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Amazon Is Negotiating With Record Labels To Launch Its Own iTunes Match Competitor [Report]

Amazon Is Negotiating With Record Labels To Launch Its Own iTunes Match Competitor [Report]

Coming soon to Amazon?

Amazon is said to be in the final stages of negotiations with record labels over licensing deals that would allow the online retailer to launch a competitor to iTunes Match. It has reportedly reached agreements with Universal Music Group and EMI already, and is now close to wrapping up deals with Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Bros. as well.

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Why Is Apple Trying To Suppress The Contents Of Steve Jobs Deposition?

Why Is Apple Trying To Suppress The Contents Of Steve Jobs Deposition?

Apple refuses to give up Steve Jobs deposition without a fight.

Several musicians who are involved in a class action lawsuit with Universal Music Group are demanding to see sensitive documents from a previous case that involved Apple. The documents include trial exhibits, expert reports, and a deposition from Steve Jobs that reportedly caused one judge to order almost everyone out of the courtroom.

Apple sees the material as “highly confidential” and strongly objects to handing it over. But why is the company trying so hard to keep this mysterious document under wraps?

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Grooveshark Resurrected On The iPhone With New HTML5 Web App

Grooveshark Resurrected On The iPhone With New HTML5 Web App

The music streaming service Grooveshark, which was pulled from the App Store a while ago after it upset a number of major record labels, has returned to the iPhone — and other mobile devices — with a new HTML5 web app. The app can’t be pulled by Apple this time, but how long will it last?

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