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Topic: iTunes Store

Netflix spins off its DVD-by-mail service as Qwikster

09/19/2011, 11:09 am

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sent a letter to subscribers on Monday, admitting he "messed up" and announcing that it would spin off its DVD and Blu-ray-based mailing business as a new service dubbed "Qwikster."

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Apple's iTunes Match beta doesn't technically stream music

08/30/2011, 01:08 pm

The new iTunes Match beta still downloads songs and saves them locally on a user's device, rather than providing an absolute true streaming service.

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Apple abandons 99-cent TV show rentals for Apple TV

08/26/2011, 03:08 pm

Apple has removed the ability to rent TV shows from both iTunes and its Apple TV, taking away what was just last year one of the major advertised selling points of the $99 streaming-centric set-top box.

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Apple, Starbucks team up to give away free iPhone apps

08/16/2011, 06:08 pm

Apple and Starbucks have partnered to include giveaways of paid iPhone applications in the "Pick of the Week" promotional program, which previously offered iTunes music tracks to in-store customers of the coffee chain.

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Agreements not yet in place for Apple to launch cloud movie service

08/08/2011, 10:08 am

Apple is not prepared to launch its in-the-works cloud-based movie streaming and re-downloading service, as licensing agreements with a number of major Hollywood studios have reportedly not yet been secured.

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Rumor: Apple set to launch 'iTunes Replay' for re-downloading, streaming

08/03/2011, 09:08 am

Apple will soon fully launch its long in-the-works "iTunes Replay" service that will allow users to re-download and potentially stream purchased content, including Hollywood movies, a new rumor claims.

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'Neat stuff coming' soon to iTunes Store, Apple teases

07/19/2011, 06:07 pm

When asked about the level of content available on the iTunes Store, Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer revealed that the company plans to offer "neat stuff" in the next quarter.

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Apple could test limited iTunes HD+ 1080p movie service

07/08/2011, 03:07 pm

Apple as early as this fall may choose to test the waters for 1080p video sales through its ubiquitous iTunes service, AppleInsider has been advised.

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iBooks to boost Apple's iTunes into a $13 billion business by 2013

07/06/2011, 05:07 pm

Apple's ubiquitous iTunes Store and its associated services are forecast to generate a staggering $13 billion in revenues during the company's fiscal 2013, growing at an expected rate of nearly 40% over the next three years as publishers trend towards its iBook format.

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Spotify officially coming to the US to take on Apple's iTunes

07/06/2011, 03:07 pm

Popular music streaming service Spotify has officially announced it is coming to the U.S. "soon," but no date has been given for when the service will launch and compete with Apple's iTunes Music Store.

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Inside Apple's iOS 5: iTunes Tone Store will offer more text alert options

06/08/2011, 10:06 am

When iOS 5 is released for the iPhone this fall, users will have the ability to purchase new, custom text message tones from the new iTunes Tone Store.

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Apple announces iTunes Match music service for $24.99 per year

06/06/2011, 02:06 pm

Apple's new iTunes Match service will scan a user's library of songs, including those ripped from their own CDs, and match the songs up with the library of 18 million songs available through iTunes for $24.99 per year.

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Apple's iCloud music service to scan, mirror iTunes libraries

05/26/2011, 08:05 pm

Sources allege that the much-rumored streaming music service from Apple will scan users' iTunes libraries and mirror them in the cloud, but it reportedly won't be free.

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Apple expected to introduce 'iCloud' in June, if music publishers agree

05/20/2011, 03:05 pm

Music industry insiders expect that Apple wants to launch, or at least introduce, its anticipated "iCloud" music streaming service in June, though the company must also reach agreements with music publishers.

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Apple's cloud streaming could rely on small, locally stored song segments

05/19/2011, 08:05 am

Apple's anticipated cloud-based music streaming service could could offer faster playback of Internet-stored content by syncing just small snippets of songs via iTunes.

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Arrival of Beatles on Apple's iTunes causes uptick in music sales

05/12/2011, 10:05 am

The availability of The Beatles' catalog on iTunes, along with the resurgence of vinyl, are credited with a 1.6 percent increase in total music sales so far in the U.S. in 2011.

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Apple orders 12 petabytes of storage for iTunes video content - report

04/06/2011, 11:04 am

Apple has reportedly ordered as much as 12 petabytes, or 12,000 terabytes, of additional storage for hosting video content on its iTunes Store.

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Apple iTunes takes just 4% of US digital video market as Netflix dominates

03/15/2011, 09:03 am

Netflix is the dominant player in America's digital streaming and downloadable video market, representing 61 percent of all viewings, while Apple's iTunes is in a three-way tie for third place with 4 percent.

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Apple applying for The Beatles' Granny Smith trademark

03/14/2011, 08:03 pm

European trademark applications filed by Apple have surfaced that would finalize the transfer of The Beatles' iconic Granny Smith Apple logos from Apple Corps to Apple and expand the trademark to include technology products.

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Federal rules ensure Apple's iTunes has right to Comcast's NBC content

02/28/2011, 08:02 am

Comcast agreed to continue licensing of NBC content to online video services like Apple's iTunes in order to receive government approval of its acquisition of broadcast network NBC.

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