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Beats Music

Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple’s App

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Apple has a crazily powerful digital store, used by hundreds of millions of customers. But if you want to sell something there it will cost you: In almost every case, Apple keeps 30 percent of the purchase price on whatever its users buy. Beats Music, the new subscription music service that launched in January, figures that’s worth it. […]

iTunes

Report: Apple Considering a Major Revamp of the iTunes Music Store

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The failure of iTunes Radio to halt the decline of music downloads has prompted Apple Inc. to consider the most dramatic overhaul of its iTunes music store in more than a decade, according to executives familiar with Apple’s internal deliberations. iTunes Radio, which launched in September with much fanfare, so far only sees about 1%-2% […]

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2014

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Which music streaming service do YOU use most often? A recent study found that iTunes Radio, which only launched last September, is now the third-most popular choice for music listeners in the U.S. The survey found that iTunes Radio had already surpassed Spotify and finds itself on the heels of iHeartRadio. The study, which polled […]

App Store

Apple is Testing Related Search Suggestions in App Store

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As first noted by developer Olga Osadcha, Apple is testing a related search suggestion feature on the App Store, which started rolling out earlier this week for iPhone users on iOS 7. The new menu, a scrollable bar with suggestions for searches related to the current search, allows users to discover more apps in search […]

Oink

Oink Lets Parents Monitor Kids’ In-App Purchases

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A 13-year-old with access to his parent’s iTunes account can potentially rack up a sizable bill in an afternoon of Candy Crush — a tab mom might potentially refuse to pay because she didn’t authorize the purchase. Payments company Oink has created a solution that lets kids buy what they want, but still stay within […]