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1 hr ago | Fortune

Neil Young's PonoMusic seeks to make high-quality audio portable

You may not realize it, but you have probably never heard your favorite song the way the artist intended for it to be heard.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Rolling Stones, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Show With David Letterman, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Washington Post

Apple Said to Prepare Song-ID Feature for IPhone Software Update

The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn't public.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPod touch App, iPad App, Shazam, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Spotify, Twitter, iPhone

CIO

Microsoft Zune iPod Rival to be Built by Toshiba

Microsoft has selected Japan's Toshiba to manufacture its upcoming Zune digital music player, which the software giant hopes will give Apple Computer and its mega-popular iPod a run for its money in the digital media and download space.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, iPod, Apple, Computers, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

CIO

Apple Has Strong Q4 But May Have to Restate

Strong sales of its iPod music players and Macintosh computers helped Apple Computer earn net income of US$546 million in its fiscal 2006 fourth quarter, but the company warned it could restate its financial results at a later time as it continues an investigation of stock-option practices.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Computers, PC

Government Executive

Amazon and Google Are Battling to Dominate the Cloud -- and Amazon May Already Have Won

In technology, it's sometimes good to let a pioneer figure out the pitfalls of a new market.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Computers

Stereophile

Now on Newsstands: Stereophile Vol.37 No.5

The May 2014 issue of Stereophile is now on newsstands. With High-Resolution Audio poised to go mainstream, the issue features Sony's $2000 HAP-Z1ES file player on its cover.

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The Mac Night Owl

Apple and the Market Share Myth

Some believe that Macs were the most popular personal computers on the planet before Microsoft and Windows took over.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Microsoft, Computers

CIO

SanDisk, RealNetworks Team on iPod Challenger

RealNetworks is hoping to make a stronger push into the portable digital music market with the introduction of SanDisk's Sansa music players that come bundled with RealNetworks Rhapsody music service.

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Related Topix: Real Networks, RealNetworks, Media Players, iPod, Online Music

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CIO

Sony Walkman Players Pack Noise Canceling

Sony is packing its new Walkman digital music players with noise canceling and other audio-enhancing technology in its latest attempt to challenge the dominance of Apple Computer's iPod.

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Related Topix: Personal Audio, Electronics, Media Players, iPod, Computers, Headphones

CIO

Apple Hangs On to Big Lead in Q2 Music Player Space

Apple Computer continued to lead the U.S. digital music player market in the second quarter with a 75.6 percent share, according to the NPD Group.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Computers, NPD Group, Advertising, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

CIO

NBC to Offer News via Apple's iTunes Music Store

NBC, a division of General Electric, announced on Thursday that it has inked an agreement with Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Computer, maker of the uber-popular iPod music player, to become the first broadcast news company to offer news and other programming through Apple's iTunes Music Store, the Associated Press reports via The Wall Street ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cupertino, CA, Apple, Startups, iPod

CIO

Samsung Unveils 8GB Music Phone

Samsung Electronics has developed a music-player cell phone with 8GB of built-in flash memory - double the amount of memory in Apple Computer's hit-iPod nano.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Apple, Startups, Computers, iPod

CNN

Neil Young's Pono music player raises millions

What happens when a rock 'n' roll legend promotes a music player in a world where the iPod, and its smartphone cousins, already dominate the market? If that legend is Neil Young and the music player promises higher-quality sound than any of its competitors, it becomes the third-biggest Kickstarter campaign in the history of the site.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

MacMegasite

B&G's Vintape App Brings Back The 80a 2s Music Listening Experience

B&G is bringing back the 80's with their latest mobile app release, Vintape. Across the world, vintage is in.

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Related Topix: The 80'S, Pop/Rock, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups

TechCrunch

Apple Patents Indoor Navigation System Based On Existing Wi-Fi Access Points

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today , and it describes a for determining a user's position when they're indoors, using existing Wi-Fi infrastructure instead of requiring newer tech and hardware installations to support something like iBeacons.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Patent / Trademark Law, Law

Time

Reminder: Nobody Has a Clue How Many Wearable Devices Will Sell in 2018

Jason Snell of Macworld thinks that the pundits who think it's absolutely vital that Apple dive into the smartwatch market-such as analyst Trip Chowdhry , who predicts doom if the company doesn't make a move by next month -are a tad overexcited .

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NEWS.com.au

Things we've done in 45 years

IT IS the airport that's been talked about for 45 years with no developments. Governments take note, this is what you can achieve in that time.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Apple, Startups, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Sydney, Thriller, Travel

India.com

Walkman? What's that? And these kids don't even know how it works

Any of us born from the eighties, through the nineties will remember the fun we had with a Walkman.

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Related Topix: Personal Audio, Electronics, Kids, Family, Headphones

Mon Apr 14, 2014

TIME.com

This 1981 Computer Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad at Tech Predictions

If you were passionate about personal computers between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, the odds were high that you were a reader of Byte magazine.

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Related Topix: Computers, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Hewlett Packard

TechCrunch

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 Update Supports Apple Passbook Passes

The new Microsoft loves everyone equally, and supports all platforms - to the extreme in some cases, as with embedded support for Apple's Passbook passes in Windows Phone 8.1, something noted by The Verge's Tom Warren and explained in greater detail by Rene Ritchie at iMore .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Microsoft, Startups, Computers

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