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Topic: iTunes

'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Apple's purchase of domain 'confirmed'

04/29/2011, 08:04 am

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


Apple may have purchased 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 domain from the Swedish company Xcerion for $4.5 million.


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.


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.


Disney, Fox, Paramount in standoff with Google over YouTube movie service

04/26/2011, 05:04 pm

An initiative by Google to launch movie rentals through its YouTube service will reportedly arrive without the catalogs of some of the movie industry's most prominent studios, who are infuriated that the search giant continues to allow users to access video piracy sites through its search results.


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.