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Neil Young to continue Steve Jobs music legacy

Neil Young to continue Steve Jobs music legacy

One of the most famous musicians of all time, Neil Young, spoke this week with Peter Kafka and Walt Mossberg of AllThingsD about the future of digital music, and how he'd be continuing Steve Jobs legacy in pioneering for it. A device which allows you to download music with the highest possible resolution is what Young aims to create. This device will allow ultra high-fidelity audio downloads, and because of Young's talks with Jobs on the matter before he died, Young wasted no time invoking his name to spread the word about it.

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Good-bye CDs: Digital downloads overshadowing physical sales

Good-bye CDs: Digital downloads overshadowing physical sales

If Steve Jobs could see the figures for digital downloads today, there would be a big sheepish grin on his face. After promising to reinvent the music industry with the iPod over ten years ago, that promise is now ringing true. For the first time in the U.S. physical sales have been overshadowed by digital downloads. Adding salt to an open wound, digital downloads have not only increased to surpass the competition, but physical sales have actually fallen 5%, Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard reported.

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Faderfox DS3 sound controller for Traktor revealed

Faderfox DS3 sound controller for Traktor revealed

If you've got an eye for precise control over the beats you are bringing to the table and your table is already full of a billion other controller already, you may well be looking for the new Faderfox DS3, as controlling a Traktor near you. This controller is ready to work with Traktor OR whatever else you want to reprogram it to do, switching at a tap between four different devices on the fly. This controller is both ultra compact and ultra powerful in its simplicity, triggering your loops, effects, and samples with the greatest of ease.

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Google Tests its Music Muscle with a blog called Magnifier

Google Tests its Music Muscle with a blog called Magnifier

It is with an online publication by the name of Magnifier that Google and their currently titled "Music Beta" program will test their strength as a music promoter, this Blogspot blog one where Google will submit to you some choices for what they see as great music every day of the year. Obviously this blog will also serve as one of the places Google's "music" app will be spoken about here and there, but for the most part it appears that Google giving away free music each and every day of the week should be doing the trick just fine.

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Sony Walkman A Series Press Images Leaked

Sony Walkman A Series Press Images Leaked

Everyone's favorite legendary name in personal music players, that being the Walkman, has been revealed to be expanding the family with the high-end Sony Walkman A series. UK retailer Play.com has created a placeholder spot for the new series of digital music players, this piece of industrial design looking rather different from all of its predecessors, it having a headphone jack at the bottom, a single thumb-indented Home button in the center bottom on the front, and the entire works looking rather like a smartphone with a large touchscreen taking up the majority of the real-estate. The back of the device has the Walkman "W" with only a smaller version of the text logo near the bottom and a reset button to keep it company - it's lonely there at the back.

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New York Times confirms paywall from March 28

New York Times confirms paywall from March 28

The New York Times has become the latest publication to opt for a paywall, with the news that as of March 28 a subscription will be required to access any more than 20 articles per month. The paper is beginning tests of the digital subscriptions today for Canadian readers - home delivery and International Herald Tribune subscribers get complimentary access - while access to articles reached from Twitter, Facebook or other online routes will be permitted even if you're over your monthly allowance.

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Apple digital magazine templates could fast-track iPad pubs

Apple digital magazine templates could fast-track iPad pubs

Apple is reportedly readying a digital magazine template for inclusion in a future Xcode release, offering content providers a straightforward way to create iPad publications. The template would ensure more UI consistency between digital magazines distributed through the App Store, according to Gadget Daily News' sources, as well as streamlining the implementation of in-app purchases.

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Rovi Declares Intent to Buy Sonic Solutions

Rovi Declares Intent to Buy Sonic Solutions

In an announcement late Wednesday, Rovi Corp. has officially made it known that they have every intent in buying Sonic Solutions. In their proposal, the company confirmed that the deal would be worth $720 million in a cash-and-stocks deal. The result of a purchase like this, both companies believe, would be the collected power to change the way digital distribution is handled within the video entertainment market. They hope to make it better.

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