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Topic: iTunes

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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Hints of new 'Castle' codenamed iCloud service found in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

05/01/2011, 05:05 am

Strong evidence of Apple's upcoming iCloud service has been found in the form of a feature hidden within in a developer build of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that allows a MobileMe account to be migrated to a codenamed "Castle" service.

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Sources: Apple utilizing 'iCloud' internally, service to be more than music

04/29/2011, 11:04 am

Apple has begun adopting the "iCloud" name within several products currently under development, suggesting the appropriately labeled moniker is indeed the frontrunner for the company's soon-to-debut Internet cloud service, which will span beyond streaming music, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple's purchase of iCloud.com domain 'confirmed'

04/29/2011, 08:04 am

Apple is said to have indeed bought the iCloud.com domain for its forthcoming cloud-based iTunes music streaming service, though the rumored $4.5 million purchase price remains unconfirmed.

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Apple may have purchased iCloud.com domain for $4.5M - rumor

04/28/2011, 03:04 am

In what may serve as further evidence of an impending cloud-based iTunes service, a new report claims Apple has purchased the iCloud.com domain from the Swedish company Xcerion for $4.5 million.

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Angry Birds boss says Apple's iPhone 'changed everything'

04/27/2011, 02:04 am

Speaking at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing on Wednesday, the head of Rovio Mobile, the developer behind the bestselling Angry Birds app, said that Apple's iPhone has changed the whole mobile market, noting also that the franchise has become the third most copied brand in China, behind Disney and Hello Kitty.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: iTunes Screen Saver controls music playback

04/26/2011, 07:04 pm

In Mac OS X Lion, Apple's iTunes Screen Saver shifts from a way to passively display album art into an interactive way to play music.

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