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Topic: iTunes

Inside subscription content: Apple iPad vs Google One Pass vs Amazon Kindle

02/17/2011, 10:02 pm

Apple's iOS App Store isn't the only game in town for subscribed digital content. Here's a look at how the plans to court publishers' subscription content by Apple, Amazon's Kindle and Google's One Pass compare.

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Sony executive says company has no plans to abandon Apple's iTunes

02/17/2011, 03:02 pm

Sony has backed off earlier suggestions that the company is hoping to eventually pull its content from iTunes in the event that a competing service, such as its own Music Unlimited, becomes a viable alternative.

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Motorola exec slips Google's plans for iTunes competitor

02/16/2011, 06:02 pm

While Google's plans to set up a music service have been rumored for years, Motorola's chief executive Sanjay Jha slipped in describing the service as if it were already available, in a conversation promoting his company's new Xoom tablet.

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Apple's App Store subscription rules spark anti-trust concerns, irk developers

02/15/2011, 08:02 pm

A new report claims Apple's just announced iOS App Store subscription policy may expose the company to an antitrust investigation, even as developers, publishers and distributors have responded negatively to the terms, with one company hinting at possible legal action.

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Apple's new App Store guidelines get tough on cheating developers

02/15/2011, 07:02 pm

Apple has clarified its position for developers regarding all efforts to game iTunes rating, steal data from users, copy other's work, saying it will remove their apps and expel them from its developer program.

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Apple's new MobileMe cloud will rely on self-storage for streaming - rumor

02/14/2011, 12:02 pm

Rather than providing tens of gigabytes of cloud-based storage for hosting music and other files, Apple's new MobileMe service is likely to rely on the space available on individual users' machines, according to a new report.

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Sony hints it could pull its music from iTunes in ongoing war with Apple

02/11/2011, 10:02 am

After Apple rejected a Sony e-reader application for the iPad from its App Store for not complying with the rules, Sony has fired back and suggested it is hoping to be able to exit Apple's iTunes Music Store.

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Apple explores merging cloud content with locally stored media library

02/10/2011, 08:02 am

Apple could blur the lines between locally saved media files and additional content streamed from the cloud, listing all files as if they are part of the same media library on a device like an iPhone or a Mac.

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Hints of Apple TV gaming platform found in iOS 4.3 beta

02/10/2011, 12:02 am

References to gaming and a possible controller for the Apple TV have been discovered in the iOS 4.3 beta code, suggesting that Apple could be planning to take on traditional gaming consoles over control of the TV.

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European publishers upset over Apple's iTunes subscription fees, restrictions

02/08/2011, 10:02 pm

A group of European newspaper publishers has warned Apple that a 30 percent commission on iTunes subscription revenue and restrictive conditions would be unfair, according to a new report.

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iTunes tops movies; $10M in fake iPhones, iPods seized; Jobs' mansion nears demolition

02/08/2011, 01:02 am

Sales figures for 2010 show that Apple's iTunes Movie Store remained on top with 64.5 percent market share among competing Internet video services in the US. Also, more than $10 million worth of counterfeit iPhones, iPods and other items have been seized by the Los Angeles Port Police. Finally, officials say the physical permit allowing Apple CEO Steve Jobs to raze the controversial Jackling mansion will be issued soon.

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb more akin to Tablet PC than iPad

02/03/2011, 12:02 am

As Apple launched the first subscription app for iPad with News Corp., Google announced catchup steps for Android: new "Honeycomb" tablet support, a new web app store, and new in-app purchases all along the lines of what Apple delivered a year ago or more. But the next wave of Android tablets are far more like Microsoft's Tablet PC than Apple's streamlined, ultra simple iPad.

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Studios shift from DVD to iTunes to distribute Oscar nominees

01/28/2011, 06:01 pm

Movie studios are seeking to distribute their award nominated films to Academy and Screen Actors Guild voters using Apple's iTunes rather than conventional DVDs, in hopes of limiting piracy of the pre-release films.

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Apple releases iTunes 10.1.2 with fixes, support for CDMA iPhone

01/27/2011, 05:01 pm

Apple on Thursday released a maintenance and stability update for its iconic iTunes software that delivers a handful of improvements in addition to support for the soon-to-be-released CDMA-based Verizon iPhone.

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Apple launches App Store social links on Twitter, Facebook

01/24/2011, 08:01 pm

Following up on its efforts to defend the trademark "App Store," Apple has launched a Twitter account promising exclusive offers and new app discovery, similar to its existing iTunes Twitter accounts and Facebook pages.

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Apple reaches 10 billion downloads on the iOS App Store

01/22/2011, 12:01 pm

Apple on Saturday announced that its iOS App Store for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has reached the milestone of 10 billion downloads since its launch in 2008.

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XBMC ported to A4-based Apple TV, iPad, iPhone 4, brings apps, 1080p

01/20/2011, 09:01 pm

XBMC, an open source, free software project designed to provide an extendable platform for TV set top boxes, has been ported to the new iOS based Apple TV, iPhone 4 and iPad.

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Nokia pulls the plug on its 'Ovi Unlimited' iTunes competitor

01/17/2011, 01:01 pm

Nokia is pulling the plug on its Ovi Music Unlimited service in nearly every market it serves, citing incompatibility with iPods as a key problem.

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Apple's App Store on pace to surpass total iTunes music sales by March

01/17/2011, 08:01 am

The average iOS device has seen more than 60 applications from the App Store downloaded on to it, putting Apple's digital download destination for the iPhone and iPad on pace to eclipse the iTunes Music Store this March.

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The Beatles sell 5 million songs, 1 million albums on Apple's iTunes

01/14/2011, 06:01 pm

The debut of The Beatles on iTunes has proven extremely popular, with the band selling 5 million songs and a million albums solely from Apple's digital music store.

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