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Topic: iTunes

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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Apple's iTunes revenues don't include $7 billion paid to app developers

02/11/2013, 08:02 pm

Apple has paid its iTunes App Store developers a cumulative $7 billion, with $5 billion of that paid out just in 2012. However, those payouts aren't included in its reported $12.9 billion in iTunes revenues for 2012.

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Apple TV, imagined by Steve Jobs to be Apple's "fourth leg," now becomes its sixth

02/11/2013, 07:02 pm

While Steve Jobs described Apple TV as potentially becoming Apple's "fourth leg" supporting the company in 2007, there are now five major business "legs" ahead of it.

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Apple's iTunes & accessory sales now greater than every other phone vendor but Samsung

02/11/2013, 07:02 pm

Having recategorized its reported revenues to highlight accessory sales and iTunes content, apps, software and services (exclusive of major hardware sales), it's now apparent that Apple's "other" business is not just bigger than iPod, but also, by itself, greater than the revenues of any other phone vendor apart from Samsung.

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Apple's iTunes Store sells 25 billionth song

02/06/2013, 11:02 am

Apple on Wednesday announced a newly achieved milestone for its iTunes Store, with the music outlet surpassing the 25 billion song mark.

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Apple highlights self-published iBooks titles as 'Breakout Books'

02/05/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple has begun promoting self-published titles on the iBookstore under the banner of "Breakout Books."

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'Radio Buy' buttons hidden in iOS 6.1 reveal Apple's anticipated Pandora killer

02/05/2013, 01:02 pm

Files found within Apple's newly released iOS 6.1 refer to an Internet radio service the company is believed to be working on.

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NPD: Apple's iTunes takes biggest piece of online video on demand pie

01/31/2013, 03:01 pm

As sales of Blu-ray disc and DVDs continued to slip, Apple has taken the leading share of the emerging Internet video on demand market, according to a new report by The NPD Group.

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