iTunes

  • Report: Apple’s Pandora-Killer Hits Licensing Trouble With Sony/ATV

    Report: Apple’s Pandora-Killer Hits Licensing Trouble With Sony/ATV

    One rumor that was nearly forgotten amid the iPhone 5’s launch and iOS 6 media circus was that Apple was reportedly looking to release a Pandora-killer soon. The streaming music service would be a natural next step in the progression Apple’s taken with digital music, but it looks like licensing issues may have stepped in the way once again. Read More

  • Bad Piggies Is A Hit, Taking Just 3 Hours To Hit The Top Spot In The U.S. App Store

    Bad Piggies Is A Hit, Taking Just 3 Hours To Hit The Top Spot In The U.S. App Store

    And just like that, Rovio is back to number 1. The Finnish gaming company today launched Bad Piggies, an entirely new game that features some of the same characters from the smash hit, Angry Birds. In this iteration, however, you play the game from the pigs’ point of view, building vehicle-style contraptions to get you through the map. The game only launched a few hours ago, at 3am ET… Read More

  • Dead. Ping Is Dead As Of 9/30. iTunes Gets Social With Facebook, Twitter, Artist Photo Sharing Instead

    Dead. Ping Is Dead As Of 9/30. iTunes Gets Social With Facebook, Twitter, Artist Photo Sharing Instead

    Update: iTunes is getting more social, but not with Ping. Today Apple announced that Ping will be shut down on September 30th. iTunes 11 will instead display your Facebook friends who Liked each entry, offer Facebook and Twitter sharing for purchases, plus let musicians share photos on their artist pages. The changes come amongst a larger overhaul to the iTunes store and player… Read More

  • Apple Releases A Totally Redesigned iTunes With iCloud Built-In

    Apple Releases A Totally Redesigned iTunes With iCloud Built-In

    As with every new hardware release, Apple updates iTunes in order to support new devices. But the media software will receive a major update, as was announced today during Apple’s live event. The interface is now totally new with an edge-to-edge design. Browsing your music feels completely different with a great emphasis on album art. The left-side column is gone in the default… Read More

  • Bruce Willis Isn’t Suing Apple Over iTunes Music Ownership Rights

    Bruce Willis Isn’t Suing Apple Over iTunes Music Ownership Rights

    Earlier today, there was a rumor that Bruce Willis was considering to sue Apple to clarify who owns content downloaded from iTunes. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reported – and as with all things involving British tabloids, you should take this with a grain of salt – that Willis “is said to be considering legal action against technology giant Apple over his desire to leave… Read More

  • Amazon Confirms Cloud Player, Its Would-Be iTunes Killer, Now Works On Sonos, More Devices Coming Later This Year

    Amazon Confirms Cloud Player, Its Would-Be iTunes Killer, Now Works On Sonos, More Devices Coming Later This Year

    At the end of July, Amazon updated its Cloud Player to be in fighting form as an iTunes killer, with a load of new audio features like Scan and Match technology and licensing deals with a number of labels. And at the time, Amazon said that Sonos support would be “coming soon.” Today, that functionality has arrived, with the Cloud Player now working on the Sonos Wireless HiFi… Read More

  • Apple Now Has 150 Million iCloud Users

    Apple Now Has 150 Million iCloud Users

    During Apple’s Q3 earnings call today, the company’s CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced that Apple now has 150 Million iCloud users. That’s up from 125 million users the company cited in its last quarterly earnings call in April. As Apple announced at its annual developer conference earlier this year, iCloud will be tightly integrated into Mountain Lion, the next version of OS… Read More

  • The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

    The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

    When CEO Tim Cook kept saying “stay tuned” at D10 about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally. Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTunes or iPod activity auto-shared to Facebook. Boosted revenue, better ad targeting, and trouble for mutual enemy Google are all potential benefits. While there are plenty of smaller… Read More

  • Spotify Plays Can Increase iTunes Sales. Here’s Proof!

    Spotify Plays Can Increase iTunes Sales. Here’s Proof!

    Despite fears that streaming access cannibalizes sales, classical music record label X5 tells me when it launched an app within Spotify and saw streams of one album increase 412% in a month, that album’s iTunes sales shot up 50%. The Swedish label’s “The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music” soon reached #1 on the iTunes Classical charts, and broke into the iTunes Top… Read More

  • Amazon’s Appstore Generates More Revenue Per Daily User Than Google Play

    Amazon’s Appstore Generates More Revenue Per Daily User Than Google Play

    According to new data released today by mobile analytics firm Flurry, Amazon’s Appstore for Android is generating more revenue per daily user than the Google Android Market, which was recently rebranded as the Google Play store. That shouldn’t be surprising, given that Amazon vets apps for quality, runs promotions to entice users to return daily, and perhaps most importantly, is… Read More