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How Apple and Pandora Can Pop Spotify's Balloon

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Alan Kelly

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, is under pressure from an insurgent Apple Music and incumbents like Pandora. So by way of a play called the Trial Balloon, it's painting a compelling new picture for online music lovers.

23 Year-Old Jordanian Singer Songwriter Jaafar Smashes Into the U.S. with His New Single 'Sixteen'

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I wasn't looking for a different type of music to listen to. My loyal readers know I love metal, hard rock, 80s, hip hop, rap and reggae. Then pow. Jaafar, who is from Jordan, landed in my speakers.

Good News: Apple TV Is Delayed

Jim Monroe | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Jim Monroe

Despite months of rumors to the contrary, it now appears that Apple is not launching a TV service this year. And for Apple fans, that's great news. Let them take their time. If they can revolutionize TV, that'll be awesome. If not, we'll just have to be happy with a new iPhone every year or two.

iTunes Is Illegal Under UK Copyright Law

TorrentFreak | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Technology

The High Court recently overturned private copying exceptions introduced last year by the UK Government, once again outlawing the habits of millions o...

To Taylor, Love David

David Fagin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
David Fagin

I'm writing because, like many others, I saw the love letter you penned to Apple in defense of "independent" artists, everywhere. And what a well written and well thought-out letter it was.

Not Even Apple Wants You To Use iTunes Anymore

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology

Apple's new streaming service basically makes your iTunes music library useless.

Will Apple Change the Music Market (Again)?

Markus Giesler | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

Today Apple will unveil its new streaming music service at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Most people expect Apple Music to be an Apple-branded continuation of Beats Music, which Apple acquired for $3 billion last year alongside the Beats Electronics headphones and speakers division.

Netflix and Redbox Dominate the Video Market Basket

Michael R. Levin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

While Netflix and Redbox each have the largest penetration among subscription and per-use services, even their customers use other services extensively. Among Amazon Amazon Instant Video customers, while 95 percent have a subscription service, most use at least Amazon Prime as that service.

How The Cloud Is Changing The Concept Of Ownership

Matt Cohen | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Matt Cohen

While the software as a service model decidedly has its benefits, developers and content creators shouldn't be so quick to turn their back on the concept of ownership and the value that ownership offers to consumers.

Apple Scrambles To Restore iTunes, App Store Service

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2015 | Technology

Access to some Apple Inc services, including the App Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store and iBooks Store, remained off line after more than eight hours on Wednesday.

What's New On iTunes In March?

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

Searched the Internet high and low for your favorite movie, only to come up short? Chances are it's available on iTunes. Before you succumb to re-watc...

Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Movies, said film critic Roger Ebert, are like an "empathy machine." Their mission: to help us understand a bit more about others' hopes, their fears, their dreams. Movies allow us to walk in others' shoes. They help us "identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us."

Today Is The Day You Finally Update Your Apps

Posted 02.19.2015 | Technology

The icon glares at you from your phone screen like a red badge of shame: “UPDATE YOUR APPS,” it warns. “You are a negligent phone owner....

Amazon Catching Up to Netflix, iTunes

Michael R. Levin | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Netflix pioneered streaming video, and specializes in it, while iTunes reaches hundreds of millions of Apple hardware buyers. Amazon started much later, and used its Prime membership to sell additional streaming video beyond what they provide through the free streaming service.

The Killer Podcast Demystified: 5 Secrets to Success

Fueled | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Fueled

Just as the iPhone, YouTube, and Netflix have each played a part in transforming how we express and entertain ourselves through visual media, the rise of the podcast has triggered a new model for audio storytelling.

10 Consumer Trends and Implications for Marketing Practice in 2015

Jenny Darroch | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

As a marketing professor and therefore an active researcher, I pay close attention to changes in consumption and how these changes might impact marketing strategy. Below, I outline ten observations related to consumer trends and offer questions for you to contemplate as you fine-tune your marketing strategies for 2015.

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2014

Rich Robinson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media
Rich Robinson

This year, Urban Outfitters sold a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt tastefully splattered with red paint while Donald Sterling's racial comments cost him his NBA franchise. It's been a raucous year in the public arena, expressed perfectly by a parade of PR blunders that is as impressive in scope as it is in sheer absurdity.

'The Interview' Is Now Available On iTunes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment

After being made available on YouTube Movies, Google Play, Microsoft's Xbox Video and Sony's own film-dedicated site, "The Interview" is now on iTunes...

Who Will Acquire Netflix?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

With a market capitalization of $23 billion and trading at a multiple north of a 100 times earnings per share, the company may be too expensive for most buyers. That narrows down the field of potential acquirers and demands a solid strategic rationale for a takeover.

Exploding the Myths About Health Care in America

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

During many weekends in the spring and summer, tens of thousands of fans fill the seats at this racetrack, one of NASCAR's biggest. But over three days in late April or early May every year, the Speedway is transformed into an enormous pop-up health clinic.

4 Great Online Tools for Music Lovers

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Shayla R. Price

Music is the cornerstone of human culture. No matter who you are or what you do, a great song can make you feel happy. A certain track can remind you of unforgettable experiences, like your first kiss, honeymoon, or the birth of your child.

Podcasts Are Basically The New TV, So Get Ready To Binge Listen

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment

Remember podcasts? Made popular with a lot of help from the first iPod, they allowed us all the novelty of listening to a radio show without fear of g...

I'm a Pop Singer and Spotify Works for Me

Catey Shaw | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Catey Shaw

To spend more of our time trying to push people back to buying records is an exercise in futility. The smart ones will find a different way. Spotify could be that way, and if it isn't, it can definitely help transition us into a world where streaming is key, and CDs are just plastic circles.

Timothy Stenovec

Only Disney Is Magical Enough To Get Google And Apple To Make A Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology

Disney likes to talk about the magical experiences it creates in its movies, theme parks and Broadway shows. That magic evidently also works on m...

Bono, Don't Apologize

Graham Milne | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

It was perhaps the epitome of the phrase "First World Problems" - U2 uploaded its new album Songs of Innocence into everyone's iTunes library and a small, vocal minority freaked the eff out.