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    Surely Apple re-invented digital music, and the whole market behind it with the iPod and iTunes, but exactly how long did you think its success would last. The company was reluctant to adopt music subscription services for years, mainly because Steve Jobs never believed in it. Obviously those times were different, data speeds were as well, and now that Apple launched iTunes Radio, it's clear that there is some pressure. Spotify has just confirmed that it is approaching 10 million paid subscribers, and out of these 1 million were gained in the past four months with its recent partnerships ...

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    Even though Apple has lead the digital music business for years, we've seen one business model after another become obsolete in the last couple of years. With services like Spotify and Pandora, and with the added value of 4G LTE data speeds, a lot of people have began to prefer alternatives that don't force you to buy a song in order to listen to it. Rumors have it that Apple has begun to feel the pressure of changing its business model one more time, and the changes are rumored to be significant. An Apple executive who we find unnamed has declared that even though Apple launched iTunes ...

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    Some interesting news came across the feeds the other day. According to Billboard, Apple was considering a couple of new ideas. The first was considering opening a music streaming service as a direct competitor to Spotify. The streaming service would be subscription based and used as a platform to drive music sales. The other, far more intriguing prospect was the idea of putting iTunes on Android. If you’re dizzy from the double take, that’s ok. Just take some Dramamine and buckle in. This could get bumpy. Apple launching a music streaming service is not exactly a surprise. The ...

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    We're in the middle of a fantastic time to be a smartphone owner if you're a music lover. Manufacturers are placing more of a focus on audio performance, and you have a greater array of options than ever before when it comes to choosing how you get your music, whether we're talking about streaming or digital downloads. There's a flip side to that greater availability, though, and all these options at our disposal mean that the companies behind them need to work that much harder to stand out from their competition. Despite its stature, Apple may be feeling the heat, and new rumors claim ...

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    Just yesterday we heard that Apple will most probably dub its next version iOS as iOS 8. The reports included details like Apple's persistence in fixing the different complaints that so many of us have with its Maps application, and we even hear that its recent acquisitions will take a big part in it. Sadly yesterday's reports ended there, and now we get some additional and separate reports that give us another point in focus. According to the report, Apple will also provide dramatic improvements to iTunes Radio. The service just crowned itself third as the preferred music streaming ...

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    Even though iTunes Radio wasn't exactly what we all expected for Apple to launch along-side iOS 7, it wasn't bad either. Instead of being a paid-subscription service, all iOS devices have the ability to stream music for free (with ads for non-iTunes Match customers) in case you want to go beyond your current list of paid or synced songs. Its only problem was that the service was locked to only US customers, but that problem is starting to come to an end. Apple has just officially launched iTunes Radio internationally, and the first country to benefit from the service is Australia. ...

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    Appsfire is a company focused on app discovery services, and they apparently closely monitor the status quo of the Apple ecosystem. A little more than a year ago it claimed that Apple has approved 1 million applications for the iTunes app store, but so far we have not seen that number materialize neither in reality, nor in any official mention -- though Apple usually makes a big deal out of its iTunes diversity. In a recent blog post, Appsfire claims that there are now 1 million apps ready and available to download in the AppStore, out of the 1.4 million "ever approved" by Apple. The same ...

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    The world of mobile technology is one of the fiercest competitive markets ever. In the quest to stand out from the pack, some companies make bold moves and succeed brilliantly. Others are more meek and fade into the unexceptional background. Still others fill the space between, innovating once, then endlessly iterating over and over again. Then there are those that just screw it all up. Thanks to choices that are either too bold, too meek, or just plain-old absolutely insane, these are the products that fall flat on their face. They’re not to be mocked, but the lessons they teach should ...

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    Back in the days when dumbphones reigned supreme and Napster duplicates like LimeWire still existed, Apple changed the entire landscape of downloadable music. It did this through its potent combination of iTunes music management software and the explosively popular iPod, along with an unbeatable pricing scheme of 99 cents for (most) music tracks. This combination of convenience and savvy pricing made buying music almost as painless as stealing it - and it thrust Apple headfirst into the content business. Today, the company aims to capitalize on its longstanding dominance of the mobile ...

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    Yesterday Apple announced that the iPhone 5 will become available this month in 50+ additional countriesand now it's time for Cupertino's iTunes online store to make its way to the same number of markets. Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa are joining other regions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. The iTunes Store is now accessible in 119 countries for those who want to purchase content like music while more than 700,000 applications in the online market are available in 155 countries for iPhone and iPad users. Apple also just ...

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