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Digital music streaming grows 24% as Apple preps launch of iTunes Radio

07/19/2013, 01:07 pm

As Apple prepares to launch iTunes Radio alongside iOS 7, new figures from Nielsen indicate that the music streaming industry has taken off, with more than 50 billion songs streamed in the first half of this year.


Apple lays out iOS in-app purchase settlement: full refunds and iTunes credits

06/24/2013, 09:06 am

Apple appears to have finalized the details of its settlement agreement for a class action suit over in-app purchases on iPhones and iPads, with the Cupertino company offering millions of dollars in refunds and iTunes credits.


Apple's iTunes accounts for 75% of global digital music market, worth $6.9B a year

06/20/2013, 05:06 pm

After Apple published numbers for iTunes TV show and music downloads on Wednesday, Asymco's Horace Dediu broke down the stats to reveal the online storefront rakes in some $6.9 billion each year, or roughly 75 percent of all digital music sales.


Apple now adding 500,000 new iTunes accounts per day

06/14/2013, 12:06 am

This week, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook presented a new milestone for iTunes accounts: 575 million. As Asymco's Horace Dediu points out, that means Apple is now adding a half million new accounts on average every day.


Apple's iBooks grew 100% in 2012, maintaining 20% share of eBook market

06/12/2013, 10:06 pm

The ongoing antitrust trial by the U.S. Department of Justice alleging an effort by Apple to fix prices in the ebooks market has revealed that Apple's iBooks business grew by 100 percent last year, maintaining a 20 percent share of the overall market.


Apple announces iTunes Radio for iOS 7, Mac, PC & Apple TV

06/10/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple's much-anticipated "iRadio" was announced by the company at WWDC on Monday under the name "iTunes Radio," offering free streaming Internet radio to users across all major platforms.


Sony inks 'iRadio' deal, giving Apple all 3 major labels

06/07/2013, 09:06 am

Sony Music has reportedly signed a deal with Apple for its anticipated "iRadio" streaming music service, marking the last of the three major music labels to reach an agreement.


Apple's free ad-supported 'iRadio' on track for WWDC announcement - report

06/06/2013, 10:06 am

Reports continue to suggest that Apple is prepared to unveil its so-called "iRadio" music streaming service next week, with the company apparently contacting major advertisers about the initiative.


Audio iAds will be sold for Apple's 'iRadio' - report

06/05/2013, 02:06 pm

Apple's iAd network will serve both visual and audio advertisements as part of the company's forthcoming "iRadio" initiative, according to a new report.


Apple releases iTunes 11.0.4, fixing sync bugs and iTunes Store login issue

06/05/2013, 01:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday released iTunes 11.0.4, a minor update for its media player and digital storefront that promises to address issues related to syncing and purchasing content.


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.


Google Play Music All Access coming soon to Apple's iOS

05/30/2013, 12:05 pm

At the D11 conference on Thursday, Google announced that its Play All Access subscription music service, announced earlier this month for other platforms, will also arrive on Apple's iOS platform in the coming weeks.


Penguin agrees to $75M settlement in Apple iBooks price fixing lawsuit

05/22/2013, 11:05 am

Book publisher Penguin announced on Wednesday it has reached a $75 million "comprehensive agreement" with U.S. State Attorneys General and private class plaintiffs over e-book price fixing allegations connected to Apple and its iBookstore for iOS.


Editorial: Apple's billions are building an empire for the future

05/18/2013, 06:05 pm

Given that Apple now sits on well over $144.7 billion in liquid resources, there's lots of discussion about how the company could or should be spending it. What Apple is already doing with its cash is actually more interesting.


Gameloft's Gangstar Rio, N.O.V.A. 3 go free on iOS for a limited time

05/17/2013, 02:05 pm

Game developer Gameloft is giving iOS users a treat starting this weekend, as two of its titles Gangstar Rio and N.O.V.A 3 are both free for a limited time.


Apple releases iTunes 11.0.3 with new MiniPlayer, improved Songs View

05/16/2013, 01:05 pm

Apple on Thursday released a new version of its iTunes media suite, with a new MiniPlayer featuring artwork and a progress bar, along with an improved Songs View.


Google's All Access music streaming service to take on Spotify, Pandora

05/15/2013, 01:05 pm

On Wednesday, Google introduced its long-anticipated Spotify competitor: Google Play Music All Access, a "uniquely Google approach" to subscription music service.


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.


Microsoft wants iTunes for Windows 8; Apple not interested

05/10/2013, 09:05 am

Microsoft would love for Apple to bring iTunes one of the world's most popular software offerings to its Windows 8 "Metro" platform, but executives at the Redmond giant say Windows 8 users shouldn't expect a touch-friendly version of the application any time soon.


Apple pushes App Store promotion as 50 billionth download mark approaches

05/09/2013, 04:05 pm

Thursday saw Apple increasing promotion for the forthcoming 50 billion download on its App Store, publicizing the approaching mark with a prime spot on the company's homepage.