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Topic: iTunes Store

iTunes estimated to rake in in $2B per year, thanks to Apple's software division

03/22/2013, 02:03 pm

Once a break-even business used to drive sales of Apple's high-margin hardware, the iTunes Store is now estimated to be raking in more than $2 billion per year, due largely to the inclusion of its in-house software development teams.

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Apple ID security improved with new two-step verification option

03/21/2013, 03:03 pm

Apple on Thursday improved its security system for Apple ID accounts tied to services like iCloud and iTunes, offering users two-step verification for when making changes to an account.

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Lowball royalty offer from Apple holding up music streaming service - report

03/07/2013, 12:03 pm

Record labels are reportedly dissatisfied with a "cheap" offer made by Apple to obtain the necessary rights for a planned music streaming service.

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Apple exclusively streaming new David Bowie album on iTunes through March 12

03/01/2013, 09:03 am

David Bowie fans got an unexpected surprise on Thursday, as the artist's first album in 10 years became available for free streaming on Apple's iTunes.

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iTunes in the Cloud goes online in 11 European countries

02/27/2013, 11:02 am

Eleven new countries in Europe gained access to Apple's iTunes in the Cloud service on Wednesday, allowing users to re-download content they have already purchased.

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Apple floats global music downloads to the tune of $3.4 billion

02/27/2013, 11:02 am

Apple's iTunes Music Store is already known to be one of the top contributors to the music industry's bottom line, but a new analysis pegs Apple is bolstering the digital music download market to the tune of about $3.4 billion, or 60 percent of digital revenues.

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iTunes, other digital providers boost music industry to first revenue growth in 13 years

02/26/2013, 10:02 am

Once ravaged by free file-sharing, the global music industry appears to be on the comeback, as digital download services such as Apple's iTunes boosted music revenues to $16.5 billion in 2012, the first year of industry growth since 1999.

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Google planning Spotify-style subscription music service - report

02/23/2013, 07:02 pm

As rumors swirl of a Pandora-style Internet radio service from Apple, Google is said to be working on a paid subscription music service akin to Spotify.

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Spotify wants to bring free ad-supported music streaming to its iPhone app

02/20/2013, 02:02 pm

Music streaming and subscription service Spotify is said to be preparing to renegotiate its licensing agreements with the recording industry in an effort to possibly extend its free pricing option to mobile devices.

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Apple highlights self-published iBooks titles as 'Breakout Books'

02/05/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple has begun promoting self-published titles on the iBookstore under the banner of "Breakout Books."

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'Radio Buy' buttons hidden in iOS 6.1 reveal Apple's anticipated Pandora killer

02/05/2013, 01:02 pm

Files found within Apple's newly released iOS 6.1 refer to an Internet radio service the company is believed to be working on.

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Amazon's MP3 Web store now optimized for Apple's iPhone, iPod touch

01/17/2013, 10:01 am

Amazon's browser-based MP3 store has been optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch, allowing users to more easily purchase songs through their mobile Safari browser.

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Service for pirating iOS apps abruptly closes, cites 'stagnant' community

12/31/2012, 07:12 am

A prominent service for jailbroken iPhones that served up stolen iOS App Store applications abruptly closed on Sunday, marking a major victory for Apple in the war on piracy.

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Apple highlights 'Best of 2012' on iTunes, App Store & iBookstore

12/13/2012, 03:12 pm

Apple on Thursday published a list highlighting some of the best content available on its broad array of storefronts, including the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore.

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Moscow Apple event expected to launch iTunes in Russia

12/03/2012, 08:12 am

A small group of people have been invited to an iTunes-related Apple media event set to be held in Moscow on Tuesday, fueling speculation that the company's media store will debut in Russia.

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iTunes digital cards arrive as gift option on Facebook

11/26/2012, 02:11 pm

Starting Monday, customers of Facebook Gifts can purchase iTunes digital gift cards while recommending content to friends and family on the social networking site.

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AC/DC library now available on Apple's iTunes Store

11/19/2012, 08:11 am

Legendary rockers AC/DC, one of the last major holdouts from the iTunes Store, have inked a deal with Apple, and their catalog of songs is now available for purchase.

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Apple reportedly planning to launch online radio service by early next year

10/25/2012, 03:10 pm

Apple is gearing up to launch an ad-supported Internet radio service by early 2013, assuming negotiations with content providers go well, according to a new report.

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Apple's planned Internet radio service held up by talks with Sony

09/28/2012, 01:09 pm

A Pandora-like streaming music service from Apple reportedly remains in limbo after talks with Sony hit what has been called a "last-minute snag."

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Actor Bruce Willis won't sue Apple over iTunes music ownership [u]

09/03/2012, 09:09 am

Having spent thousands of dollars buying music from iTunes, actor Bruce Willis was originally reported to be considering a lawsuit against Apple that would grant the rights to his large music collection to his daughters upon his death. But since then, a family member has denied the original report [updated].

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