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Report: iTunes Continues Dominance; Amazon, Rhapsody Gain
/ October 9, 2008 2:35 pm
Report: iTunes Continues Dominance; Amazon, Rhapsody Gain

New York - While Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes Store continues to dominate the digital music market, Amazon’s (NASD: AMZN) MP3 store and RealNetworks’ (NASD: RNWK) Rhapsody made strides in terms of brand awareness and user preference over the past year, according to a report from market research firm Ipsos. Among users who were aware of more than one source for digital music purchases, 57% preferred iTunes — an increase of 7% from a year ago. Meanwhile, 9% favored Amazon MP3, which has only been around a [...].

Is The New BlackBerry Storm 9500 Touchscreen Phone An iPhone Killer?
/ October 8, 2008 3:38 pm


iTunes, Ben Folds Team on Live Recording Series
/ October 6, 2008 4:23 pm

Cupertino, Calif. – Recording artist Ben Folds has partnered with Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes to record and digitally release songs from performances on his upcoming tour, Billboard reports. "The Sounds of Last Night… This Morning" will see one song from each of ten shows recorded, and released the next morning for sale on iTunes. All of the songs will come with original cover art created by Folds with Apple’s Photo Booth program, while a compilation of all ten tracks will be available after the tour concludes.


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Report: iPhone 3G is Top-Selling U.S. Smartphone
/ October 6, 2008 2:56 pm

Port Washington, N.Y. - Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone 3G was the top-selling smartphone among U.S. consumers from June-August, commanding 24% market share, and was second only to Motorola’s (NYSE: MOT) RAZR in overall mobile phone sales, according to a report from market research firm NPD Group.

The first-generation iPhone generated 11% market share from January-May. NPD also found that 30% of iPhone 3G buyers switched from their existing carrier to AT&T (NYSE: T), the exclusive iPhone carrier in the U.S.

Nearly half of these (47%) came from Verizon, [...].

Apple: Citizen Journalism Report of Steve Jobs Heart Attack False
/ October 3, 2008 11:57 am

New York - Apple (NASD: AAPL) has denied a report posted on CNN’s iReport citizen journalism site that said its chief executive, Steve Jobs, had suffered "a major heart attack" and was rushed to an emergency room, Reuters reported.

"It is not true," Apple spokesman Steve Dowling told Reuters.

Before the story was denied by Apple and removed from the iReport site by CNN, it had sent Apple shares down more than 2%; shares later recovered, rising nearly 4%.

Jobs, a cancer survivor, has recently elicited some worry [...].

Copyright Royalty Board Rejects Rate Hike for Songwriters
/ October 2, 2008 2:05 pm
Copyright Royalty Board Rejects Rate Hike for Songwriters

Washington - The rate that digital retailers like Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes must pay songwriters and music publishers will stay the same under a decision handed down Thursday by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), which rejected the publishers’ petition for a 66% rate hike. The decision to freeze royalty rates at 9 cents per song for songwriters and music publishers comes as it was revealed this week by Fortune magazine, that Apple said in a letter sent to the CRB last year it might shutter its iTunes [...].

Apple Drops NDA for iPhone Application Developers
/ October 1, 2008 4:48 pm

Cupertino, Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) on Wednesday announced it is dropping the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) it had been making iPhone developers sign for released iPhone software. The move is expected to improve and accelerate iPhone application development, as developers are able to share their experiences with one another. "We put the NDA in place because the iPhone OS includes many Apple inventions and innovations that we would like to protect, so that others don’t steal our work… However, the NDA has created too much of a burden [...].

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