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The sights and sounds of online music

Microsoft gets the nod from the patent office on user interface concepts for digital music players. Plus: The ring tone's the thing.

Microsoft gets the nod from the patent office on user interface concepts for digital music players. Plus: The ring tone's the thing.

Microsoft, Apple in iPod patent tussle

Music player may be winning in the market, but Microsoft beats its rival in the patent office.
August 12, 2005

Ring tones that bite and zing

Cell phone ring tones used to be just songs. Now they may include everything from the salacious to the insulting and the silly.
August 11, 2005

Music industry seeks Hollywood's 'windows'

Online evolution means the 99-cent song's role will diminish over time, label insiders say.
August 9, 2005

blog Thinking about podcasting but nervous about investing in thousands of dollars of hardware?
August 9, 2005

Ring tone downloads on the rise

Almost a quarter of all U.S. cell phone owners have downloaded ring tones, up from 5 percent a year ago, a new study says.
August 9, 2005

Apple to return 'piracy tax' to iPod buyers

A refund process soon will be implemented for a Canadian tax that ranged from $15 to $25 per iPod, depending on its storage capacity.
August 9, 2005