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  • Amazon unveils music matching service August 1, 2012

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc announced a scan-and-match digital music service on Tuesday, stepping up competition with Apple Inc's iTunes. The new service will find music files on users' computers, create matching versions of those songs and store them in the cloud, Amazon said. As part of the new service, Amazon announced licensing...
  • Apple launches iTunes in HK, Singapore, Taiwan June 27, 2012

    Singapore: Apple Inc said on Wednesday it has launched its iTunes online media store in 12 Asian territories including Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, making it easier for customers in the region to buy and download music and videos. While Asian users of Apple's iPhones and iPads are able to download...
  • Flipkart launches Flyte MP3 download store February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Fast growing e-commerce website Flipkart is flying into the digital music download territory with its MP3 download service called Flyte. The online music download store which opened on Monday will have to compete with music piracy websites and illegal BitTorrent downloads but also with free Indian online music streaming...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' most watched trailer December 26, 2011

    Los Angeles: Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie's trailer is the most watched one on iTunes with 12.5 million viewership in 24 hours. It has smashed previous record set by the trailer for 'The Avengers', which had more than 10 million iTunes views. Warner Bros Pictures announced that the new...
  • Adele is iTunes top-seller of 2011 December 10, 2011

    Los Angeles: British singer Adele has became the first artist to secure three milestones on the iTunes music chart, scoring 2011's top-selling single, top-selling album and being named the iTunes Artist of the Year, said the music company. The 23-year-old singer's single "Rolling in the Deep" beat stiff competition from Katy...
  • Review: iTunes Match wins cloud music war November 29, 2011

    Los Angeles: In recent weeks, Apple, Google and Amazon.com have each launched the missing puzzle piece in their wireless mobile music systems. Apple enabled storage and delivery of your songs over the Internet through iTunes Match. Google started selling music digitally. Amazon shipped an electronic-books device, called the Kindle Fire,...
  • Google music service faces big hurdles November 17, 2011

    New York: Social media and mobile communications will be the two big targets for Google Inc when it unveils a new music store for users on Wednesday, according to four people familiar with its plans. But the giant web search company's new music partners have already labelled the service "unexciting."...
  • Apple launches iTunes Match a couple weeks late November 15, 2011

    Cupertino: Apple has turned on its iTunes Match service - although it's two weeks late. The $25-a-year subscription promises to match every song on a person's computer and store the tunes in an online account on distant servers known as the "cloud." The songs can then be downloaded or streamed to...
  • Online music sales to rise 7 per cent in 2011 November 9, 2011

    London: Global online music revenues are expected to rise by about 7 percent this year to $6.3 billion as digital services such as Spotify and iTunes gain momentum, technology research firm Gartner said on Tuesday. But sales of CDs, hurt by piracy as well as paid-for online distribution, will continue to...
  • Pete Townshend brands iTunes a 'digital vampire' November 1, 2011

    London: The Who's Pete Townshend on Monday branded Apple Inc.'s iTunes a "digital vampire" that profits from music without supporting the artists who create it. Townshend said that faced with the Internet's demolition of established copyright protections, iTunes should offer some of the services to artists that record labels and...
  • Planning a trip? New app lets friends help October 18, 2011

    Hong Kong: A new mobile app enables travelers to plan trips with a little help from their friends. The app, called Trippy, links the users with friends in their social networks who have information on a particular city, either through living, studying, or traveling there, who can offer recommendations. "We're...
  • iCloud hype grows, Steve Jobs to take the stage June 6, 2011

    San Francisco: Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs returns on Monday to the stage at San Francisco's Moscone center to take the wraps off what investors hope will be the next source of growth for the world's most valuable technology company. Jobs, who has been on medical leave for months and...
  • Apple to beat Google on cloud music April 22, 2011

    New York: Apple Inc has completed work on an online music storage service and is set to launch it ahead of Google Inc, whose own music efforts have stalled, according to several people familiar with both companies' plans. Apple's plans will allow iTunes customers to store their songs on a remote...
  • Steve Jobs ordered to answer iTunes questions March 23, 2011

    New York: Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs, who is out on medical leave, has been ordered to answer questions from lawyers for a group of consumers accusing the company of creating a music-download monopoly. US Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd, based in San Jose, California, ruled on Monday that lawyers representing the...
  • Apple's succession call rejected by shareholders February 24, 2011

    Cupertino: Apple Inc shareholders rejected demands that the company disclose a succession plan for ailing chief Steve Jobs, and the company kept mum on how many had backed that proposal. The reluctance to reveal details of the vote on a proposal by the Central Laborers' Pension Fund raised speculation that a...
  • Review: Apple iTunes Ping September 9, 2010

    Los Angeles: Apple Inc.'s new music-discovery feature, Ping, is a potentially useful addition to iTunes. With it, you can see what songs your friends are buying and recommend some of your favorites to them. It's great that Apple is finally incorporating elements of Lala.com, which offered similar social-discovery tools until Apple...
  • Apple launches cheaper iPods, Web-to-TV device September 2, 2010

    San Francisco: Apple Inc unveiled a smaller, cheaper version of its Web-to-TV device on Wednesday, stepping up a battle with Google Inc and Microsoft Corp for control of the digital living room. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs also rolled out a completely overhauled lineup of iPod media players and the latest version...
  • Apple's 99-cent TV show idea is no game changer August 26, 2010

    Los Angeles: Apple Inc.'s iTunes store may have revolutionised the music business, but its recent push to let people rent TV shows for 99 cents won't amount to a game changer for how people watch TV. The idea to offer episodes of hit shows for rental a day after their broadcast...
  • US probes Apple's digital music dominance May 27, 2010

    New York: The US Justice Department is making preliminary inquiries into whether Apple Inc unfairly dominates the digital music market, according to three people whose companies have been contacted by regulators. They said the Justice Department contacted some music labels and digital music providers earlier this month. DoJ staff have mostly asked...
  • Google launches music search with Lala, iLike October 29, 2009

    Los Angeles: Google Inc on Wednesday partnered with Web services LaLa and MySpace's iLike to give music fans an easier way to find, sample and buy songs on the Internet, expanding its music industry footprint. The global Web search leader will provide users who want to sample a song with...
  • Elton John songs can be downloaded now June 17, 2007

    London: Singer Elton John says he will make his back catalog of more than 30 albums available for digital download later this month. The tracks, more than 400 in all, will be available through Apple Inc's iTunes service from March 26 through April 30, and then will be made available on...