Post Tagged with: "iTunes"

Sony Plans to Sell Gracenote Audio-Recognition Service
/ December 19, 2013 2:22 pm
Sony Plans to Sell Gracenote Audio-Recognition Service

Bloomberg reports that Sony Corporation is looking to sell its audio-recognition software business, Gracenote, which has annual revenue in the $100 million to $200 million range. Sony acquired Gracenote in 2008 for $260 million. The company provides software that allows Apple iTunes and other digital retailers to recognize songs using metadata. The company also works with the television industry, assisting marketers to target advertisements based on demographics. Read More

TuneIn Radio Releases ‘Open Mic’ for Voice-based Social Networking
/ December 2, 2013 3:47 pm
TuneIn Radio Releases ‘Open Mic’ for Voice-based Social Networking

TechCrunch reports that TuneIn Radio is expanding its services by launching a new mobile app called "TuneIn Open Mic". The popular radio service counts more than 40 million monthly users. With the launch of the new mobile app, the company is moving headstrong into voice-based social networking. . Read More

Google Music Now Available for iOS with Free One-Month ‘All Access’ Radio Subscription
/ November 18, 2013 4:48 pm
Google Music Now Available for iOS with Free One-Month ‘All Access’ Radio Subscription

TechCrunch reports that the Google Music service is finally live and active on the iOS. The new Google Music app will compete with Apple’s iTunes Radio, Pandora, Spotify and Rdio. The new service provides 2 options – a standard service and an all access option. Both allow users to store music in the cloud, rather than having to store it locally. . Read More

MTV Releasing Music Discovery App
/ November 1, 2013 3:57 pm
MTV Releasing Music Discovery App

DigitalMusicNews reports that MTV is releasing a music discovery app, available for the iPhone starting today. With the app, users can search songs by artist name or song lyrics. The app also includes over-the-air song recognition technology and provides links to purchase searched songs from iTunes. It also includes music and live videos, photos, and a feature that scans top 10 songs in 90 seconds. . Read More

Apple’s App Store Now Boasts 1 Million Apps
/ October 23, 2013 2:34 pm
Apple’s App Store Now Boasts 1 Million Apps

Mashable reports that Apple’s iTunes app store has reached over one million apps surpassing the Google Play Store in number of apps. The app store from Apple was made public 5 years ago. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, made the milestone announcement in an event which was dedicated to the iPad this Tuesday. Read More

iTunes Radio Now Boasts 20 Million Users and 2 Billion Songs Streamed
/ October 23, 2013 2:08 pm
iTunes Radio Now Boasts 20 Million Users and 2 Billion Songs Streamed

Hybebot reports that Apple's iTunes Radio service, which was launched on September 18, now reports to have 20 million users and to have streamed 2 billion songs. Currently, the service is only available in the U.S. . Read More

Tunecore Has Made $330 Million in Payments to Artists
/ October 17, 2013 2:50 pm
Tunecore Has Made $330 Million in Payments to Artists

Hypebot reports that Tunecore announced that it has paid out more than $330 million in the form of royalties to artists. Launched in 2006, the company reports a 135% increase in music downloads and streams. . Read More

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