"Itunes" Essays and Research Papers

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Apple: the Leader in Computer and Mobile Technologies

release of the iPod in 2001 and the subsequent introduction of the iTunes Music Store in 2003, Apple had created a dominant position for themselves in the sale of mp3s and mp3 players. The iPod, like all of Apple’s products, had a significantly higher price than the mp3 players of its largest competitors. However, the iPod’s sleek design, simple user interface, large memory, and most importantly, unique compatibility with iTunes, the world’s largest music library, all but guaranteed its success in...

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How the Internet Changed the Music Industry

venue to find popular music artists. As with all types of modernization, understanding takes time, and the music industry is beginning to come around by offering portions of their libraries for sale through sanctioned distributers like Amazon and iTunes as well as taking notice of new artists found through sites like YouTube. The Internet has helped the music industry by providing new methods of music distribution as well as a global arena for self-promotion by new artists. The Amazon MP3 store...

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Total Recorder & Dmca

Total Recorder operates by capturing streaming audio from numerous programs such as Windows Media Player. So, in terms of ITUNES you could use this to convert an apple Itune to mp3 format which can then be played on any device, authorized or not. The legal issue is whether this violates the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA. The simple answer: It depends. After an overview of the appropriate statues and case law, it appears that the answer hinges upon what a person does with the converted...

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Apple market position

this by introducing language compatibility on its devices within the Asian communities where Apple products are suffering; it is in this market that Nokia generates most of its revenue. It has also made plans to allow users who purchase programs on iTunes to be able to use them on other OS platform. Apple will also gain more sales if it adopts a new technology to cut down on the cost of production which makes its products expensive, where Nokia makes more sales from selling its standard phones. Apple...

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Starbucks and Apple

"coffeehouse experience". In October 2006, Apple added a Starbucks Entertainment area to the iTunes Store, selling music similar to that played in Starbucks stores. In September 2007 Apple announced that customers would be able to browse the iTunes Store at Starbucks via Wi-Fi in the US (with no requirement to login to the Wi-Fi network), targeted at iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and MacBook users. The iTunes Store will automatically detect recent songs playing in a Starbucks and offer users the opportunity...

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Steve Jobs

introduced the iMac that was took over the PC industry and started to produce more and more Apple products. In January 2000, Jobs made software that would be the start to something amazing. Apple started to grow with more programs such as iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, and iPhoto. This was the digital hub strategy idea that Jobs had to better the company. He decided to use Apple’s unique knowledge of making both powerful and attractive machines, but they would also run software. This softwares were launched in...

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Disruptive Technologies

phone manufacturers. Within a few years, in spite of only a minority share of the smart phone market, Apple had gained a disproportionate share of both revenue and profits. Similarly, within a few years after launch the iPod, coupled with Apple’s iTunes Store, had decimated the portable media player industry creating an entirely new business ecosystem. Will the iPad do likewise as a disruptive technology for the media and content industries? The same thing as what happened with the iPod and iPhone...

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Online Music Industry

Case 2- Emerging industries Online music industry – iTunes and Spotify Table of Contents Introduction 1 iTunes 2 Spotify 2 Why are iTunes and Spotify so popular? 4 Critique 4 Sources 5 Introduction In this casework, we want to focus on the changing environment of music industry. It started with radio, later on gramophone, vinyl and records, CD’s and now online music. We want to research why this new type of listening and sharing music is so popular and finally, will...

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Impact of the Ipod

products (Kahney).” When the iPod and iTunes were first released, they were considered by the music industry to be part of the “piracy problem”. Before the iTunes music store was launched the music industry believed that most of the music on peoples’ iPods was illegal. When iTunes 4.0 was released, the music business started to thrive again. iTunes 4.0 included a whole new way to purchase albums, singles, and podcasts. iTunes 4 was all about one thing: The iTunes Music Store. Starting off with 200...

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Apple Inc.

music playing devices, and software. Apples mission statement states “Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad” (apple corporate information, n.d.). This mission statement doesn’t exactly...

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