– Children’s retail store chain Toys ‘R’ Us will being selling Apple iPods and
related accessories in "iPod Boutiques" within its stores, Engadget
reports. The company had already been selling the Microsoft Zune since last
Calif. - Google (NASD: GOOG) on Monday
introduced a Google Earth application for the Apple (NASD: AAPL) iPhone and iPod touch, which
will allow users to zoom in on satellite images of the planet. The free Google Earth application is available
in 18 locations, and will function on both first- and second-generation iPhones
operating on EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi networks. The application also includes a
"Search Near Me" function that will bring up local results like
nearby pizza parlors.
- The person who posted a fake story to CNN’s iReport.com citizen journalism
site earlier this month that said Apple (NASD: AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs had suffered a heart
attack was an 18-year-old, Bloomberg reported. Investigators have so far found
no evidence that the teenager attempted to profit from the 5.4% plunge in
Apple’s share price that resulted from the false report.
(DMW previous coverage)
Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) is now the third-largest
mobile phone company in the world, behind Nokia and Samsung, and its iPhone
outsold RIM’s (NASD: RIMM) BlackBerry in the recent quarter, the company revealed in its
earnings statement. Apple said it sold 6.9 million of its iPhone 3G devices in
the quarter ended Sept. 27, compared with 6.1 million BlackBerry units sold by
The company also noted that it has already surpassed its previously stated
goal to sell 10 million iPhones during 2008.
The iPhone sales [...].
- While the Beatles’ songs are still not available for sale from Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes
Store, department store chain Bloomingdale’s has partnered with a custom laser
etching firm to offer a limited edition Apple iPod boxed set that comes with all
of the Beatles albums on CD, Wired.com reported.
The $795 collector’s box — a
limited edition of 2,500 — includes a 120GB iPod classic, which is
laser-etched with a Beatles logo on the front and a silhouette of the "Abbey
Road" album cover on [...].
Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) announced on
Thursday that it has now sold more than 200 million TV episodes from its iTunes
Store, including over one million HD episodes. Additionally, all four networks
are now offering primetime programs in HD through the online store — including
ABC’s "Lost" and "Grey’s Anatomy"; CBS’ "CSI";
Fox’s "Prison Break" and "Bones"; and NBC’s
"Heroes" and "The Office." The iTunes Store now offers over
30,000 TV episodes.
Los Angeles - Neil Smith, VP of Business Management for Rhapsody America, a JV between Real Networks (NASD: RNWK) and MTV (NYSE: VIA), recently spoke on a panel at DMW’s Digital Music Forum West. In this interview, he talks about the possibility of Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes adding a subscription service and what that would do to Rhapsody. He also talks about the integration with MTV and Yahoo! (NASD: YHOO) Music Unlimited. Smith also details what he thinks that the [...].