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Topic: iTunes

Apple's iTunes cloud could be free at first, but will eventually require a fee

04/26/2011, 01:04 pm

Apple has reportedly told music executives that its cloud-based iTunes streaming service could be offered for free at first, but the company eventually plans to charge customers for hosting content on its servers.


Google to take on Apple's iTunes with mainstream movie rentals on YouTube

04/26/2011, 01:04 am

After reportedly finalizing deals with several major movie studios, Google is set to launch on YouTube a Video on Demand movie rental service that will challenge Apple's iTunes movie store for dominance of the VOD market.


Apple inks deal with Warner Music for iTunes cloud service - report

04/22/2011, 03:04 pm

Apple has reportedly reached an agreement with Warner Music, the third-largest record label, for its anticipated cloud-based music streaming service.


Apple releases iBooks 1.2.2; GREE acquires OpenFeint social gaming platform

04/22/2011, 02:04 am

Apple on Thursday released a minor update to its iBooks e-book app, while Japanese gaming company GREE announced the purchase of the iOS social gaming platform OpenFeint.


Apple reportedly signs licenses with major music labels for iTunes streaming

04/22/2011, 01:04 am

A new report claims that Apple has succeeded in procuring deals with at least two of the four big music labels in the last two months, possibly signaling that the rumored iTunes streaming music service is imminent.


Greenpeace 'dirty data' report criticizes Apple's NC data center

04/21/2011, 10:04 pm

A recent report by environmental watchdog Greenpeace on energy practices in cloud computing called out Apple for relying on "dirty" energy for its $1 billion data center in Maiden, NC.


iTunes Store quietly generates record revenues of $1.4 billion

04/21/2011, 05:04 pm

Apple reported its best quarterly revenues ever for the iTunes Store, which brought in nearly $1.4 billion in the first three months of the year.


Apple's cloud-based iTunes music streaming service is 'completed' - report

04/21/2011, 04:04 pm

Apple is said to have "completed work" on its long-rumored cloud-based iTunes music streaming service, which will allow users to access their entire collection of music from any Internet-connected device.


Apple's Samsung lawsuit reveals over 60 million iPod touch sold

04/19/2011, 05:04 pm

In its legal complaint against Samsung concerning intellectual property infringement claims, Apple revealed a series of new sales figures for iPads, iPhones and the iPod touch, offering a glimpse at Q2 sales and indicating just how much the iPod touch supports the iOS App Store.


Developers report changes to Top App ranking algorithm on Apple's App Store

04/19/2011, 02:04 am

After several iOS apps experienced a drastic shift in their rank on the bestselling apps list for Apple's App Store, iOS developers and analytics firms have speculated that Apple has quietly changed the criteria for its app ranking system to deemphasize downloads in favor of usage.


Apple again asks for dismissal of iTunes antitrust suit

04/18/2011, 10:04 pm

Apple has again requested that a federal judge dismiss an antitrust lawsuit that accuses the company of unfairly limiting consumer choice by linking iPod music to its iTunes music store.


Apple releases iTunes 10.2.2 update to fix minor bugs

04/18/2011, 04:04 pm

Software Update is now listing iTunes 10.2.2, which the company says "provides a number of important bug fixes."


Apple woos data center guru away from Microsoft for cloud services

04/14/2011, 01:04 pm

The man who helped build data centers for Microsoft's cloud operations is said to have left the Redmond, Wash., software giant to work for Apple.


Apple assembling small team to build 'the future of cloud services'

04/13/2011, 11:04 am

Apple is building a small team to write software which will lay the groundwork for the company's future Web services, which it has advertised as "the future" of its cloud-based offerings.


Private Apple AirPlay key released, could lead to unauthorized third-party uses

04/11/2011, 01:04 pm

A developer has cracked Apple's private key for the AirPlay wireless audio streaming protocol, opening the door for computers and other devices to integrate with AirPlay in ways that were not previously possible.


Apple orders 12 petabytes of storage for iTunes video content - report

04/06/2011, 11:04 am

Apple has reportedly ordered as much as 12 petabytes, or 12,000 terabytes, of additional storage for hosting video content on its iTunes Store.


Interest in Apple's iPhone reaches record high among teens

04/05/2011, 09:04 pm

Apple has achieved a record 17 percent iPhone market share among teens, a new survey has found, with an additional 37 percent of respondents indicating interest in buying an iPhone in the next 6 months.


Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.7 Supplemental Update for Late 2010 13 inch MacBook Air

03/30/2011, 04:03 pm

Just over a week after releasing Mac OS X 10.6.7, Apple has issued a subsequent patch aimed at users of the new Late 2010, 13 inch MacBook Air to fix a system crash related to iTunes.


Killer deal: Mac mini for $599; albums for iPad; Android gets in-app billing

03/30/2011, 12:03 pm

AppleInsider sponsor MacMall has again teamed up with eBay to offer serious savings on a Mac mini for just $599. Also, labels and musicians have begun to bring enhanced albums to the iPad, and Google has debuted in-app billing for Android.


Amazon's Cloud Drive faces music industry backlash

03/29/2011, 04:03 pm

While ostensibly beating Apple and Google to market with its music locker service, Amazon's new Cloud Drive online music streaming service was launched before licenses from music owners were in place, threatening a new legal battle.