- Apple (NASD: AAPL) is in talks with some of the major labels on offering a wider selection
of ringtones and a mobile music delivery service, while at the same time the
labels are pressing Apple to budge on its 99-cent song pricing at the iTunes
Store, The New York Times reported. Apple is reportedly very interested in
offering ringback tones, as well as over-the-air song downloads to the
iPhone — both of which are traditionally priced higher than regular ringtones
and PC-based song downloads, [...].
On Monday night, the CW will air the highly anticipated (or is that just me) season finale for the first season of Gossip Girl, a much talked about show (called the Greatest Teen Drama of All-Time by New York
magazine) based upon a series of novels by Cecily von Ziegesar. Since
this show is often discussed around the office and with friends, I was
curious to see the showâ€™s website traffic. As one would expect, the
premiere on Sept 19th caused the traffic to [...].
Ontario – Research in Motion’s (NASD: RIMM)
new BlackBerry Bold smartphone will feature a new BlackBerry Media Sync
application that lets users sync their iTunes (NASD: AAPL) digital music libraries on the
device. Slated to hit stores this summer, the BlackBerry Bold will also ship
with Roxio music, video and photo management software.
Cupertino, Calif. – Nine major Hollywood studios said that they will begin releasing their movies on Cupertino-based Apple’s iTunes on the same day they’re released on DVD.
The movies will be priced at $14.99. Participating studios include 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate, Image Entertainment and First Look Studios.
The iTunes Store now offers more than 1,500 films, including 200 in HD, with most catalog titles priced [...].
If further proof were needed that Apple’s much-ballyhooed deal with the
major studios to start selling movies through iTunes on the same day
they become available on DVD is somewhat-less than a game-changer, the Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning that Apple is taking a haircut on every movie it sells. Citing a "person familiar with the matter," the Journal said the studios are getting a wholesale price close to $16 for the movies Apple plans to sell for $14.99.
Previously, iTunes [...].
England - Among
the 2,000 or so who have uploaded their own remixes of Radiohead’s song
"Nude" after the band made stem tracks available for download from
iTunes was electronic musician Thomas Dolby, the artist said on Tuesday. "I
was trying out my new wireless router to see if I could get reception down on
the beach in front of my house," said Dolby. "Sitting there shivering
beside the North Sea with my laptop, huddled in a blanket and listening to
Radiohead’s ‘Nude’ stems on iTunes, with [...].