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Topic: iTunes Match

Apple emphasizes acquisition of Beats Music streaming service in blockbuster announcement

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

While Beats may be best known for its headphones, Apple made it clear in announcing its $3 billion acquisition of the company on Wednesday that its real interest lies in the subscription Beats Music streaming service, which will complement Apple's existing iTunes offerings.

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Apple's iTunes Match finally arrives in Japan

05/01/2014, 10:05 pm

After a nearly two-and-a-half year wait, Apple's iTunes Match has hit the shores of Japan, bringing cloud-based library matching to one of the few countries where users can purchase music through iTunes but not sign up for the service.

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Apple considering 'dramatic' overhaul of iTunes Music Store to boost sales - report

04/09/2014, 03:04 pm

Facing significant declines in digital music sales, Apple is reportedly plotting a potential overhaul of its iTunes Music Store, in addition to considering new revenue opportunities through on-demand streaming and even allegedly an iTunes for Android.

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iOS 7 beta: iTunes Radio brings first ads to Apple's lock screen

06/11/2013, 10:06 am

The new developer beta of iOS 7 with iTunes Radio includes a first for Apple: a direct link on the lock screen to the iTunes Store to purchase content.

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Google Music gains free scan & match in US to compete with Apple's iTunes Match

12/18/2012, 02:12 pm

Previously limited to Europe, the scan and match feature in Google Play's music service arrived in the U.S. at no cost on Tuesday, matching a key feature of Apple's iTunes Match.

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iTunes Match down as Apple's iCloud issues continue [u]

11/19/2012, 08:11 am

Only hours after a significant iMessage and FaceTime outage, Apple's iTunes Match was also unavailable Monday morning [update: back online].

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Amazon Cloud Player adds iTunes Match-like scan and match

07/31/2012, 03:07 pm

Amazon on Tuesday greatly enhanced its Cloud Player service with new scan and match technology, competing with Apple's own iTunes Match.

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Today's big iTunes Match, Cloud expansion also adds support for Twentieth Century Fox films

07/20/2012, 04:07 pm

Twentieth Century Fox has finally joined the rest of the "Big 6" movie studios in allowing iTunes users to download previous movie purchases from the cloud, a major expansion of Apple's "iTunes in the Cloud" strategy on a day that also added support for dozens of new markets globally.

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iTunes Match expands to Italy, Greece, Portugal, Austria, more

04/30/2012, 04:04 pm

Apple's iTunes Match subscription service expanded to a number of new countries on Monday, including Italy, Greece, Portugal, Austria and Slovenia.

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Apple rumored to be developing new audio format designed for iCloud streaming

02/28/2012, 09:02 am

Apple is said to be working on a new audio file format that would help to bolster its iCloud service by focusing on "adaptive streaming" for users on the go.

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Apple launches iTunes in the Cloud service in Japan

02/21/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple has continued the international expansion of its iTunes in the Cloud service, allowing iOS users in Japan to automatically download iTunes song purchases on their devices.

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iTunes Match generates 'magic money' for music copyright holders

02/08/2012, 05:02 pm

As the first iTunes Match royalties trickle in, online music distribution company TuneCore says that the service created money "out of thin air" as it monetizes music whether pirated or not.

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Apple opens up iTunes Match to 19 more countries across Latin America, Europe

01/17/2012, 01:01 am

In addition to the Netherlands, Apple has revealed that iTunes Match is now available in 18 additional countries throughout Latin America and Europe.

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Briefly: High priced 'Wintel' tablets, Dutch iTunes Match

01/16/2012, 04:01 pm

Intel and Microsoft need to strike a deal or Windows 8 tablets might be priced out of reach for most consumers and Apple officially launches iTunes Match in the Netherlands.

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Apple explains iTunes Match with video, FAQ

12/26/2011, 09:12 pm

Apple has posted several resources, including an instructional video and answers to frequently asked questions, on its website to clarify its iTunes Match music service.

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Problems persist with Apple's international launch of iTunes Match

12/16/2011, 02:12 pm

Just as happened with the U.S. launch of iTunes Match, Apple has temporarily halted new signups for its cloud-based music service due to strong demand after its international debut.

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International iTunes Match rollout begins after premature launch

12/15/2011, 05:12 pm

Apple has officially launched its cloud-based iTunes Match service in numerous countries, with the news coming on the heels of reports saying the company promised to refund customers who subscribed to a premature launch on Wednesday.

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Apple launching iTunes Match internationally in UK, Europe, Australia

12/14/2011, 07:12 pm

On the heels of the arrival of iTunes Match in Brazil, Apple on Wednesday began rolling out its new music service to a number of other countries, including France, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand, though some users report having trouble activating it.

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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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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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