Universal Music May Not Renew iTunes Contract

October 24, 2007

Highlighting ongoing tension between the music industry and Apple Inc., Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group is set to notify the Cupertino, Calif. company that it is not renewing a long term contract to sell digital music downloads through the increasingly powerful iTunes Store, according to people familiar with the situation.

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iTunes lag time is music to Apple’s ears

October 24, 2007

For the first time since the store opened its doors in April 2003, Apple’s servers were unable to handle the spike in traffic on Monday and Tuesday, and millions of uses were met with error messages and super-slow downloads. It’s actually created more positive buzz among analysts — traffic was so great it blew up the site.

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6G iPod User Interface Redesign and Videos

October 24, 2007

There have been rumors that the next “6th Generation” iPod could be released as early as August 7th, 2007. According to some sources, the new iPod may still be housed in the traditional click-wheel design rather than moving to a full touch-screen design like the new iPhone.

An anonymous sour…

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Apple warns that it may lose select listing with Nasdaq

October 24, 2007

Apple has given warning that it could be removed from the highly regarded Nasdaq Global Select Market, as the maker of iPod and Macintosh acknowledged for the first time that it was the subject of a federal investigation into its stock option practices

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Steve Jobs Interview on ABC’s Nightline Tonight, 11:35 PM

October 24, 2007

” Nightline said that they would be talking to Jobs on Tues. night’s show. ABC, 11:35 PM
I’m sure he’ll be on other shows as well, but this might be a little longer interview and may include a short profile as well. Just guessing based on what I often see as a regular viewer of the program. Certainly seems to portend something major!

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Ballmer: ‘No chance Apple iPhone will get any significant marketshare”

October 24, 2007

Monday, April 30, 2007 – 10:42 AM EDTMicrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer was interviewed by USA Today’s David Lieberman at the sixth USA TODAY CEO Forum, in conjunction with the University of Washington Business School. The interview took place in front of an audience.

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BBC chooses Final Cut for all HDTV content

October 24, 2007

BBC Factual has confirmed plans to use the Panasonic AJ-HDX900 DVCPRO HD camcorder alongside Apple’s industry leading professional video application in order to create all its high-definition shows, beginning in April 2007.

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Apple to Start Record Label with Jay-Z and Beyonce?

October 24, 2007

Starting in April 2007 there were rumors from MediaTakeOut that rapper Jay-Z was leaving the Def Jam Recordings record label to create a new “super label” with singer Beyonce.In an exclusive interview, MediaTakeOut.com spoke to a key person involved in creating the new label. And according to that i…

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Best Buy stores fitted with snazzy new Apple displays (photos)

October 24, 2007

Electronics specialty retailer Best Buy, which announced in April that it would be expanding its Mac pilot program to about 200 stores, has begun fitting some of its higher profile locations with radically improved Apple store-within-a-store concepts. These include ‘mini theaters’ with stereo speakers and embedded Apple cinema displays.

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Apple to hold special event at NAB

October 24, 2007

Apple will hold a special event at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show on Sunday, April 15. While no details were available on what, if anything, will be announced at the event, Apple has used such events in the past to launch significant product releases.

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