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Topic: iTunes

Samsung expanding media efforts to compete with Apple's iTunes

12/14/2011, 09:12 am

Samsung plans to step up its competition with Apple's iTunes by providing content directly to customers who buy its TVs, smartphones and tablets.

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iTunes Music, Movies Stores arrive in Latin America; O2 offers iPhone 4S leasing [u]

12/12/2011, 11:12 pm

Brazil and 16 other Latin American countries are now offering music and movies from Apple's iTunes Store, while U.K. wireless operator O2 has come up with an iPhone leasing scheme that allow customers to rent the iPhone 4S for a year.

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iTunes 10.5.2 released, Thunderbolt Display firmware updated

12/12/2011, 06:12 pm

Apple has released the latest version of iTunes for Mac OS X and Windows, which carries improvements to the iTunes Match service and fixes an audio distortion problem, and firmware for the Thunderbolt Display has been updated to version 1.1.

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Apple promotes The Beatles with ad, free iBook; Samsung again mocks iPhone users

12/09/2011, 11:12 pm

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the arrival of The Beatles' catalog to iTunes, Apple is promoting the band's music with a new TV ad, while also showcasing a new free "Yellow Submarine" interactive e-book on the iBookstore. Meanwhile, Samsung has released another TV spot mocking iPhone users, this time over music and movie storage.

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Apple's iTunes Rewind 2011 highlights year's top apps, movies & music

12/08/2011, 03:12 pm

Apple on Thursday revealed its iTunes Rewind selections for 2011, revealing the best music, applications, TV shows, movies, books and podcasts of the year.

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iTunes Match viewed as break-even but important business for Apple

12/08/2011, 10:12 am

Though Apple's recently launched iTunes Match service isn't expected to be hugely profitable for the company, it is viewed as an important service that will further tie customers into the iTunes ecosystem and Apple's hardware.

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Apple releases 12 Days of Christmas app for Europe, Canada

12/07/2011, 09:12 pm

Apple has launched its 12 Days of Christmas app in preparation for its annual holiday promotion offering free songs, music videos, apps and books to residents of parts of Europe and Canada.

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Apple adds night reading theme, full screen mode to iBooks

12/07/2011, 12:12 am

Apple on Wednesday issued an update to its iBooks iOS app, adding a night-time reading theme, full-screen layout, new fonts and an improved annotation palette.

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Apple may build data center near Facebook, Google operations in Oregon

12/03/2011, 04:12 pm

Apple may join Amazon, Facebook and Google in having a large data center operating in Prineville, Oregon, if it follows through on plans to build the new facility.

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WikiLeaks founder claims iTunes flaw allows for covert iPhone surveillance

12/02/2011, 05:12 pm

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claims that an iTunes "flaw" allows surveillance companies to introduce a trojan horse onto users' computers, subsequently selling the sensitive data to government agencies.

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iTunes Music Store reportedly ready for Latin America debut

11/30/2011, 05:11 pm

Apple is reportedly set to add music to iTunes across Latin America, with a rumored Dec. 8 launch date expected to expand available content past apps and eBooks.

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North Carolina locals question benefits of Apple's $1 billion server farm

11/27/2011, 05:11 am

A new report claims that local residents view Apple's massive data center in Maiden, N.C. has been a "disappointing development" because it has brought just 50 full-time jobs to the area, which is struggling with double-digit unemployment rates.

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Google steps up competition with iTunes, adds Disney movies to YouTube

11/23/2011, 03:11 pm

Stepping up its competition against Apple's iTunes, Google on Wednesday added hundreds of movies from Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks to rent on YouTube, including the Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.

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Apple searching for senior executives with cloud expertise

11/22/2011, 10:11 pm

Apple is actively seeking senior-level executives to help the company build new apps and products to take full advantage of the cloud, a new report claims.

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Briefly: Chinese App Store; Kindle Fire costs; Motorola stockholders

11/18/2011, 01:11 am

Apple is now accepting local Chinese bank cards as payment for iTunes App Store purchases. Also, a new analysis claims Amazon's Kindle Fire costs $202 to build. Finally, Motorola Mobility stockholders have approved Google's acquisition of the company.

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Warner Bros. giving iTunes redemption codes to unhappy UltraViolet users

11/17/2011, 05:11 pm

UltraViolet, an initiative by Hollywood studios to distribute digital movies independently of Apple's iTunes, has suffered such a backlash from users that Warner Bros. has started placating users with redemption codes for iTunes instead.

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Google to counter Apple's iTunes with its own online music store

11/16/2011, 08:11 am

Google on Wednesday is expected to announce a new online music store that will let users buy and store songs online and listen to them on multiple devices, in direct competition with Apple's iTunes.

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Briefly: App Store break; Apple TV price drop; Apple patent haul

11/15/2011, 09:11 pm

Apple has warned developers that its iTunes Connect tool for managing App Store titles will shut down December 22-29 as the company goes on holiday break, while retailers Amazon and Best Buy are preparing for the holidays by lowering the price of the Apple TV to $89.99. Also, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a large batch of 30 patents to Apple on Tuesday.

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Apple releases iTunes 10.5.1 with public launch of iTunes Match

11/14/2011, 12:11 pm

Apple on Monday publicly released iTunes 10.5.1, marking the first time that users can access the new $24.99-per-year iTunes Match service.

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Apple issues third beta of iTunes 10.5.1 for iTunes Match testing

11/13/2011, 12:11 pm

After erasing developers' iTunes Match accounts, Apple has supplied its developers with a new beta of iTunes 10.5.1 to test the new $24.99-per-year service.

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