Wal-Mart exec, Kevin Swint, headed for Apple

One of the primary executives responsible for Wal-Mart’s recent, unsuccessful, push into the world of digital downloads has left the mega-retailer to help Apple grow its iTunes business internationally. Kevin Swint, former divisional manager for digital media at Wal-Mart stores, joins Apple this week in the role of general manager of international video for iTunes. […]

How the iTunes Rental model has to change to succeed

With Apple’s delay of the AppleTV update, I’m stuck watching this copy of “The Simpsons Movie” on my wife’s iPhone if I want to actually watch the thing. This experience with the iTunes rental process has made it very clear to me that if Apple is going to succeed with this they’re going to have […]

Amazon acquires Audible.com

Amazon today announced that it would be acquiring long time Apple partner Audible.com. This is another move in Amazon’s bid to become a dominant force in the realm of digital downloads. Under the terms of the agreement, Amazon.com will commence a cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Audible.com for $11.50 […]

So just how long do you have to watch those iTunes rentals?

I still haven’t watched the copy of The Simpsons movie that rented last week, and I don’t plan to until the AppleTV update comes down the pipe (hopefully sometime this week)….so I haven’t tried this myself, but MacNN reports that if you watch a movie, and don’t finish it within the 24 hour period, but […]

More Video makes its way to the UK iTunes Store

The UK iTunes Video store is certainly not the cream of the crop of UK television, but Apple seems to slowly be adding content to it to beef the thing up. Just yesterday the UK iTunes Store was updated with the following programming: Wallace and Grommit Friends Wonder Woman V: The Complete Series Babylon 5 […]