Justin Bieber’s World Cup iPad: 2010 in keywords

Justin Bieber's World Cup iPad: 2010 in keywords

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

The end of the calendar year is a time to reflect on our experiences of the last twelve months, and to look ahead to what the next twelve have in store. For many, this means getting together with the family, exchanging gifts and sharing stories of the year’s adventures.

For the technology and information industries, it doesn’t mean sitting around the fireplace and getting nostalgic over a cup of hot cocoa, though. It means year-end statistics; and for the rest of us, this is far more exciting.

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December 19, 2010

Lala could make iTunes’ Genius smarter


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By Joe Wilcox, Betanews

Apple’s apparent acquisition of music streaming service Lala is about improving iTunes music discovery and competitively combating Google search as a music discovery tool tied to free music streaming services. I say apparent acquisition because there is no official confirmation from Apple, although I’d be shocked if All Things Digital’s Peter Kafka got it wrong. He has confirmation of a done deal, and Kafka’s reporting record is outstandingly excellent.

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December 7, 2009

Go Gaga for Karaoke on Your iPhone

Go Gaga for Karaoke on Your iPhone

Fans of Lady Gaga and karaoke can rejoice. There’s now an iPhone/iPod Touch app that satisfies both of those cravings. The Lady Gaga iOKi features four songs from the oddly compelling pop star including new single “Bad Romance” from her upcoming album “Fame Monster”. The app turns yours your Apple device into a mini-karaoke machine complete with themes, images, and video of Lady Gaga.

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November 20, 2009

Monster Wants You to Feel Lady Gaga’s Heartbeat

Monster Wants You to Feel Lady Gaga's Heartbeat

You’ve heard of Beats by Dr. Dre, the high-end headphones that are the brainchild of rapper Dr. Dre, Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine and headphone makers Monster? The top of the line headphones are specially designed to pick up every nuance of your favorite music, enhancing the listening experience. Maybe the Hip-Hop stylings of the legendary rapper/producer aren’t your cup of tea, but what about the synth-heavy dance tracks of Lady Gaga? The “Just Dance” singer has teamed with “Beats by Dre” to announce the next line in the popular Beats series, the “Heartbeats by Lady Gaga”.

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September 23, 2009