iTUNES ECONOMICS

The Register’s article today helps us understand the online music services. Apple’s iTunes store charges 99 cents per song. Apple claims it is the most popular of several competing services selling authorized downloadable music. Apple is losing money on...

APPLE iTUNES FOR WINDOWS

AppleInsider.com reported today that Apple will announce its iTunes software and music store for Windows on Thursday, October 16, ahead of schedule. It’s been possible to make an iPod work with Windows for a while, but this will boost iPod visibility and sales,...

ADOBE DEFECTS FROM APPLE

Adobe Systems announced a new version of Premiere, its high-end video-editing platform, but with one important change that bodes ill for Apple – the new Premiere will be Windows-only, making this the first version of the product that doesn’t support...

APPLE’S CLAIM TO HAVE THE “WORLD’S FASTEST PERSONAL COMPUTER”

Perhaps you saw the mainstream press breathlessly reporting Apple’s announcement that its upcoming Power Mac G5 system would be the “world’s fastest personal computer,” based on independent benchmark testing. It’s not the first time Apple has used phony benchmarks to...

AMAZON, APPLE, AND MUSIC

Amazon has been eyeing the market for downloadable music for years, wondering how to jump in. The issue isn’t technology, it’s the business model, availability of content and music industry support. There was an unconfirmed report yesterday that Amazon is talking to...

APPLE’S FUTURE IN MULTIMEDIA

Apple’s new music downloading service, iTunes, reported two million downloads in its first 16 days of operation, a startling success. I continue to hope that it falls flat, for the reasons I wrote up on May 1. If consumers sign up to digital rights management at a...