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  • Facebook in Talks to Host Vevo

    Facebook in Talks to Host Vevo | BLOG ENTRY

    Facebook is reportedly in talks to move popular music video service Vevo from Google's YouTube video sharing platform onto its social network, CNET reports. Preliminary talks are currently underway, with a potential agreement...

    January 20, 2012 12:41 PM ET
  • The SOPA and PIPA War: An Analysis

    The SOPA and PIPA War: An Analysis | BLOG ENTRY

    File-sharing site Megaupload.com's recent shutdown merely underscores the escalating firestorm over international copyright laws, one revitalized by the House of Representatives' controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Senate's Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). Despite...

    January 20, 2012 12:40 PM ET
  • Shazam's LyricPlay App Provides Instant Karaoke

    Shazam's LyricPlay App Provides Instant Karaoke | BLOG ENTRY

    Popular service Shazam, which identifies unknown songs playing on TV or radio, transitioned to music playback and artist discovery with its free Shazam Player app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. But even better is the...

    January 18, 2012 3:55 PM ET
  • CES Round Up: The Best Electronic Devices

    CES Round Up: The Best Electronic Devices | BLOG ENTRY

    After four days, 3,100 companies and a record-breaking 1.86 million square feet of LED-lit exhibition space, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 officially wrapped on Friday. It introduced big memes this year, including connected...

    January 16, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • CES Round Up: Best New Audio Gear

    CES Round Up: Best New Audio Gear | BLOG ENTRY

    As global spending on gadgets is expected to top $1 trillion for the first time, according to the Consumer Electronics Association, this year's Consumer Electronics Show offers a well-time influx of new...

    January 12, 2012 1:45 PM ET
  • CES Day One Roundup: 50 Cent Debuts Headphones, Ultrabooks Arrive in Style

    CES Day One Roundup: 50 Cent Debuts Headphones, Ultrabooks Arrive in Style | BLOG ENTRY

    Annual tech industry beacon the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off yesterday with its usual bombast, showcasing the year’s best new gadgets and technology trends through the funhouse mirror of blaring loudspeakers and shimmering, wall-sized 3D displays....

    January 11, 2012 12:50 PM ET
  • Pioneer App Radio Expands Digital Music Options for Autos

    Pioneer App Radio Expands Digital Music Options for Autos | BLOG ENTRY

    Car audio and stereo manufacturer Pioneer hopes to makes apps more commonplace in autos when it rolls out the connected in-vehicle system AppRadio 2 later this year. Revealed yesterday at a Consumer...

    January 10, 2012 2:40 PM ET
  • Muve Music Nets 500,000 Subscribers in One Year

    Muve Music Nets 500,000 Subscribers in One Year | BLOG ENTRY

    Mobile wireless provider Cricket's Muve Music unlimited cell phone music plan has roped in over 500,000 subscribers in less than one year. According to a new company announcement, since launching in January 2011, the digital song...

    January 9, 2012 5:30 PM ET
  • Sneak Peek from the Consumer Electronics Show

    Sneak Peek from the Consumer Electronics Show | BLOG ENTRY

    Although the annual gadget and tech industry mecca the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) doesn't officially open its doors until tomorrow, software developers and hardware manufacturers have already begun to tease attendees with promising new attractions. Highlights include...

    January 9, 2012 4:14 PM ET
  • House Jacks Pair with Sony for New Soundtrack

    House Jacks Pair with Sony for New Soundtrack | BLOG ENTRY

    Starting today, Sony is kicking off the 2012 Detroit Auto Show on an unexpected note, courtesy of a cutting-edge audio system. Rather than using pounding bass lines or sinuous grooves to illustrate the 12-speaker,...

    January 9, 2012 4:09 PM ET
  • January App Roundup

    January App Roundup | BLOG ENTRY

    Music app developers are kicking off 2012 with many promising new options for social networks, smartphones and tablet PCs alike. Looking to springboard off Spotify's online streaming music service, which now supports custom third-party...

    January 6, 2012 11:50 AM ET
  • January Gear Roundup: Tattooed Headphones and Vacuum Speakers

    January Gear Roundup: Tattooed Headphones and Vacuum Speakers | BLOG ENTRY

    As a prelude to the annual tech industry confab the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opens January 10, high-tech music accessory and home audio gear manufacturers are already trotting out innovative new listening hardware for 2012. Portable satellite...

    January 4, 2012 1:46 PM ET
  • The Best Apps of 2011

    The Best Apps of 2011 | BLOG ENTRY

    We're already turning our eyes to 2012 and all the new software, gadgets and streaming online advancements that the year promises to bring. However, given the breakneck speed at which high-tech innovations rolled out over the...

    December 29, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • The Next Year in Music Technology

    The Next Year in Music Technology | BLOG ENTRY

    Despite digital music’s hyperkinetic evolution in 2011, the new year looks set to usher in even more high-tech advancements that will extend streaming, online and downloadable tunes’ reach in increasingly innovative ways. Among 2012’s most promising upgrades for...

    December 28, 2011 2:30 PM ET
  • Shazam Releases Top 10 List of Tagged Artists

    Shazam Releases Top 10 List of Tagged Artists | BLOG ENTRY

    Mobile music discovery firm Shazam, whose popular smartphone app helps identify unknown songs playing on nearby televisions, mobile devices and radios, has revealed its list of 2011’s most popular artists based on user searches. The service...

    December 23, 2011 9:00 AM ET
  • Speakers Built From Wood of Michael Jackson's Dance Floor

    Speakers Built From Wood of Michael Jackson's Dance Floor | BLOG ENTRY

    Audio accessory maker Croft House is now selling speakers made from wood flooring that Michael Jackson allegedly danced on. The models are available in maple that adorned the King of Pop’s Los Angeles dance space and...

    December 22, 2011 9:00 AM ET
  • 'This Day in Bob Dylan' App Released

    'This Day in Bob Dylan' App Released | BLOG ENTRY

    Software maker This Day in Music Apps has released a new downloadable application dedicated to Bob Dylan for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Selling for $2.99, This Day in Bob Dylan delves into the...

    December 21, 2011 1:00 PM ET
  • Animoog Synthesizer App Comes to iPhone, iPod Touch

    Animoog Synthesizer App Comes to iPhone, iPod Touch | BLOG ENTRY

    Moog Music’s high-tech synthesizer app, Animoog, just made the jump from iPad to iPhone. Previously available only on Apple’s popular tablet device, the application is immediately downloadable from the App Store for the iPhone...

    December 21, 2011 9:55 AM ET
  • Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Releases Interactive Guitar App

    Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Releases Interactive Guitar App | BLOG ENTRY

    Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has launched an app that promises to teach aspiring guitarists how to play by strumming along with the band’s signature cranium-rattling hits. Titled Dave Mustaine: Guitar Prodigy and available now for $9.99 on...

    December 16, 2011 10:00 AM ET
  • Site Exposes Illegal File-Sharing Pirates Inside Hollywood Studios

    Site Exposes Illegal File-Sharing Pirates Inside Hollywood Studios | BLOG ENTRY

    According to the popular site TorrentFreak, which tracks file sharing and BitTorrent news, Hollywood studios contain their fair share of music and movie pirates. A new story on the blog contends that despite their outspoken stance...

    December 15, 2011 10:00 AM ET
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