • HTC to launch music streaming service: Reports February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: If rumours are to be believed, HTC is planning to come up with its music streaming service. According to GigaOm, HTC, which acquired a substantial stake in Beats Audio, a company started by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre last year, is said to be working with Iovine...
  • Farhan roped in for ads on crime against women January 29, 2012

    New Delhi: After a newspaper campaign, actorfilmmaker Farhan Akhtar will be the likely face of Delhi Police for an audiovisual advertisement to educate people about crime against women. 38yearold Akhtar, who directed the recently released Bollywood movie 'Don 2', has already appeared in a newspaper campaign in which he...
  • 2011 a difficult year for the govt: Chidambaram December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming 2011 as a 'difficult year' for the government, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said though the media could be 'harsh and critical' at times it was the only vehicle through which the government could interact with the masses. "2011 has been a difficult year but an year...
  • Bubbly's voice tweets to expand from Asia October 25, 2011

    London: Fans of Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber looking for more than their 140character tweets may soon be able to follow and hear their idols chatter over a new online service. Voice microblogging service Bubbly, which allows people to send Twitterlike short sound messages, has grown to reach more than...
  • Listen: Team Anna vs Cong in the Lokpal tapes October 14, 2011

    The details of what transpired during the Lokpal Bill Joint Drafting Committee meetings between the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and Team Anna are out in the open. The audio recordings of the Lokpal Bill Joint Drafting Committee between the Central Government and Team Anna have been accessed by CNNIBN...
  • Apple, Harper Seven, what next for celeb baby names? July 11, 2011

    New Delhi: With Victoria and David Beckham's daughter being called Harper Seven Beckham, we are taken back to a trauma celebkids seem have come to suffer. The burden of a name and years of merciless teasing from classmates and children at the playground. They are born with silver spoons in their...