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UK users prefer Amazon to iTunes for downloading music

A survey conducted by Strategy Analytics claims that 26% of UK broadband users cite Amazon as their preferred service from which to buy digital music, compared to the 23% who said iTunes. This, despite Amazon only launching...
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Depeche Mode first artist to offer an iTunes Pass to fans

Would you pay $18.99 to get a bunch of exclusive content around the new Depeche Mode album (plus the album itself)? That's the offer being touted by Apple with a new iTunes Store feature called iTunes Pass.As the blurb...
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iPhone apps for Lady Gaga, Pussycat Dolls and other UMG artists

Interscope Geffen A&M is launching iPhone applications for five of its key artists, through a partnership with mobile firm Kyte. The five are Lady Gaga, the Pussycat Dolls, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, the All American Rejects,...
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Nokia Ovi Store: a smarter App Store?

Nokia has unveiled its new mobile app store which it hopes will take on Apple's App Store. It's called Ovi Store, and will launch in May, replacing Nokia's existing Nokia Download, MOSH and WidSets services.In...
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Beggars using free iPhone games to promote artists

Beggars Group has launched an iPhone game based on XL/Merok artist Titus Andronicus, to promote the band's debut album The Airing of Grievances. The game is free to download, and has just gone live on the App Store.It's...
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Apple’s new iPod boss cleared to start work

Apple and IBM have been tussling over Mark Papermaster, who left his job at the latter to become the former's new SVP of devices and hardware engineering.IBM threatened to sue over a non-compete clause in his contract,...
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Apple shares plummet as Steve Jobs announces medical leave of absence

Apple boss Steve Jobs has announced plans to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June, due to his ongoing health problems.”During the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex...
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Report claims Apple taking iTunes fully DRM-free tonight

A report on CNET claims that Apple could announce a fully DRM-free iTunes Store as soon as tonight's MacWorld keynote speech. Another unfounded rumour?Perhaps not – this one has specific details, claiming that...
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MacWorld 2009: iTunes Store going DRM-free by end of Q1

Apple has announced major changes to the iTunes Store in its keynote speech at the MacWorld show in San Francisco, including making it entirely DRM-free by the end of March. That story on CNET yesterday was pretty bang on,...
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Steve Jobs not dying: it’s a “hormone imbalance”

Apple boss Steve Jobs has issued a statement clarifying the state of his health, after intensifying blogosphere chatter that his absence from this week's MacWorld conference was due to serious health problems.Not so,...
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iPhone Nano rumours rear their head again

Looking for stone-cold proof that Apple is planning to launch a cut-down version of its iPhone called the iPhone Nano? Well, you won't find it here. But what you will find is some new speculation, based on the age-old...
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iTunes Plus rumours heat up again

There was a lot of chatter in the blogosphere last night (and again today) about Apple taking iTunes fully DRM-free today, via deals with Sony, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. It kicked off with this story on...