Business 2.0 Reports 1 Million iPhones Activated The number of iPhones Apple had stockpiled at its 164 stores last Friday is still a closely held secret. But an unconfirmed report at the website waitingforphone, quoting an anonymous staffer in ATT Mobiltyâ€™s Commerce Group, suggests that AT&T (T) may have already fulfilled more than 1 million …Continue Reading
iTunes blew by Amazon to become the third largest music retailer in the US. Amazon was growing, but not as fast as iTunes apparently. iTunes still lags behind Best Buy and Walmart, but I bet that it’s only a matter of time before iTunes digital downloading blows by those two as well.
Apple has followed through with an earlier announcment about launching DRM free MP3s from EMI. Apple announced the launch of iTunes Plusâ€”DRM-free music tracks featuring high quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for $1.29 per song. iTunes Plus is launching with EMIâ€™s digital catalog of recordings, including singles and albums from Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Norah …Continue Reading
Apple has set up a web page called the iTunes Podcast Spotlight. Much of the page is dedicated to promoting public radio, BBC and other big media podcasts, but a few independents seem to be included. I think it’s great that Apple is continuing to support podcasting, although I am disappointed in the design quality …Continue Reading