Lady Gaga’s manager praises Amazon’s 99-cent offer
Amazon took a fair amount of flak earlier this week when its servers slowed to a crawl under demand for its $0.99 deal on the new Lady Gaga album. We wondered at the time what Gaga's label would think...
May 26, 2011
Amazon sells new Lady Gaga album for $0.99 but servers struggle to cope
Amazon has launched the costcutting promotion to end all costcutting promotions, selling Lady Gaga's new Born This Way album for a mere 99 cents in the US. For that price, fans get...
May 24, 2011
Amazon now selling more Kindle e-books than print books
A tipping point? Just a bit. Amazon has announced that its customers "are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books - hardcover and paperback - combined".
May 20, 2011
Dutch startup Exvo Music takes on Amazon and Google for cloud music
Have the launches of cloud lockers from Amazon and Google made the space much less appealing for the little guys? Well, it hasn't stopped Dutch firm Exvo from...
May 11, 2011
Amazon’s cloud service now works on iOS devices
When Amazon's cloud locker and player services launched earlier this year, they didn't work on iPhones, iPod touches or iPads. Now they do, despite a warning page telling users that they don't...
May 9, 2011
RCRD DEALS music offers service goes live
Earlier this year, Topspin and RCRD LBL teamed up to announce a new service called RCRD DEALS. The aim: sell time-limited bundles of music and merchandise, using a Groupon-style model.
May 6, 2011
Michael Robertson spills beans on labels’ cloud demands
MP3tunes boss Michael Robertson has tossed another rock into the bubbling pool around Amazon's new cloud music service, writing a column for TechCrunch outlining what he claims are the major labels' demands
May 3, 2011
Amazon re-ignites price war with iTunes through 69-cent promotion
Amazon is well known for its aggressive pricing when it comes to digital music, but now the company's MP3 Store has upped its battle with iTunes a notch. Amazon has now dropped the price of a wide swathe of songs...
May 3, 2011
Amazon reveals its Q1 financials
Amazon has announced that its net sales increased by 38% year-on-year to $9.86 billion in the first quarter of 2011, but its net income fell 33% to $201 million for Q1. As ever, there were precious few details of how sales...
April 27, 2011
Amazon and PlayStation Network outages show the dark side of the cloud
The technology and content industries have had a sharp wake-up call on the potential downside of cloud services in recent days, after high-profile outages at Amazon and Sony's cloud services. Amazon's Web Services outage...
April 26, 2011
Reports claim Apple will beat Google to launch a cloud music service
Amazon stole a march on Google by launching its cloud locker music service licence-free, but now it seems Apple could also beat the company to market with its own offering. On Thursday night, Reuters reported that Apple has...
April 26, 2011
Amazon set to meet labels for cloud licensing discussions
Amazon's music team made it abundantly clear in a letter to labels a few days ago that they're not looking for licences for the company's new cloud music service. Well, at least not until they add extra features that will...
April 15, 2011