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Topic: iTunes

Big Bang Star Simon Helberg Reads Einstein

Mostly watches the Real Housewives

Who Simon Helberg Age 32 Accomplishments Plays Howard Wolowitz on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory; voices Bian Zao on Nickelodeon’s Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume…

Michael Shannon Finds Television 'Tremendously Uninteresting'

Prefers a Discman

Specs Who Michael Shannon Age 38 Accomplishments Stars on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; currently appearing in films Mud and The Iceman; plays Superman nemesis General Zod in Man of Steel (in theaters June 14); member…

iTunes Losing Market Share to Streaming Services

Pay-per-song business model may be fading away as service celebrates 10 years

Sunday marked the 10-year anniversary of iTunes, with some news outlets noting that business has declined as streaming services like Spotify and Pandora gain popularity. Later this year, Apple plans…

Twitter Drops Music App, Amps Up Media Ambitions

Positions social platform to leapfrog Pandora for mobile ad revenue

Like a new album, Twitter Music leaked early with a CNET report that the social platform had signed (acquired) music discovery service We Are Hunted. Then last week word began…

Apple's Music Tech Firm Looks to Push Into TV Ads

Gracenote aims to make advanced and social TV ads a reality

Given then the meteoric growth of second-screen TV viewing, coupled with the excitement surrounding Web-connected TV, advertisers are drooling over the possibilities of advanced TV advertising. Of course, so was…

Discovery App Looks to Own TV Experience

Matcha.tv inks partnerships with HBO, Turner, other programmers

The war for control of the TV screen, specifically the battle over which company or companies will own the user interface—and by default, the relationship with the average viewer—has only…

Information Diet: Alton Brown

Food Network star has no qualms about binging on books, magazines

Specs Age 50 Accomplishments Creator and host of Peabody Award-winning Good Eats on Food Network; host of Iron Chef America; mentor on The Next Food Network Star; recipient of 2011 James Beard…

Facebook Credits: Marketers Say Good Riddance

Removes consumer perception problems, say experts

There will be no funeral for Facebook Credits among the companies that ran Credits-based campaigns for advertisers. Even Plink, a loyalty rewards company that initially built its entire business around…

Information Diet: Will Forte

'SNL' alum gets his sports news fix from Yahoo, ESPN and talk radio

Age 41 Accomplishments Appears in Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy (both opening June 15); guest stars on 30 Rock; former Saturday Night Live cast member; starred in MacGruber Base Los…

Ad of the Day: iTunes

Apple revisits its digital Beatles catalog with a journey through the band's cover art

It was huge news in November 2010 when Apple finally struck an agreement to bring the Beatles to iTunes. "It has been a long and winding road to get here.…

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