BusinessWeek: Apps Trump Tunes at Apple

As iPod sales ease, the company is focusing more and more on software—to the dismay of the record labels.


Posted by Ted • Friday, September 18, 2009 .

AP: Apple, labels work on album ‘Cocktail.’

By RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer Apple and the four major recording labels are working on launching in the fall a music offering code-named “Cocktail” that aims to add value to digital albums sold on the online iTunes Store, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. The new package will include liner notes, […]


Posted by Ted • Monday, July 27, 2009 .

NYT: Music Labels Cut Friendlier Deals With Start-Ups

With CD sales dropping fast, it is not hard to imagine how the major music labels could benefit from the growth of Web start-ups like Imeem. The company’s service lets people listen to songs, discover new artists and share their favorites with friends. And in return, Imeem owes the labels licensing fees for use of the music.


Posted by Ted • Wednesday, May 27, 2009 .

Reuters: Napster cuts price and adds 5 downloads

By Yinka Adegoke May 18, 2009 NEW York – Digital music supplier Napster said on Monday it is slashing its monthly subscription price to $5 and adding downloads of songs to its streaming service in a bid to expand its customer base and compete with Apple Inc’s iTunes.It is the latest attempt by Napster to […]


Posted by Ted • Monday, May 18, 2009 .

LA Times: Hottest tracks to cost $1.29 at iTunes starting April 7

The online music store, under pressure from record labels, is abandoning its 99-cent-only strategy.


Posted by Ted • Thursday, March 26, 2009 .

NY Times: Gates vs. Jobs: The Rematch

The history of Apple Computer can be told through its advertisements as well as its products. There was, of course, the commercial that introduced the Macintosh. It was broadcast exactly once, during the 1984 Super Bowl, and signaled the company’s bid to reclaim leadership in personal computers from I.B.M. and its tiny, little-known software partner, Microsoft.


Posted by Ted • Sunday, November 14, 2004 .