Results for "itunes lala"

Apple planning iTunes Live using Lala tech?

Apple planning iTunes Live using Lala tech?

A newly filed trademark application by Apple for "iTunes Live" has been spotted, though the actual functionality it will brand is so far unclear.  While TechCrunch seem convinced iTunes Live is a push to sell more concert recordings by Apple, there's also speculation that it could be a "live connected" aka cloud jukebox style system.  SlashGear columnist Michael Gartenberg predicted just as much late last year, in the aftermath of the Apple Lala acquisition.

Continue Reading

iTunes cloud for storage not subscription streaming tip insiders

iTunes cloud for storage not subscription streaming tip insiders

Apple's long-rumored iTunes cloud plans may not in fact result in a subscription-based streaming music service, with the company tipped to be looking to simply offer online storage to its users. According to the FT, music industry sources have quietly confirmed that Apple's intent is to allow iTunes users to remotely host their paid tracks, and then stream that content to various devices.

Continue Reading

Apple to unveil iTunes online at next week’s iPod event?

Apple to unveil iTunes online at next week’s iPod event?

With Apple's annual iPod event just a week away, will it just be a camera-blessed iPod touch on stage with Steve Jobs or has the Cupertino company got something exciting in streaming to offer us?  Rumors from the past 6-12 months about a potential iTunes streaming or sharing service are beginning to coalesce; All Things D's sources in the music industry are suggesting that, rather than an outright streaming system, Apple will launch a web-based iTunes branch which can be easily linked to from social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Continue Reading

Lala and the Shift from Apps to Services

Lala and the Shift from Apps to Services

Over the weekend, news broke from both the NY Times and Wall Street Journal that Apple had purchased the online music service Lala.

What's Lala? A little background. Lala's been around for awhile, gone through iterations involving free online listening before settling in on a hybrid model. First. Lala lets you listen to any song you currently have on your PC that it matches to its database (a concept based on the idea of music fingerprints and a digital locker that goes back to the early days of mp3.com) and upload any song you may have that they don't know about. Once completed, you've now got access to all your music any place there's a computer with a web browser and an internet connection. There's also an additional model that lets you listen to any song for free but only once. After that the song must be "purchased" and can only be streamed from the web but not downloaded to a computer or any other offline device.

Continue Reading

Deezer App Studio challenges Spotify for developers’ hearts

Deezer App Studio challenges Spotify for developers’ hearts

Spotify-rivaling streaming music service Deezer is ramping up its assault on its better-known rival, launching an apps platform to promote software and services that hook into its new music APIs. Deezer App Studio consists of a double-whammy of developer APIs to inject Deezer functionality into third-party apps as well as put their own app services inside of Deezer, and an App Center for downloading new titles for desktop, web, and mobile.

Continue Reading

The iPod is Still Relevant

The iPod is Still Relevant

The theme of many of my conversations with reporters the past week was centered on the question of whether or not the iPod is still relevant. I maintained that there was still a large market for the iPod and Apple verified that today when they shared that they have sold 275 Million iPods to date. The iPod is still a healthy business for Apple and I don’t see that ending anytime soon.

Continue Reading

$99 Apple TV update gets iPhone OS, 1080p HD and cloud-storage?

$99 Apple TV update gets iPhone OS, 1080p HD and cloud-storage?

Details of Apple's upcoming Apple TV platform refresh have emerged, with Engadget claiming to have heard from a trusted source that the Cupertino company is planning a new, $99 set-top box that would use iPhone OS and cloud-based storage.  In fact, the new Apple TV sounds a lot like a headless-iPhone: it's described as having minimal ports, basically just power and a 1080p HD video output, as well as using the same 1GHz Apple 14 CPU and 16GB of onboard storage.

Continue Reading

Apple MobileMe to go free?

Apple MobileMe to go free?

Pinch of salt time, but MadDailyNews are reporting on an unconfirmed tip that Apple are considering making their MobileMe cloud-based synchronisation and backup service subscription-free.  Currently priced at $99 per year, according to the unnamed source Apple's timescale is "sooner than later... [and] depends on certain facilities going operational."

Continue Reading

Google Discover Music search launches: previews & MP3 downloads [Video]

Google Discover Music search launches: previews & MP3 downloads [Video]

Google's rumored push into music has panned out into an new search function with integrated playback.  Thanks to a deal with MySpace (who have acquired media playback firm iLike) and Lala, searches for songs, artists or albums will also produce links to audio previews and places you can actually buy the track.  Meanwhile partnerships with Pandora, Rhapsody and imeem will offer suggestions of similar artists and music.

Video overview after the cut

Continue Reading

1 2