Tag: mobile music

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eMarketer tries to nail down US mobile music revenues

Mobile music revenues will be $429.3m this year, rising to $1.68bn by 2016.
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Hungama launches Hukked mobile filesharing app in India

We mentioned Indian mobile entertainment firm Hungama's MyPlay iPhone app earlier this week, but the company has another mobile app that's fresh out in its native market. Huuked is described as 'mobile file-sharing software',...
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Vodafone relaunches its music service

Operator group Vodafone has revamped and relaunched its music service, which will now run across online, Android and BlackBerry handsets. The focus remains on MP3 track bundles - in the UK...
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NPD Group hails increase in US mobile music listening

2010 saw nine million new mobile music listeners in the US, according to a survey conducted by NPD Group. It says that 17% of US internet users listened to music on their phones in 2010, up from 12% in 2009...
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Vodafone releasing €90 Android smartphone in Europe

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced plans to launch the Vodafone Smart handset in Germany, Italy and the UK this summer, before rolling it out to other markets.
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Nokia ditches Ovi brand in favour of, well, Nokia

Nokia has finally pulled the plug on its Ovi moniker, announcing plans to rebrand all its services - music included - with the name Nokia. We sincerely hope the company didn't pay a huge sum to a rebranding consultancy to...
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Nokia’s Ovi Store now doing 5m daily downloads

Nokia says its Ovi Store is now generating five million downloads of apps and personalisation content a day - five times the numbers it was doing a year ago. The store now has 40,000 app available, with more than 158 developers...
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Newly-independent Rhapsody drops its price and plots mobile domination

Having been successfully spun off from MTV and RealNetworks, music service Rhapsody has slashed its monthly subscription price from $14.99 to $9.99. The renamed Rhapsody International has also launched its Android application,...
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Orange’s Monkey not so unlimited after all

It's emerged that while Orange UK's new Monkey streaming mobile music service is free, it's not unlimited.
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Bronfman heads for London with digital optimism

Warner Music Group boss Edgar Bronfman Jr is moving to London with his family, and has given an interview to the Financial Times in which he's pretty optimistic about WMG's prospects going forward.
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mBlox: ‘Mobile music downloads will never be cheaper than iTunes’

Mobile payments firm mBlox recently announced plans for what it calls a `sender pays data trial', under which content providers bundle together the data charge costs for mobile content so that consumers don't have to worry...
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U2 dumps Apple in favour of BlackBerry tour sponsorship

Poor Steve Jobs. Besides battling his personal health demons, he's got to look on while his pop star friends flee for rival handset firms.