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2007 Sundance Festival Short Films to Premiere on iTunes
/ January 12, 2007 2:08 pm

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 – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
/ January 12, 2007 10:10 am
AppleTV – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

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 [...].

MusicIP Challenges Gracenote With Free Music Identification Service
/ January 11, 2007 11:58 am
MusicIP Challenges Gracenote With Free Music Identification Service

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.

"Music [...].

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Apple Unveils $499 iPhone, Apple TV Wireless Media Hub
/ January 9, 2007 12:05 pm

San Francisco - Apple on Tuesday unveiled its long-awaited iPhone, a touch-screen mobile phone with music, video and Internet capabilities, as well as a device that wirelessly transmits video and other content from a computer to a television.

The $499 iPhone, set to ship in June, is less than one-half-inch thick, and features a 2-megapixel camera and 4GB of storage for music, movies, photos and e-mail.

The company said Cingular will be the exclusive carrier for the iPhone, and partnered [...].

iTunes Sells 2 Billion Songs, Adds Movies from Paramount
/ January 9, 2007 11:43 am

San Francisco – Apple announced on Tuesday that its iTunes Store has now sold more than 2 billion songs, with over a billion of them sold in the last year alone.

The company's online store has also now sold 50 million television episodes, and over 1.3 million feature-length films. Apple said it signed a deal with Viacom's Paramount Pictures, to add more than 100 movies to iTunes, which now offers a total of 250 films, in addition to 350 television [...].

Microsoft’s Plans for Winning Over Apple iPod Music Lovers with Zune
/ January 8, 2007 7:36 am
Microsoft’s Plans for Winning Over Apple iPod Music Lovers with Zune

An exclusive interview with Richard Winn, Manager of Artist Development, Microsoft Zune. Microsoft is no doubt faced with challenges in making its Zune music player a success. One essential requirement is to achieve credibility with music lovers. Richard Winn, Manager of Artist Development for Zune, shares with Digital Media Wire a look into how indie music and close relationships with upcoming artists is key to Zune’s on-going content strategy.

One of the hardest things in the digital music space is knowing [...].

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Report: Free P2P Video Downloads Outnumber Paid Downloads 5-to-1
/ December 20, 2006 9:49 am
Report: Free P2P Video Downloads Outnumber Paid Downloads 5-to-1

Port Washington, N.Y. - Many more Americans are using free file-sharing services to download video than are paying for video content from online stores, according to a report from market research firm NPD Group.

While 2% of U.S. online households (1.2 million) surveyed in the third quarter reported having paid to download video off the Internet, 8% (6 million households) downloaded at least one video file (10MB or larger) from a peer-to-peer service for free. Nearly 60% of video downloaded from [...].

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