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Topic: iTunes

Apple launches iTunes Store in all remaining EU countries

09/29/2011, 02:09 am

Apple on Thursday launched the iTunes Store in the 12 European Union countries that had yet to gain access to it, ending an eight year wait for what has become the world's No. 1 music store.

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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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TV studios quietly adding closed-captioned episodes to iTunes Store

09/13/2011, 12:09 am

Television studios have quietly begun adding closed captioning to a small selection of the TV shows on offer in Apple's iTunes Store.

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Apple reopens iTunes Match beta to additional developers

09/10/2011, 09:09 pm

Apple has quietly opened up the beta for its iTunes Match service to a second batch of developers as the company readies it for launch this fall.

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Apple releases iTunes 10.5 beta 8 to developers along with new iWork for iOS apps

09/09/2011, 06:09 pm

Apple has made available an eighth beta release of iTunes 10.5 to developers, focusing on bug fixes and improvements. The update is available alongside a new release of iWork for iOS beta 3.

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Apple's iTunes U hits 600 million education downloads

09/08/2011, 03:09 pm

Apple's iTunes U, an initiative encouraging schools to offer print, audio and video downloads of their education programs almost entirely free to the public, has hit a new milestone of 600 million downloads.

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Apple awards new Senior VP Eddy Cue with stock bonus of 100k shares

09/02/2011, 10:09 pm

Apple has awarded Eddy Cue, the company's new senior vice president of Internet Software & Services, a promotion bonus of 100,000 restricted stock units, currently worth more than $37 million.

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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's iTunes Match beta supports streaming music playback

08/30/2011, 12:08 am

The developer preview of Apple's forthcoming iTunes Match service for iCloud contains early support for streaming music, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Apple seeds developers new iTunes 6.1 beta with iCloud iTunes Match

08/29/2011, 09:08 pm

Apple has released a new version of iTunes for developer testing of the functionality of iCloud's new iTunes Match feature for storing songs "in the cloud" for flexible access from mobile devices.

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Salesforce chief gave Steve Jobs “App Store” trademark as token of appreciation

08/26/2011, 06:08 pm

Salsesforce chief executive Marc Benioff revealed this week that he handed over his firm's “App Store” trademark to Apple as a way of thanking co-founder Steve Jobs for personal insight and support over the years.

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Email scam targets MobileMe users with iCloud upgrade bait

08/26/2011, 04:08 pm

Scammers are trying to trick Apple's existing MobileMe subscribers into providing credit card information, purportedly to migrate to the new iCloud service, in a new spam campaign that echoes previous attempts.

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AirPlay credited with winning Apple movie market share in iTunes

08/23/2011, 07:08 pm

Apple has resumed growth among online movie stores after spurt of competition blunted its market share last year, a recovery credited in part to the company's new AirTunes mobile integration feature.

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MP3tunes ruling seen as victory for cloud-based music services

08/23/2011, 01:08 am

A partial victory by defendant MP3tunes in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by major record companies may set a precedent for the legal validity of cloud-based digital music "lockers" from other companies, including Apple, Google and Amazon.

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Apple issues iTunes 10.4.1 performance and stability update

08/22/2011, 04:08 pm

Apple has made available a minor update to iTunes that fixes a variety of bugs discovered in the release of iTunes 10.4, such as unresponsiveness when purchasing HD rentals and longer-than-expected launch times.

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RIM's BlackBerry music service to cost $5 a month for 50 songs

08/20/2011, 11:08 am

New details on Research in Motion's rumored BlackBerry Messenger music service have emerged, with the mini-subscription plan expected to cost $5 a month for 50 songs when it arrives this fall.

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RIM working on its own music streaming service for BlackBerry

08/18/2011, 07:08 pm

Research in Motion is reportedly getting ready to launch its own music streaming service specifically designed for BlackBerry mobile devices.

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Cinemax iOS app may violate Apple's no-porn policy on App Store

08/16/2011, 02:08 am

Cinemax's newly-approved Max GO iOS app is making waves because it allows streaming of late night adult programming that may violate Apple's ban on pornography on the App Store.

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Walmart to shutter MP3 store after failing to catch Apple's iTunes

08/09/2011, 08:08 pm

Retail giant Walmart revealed on Tuesday that it will close its MP3 store later this month, even as Apple's iTunes continues to dominate the digital music industry.

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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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