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Smartwatch shipments are down year-on-year

Smartwatches in their current form are still a relatively new product category, but one that’s already in decline.
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Eventbrite launches ticketing apps for smartwatches

Ticketing firm Eventbrite is making its play for the wrist, releasing apps for the Apple Watch, Android Wear and Pebble Time smartwatches. The main use for the apps will be for displaying QR codes from digital tickets to...
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Survey hints at Apple Music conversion rate for Watch owners

Smartwatch-focused research firm Wristly has published some new data on how Apple Watch owners consume media on the device, as well as what they think of Apple Music. Just 9% of them are using streaming music on the smartwatch...
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Apple Music: ‘millions’ of listeners but also FTC interest

Apple announced its latest quarterly results last night, and while the company resisted the temptation to give hard stats on the performance of its new Apple Music service, CEO Tim Cook did throw out a few nuggets. “Millions...
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Is the Apple Watch a success or a flop at this stage?

Everyone in the tech industry has an opinion: it’s just that many of them don’t agree. As the industry waits for Apple’s next financial results to see if the company will divulge sales figures (estimates vary between...
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Dice adds Apple Pay as tech goes live in the UK

Apple is launching its Apple Pay mobile payments technology in the UK today, enabling people to pay for real-world goods and services using their iPhones and Apple Watch devices. Financial firms American Express, First Direct,...
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Apple expected to release new iPods on Thursday

It’s been nearly three years since the last time Apple released a new iPod touch device: the fifth-generation model came out in September 2012. Has the device (and, indeed, the iPod category) been abandoned? Not so. AppleInsider...
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Apple Watch goes on sale, and it’s all about the ‘glances’

The Apple Watch went on sale on Friday, although Apple’s pre-order policy for its first smartwatch meant there were far smaller queues outside its stores than for iPhone and iPad launches. The Guardian has a big feature...
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Apple Watch: Pacemaker, Shazam and Pandora talk smartwatch music apps

The Apple Watch went on sale on Friday, albeit mainly to people who got in early with their pre-orders for Apple's first smartwatch. Among the music apps available at launch are DJ app Pacemaker, music identification app...
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TuneIn adds Apple Watch and CarPlay support

We’ve looked at radio and smartphones, but how about radio and smartwatches? Personal radio service Pandora has already said it’ll be present and correct for the Apple Watch launch this week, but now traditional-radio...
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New estimates suggest 2.3m Apple Watch pre-orders

Apple isn’t talking about how many of its Apple Watch smartwatches have been pre-ordered ahead of the device’s release next week. Naturally, every analyst, their aunt, their dog and random passers by are filling that...
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Virtual reality, wearables and location: hits or hype for future music marketing?

Tonight is Music Ally’s Future Music Marketing event in London, where we’ve gathered a panel of opinionated experts to give their views on whether a selection of technologies are hits or hype – or a bit of both –...