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Apple to Acquire Beats Music & Beats Electronics
Posted on 29-May-2014 09:57 News, Entertainment

Apple has agreed to acquire the subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software.

Spotify now offers free option on mobile and tablet
Posted on 12-Dec-2013 10:29 News, Entertainment

Service offers free music on mobile and tablet, expands to 55 markets. Also announces plans to offer the entire Led Zeppelin Swan Song/Atlantic catalog through online strreaming.

Australian company invests in Dash Tickets
Posted on 27-Oct-2011 15:09 News, Entertainment

Wellington-based technology company Dash Tickets has secured a significant capital investment from the founders of Australian entertainment powerhouse, Ministry of Sound Australia.

Vodafone launches iPhone App for VNZMAs
Posted on 7-Sep-2010 09:04 News, Entertainment

Company released a free Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards iPhone app, launched today.

Mobile ad network says smartphones account for 48% of its traffic
Posted on 26-Mar-2010 09:00 News, Entertainment

The AdMob February 2010 Metrics Report examines the relative growth in smartphones, feature phones, and MMobile Internet Devices.

Vodafone and SKY team up for even more Mobile TV
Posted on 17-Dec-2009 11:00 News, Entertainment

Companies confirmed the addition of five new Mobile TV channels - Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney, Trackside, World Wrestling Entertainment and Nickelodeon - increasing the current SKY Mobile TV channel line-up to fourteen.

Adobe Flash Platform to spread across desktops and mobile devices
Posted on 5-Oct-2009 20:30 News, Entertainment

In addition, Adobe announced new HTTP streaming technology for video delivered on the Flash Platform, demonstrated upcoming features of Adobe AIR 2 software, released a second beta of Adobe Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst software, and made available new Adobe Flash Platform Services for collaboration.

Disney Digital Books launches
Posted on 30-Sep-2009 07:57 News, Entertainment

Normally Winnie the Pooh doesn’t make the tech headlines of the day, but there’s always a first.

Vodafone announces Vodafone 360 service
Posted on 24-Sep-2009 20:54 News, Entertainment

All of a customer’s contacts, status updates and messaging services are brought together in one place enhancing the customer’s experience and use of social media. Customers will have integrated contacts, music, photos and mapping services and can share their favourite music choices and even their physical location, how and when they choose, with their chosen groups of friends.

QuickPlay Media powers Telecom New Zealand Mobile TV service
Posted on 22-Sep-2009 09:55 News, Entertainment

The service includes a wide variety of exclusive content from TVNZ and MediaWorks (TV3, C4) in addition to other programs. These shows include “Two and a Half Men” and “Outrageous Fortune,” and new series such as “Fringe” and “The Mentalist.”

Telecom introduces mobile TV on its XT network services
Posted on 2-Sep-2009 10:22 News, Entertainment

XT Mobile Network customers can enjoy drama, comedy or news for free until 30 November 2009 with Telecom’s new Mobile TV service.

Telecom launches mobile music store on XT Network
Posted on 24-Jun-2009 10:28 News, Entertainment

XT has upped the ante in the realm of mobile music with the launch of New Zealand’s largest mobile music store.

Air New Zealand introduces London. Spot-on for Apple iPhone
Posted on 3-Jun-2009 19:38 News, Entertainment

PMSI developed Air New Zealand’s iPhone Tour Guide App, allowing travelers to experience London’s local hotspots.

Vodafone turns off DRM on its music store
Posted on 12-Mar-2009 09:45 News, Entertainment

Vodafone’s Music Catalogue switches to Digital Rights Management free MP3 format from Universal Music, Sony Music and EMI on Mobile and PC.

Last.fm debuts on Vodafone
Posted on 19-Dec-2008 08:01 News, Entertainment

Mobile operator giant brings Last.fm music experience to mobile phones around the world, including "scrobble" and artist recommendations.

Mobile content code issued for public consultation
Posted on 10-Sep-2008 15:31 News, Entertainment

The Mobile Content Code was first developed in 2005 for the voluntary self-regulation of commercial content services provided via mobile phones. It sets out industry-agreed principles to ensure that mobile content services are provided in a socially responsible manner.

Vodafone Soundbites bring Vodafone and MTV together
Posted on 10-Aug-2008 09:46 News, Entertainment

Service is available on TV, Web and mobile phones with twenty one three minute shows.

Air New Zealand pushes .mobi site out
Posted on 21-May-2008 16:17 News, Entertainment

New mobile website provides Air New Zealand users with plenty of information about their trips - and more.

Nokia Music Store opens in Australia
Posted on 22-Apr-2008 12:23 News, Entertainment

Offerings include unlimited music monthly subscriptions for AU$ 10 a month.

Toshiba to stop HD-DVD business by end of March 2008
Posted on 20-Feb-2008 17:35 News, Entertainment

The company says they will continue, however, to provide full product support and after-sales service for all owners of Toshiba HD DVD products.

IBM launches PowerUp free 3D multiplayer virtual science game
Posted on 16-Feb-2008 10:47 News, Entertainment

The game, which can be played alone or together with othr gamers, features a planet in near ecological ruin where three exciting missions for solar, wind and water power must be solved.

Omnifone Musicstation Max introduces mobile phone with unlimited music
Posted on 13-Feb-2008 09:56 News, Entertainment

MusicStation Max direct to mobile unlimited music service will be pre-installed in select LG handsets.

Amazon.com to acquire Audible.com
Posted on 1-Feb-2008 08:58 News, Entertainment

Through its web sites in the US and UK and alliances in Germany and France, Audible.com offers over 80,000 programs, including audiobooks from well-known authors.

Amazon to begin international rollout of Amazon MP3 in 2008
Posted on 28-Jan-2008 07:30 News, Entertainment

Amazon MP3 is the only retailer to offer customers DRM-free MP3s from all four major music labels as well as over 33,000 independent labels.

The RipFactory launches media shift services in New Zealand
Posted on 9-Jan-2008 18:17 News, Entertainment

Company will legally transfer media from music CDs to digital format.


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