Hong Kong – Wireless carrier Hutchison Telecommunications
has signed a deal to launch Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone in Hong Kong and Macau, Reuters
reported, citing Hong Kong’s South China
Morning Post. The newspaper also indicated that other Hong
Kong carriers were expected to announce similar partnerships.
Apple is expected to introduce its next-generation 3G iPhone next month.
N.J. - Pinch Media, a provider of
free tools for developers creating applications for Apple’s iPhone, has raised
an undisclosed sum of seed funding, PEHub.com reported.
Investors include Union
Square Ventures, First Round Capital, Sharkey Goldstein Capital, Dave Morgan,
Jerry Neumann and Mike Yavonditte.
Hoboken-based Pinch Media was founded in
April by Greg Yardley and Jesse Rohland, and this week released Pinch
Analytics, a tool for iPhone SDK application analytics.
London - Apple (NASD: AAPL) is expected to
soon begin selling movies from four major Hollywood studios from its iTunes
Stores in the U.K. and Canada, which
to this point had only sold music and TV shows, the Times Online reports. Pricing
for the store was not provided, although the studios named were Paramount, Disney, 20th
Century Fox and Warner Bros. Lionsgate and MGM are also reported to be included
in the launch.
New York – "American Idol" winner David Cook saw a
record 14 of his songs enter the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart today,
including the No. 1 "The Time of My Life," which sold 236,000
Billboard says that Apple, "in cooperation with the show’s
producers…withheld reporting iTunes sales of those songs until the week of the
"The Time of My Life" also entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3.
eleven songs Cook placed on that chart is second only to the Beatles, [...]. one comment
Los Angeles – Sweden-based
wireless carrier TeliaSonera announced on Wednesday that it has signed a deal
with Apple (NASD: AAPL) to market the iPhone in Sweden,
Norway, Finland and Denmark,
as well as the Baltic nations of Lithuania,
Lavtia and Estonia
later this year. Meanwhile, Thomson Financial reports that Dutch carrier KPN
has been approached by Apple about selling the iPhone in the Netherlands. Apple
has recently signed a spate of international iPhone partners, and is widely
expected to announce a next-generation 3G version early next month.
- Apple plans to introduce photo geo-tagging of photos in the latest build of
its iPhone 2.0 software, Apple Insider reports. The iPhone recently launched a
new location triangulation service for its Maps application that lets base
driving directions on their current location.
San Antonio – AT&T (NYSE: T) has
announced that it expects to complete deployment of its U.S. 3G mobile
broadband service by the end of June, just as reports have begun to pile on
that Apple (NASD: AAPL) plans to launch its 3G iPhone in the second week of June. AT&T
said its 3G network will deliver 1.4 Mbps download and 800 Kbps upload speeds,
which the company noted "will be even more enticing with the addition of
more 3G-enabled smartphones in the summer and fall [...].