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Topic: iTunes

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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Apple's iCloud inaccessible for some users

11/11/2011, 04:11 pm

Apple is reporting inaccessible iCloud services for some users after previous issues that similarly affected some users over the last two days.

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Apple to again erase iTunes Match beta libraries Saturday

11/11/2011, 03:11 pm

Apple has notified developers testing the pre-release beta of its iTunes Match service that their matched libraries will once again be erased on Saturday, Nov. 12.

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Apple working with US energy company on North Carolina solar farm

11/08/2011, 12:11 pm

While companies from China dominate solar panel production, Apple has opted to partner with an American company to help build its forthcoming solar farm in North Carolina, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple testing iTunes Match on Apple TV with iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2

11/02/2011, 09:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2 to developers, adding support for iTunes Match on the Apple TV set-top box.

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Apple misses October deadline for launch of new iTunes Match service

11/01/2011, 01:11 pm

Advertised to launch in the U.S. by the end of October, Apple's iTunes Match service has now missed the company's self-imposed deadline.

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Pete Townshend of The Who calls Apple's iTunes a "digital vampire"

10/31/2011, 06:10 pm

Just in time for Halloween, artist Pete Townshend of The Who has branded Apple's music business a "digital vampire," suggesting that iTunes profits from music without giving popular artists all the benefits they enjoyed under the record labels and music publishers.

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Apple Lossless Audio Codec Project becomes open source

10/28/2011, 09:10 am

Apple this week made its Lossless Audio Codec project for high-quality audio files open source under the Apache license, allowing anyone to make their own ALAC files.

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iTunes Match beta reset on Thursday points to imminent launch

10/26/2011, 10:10 pm

Apple notified developers on Wednesday evening that it will reset iTunes Match beta accounts on Oct. 27th in order to improve the "overall quality and reliability" of the service ahead of its upcoming public launch.

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Apple planning solar farm opposite NC data center

10/25/2011, 11:10 pm

Local permits reveal that Apple is looking to build a solar farm across from its massive data center in Maiden, N.C., a move that could address criticisms environmental groups have leveled at the company.

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Fortune reporter shares behind-the-scenes stories, photos of Steve Jobs

10/25/2011, 09:10 pm

Steve Jobs' chronicler Brent Schlender has published several personal stories and photos from 25 years of covering Apple and its late co-founder, offering a unique look at how Steve Jobs interacted with the media.

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Steve Jobs left iTunes creator in charge of connected TV initiative

10/24/2011, 08:10 pm

Jeff Robbin, an Apple vice president and engineer who helped create both iTunes and the iPod, is leading the company's efforts to produce a connected TV with integrated search functionality, according to a new report.

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Settlement in iTunes Gift Card class action suit offers $3.25 per customer

10/24/2011, 06:10 pm

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving iTunes customers who purchased songs from the online music store for $1.29 with gift cards whose packaging promised songs for only $0.99.

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Apple in talks to add streaming Hollywood movies to iCloud

10/13/2011, 07:10 am

Apple is said to be involved in negotiations with Hollywood movie studios in an effort to give customers the ability to stream movies they own to devices like an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.

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Apple issues iTunes 10.5.1 beta 1 to developers to test iTunes Match

10/11/2011, 02:10 pm

Following the public release of iTunes 10.5 with support for iOS 5 devices, Apple also privately released iTunes 10.5.1 to its developer community, allowing them to test the forthcoming iTunes Match service.

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