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Warner Bros. CEO: iTunes TV Rentals Too Cheap
/ September 17, 2010 11:33 am

Los Angeles - Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) believes that Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) new TV show rental service prices episodes too low and will cannibalize sales of its programs, which is why the company isn’t participating, the Associated Press reported.

Warner Bros. CEO Barry Meyer made those comments on Thursday at an investor conference.

Apple is renting TV episodes for 99 cents each, while permanent downloads of those same episodes sell on iTunes for $2.99 each.



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TuneCore Facilitating Artist Accounts on Apple’s Ping
/ September 14, 2010 3:24 pm

New York – TuneCore, a service that helps artists post their music for sale at iTunes and other retailers, on Tuesday posted details for its musician clients on how they can set up Artist accounts on Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) new Ping music social network within iTunes. TuneCore will handle authentication, making sure legitimate parties claim the page, after which Apple emails a unique link to the artist, who may then log in with an existing iTunes account or create a new iTunes account for the Ping Artist [...].

Court Overturns Universal Music Victory in Eminem Case
/ September 7, 2010 2:16 pm

San Francisco – A federal appeals court has overturned a victory for Universal Music Group in a dispute over how much it royalties it owes rapper Eminem for digital sales of his songs, Bloomberg reported.

A 2009 ruling found that Eminem-affiliated FBT Productions was only entitled to the same royalty rates on sales of downloads and ringtones he received for sales of physical products like CDs.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the lower court erred in siding with Universal’s reasoning, and FBT is [...].

Apple: Ping Social Network Hits 1 Million Users in 48 Hours
/ September 7, 2010 1:52 pm

Cupertino, Calif. – Apple (NASD: AAPL) said that more than one million iTunes users joined its new Ping music-focused social network in the 48 hours following its launch last Wednesday.

"One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping," said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet services.

"As many more people download iTunes 10 in the coming weeks, we expect the Ping community to continue growing."

Apple counts a total of 160 million iTunes account holders who could potentially become users of Ping.


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Report: Facebook Blocked Link to Apple Ping Social Network
/ September 2, 2010 12:41 pm
Report: Facebook Blocked Link to Apple Ping Social Network

Los Angeles – Having failed to reach an agreement with Apple over access, Facebook blocked a link to Apple’s (NASD: ¬†AAPL) new Ping music-focused social network that would let users automatically add Facebook friends to their Ping contacts, sources told All Things D. As TechCrunch and others reported, Facebook Connect was indeed connected with Ping for a brief while before and even after the service was officially launched yesterday.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs told All Things D that Facebook was seeking "onerous terms" from Apple in exchange [...].

Survey: iTunes Users Like Streaming Option; Many Would Pay
/ July 14, 2010 11:43 am
Survey: iTunes Users Like Streaming Option; Many Would Pay

Port Washington, N.Y. - More than a quarter of Apple (NASD: ¬†AAPL) iTunes, iPod and iPhone users in the U.S. surveyed recently expressed "strong interest" in a free, cloud-based music streaming service, while "between seven and eight million" people reported strong interest in a paid subscription version of such a service. Market research firm NPD Group asked iTunes users — estimated to total 50 million in the U.S. — about free and unlimited streaming of their iTunes libraries over the Internet, as well as subscription options.

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Are You Interested in Using Spotify When It Becomes Available in the U. S. ?
/ May 18, 2010 12:06 pm


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