Amsterdam - The Netherlands has joined Scandinavian led action against Apple's digital rights management lock on its iPod device and iTunes software. This means that Apple is coming under increasing pressure from consumer rights advocates in EU nations (including Germany, France, Sweden, Norway and Finland), all who want to force the company to unlock its iTunes software so it can be used with other MP3 players.
In the Netherlands, iTunes dominates the internet download market with a 50 per cent share. [...]. one comment
Palo Alto, Calif. – Avvenu, a developer of technology that allows remote access to PC files, on Thursday introduced the Avvenu Music Player, which allows users to stream their iTunes libraries and other music stored on a PC to any Internet-connected PC or Mac, laptop or Windows Mobile smartphone. The service requires that the user's home PC be online in order to stream music. The beta version of the player also includes a feature that allows users to [...].
In June of 2006 consumer agencies in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden charged that Apple was violating contract and copyright laws in those countries by not enabling customers to purchase, download, and play tracks from iTunes on their non-Apple portable players. A Norwegian official today revealed that French and German consumer groups have joined the Scandinavian countries in their efforts to pressure Apple.
Norwegian Consumer Ombudsman Bjoern Erik Thon said French consumer lobby UFC-Que Choisir and its German counterpart, [...].
Apple’s stock tumbled in after-hours trading on Wednesday in response to Apple’s conservative guidance for the next quarter, a traditionally tough one for the company. However, record earnings for the first quarter and a steady hold of the digital music market, as well as new products in the pipeline – such as the Apple TV wireless media hub set to ship in February and the much hyped iPhone cellular phone due to hit the market in June – things are [...].
Park City, Utah – The Sundance Institute announced on Friday that it will offer a selection of the short films in competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival for purchase and download from Apple's iTunes Store.
Beginning on Monday, Jan. 22, a selection of the 71 narrative, documentary and animated shorts in competition at the festival will be available on iTunes for $1.99 each.
"I have felt, from the earliest days, that if people really care about independent film, they [...].
AppleTV UnwrappedOn January 9, Steve Jobs made good on his 2006 promise to release an Internet TV Adapter (iTVA) and rolled out AppleTV, a set-top box that allows you to stream video from your PC to your TV. This was an important move for Apple and for the entire broadband video industry; one TDG predicted several years ago would likely happen in 2007.
I don't want to talk about the technology behind the AppleTV platform – you've all heard by now [...].
Las Vegas – MusicIP, the developer of a global search engine for music, announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week the launch of a new, free pricing structure for MusicDNS, its on-demand service that can identify music tracks and deliver accompanying metadata.
The service includes a database of 26 million fingerprinted audio tracks. The public domain track metadata from MusicBrainz returned by MusicDNS can be used freely for any applications by developers, organizations or enterprises.
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