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Reuters: Google to have music service up and running by December 25th

September 3rd, 2010

Reuters is reporting that Google’s VP of Engineering, Andy Rubin, has been conducting talks with record labels in an attempt to launch an online music service “before Christmas.” The publication cites two sources familiar with the matter, and states that although record industry insiders are excited about the possibility of Apple and Google clashing on …

Apple to live stream music-event keynote today

September 1st, 2010

Live blogs are cool, but live video streams are way better. Late yesterday, Apple announced that they would broadcast today’s music-event keynote live via the web. The event starts at 10:00 AM PT and rumors of several new iPods, an Apple TV, an iLife update, and iOS 4 for the iPad have been predicted by …

Nokia makes 5250 official

August 24th, 2010

Today, Nokia made the music-centric, full touch-screen 5250 handset official. The device will include a 2.8-inch TFT touchscreen with 640 x 360 resolution (16:9 aspect ratio), 512 MB of RAM, quad-band GSM, 2 megapixel camera, micro-SD card slot (expandable up to 16 GB), FM radio, and will be powered by Symbian^1. As an added bonus, …

The iRig, mobile device meets guitar

August 17th, 2010

I’m just going to come right out and say it. If you own an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone, and you play the guitar, you should invest in an iRig (seriously, you can thank us later). The iRig guitar accessory from IK Multimedia, and the accompanying AmpliTube iPad and iPhone software, are really a treat …

Yoko oh no! No Beatles catalog on iTunes for now

August 7th, 2010

This article totally gave me an excuse to write that headline… been saving it for years. Reuters is reporting that 77-year old Yoko Ono was quoted as saying, “don’t hold your breath,” when asked about the possibility of the Beatles catalog coming to the iTunes digital music store. Ono went on to say: “Steve Jobs has his own idea …

Roku and MP3tunes ink deal to stream iTunes library to your TV

July 20th, 2010

Today, Roku and MP3tunes announced a partnership that will bring your iTunes music library to your television. MP3tunes, for those not familiar, is a company that provides “secure online music space” and features “unlimited listening.” The company’s website boasts, “With just a couple clicks, Locker users can sync their personal digital music and video up to ‘the …

Rumor: Licensing is holding up cloud-based iTunes

July 2nd, 2010

According to tips sent in to Electronista, the reason that Apple’s planned iTunes streaming service yet to be released is due to the fact that the Cupertino-based company has yet to finalize licensing deals with major record labels. Apple currently has licensing deals which allow customers to stream music from their own computers to their …

Google VP: Music service to launch in Q4 alongside Android 3.0

July 2nd, 2010

According to Israeli newspaper Calcalist, Google VP of Engineer Gaurav Jain has gone on the record as stating that his company will launch its oft-rumored music service before the year’s end. Set to debut in Q4, Jain went on to say that the music service will be predominantly featured in the next version of its mobile …