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January 25, 2010 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Alex Pham
Not since biblical times has the arrival of a tablet been greeted with such anticipation. Apple Inc. won't reveal the details of what is widely expected to be a new tablet computer until Wednesday, but it has already shaken up the publishing world, whose executives wonder whether the device will revolutionize the distribution of newspapers, magazines and books in the same way that the iPod transformed the music industry. Fueling widespread speculation, Apple last week invited reporters to "come see our latest creation" but provided no other information.
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BUSINESS
September 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Walt Disney Co. has sold 125,000 digital copies of its movies in less than a week via Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes store, generating $1 million, Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger said. Disney expects revenue of $50 million in the first year from its iTunes partnership, Iger said at an investment conference in New York sponsored by Goldman Sachs.
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March 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Apple Inc., the company that popularized selling songs online for 99 cents apiece, now hopes to buoy interest in albums, giving customers credit for purchases of full albums from which they have bought individual tracks. Apple introduced the Complete My Album feature on its iTunes Store. It now gives a full credit of 99 cents for every track the user previously bought and applies it toward the purchase of the complete album.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Royalties that digital music companies, including Apple Inc. and record labels, pay songwriters for selling their music as ring tones, CDs and permanent digital downloads are to be set today by a federal agency. This is the first time in nearly three decades that the industry has been unable to decide the fee for sales of recorded music on its own. Apple has so strongly opposed increasing the rate, now 9.
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June 29, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Verizon Wireless will unveil a music-playing phone and online music service to compete with Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes store and phone to be launched with Motorola Inc. A Verizon Wireless-branded LG Electronics Inc. handset will be available by August, as much as a month before Motorola and Apple are due to unveil an iTunes phone. Verizon Wireless' music service is expected to be up and running in six to eight months, Chief Executive Dennis Strigl said.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2007
I just want to express how much I enjoyed Michelle Quinn's story on iPod University ("The iPod lecture circuit," Nov. 24). I was in Florence, Italy, last week and read the article online. Not looking forward to the 15-hour travel time back to Los Angeles, I immediately went to the iTunes store and downloaded some of the most wonderful lectures from Stanford, MIT and several others. And all of them are absolutely free. Steve Dworman Brentwood
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October 29, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple's head of mobile software, Scott Forstall, is leaving the company following the release of Apple Maps and Siri, two major projects that were considered flops for the technology giant. Forstall will serve as an advisor to Chief Executive Tim Cook before leaving the company next year, Apple said in a press release Monday afternoon. Besides Apple Maps and Siri, Forstall is credited with leading several releases of Apple's desktop operating system Mac OS X. He originally came to the company after working for NeXT, the start-up Steve Jobs created and sold to Apple on his return to the company.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2006 | From Reuters
Microsoft Corp. confirmed plans to release a new music and entertainment player and accompanying software under the "Zune" brand this year. The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker faces an uphill climb in closing the gap on Apple's iPod media player and iTunes Music Store, the runaway leaders in their respective areas.
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September 12, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple announced a new version of iTunes on Wednesday. The Cupertino tech company said its music program and the iTunes Store have both been redesigned and given new features. Now users can click on albums to expand them in place, and artists can now also share photos with users. A new feature called "Up Next" that lets users see a pop-up window with a list of songs coming up on their playlist has also been added. The new iTunes will launch next month. The store itself will look more like the new version of the iOS iTunes Store, which is set to launch with iOS 6 later this month.
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May 29, 2010 | Jessica Guynn and David Sarno
Another battle is brewing between Apple Inc. and Google Inc., and this time it may come into your living room. One week after Google announced its bid for the hearts and eyes of America's TV viewers with Internet-based Google TV, its Silicon Valley rival is reportedly poised to overhaul its own offering, Apple TV. The stakes are high. Whoever wins could play a leading role in one of the great technological transformations of recent memory by piping limitless video and other content from the Internet and television to the small screen.
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