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Bono apologizes for automatic "Songs of Innocence" downloads

In a move that Tim Cook probably assumed would "delight" iTunes customers, Apple this past September made U2's latest album, Songs of Innocence, available for free to all iTunes. In doing so, a number of users with no interest in the album were dismayed to discover that the album had been added ...

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U2's Songs of Innocence was downloaded by 26 million people

Apple is finally releasing numbers about the notorious U2 album that supposedly no one wanted. In a report to Billboard Apple claims over 26 million people downloaded the complete Songs of Innocence album out of the 500 million people for whom the record was available to via iTunes. Of course tha...

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Conan's "documentary" about Apple's U2 removal program is incredible

The public reaction to Apple's giveaway of U2's latest album was decidedly mixed. Some people were excited to find the new album in their iTunes account, while a large contingent of users either didn't want to hear it or found the way the giveaway was handled an invasion of privacy. Regardless of w...

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Bono talks 885 million iTunes accounts, new music format, and "haters"

Over the weekend, U2 frontman Bono sat down for an interview with Dave Fanning on the Irish radio station 2FM where the two discussed a wide range of topics. While the interview mostly centered on the band's new album, Bono took some time to touch on a few Apple related items. And if there's ...

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Time claims U2 and Apple may be working on a new digital music format

I certainly have nothing against U2, but I think it's fair to say that if Apple wanted to make a huge splash by gracing the iTunes world with a free album, there are any number of bands Apple could have chosen that would have generated more of a buzz. Still, there may be even more to Apple's rejuv...

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Apple launches a special page just to help you delete that U2 album

During the iPhone 6 announcement event Apple announced a special surprise for every iTunes user -- a free copy of U2's new album before it was available outside iTunes. It was supposed to make people happy and excited, but many users were upset to discover an album they didn't purchase show up in ...

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Business side of Apple's exclusive launch of U2's 'Songs of Innocence' album

As part of its iPhone and Watch unveiling, Apple also released U2's "Songs of Innocence" album for free to all its iTunes users. Though U2 will benefit from Apple's promotion of its latest release, the band is not giving its album away for free. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Apple that ...

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Apple gifts U2's latest 'Songs of Innocence' album to millions of iTunes users

U2 took to the stage of the Flint Center and closed out Apple's big iPhone and Watch event. The band debuted a track from its latest album titled "Songs of Innocence." As part of this release, Apple is gifting the 11-song album to all its iTunes customers, making it the biggest iTunes album releas...

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(RED) thanks Apple for contributions; claims Bono's "jokes" taken out of context

U2 frontman Bono made waves earlier this week when, during the course of a Cannes Lions presentation, he seemingly lambasted Apple for not being more vocal about its role in (Product) RED. "Apple is so f*cking annoyingly quiet about the fact they've raised $75 million," Bono explained. Adweek fu...

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Daily Update for February 3, 2014

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 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 player at the top ...

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U2 is giving away new single on iTunes today, BofA is donating $1 to Red for every download until midnight

Yesterday's Super Bowl wasn't just about watching one team completely demolish another team; it was also about advertising. But in the middle of that sea of lite beer ads and cacophonous movie trailers was buried a chance to get some free music and maybe help the world in the process. U2 announced...

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Bono compares Steve Jobs to Elvis

U2 lead singer Bono paid tribute to Steve Jobs with kind comments for the man who turned the music industry upside down with the iPod and iTunes. Bono called Jobs "the hardware/software Elvis" and described him as a man who was "only interested in doing truly great things." Speaking of his infl...

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U2's Bono has kind words for Steve Jobs

U2's Bono has expressed thanks for Steve Jobs's "invaluable" support in fighting AIDS in a letter to the editor of The New York Times. Bono contacted the editor after The Time's Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote a link-bait column titled "The Mystery of Steve Jobs's Public Giving." In the column Sorkin ...

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Some things we may not see again from Apple

Conan O'Brien once had a recurring segment on Late Night called "Guests We Won't Have Back," during which he would look back at guests (who were fake) that he regretted having on the show. There was bug expert Sara Wiggins, who ate a live beetle in front of the camera. And there was wine expert Cha...

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U2 iPod updated

Those iPod elves just don't sleep! Apple has updated the U2 special edition iPod, keeping it in line with the 5.5 gen iPods. $279 gets you the signature black 30 gig iPod with a red scroll wheel. Sure, that's a $30 premium, but if you like U2 (or red) then it is a small price to pay. I wonder why Ap...

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