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Topic: iTunes Store

Apple's 500M user accounts second only to Facebook, viewed as key driver of future growth

06/04/2013, 09:06 am

Apple's current account base of 500 million users is growing and spending at a tremendous rate, suggesting to one analyst that new services such as mobile payments or streaming radio could be key to the company's future growth.

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Netflix accounts for 1/3 of nightly home Internet traffic, Apple's iTunes takes 2%

05/14/2013, 02:05 pm

Data sent from iTunes represents 1.9 percent of North American Internet traffic every night, a share beyond all other competing digital storefronts, but also well behind the bandwidth served up by Netflix.

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US Sen. McCain working on 'a la carte' cable TV bill

05/09/2013, 10:05 am

Senator John McCain is working on a legislative proposal that would, if enacted, significantly reshape the landscape of the broadcast and cable television markets by pressuring cable providers to allow their subscribers to choose which channels they want to pay for.

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Apple celebrates 'A Decade of iTunes' with year-by-year milestones

04/24/2013, 09:04 am

Apple on Wednesday rolled out a new feature on its iTunes Store to celebrate "A Decade of iTunes," offering customers a history lesson of the company's now-dominant digital download destination.

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NPD: Apple's iTunes accounts for 67% of TV downloads, 65% of movies

04/23/2013, 02:04 pm

Just as is the case with digital music downloads, iTunes' early-mover advantage in video downloads has secured it a massive lead over its competitors in the sector, according to new findings.

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Apple's iTunes rules digital music market with 63% share

04/16/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple's iTunes Store remains the driving force behind digital music, with 63 percent of digital downloads running through Apple, according to new figures out from the NPD Group.

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Google search reportedly 'de-ranking' direct iTunes app store links

04/02/2013, 05:04 pm

Reports on Tuesday point to a possible "de-ranking" of direct iTunes App Store links in Google's search results, with some titles not showing up for six or more pages unless the word "iTunes" is entered in the text box.

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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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