Apple's much-rumored streaming music service remains in limbo as a result of ongoing licensing negotiations with the major record labels, The Financial Times reports.
Twitter officially launched its much anticipated #music discovery and sharing app via Apple's iOS platform and the Web.
April 20 is Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music retailers that brings a deluge of limited-edition vinyl releases from labels both large and small. If you fit within the target demographic--read: nerdy, music-obsessed males north of age 30--Record Store Day is quite possibly your favorite day of the calendar year. If you don't, you probably can't imagine why any sane person would wake up at the crack of dawn to stand in line for a shot at a 180-gram, purple vinyl pressing of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's Live at Frank Freeman's Beat Club .
Google's YouTube unit reportedly plans to launch a streaming music subscription service later this year, complementing and in some cases overlapping with Google's previously rumored streaming radio effort optimized for mobile devices.
As developers continue to weigh the pros and cons of offering in-app purchasing in the mobile games they create, Apple's decision to settle a class-action lawsuit over the use of IAPs by children for $100 million sparked considerable disagreement across social media about how well consumers understand the way they work.
Rolling Stone magazine is coming to Apple's iPad, bolstering its traditional music news, artist profiles and record reviews with direct links to the iTunes digital media storefront.
Amazon is ramping up its mobile multimedia rivalry with Apple, challenging iTunes with a version of its MP3 Store optimized for iOS devices.
Apple will delay the release of its iTunes 11 multimedia software revamp to November, stating it is still tweaking the user experience.
Apple will launch an ad-supported streaming radio service optimized for iOS devices within the first three months of 2013, Bloomberg reports.
Amazon is revamping its Cloud Player streaming music service to mimic Apple's iTunes Match, introducing similar scan-and-match features but offering ten times the storage space for the same price.