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Topic: iTunes

Apple's App Store reaches 25 billion download milestone

03/03/2012, 01:03 am

The App Store reached the historic milestone of 25 billion application downloads early on Saturday, though Apple has yet to announce the winner of the $10,000 App Store gift card.

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Bloom Energy believed to be behind Apple's 5MW fuel cell farm

03/02/2012, 12:03 pm

Bloom Energy, maker of the much-hyped "Bloom Box" energy server, is believed to be the supplier behind Apple's planned 5-megawatt fuel cell farm in North Carolina.

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Apple moving forward with streaming TV service even as content providers resist

03/01/2012, 11:03 pm

A new report describes Apple as "pushing ahead" with plans to release a streaming TV service by the end of the year in spite of resistance from major media conglomerates.

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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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Google: Android has 450K apps, 850K devices activated daily

02/27/2012, 04:02 pm

According to a statement from Google on Monday, the amount of content on the Android Market is nearing that of Apple's App Store as it now offers over 450,000 apps, which has helped Android devices see an activation rate of 850,000 handsets a day.

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Apple acquires Chomp app search engine to enhance App Store

02/23/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple has acquired Chomp, a search engine designed to find and discover apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. The purchase appears intended to enhance software discovery the App Store.

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Apple signs on to mobile app privacy policy

02/22/2012, 08:02 pm

The California Attorney General announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with six companies, including Apple, Amazon and Google, to mandate individual privacy policies for apps that collect personal information that will allow users to read policies before downloading an app.

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New Beatles ringtones are exclusive to Apple's iTunes Store

02/22/2012, 11:02 am

A total of 27 different songs from the legendary foursome The Beatles are now available for purchase as ringtones on Apple's iTunes Store.

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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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Apple's North Carolina solar, fuel cell plants will be largest of their kind

02/20/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple's solar farm in North Carolina will be a 20-megawatt, 100-acre facility that is the largest end-user-owned onsite solar array in the country. It and a previously undisclosed fuel cell installation will power a data center that is the only in its class to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

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iBookstore adds new features for publishers

02/15/2012, 04:02 pm

In a letter to participating iBookstore content creators on Wednesday, Apple outlined new additions and features to the eBook publishing section of iTunes Connect, where authors submit their work to be distributed via iTunes.

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Apple gets more new apps than Android, widens app gap

02/14/2012, 06:02 pm

Fresh data released on Tuesday suggests that the number of new apps entering the Apple App Store outpace those from the competing Google Market three to one, with developers leaning toward iOS partly because of Android's platform fragmentation.

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Amazon gets creative with focus on original video content

02/10/2012, 11:02 pm

A set of job postings by Amazon for creative executives to oversee the production of original video series reflects the online retailer's interest in challenging the industry film and television studios with exclusive video content.

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iTunes customers facing mysterious account hacks, disappearing gift card money

02/09/2012, 11:02 pm

Scattered reports from customers suggest that Apple continues to have a difficult time combating hackers who are draining iTunes account balances and changing account information.

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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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Viacom deal brings MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon shows to Amazon Prime

02/08/2012, 11:02 am

Amazon on Wednesday confirmed that it has inked a deal with another major content provider Viacom to bring shows from networks like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land VH1 to its Prime Instant Video subscription service.

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Apple removes blatant copycat apps from App Store

02/04/2012, 01:02 am

Apple has removed from the App Store a number of copycat applications that closely mimicked the titles of successful games after they provoked a public outcry from developers over the issue.

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Apple recruits Xbox marketing manager as part of growing gaming initiative

02/02/2012, 12:02 pm

Apple has landed another key hire to help drive its ongoing encroachment on the handheld gaming sector, recently luring one of Microsoft's top Xbox product managers to help head its App Store Marketing division.

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Sencha embeds interactive CSS3 animations in iBook Author

01/23/2012, 09:01 pm

In 2005, Adobe acquired Macromedia for $3.4 billion to branch out from conventional print publishing into the dynamic web market, largely to get ahold of Flash. Using web standards, Apple has bridged conventional publishing with dynamic, interactive animation in iBooks Author, and Sencha has demonstrated how to extend iBooks with custom, Flash-free animations.

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Initial iBook 2 titles offer disappointing interactivity

01/23/2012, 09:01 pm

The initial results of existing publishers' use of iBooks Author has been underwhelming, according to both industry players and users commenting on several of Apple's iBookstore titles.

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