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Reports: Apple's internet radio service delayed by slow-going music licensing negotiations

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According folks in the know who've spoken to Bloomberg and The New York Times, Apple's oft-rumored streaming radio service is set for a late arrival. The reason is because of snails-pace negotiations with the publisher Sony/ATV for music licensing deals. As the Times notes, Sony no longer lets outsiders...
Reports: Apple's internet radio service delayed by slow-going music licensing negotiations
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RIM's First Patent Payment to Nokia: $65 Million

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When Research In Motion settled its patent dispute with Nokia last week, the company agreed to make a “one-time payment and on-going payments” to its Finnish adversary. But the size of those payments wasn’t disclosed, and the terms of the deal kept confidential. Now, not a week later, the first...
RIM's First Patent Payment to Nokia: $65 Million

TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are "magic money" out of "thin air"

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Music distribution service TuneCore has described the royalties from iTunes Match as "magic money that Apple made exist out of thin air for copyright holders," signaling early support of the service from one part of the music industry. TuneCore CEO Jeff Price made the proclamation in a blog post...
TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are "magic money" out of "thin air"

Oh Snap: Kodak Says Apple Is Just Playing Spoiler With Patent Claim

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Hostilities are escalating in Kodak’s patent spat with Apple. Earlier this week the photography pioneer accused Apple of attempting to undermine the sale of its patent portfolio in a bid to avoid paying the more than $1 billion in patent-infringement damages and royalties Kodak claims it is owed. At issue...
Oh Snap: Kodak Says Apple Is Just Playing Spoiler With Patent Claim

Will Royalties Kill The Streaming Rdio Star?

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The ongoing tug-of-war between musicians, record labels and digital content providers inched a little more towards artists this week with the introduction of an innovative paid-referral plan from streaming provider Rdio. The new program pays artists a flat $10 fee for every user they refer, a rare form of direct-to-artist...
Will Royalties Kill The Streaming Rdio Star?

YouTube loses music clip copyright battle in court

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German court rules that YouTube must take down copyrighted music clips - a move which could lead to royalty paymentsYouTube must take down copyrighted clips of music, a German court has ruled, in a move which could be a step towards forcing it to pay large sums in royalties.The move...
YouTube loses music clip copyright battle in court

Google Dodged $2 Billion In Taxes Using A Shell Company In Bermuda (GOOG)

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Michael Winter, USA TODAY By funneling nearly $10 billion in revenue into a Bermuda shell company last year, Goggle dodged about $2 billion in income taxes worldwide, Bloomberg News reports, citing financial records. The off-shore tax shelter -- legal in the United States and elsewhere -- cut Google's tax rate...
Google Dodged $2 Billion In Taxes Using A Shell Company In Bermuda (GOOG)

My, Look At ARM's Healthy Sales

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As if you needed another indicator about how much the the old Wintel world of PCs has flipped in the last couple of years, take a look at the earnings results of the British chip designer ARM, which just reported quarterly earnings this morning. Sales rose by 29 percent year-on-year...
My, Look At ARM's Healthy Sales
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iPhone 5, Pandora and Nokia Music: personal radio's next mobile steps

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If Apple launches an iRadio service with personalised playlists, it will be part of a wider evolution of radioIn August 2012, Nielsen published the results of its latest survey of 3,000 Americans, focused on digital music.It found that 48% of respondents still say radio is the main way they discover...
iPhone 5, Pandora and Nokia Music: personal radio's next mobile steps
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New Mumford & Sons album Babel is fastest seller of 2012 in UK and US

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Band also smash Spotify streaming record, confounding critics of the serviceMumford & Sons' Babel has become the fastest selling album of the year in both the UK and the US.The group's second album sold 159,000 copies in its first week in the UK to hit No 1 on Sunday, and...
New Mumford & Sons album Babel is fastest seller of 2012 in UK and US

Why Google isn’t worried about Android revenue

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Not all investments are made with the expectation that a big payoff is around the corner. Google’s decision to bankroll the development of Android was just such an investment, which makes the past week’s back and forth over just how much money Google has garnered from that investment quite silly....
Why Google isn’t worried about Android revenue
iTunes and Amazon royalty payments used to steal £500,000 by British gang

Mannheim court continues to weaken the FRAND defense -- bad news for Apple, Nokia, HTC, others

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With four different FRAND statements showing up yesterday (Apple, Cisco, Microsoft, Google), my coverage of the Mannheim court session on Tuesday (four trials organized as one) has been delayed a bit. So far I only got to report on Motorola's position that a single standard-essential patent is a license to...
Mannheim court continues to weaken the FRAND defense -- bad news for Apple, Nokia, HTC, others

Amazon Coins virtual currency coming in May

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Amazon is launching Amazon Coins, a virtual currency to purchase apps and buy in-app goods on the Kindle Fire. Announced this morning, Amazon says they will be available in May. According to the Amazon Coins FAQ, an Amazon Coin has a one-to-one relationship to an American penny, so developers will...
Amazon Coins virtual currency coming in May
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Facebook Funneled Nearly Half A Billion Pounds Into The Cayman Islands Last Year

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Accounts filed by Facebook Ireland this week show that the social media giant funneled £440m into an Irish sister company in 2011, which then shifted the money into a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands. The move forms part of a complex tax structure known as a "Double Irish", where large...
Facebook Funneled Nearly Half A Billion Pounds Into The Cayman Islands Last Year

Make music? Here's how to find out if SoundExchange owes you digital royalties

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US digital royalties collection and distribution entity SoundExchange has released a list of more than 50,000 musicians and record labels that are owed tens of millions of dollars, the non-profit organization announced today. As you may know, SoundExchange has been entrusted by the Library of Congress to handle royalties for sound recordings streamed on Internet...
Make music? Here's how to find out if SoundExchange owes you digital royalties

iTunes and Spotify boost UK songwriters' income

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Rise in royalty payments from digital services and international success help offset plunge in revenue from CD salesBritish tunesmiths cashed in on a surge in the use of digital services such as iTunes and Spotify in 2011, and the huge international popularity of artists such as Adele, as royalty payments...
iTunes and Spotify boost UK songwriters' income
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Nokia: Pick Apple’s SIM standard, no patents for you

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Nokia is escalating its objections to Apple leading the way on how future SIM cards for our mobile devices are designed. In an official statement issued Wednesday in advance of a hearing at Europe’s telecom standards organization, the Finnish handset maker warned that it would not license any of its...
Nokia: Pick Apple’s SIM standard, no patents for you

Apple reportedly offered license deals to Samsung and Motorola -- but differentiation remains key

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Today's Wall Street Journal reports that, "according to people familiar with the matter", Apple "has put forth proposals to Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. to settle some pending litigation in exchange for royalty payments to license its patents, among other terms".As the article accurately notes, Apple also...
Apple reportedly offered license deals to Samsung and Motorola -- but differentiation remains key

European Union Decides to Probe Samsung in Search of Patent Abuse

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The European Commission today announced it has opened a formal investigation into Samsung's use of patents and whether the handset maker is running afoul of EU antitrust rules. Samsung's business practices are being examined "as a matter of priority," the Commission said, though it did not say when it expects...
European Union Decides to Probe Samsung in Search of Patent Abuse

Apple case against Google tossed

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A US judge dismisses Apple's case in which it alleged that Google's Motorola unit is seeking excessive royalty payments for patents....
Apple case against Google tossed

US performance rights body SoundExchange announces $1bn in digital royalty payments

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SoundExchange has announced a major milestone of $1 billion in digital royalty payments to recording artists and record labels since its inception in 2000. SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization that represents the entire US recorded music industry. Prior to 1995, sound recording copyright owners (SRCO) in the US...
US performance rights body SoundExchange announces $1bn in digital royalty payments
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Artists: SoundExchange Has Free Money For You, No Nigerian Princes Involved

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Since its inception, SoundExchange, the organization that collects royalty payments from digital music services like Pandora, has brought in more than $900 million--$292 million of which it collected last year alone. But how much of a cut does SoundExchange take for itself? Nothing, other than for operating and administrative costs....
Artists: SoundExchange Has Free Money For You, No Nigerian Princes Involved
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