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2008-09-23 09:00:29

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that the Amazon MP3 music store will be pre-loaded on the T-Mobile G1, the world's first Android(TM)-powered mobile phone in partnership with Google. T-Mobile G1 users can search, download, buy and play music from Amazon MP3, which offers over 6 million DRM-free MP3 songs from all four major music labels and thousands of independent labels that can be played on virtually any hardware device and managed with any music software. "Amazon wants to...

2008-09-19 09:00:09

By David Pogue This might sound kind of weird, but here it is: the iPod and the Zune aren't rivals anymore. And not just because the iPod outsells the Zune about a gazillion to one, either. No, it's because the iPod and the Zune no longer serve the same audience. That's a surprising development. After all, when the Zune had its debut in 2006, it couldn't have been more iPoddy if you ran it through a Xerox machine. Same layout, capacities, prices and product line (a big one and a Nano)....

2008-09-17 06:00:23

By Gary Levin Web-savvy viewers routinely catch up with missed TV episodes online, but networks are split on screening them before their premiere. For the third year, NBC plans an aggressive campaign to make new series widely available a week before their premieres. Knight Rider, Kath & Kim, Crusoe and My Own Worst Enemy, along with several second-year shows, will be everywhere: NBC's website, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon's UnBox, Microsoft's Xbox Live and Zune, as well as on-demand...

2008-09-16 09:00:24

The leading provider of premium digital audio, Audible Inc., an Amazon.com Inc. subsidiary (Nasdaq: AMZN), today announced a new technology integration and marketing agreement with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to extend AudibleReady capabilities to the Zune family of digital media players. Available today, the new Zune 3.0 update will be compatible with the Audible service and will include Audible support. Microsoft will be adding AudibleReady functionality to existing Zune devices via a...

2008-09-08 18:00:21

Nine of the country's leading radio broadcasters today announced their commitment to broadcast programming on FM stations that include song tags using existing broadcasting infrastructure. The announcement comes in conjunction with Microsoft Corporation's announcement here today of a new set of features for all Zune portable media players that takes advantage of the built-in FM radio tuner to let people instantly tag and retrieve songs broadcast from any Song Tagging enabled FM radio station....

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2008-08-22 00:05:00

Microsoft Corp. will debut a $300 million marketing initiative next month featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The campaign, which will begin September 4, will center on a series of television ads in which Seinfeld will appear with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.  The initiative is meant to polish the image of the No. 1 software maker's operating system. Seinfeld, best known for his successful NBC sitcom, will receive about $10 for his participation, according to a Wall Street Journal...

2008-08-14 09:00:34

Wizzard Media (AMEX:WZE), the world's largest podcasting network, announced a new feature today allowing publishers to distribute high-quality video content through TubeMogul's online video distribution and analytics service, now integrated into the Wizzard Media publishing platform. The offering provides a single point for deploying video across the internet and is the first of its kind to combine media hosting, RSS distribution (podcasting), a customizable flash player for viral streaming...

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2008-08-11 13:15:00

Microsoft Corp. is turning to Hollywood to give its Zune portable media player a competitive advantage against Apple's iPod.   In recent months, Microsoft executives have entered discussions with production companies and talent agencies to exclusively license original video programming for Zune.    Although the company dismissed rumors that the device, which has struggled to gain widespread market adoption, would follow iPod in adding communications capabilities,...

2008-08-08 09:01:05

By MALCOLM VENABLE By Malcolm Venable The Virginian-Pilot In one of Bud Light's commercials for its new lime- flavored beer, the soundtrack features a cackling voice, backed by thunderous drums. "Got no need for the fancy things," a woman squeals. "Me, I'm a creator!" Few people will recognize that the Bud Light jingle was not a jingle at all but an excerpt from "Creator" from the album "Santogold," prominent on many music journalists' "best-of" lists for 2008. Santogold's fame is...

2008-08-06 09:00:37

Wizzard (AMEX: WZE), announced today that international recording artist, celebrity spokesperson, television host and humanitarian Heather Schmid will debut her new video podcast, Goddess Inc-Cast, through her collaboration with Wizzard Media, the world's leading podcasting network. This series releases new episodes every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and will be found in iTunes or on www.wizzard.tv. Goddess Inc-Cast includes behind the scenes access to Heather recording new music at...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.