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Apple Closes LaLa.com. Will iTunes.com Launch In June?

Apple will close down its recently-acquired LaLa.com service on May 31, the company revealed in a bried message posted on the streaming music service’s website. Existing users will be able to log in until the end of next month. Continue reading

iTunes Festival 2010: Ozzy, Scissor Sisters, Tony Bennett, more

Summer’s coming and Apple has once again anounced its annual iTunes Festival in London for 2010.

Apple’s iTunes will present 62 bands across 31 days in a series of performances at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, London. Announced highlights include Scissor Sisters (July 1), Tony Bennett (July 2) & Ozzy Osbourne (July 3). Continue reading

Fisher-Price Launches iPhone, Facebook Apps

Fisher-Price is offering a pair of new applications, including a Facebook and an iPhone app.

The ‘Moments to Share’ Facebook app which allows parents to create personalized timelines by adding photos and details for moments such as a child’s first steps or first Christmas, and to control who has access to the photos and information. Continue reading

BBC iPlayer to get Facebook, Twitter, Bebo integration

The BBC is embracing the social Web, confirming that Facebook, Twitter and Bebo integration will be part of the future of iPlayer.

BBC future media chief, Erik Huggers, confirmed these plans when speaking with The Telegraph. As he explains it, the plan begins with integration of these services into iPlayer, with such integration then spread across the BBC site. Continue reading

Apple offers free iPod touch to UK students

08ipodtouchheroApple has announced its regular ‘Back To School’ promo for the UK, matching its already revealed US deal and offering a free iPod touch with any qualifying Mac purchase.

University students and faculty, as well as teachers and lecturers of all levels qualify for education pricing from Apple on a new Mac and software. Qualifying Macs include iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and MacBook.

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Musicians gain Facebook, MySpace retail

roots_manuvaNews out of Midem, where the Indie Mobile arm of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group, have reached a deal with US mobile content and widget specialist Dijit to be their exclusive European distribution partner.
Dijit’s widget allows labels and artists to sell direct to fans through their MySpace and Facebook sites without the need to set up cumbersome web shops. Continue reading

Why Facebook couldn’t munch Twitter

Guy Kawasaki loves it, Facebook wants it, but Twitter won’t sell to the social networking service, at least not right now.

We reported on Facebook’s failed $500 million all-stock deal for Twitter last month, and now it seems money and monetization stood in the way of the deal.

Discussing the failed deal, Twitter CEO and co-founder Evan Williams this week told the New York Times, “We explored it, as we should. We took it seriously. It definitely made sense – the strategy we talked about with them – but it wasn’t the right time.”

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Popular music service iLike up for sale

Facebook could potentially lose a critical digital music application, as the popular iLike service is seeking a purchaser, according to MediaMemo.

While the company is actively hunting an acquirer, there’s no imminent purchaser on the horizon, the report explains. “Nothing imminent nor active discussions,” a company spokesman said.

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