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Topic: iTunes

Apple's iTunes Store ahead of 10th anniversary, store hits record $4B in revenues for Q2

04/23/2013, 06:04 pm

With the 10th anniversary of the iTunes Music Store coming up this Sunday, Apple on Tuesday reported its digital storefront, which now includes music, video, apps, and e-books, hit record-breaking revenues of over $4.1 billion for the second quarter of 2013.

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NPD: Apple's iTunes accounts for 67% of TV downloads, 65% of movies

04/23/2013, 02:04 pm

Just as is the case with digital music downloads, iTunes' early-mover advantage in video downloads has secured it a massive lead over its competitors in the sector, according to new findings.

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Apple adds download later option to iTunes 11, iOS 6

04/22/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple recently added a number of new download options for customers of its iTunes Store, including a way to save music and video content for later downloading.

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Penguin hopes to appease EU regulators by ending e-book deal with Apple

04/19/2013, 09:04 am

The nearly year and a half-long ebook antitrust investigation involving Apple and a handful of large publishers appears near an end, as Pearson's Penguin unit has offered to the European Commission to end the deals it made with Apple over ebook prices.

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Apple's iTunes rules digital music market with 63% share

04/16/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple's iTunes Store remains the driving force behind digital music, with 63 percent of digital downloads running through Apple, according to new figures out from the NPD Group.

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Google blames supposedly buried iTunes links on technical difficulties, fix on the way

04/02/2013, 09:04 pm

Hours after media outlets caught wind of a potential search issue relating to direct iTunes App Store links, Google has issued a statement saying the problem has to do with fetching pages from iTunes' web servers.

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Google search reportedly 'de-ranking' direct iTunes app store links

04/02/2013, 05:04 pm

Reports on Tuesday point to a possible "de-ranking" of direct iTunes App Store links in Google's search results, with some titles not showing up for six or more pages unless the word "iTunes" is entered in the text box.

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Judge denies right to resell iTunes songs, digital media still protected under copyright laws

04/01/2013, 05:04 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Saturday issued a ruling against the resale of songs purchased through digital outlets like Apple's iTunes, finding that the unauthorized transfer of digital music is illegal under the Copyright Act.

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State-owned Chinese film studio sues Apple for $500,000 over App Store downloads

03/29/2013, 09:03 am

Tensions between Apple and China's government appeared to mount on Friday, with news emerging of a state-owned film production company having filed suit against the iPhone maker, seeking just over half a million dollars in damages.

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New security hole allows for Apple ID password reset using Apple's iForgot page [u]

03/22/2013, 03:03 pm

Just a day after Apple tightened account security by introducing two-step verification, yet another vulnerability has been exposed, one that could allow for malicious users to reset the Apple ID and iCloud passwords of others using only an email address and date of birth.

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iTunes estimated to rake in in $2B per year, thanks to Apple's software division

03/22/2013, 02:03 pm

Once a break-even business used to drive sales of Apple's high-margin hardware, the iTunes Store is now estimated to be raking in more than $2 billion per year, due largely to the inclusion of its in-house software development teams.

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Lowball royalty offer from Apple holding up music streaming service - report

03/07/2013, 12:03 pm

Record labels are reportedly dissatisfied with a "cheap" offer made by Apple to obtain the necessary rights for a planned music streaming service.

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Apple exclusively streaming new David Bowie album on iTunes through March 12

03/01/2013, 09:03 am

David Bowie fans got an unexpected surprise on Thursday, as the artist's first album in 10 years became available for free streaming on Apple's iTunes.

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Apple's iTunes U educational content downloads top one billion

02/28/2013, 08:02 am

Apple announced on Thursday that its iTunes U education service has seen more than a billion downloads, with 60 percent of those from outside the U.S.

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iTunes in the Cloud goes online in 11 European countries

02/27/2013, 11:02 am

Eleven new countries in Europe gained access to Apple's iTunes in the Cloud service on Wednesday, allowing users to re-download content they have already purchased.

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Apple floats global music downloads to the tune of $3.4 billion

02/27/2013, 11:02 am

Apple's iTunes Music Store is already known to be one of the top contributors to the music industry's bottom line, but a new analysis pegs Apple is bolstering the digital music download market to the tune of about $3.4 billion, or 60 percent of digital revenues.

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iTunes, other digital providers boost music industry to first revenue growth in 13 years

02/26/2013, 10:02 am

Once ravaged by free file-sharing, the global music industry appears to be on the comeback, as digital download services such as Apple's iTunes boosted music revenues to $16.5 billion in 2012, the first year of industry growth since 1999.

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Apple settles lawsuit over in-app purchasing by kids with $5 iTunes credits

02/25/2013, 07:02 pm

Apple on Monday agreed to settle a lawsuit leveled by a group of parents who sued the company after their children spent large amounts of money on in-app purchases, with the company planning to dole out $5 iTunes gift cards, the same amount in cash, or a full refund if the initial charge was over $30.

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Google planning Spotify-style subscription music service - report

02/23/2013, 07:02 pm

As rumors swirl of a Pandora-style Internet radio service from Apple, Google is said to be working on a paid subscription music service akin to Spotify.

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Apple's iTunes update brings new 'Composer' view, minor enhancements

02/19/2013, 05:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday rolled out an update to its flagship digital media store and iOS device hub, bringing a new "Composers" view for music and the usual speed and reliability upgrades.

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