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Apple adds Universal as iCloud licensing partner

06/02/2011, 04:06 pm

Apple has signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group, incorporating all four of the major record companies into its iTunes iCloud music plans.

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iCloud preannouncement leads Wall Street to expect big things from Apple at WWDC

06/01/2011, 08:06 am

After Apple tipped its hand on Tuesday and revealed it will unveil its new iCloud service next week, Wall Street analysts believe the company has set the stage for a strong software-focused Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.

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Apple's iCloud may offer remote storage of movies, TV shows at launch

05/31/2011, 03:05 pm

In addition to agreements with music labels, Apple is also said to be pursuing licensing deals with movie and TV studios that would allow users to remotely store and stream copyrighted video content via the forthcoming iCloud service.

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Apple's iCloud music service to scan, mirror iTunes libraries

05/26/2011, 08:05 pm

Sources allege that the much-rumored streaming music service from Apple will scan users' iTunes libraries and mirror them in the cloud, but it reportedly won't be free.

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Videophone patent owner accuses Apple of infringement with iPhone, iTunes

05/26/2011, 11:05 am

Apple is the target of a new patent infringement lawsuit that accuses the iPhone of offering e-commerce services without the proper licensing agreements.

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Music publishers reportedly close to cloud streaming deal with Apple

05/24/2011, 12:05 pm

There is little to separate music publishers and Apple from striking a deal to allow music to be streamed through a new iTunes cloud service, a new report claims.

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Apple expected to introduce 'iCloud' in June, if music publishers agree

05/20/2011, 03:05 pm

Music industry insiders expect that Apple wants to launch, or at least introduce, its anticipated "iCloud" music streaming service in June, though the company must also reach agreements with music publishers.

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Apple strikes deal with Sony for streaming iTunes music service - report

05/20/2011, 12:05 am

Apple has reportedly inked a licensing deal with Sony Corp.'s music division to begin offering the label's catalog in the cloud, leaving Universal Music Group as the last holdout among the major record labels.

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Apple's cloud streaming could rely on small, locally stored song segments

05/19/2011, 08:05 am

Apple's anticipated cloud-based music streaming service could could offer faster playback of Internet-stored content by syncing just small snippets of songs via iTunes.

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Apple signs licensing deal with EMI for iTunes cloud service

05/18/2011, 11:05 pm

Music industry sources claim that Apple has signed a cloud-music licensing agreement with music label EMI and is "very near" to completing deals with Universal and Sony, according to a new report.

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As Carolina data center debut looms, Apple expanding in Silicon Valley too

05/18/2011, 03:05 pm

Apple is said to be quickly building another new data center in Silicon Valley in addition to the massive North Carolina facility set to open any day now, ahead of the anticipated "iCloud" service.

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'Early preview' of Android magazine service to launch this week

05/18/2011, 03:05 am

Even as the first magazine publishers have taken to Apple's iTunes subscription terms, an early version of an alternative service put together by the five big publishers is set to launch on the Android Market later this week.

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Apple developing advanced 'media streaming engine' for iOS, Mac OS

05/17/2011, 02:05 pm

Apple employees are at work on improved media streaming technology at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, as rumors of a so-called "iCloud" service continue to pick up steam.

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Microsoft, handset makers take "App Store" trademark fight to EU

05/12/2011, 10:05 pm

Microsoft and several major handset makers, including HTC, Nokia and Sony Ericsson, are now opposing Apple's trademark of the term "App Store" in the European Union for being generic.

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Arrival of Beatles on Apple's iTunes causes uptick in music sales

05/12/2011, 10:05 am

The availability of The Beatles' catalog on iTunes, along with the resurgence of vinyl, are credited with a 1.6 percent increase in total music sales so far in the U.S. in 2011.

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Music labels expect Apple's 'iCloud' to be gold standard ahead of Google, Amazon

05/11/2011, 01:05 pm

Though Amazon and Google beat Apple to the punch by launching their own cloud-based music streaming services, record labels are reportedly hopeful that Apple's rumored "iCloud," backed by licensing deals, will be the better product.

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Google to preempt Apple's iCloud with new music service on Tuesday

05/09/2011, 11:05 pm

A new report claims Google will show off a new music service resembling Amazon's Cloud Drive on Tuesday at the company's I/O conference.

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YouTube challenging Apple's iTunes with major studio movie rentals

05/09/2011, 09:05 pm

YouTube managers officially announced on Monday a new initiative that will see thousands of major Hollywood studio films available for rent from the site, in an attempt to challenge Apple's share of the Video on Demand market.

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Hearst reaches deal with Apple to offer iPad in app subscriptions by July

05/04/2011, 06:05 pm

Hearst Corp, the publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle and a wide variety of other newspapers and magazines, has agreed to bring its content to the iPad via in app subscriptions.

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Time reaches agreement with Apple for free iPad issues for print subscribers

05/02/2011, 04:05 am

Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., has reached a deal with Apple to allow print subscribers of its titles to download iPad editions for free, according to a new report.

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