Little Rock, Arkansas â€“ Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has shuttered its online movie download service, the AP reports. The company launched the service in February with 3,000 titles, but customers could not watch them on an Apple Inc. device.
The company decided to abandon its online DVD rental service in 2005, a unit that comprised 40% of overall DVD sales.
Dear Santa: 2007 was a great year and I thank you, but I want to provide you
with my Christmas list for 2008. Iâ€™ve worked with so many engineers
that I know that a 363-day lead time should be sufficient.
is indispensable for my blogging and Truemors. (If any Macintosh
bloggers are on your â€œniceâ€ list, give them MarsEdit next Christmas.) I
need two enhancements: first, the â€œMedia Managerâ€ dialog has to launch
faster. Second, Iâ€™d like to crop and proportionately resize pictures
from within MarsEdit.
With MacWorld right around the corner and few rumors about the next trick(s) up Steve Jobsâ€™s sleeves, the latest word from Cupertino includes an iPod with automatic volume control, designed to calculate the userâ€™s length of listening time and noise level, gradually reducing the volume as necessary. The Daily Mail reports that Apple owns a patent for the technology.
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- Sega of America released a version of its "Sonic the Hedgehog"
title for Apple’s iPod nano with video, iPod classic and the fifth generation
iPod. The game, which has sold more than 45 million copies since 1991, is
available from the iTunes Store for $4.99.
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Port Washington, N.Y. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) Mac owners are much more
likely than PC owners to pay to download music, with 50% of Mac owners reporting
having paid to download songs from retailers like the iTunes Store in the third
quarter of 2007, compared with 16% of PC owners, according to a report from
market research firm NPD Group. The report also found that Mac users were also
more likely to purchase CDs than their PC-owning counterparts.
32% of Mac users reported purchasing CDs [...].
Tokyo - Apple (NASD: AAPL) is in talks
with rival Japanese mobile operators DoCoMo and Softbank on launching its
iPhone in Japan,
but both companies are unhappy with the cut of subscriber revenue that Apple is
demanding, sources from the companies told Reuters.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs met
with the president of Japanese market leader DoCoMo earlier this month in San Francisco, a company
source told Reuters.
"The negotiations are not going smoothly, as Apple’s
conditions are extremely hard to meet," the source said. "The ball is
in Apple’s court [...].