Chief financial officer says that Sony, owner of one of the world's three major labels, needs to evaluate what kind of value it's getting in allowing catalog music to be streamed for free.
Amazon may be planning an ad-supported video service, one that includes music videos and both original and licensed TV series as a counterpoint to its Instant Video download and subscription services, according to a report.
P2P BitTorrent client µTorrent has announced that it will now host ads.
The Kobo Touch with Offers is now available for $99.
Kobo Touch with Offers is the essentially the same as the Touch, but it comes with screensaver advertisements and a lower price tag.
With a sponsorship from AT&T, Amazon has dropped the price of the Kindle 3G to $139.
Amazon will be shipping a new $114 ad-supported Wi-Fi-only Kindle on May 3--the Kindle with Special Offers.
Jimmy Iovine, a top figure at Apple's subscription service, says Apple Music doesn't want to build a business on the backs of artists, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of listeners.
EMI is the second big recording company to cut deal with FreeAllMusic.com, a start-up that thinks it can succeed with ad-supported music.
Free All Music began a private beta test this week, and I'm satisfied with the value proposition, as the ad-viewing and MP3-downloading process is surprisingly painless.