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Daily Update for December 16, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of the...

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Rare Beatles recordings launching exclusively on iTunes this week

A set of rare Beatles recordings will be released exclusively on iTunes this week. Titled The Beatles' Bootleg Recordings 1963, news of the exclusive album was first reported on WogBlog and confirmed by NME. The Beatles' Bootleg Recordings 1963 will consist of 59 rare and unheard recordings from...

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Apple now owns the trademark to The Beatles' Apple Corps Logo

Apple and The Beatles have had a contentious relationship for years. The Beatles Apple Corps company felt Apple's logo -- and the company's eventual foray into digital music -- infringed on their trademark Apple Corps logo. Then in 2007, Apple, Inc. and Apple Corps Ltd. finally settled...

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Daily Update for February 22, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Apple airs new Beatles-themed ad: Covers

Apple recently aired a new iTunes ad called "Covers." It's an animated compilation of The Beatles album covers set to the song "Magical Mystery Tour." The ad presumably is celebrating The Beatles one-year anniversary on iTunes. Last week Apple also released the free Yellow Submarine animated...

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Beatles Anthology will arrive on iTunes June 14

Apple is now taking pre-orders for The Beatles Anthology, the three double-length albums issued during the mid-90s that releases live recordings, demos and studio sessions of the Fab Four. Each of the Anthology albums will be US$29.99 with a $12.99 Anthology Highlights album. The three main...

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Are The Beatles responsible for music's digital growth in 2011?

Nielsen announced yesterday that music sales in the US are up 1.6 percent in 2011. That might not seem like a lot, but for the embattled music industry, any growth is good news. Interestingly, Nielsen seems to ascribe the growth of music sales to The Beatles' deal with Apple. As Nielsen says in...

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Apple files for old Apple Corps trademark

Apple Inc. (formerly known as Apple Computer) must be feeling pretty sure of itself after finally hammering out the Beatles deal for iTunes with Apple Corps. and its associated partners. The company that makes iPhones is now trying to re-secure the Apple logo trademark that Apple Corps. used...

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Get five free songs on iTunes with your American Express card

If you have an American Express card, the company wants to give you five songs on iTunes for free. Just hit up this URL and enter your card information (we double-checked -- it's an official deal, not a scam), and then whenever you buy five songs on iTunes with the same card, you'll get refunded...

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The Beatles just 'LOVE' iTunes

The Beatles/Cirque du Soleil collaborative "LOVE" is available for pre-order through iTunes. The US$12.99 album will be released on February 8 with two bonus tracks, and based on the page for the album, none of the tracks will be available for individual sale. The documentary behind the show, "All...

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The Beatles sell 5 million songs on iTunes

The Loop reports that The Beatles have sold 5 million songs and 1 million albums since going on sale in the iTunes Store last November. So far, the most popular Beatles song download is "Here Comes the Sun," while the band's top-selling album is "Abbey Road." Last week we reported that The...

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Beatles receiving direct royalties in iTunes deal

Citing "industry sources," Reuters claims that direct royalties may be part of the deal that finally got The Beatles on iTunes. According to Reuters, "superstar artists" (like The Beatles) typically get 20-25 percent of retail revenues, which would equate to between 18 to 22.5 cents per track sold...

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A video retrospective of Apple in 2010

This quick video retrospective of Apple's fares and fortunes in the past year is pretty good. From the introduction of the iPad to the new MacBook Air and the release of the Beatles on iTunes, this is a very nice little walk through 2010 from Apple's point of view. It's been one heck of a year...

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Beatles sell 2 million tracks via iTunes already

Has it really been only a week since the day we would never forget? In that short amount of time, Apple has sold 2 million Beatles tracks and generated 45,000 album downloads via iTunes, Billboard magazine said today. Not bad for a band that was pretty late to the digital music game -- and one...

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The ballad of the Beatles and iTunes (and EMI, too)

After decades of bickering that's nearly as infamous as the Beatles' breakup, the actual deal that finally united Apple, Inc., Apple Corps and EMI was hammered out in July, the Wall Street Journal reported today. We touched lightly on this history yesterday, but the WSJ outlined the exact route...

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