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Apple to give away unlimited free music with the iPhone?

According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple is looking to make a break with its traditional pay-per-song iTunes model and switch to offering giving away a swathe of with each purchase of an iPhone (or an iPod, for that matter). In return for unlimited access to the iTunes library, individuals would be expected […]

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LiveWire gets into Groove Mobile for $14.5 million

Managed personalisation services company LiveWire Mobile, a subsidiary of NMS Communications, has snapped up mobile music firm Groove Mobile for $14.5 million. The deal will let Live Mobile add ringback tones, ringtones, full-track music and video downloads to its offerings, which it will deliver through a single storefront to its operator customers. As well as […]

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Napster promises five-million song love-in with O2

After getting into bed with the world’s best-known online music retailer Apple to launch the iPhone, O2 has decided to do a deal with former number one pirate music site turned respectable online song shop Napster. The deal will see O2 customers able to access what the operator calls “UK’s largest full track mobile music […]

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Mobile video firm Kyte flies with $21 million cash injection

Mobile video broadcasters Kyte have found themselves on the business end of $21.1 million of investment, led by the likes of Steamboat Ventures and Intellect Capital Ventures, linked with Disney and TeliaSonera respectively. Kyte’s business model is all about distributing mobile and online video to destinations including phones, social networks and blogs for viral marketing […]