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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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 [...].
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 [...].
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.
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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 [...].