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Apple iTunes hits 1 billionth podcast subscription

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, Internet,

iTunes 1 Billion Podcast Subscribers

Apple is celebrating the fact that it has surpassed 1 billion podcast subscriptions in iTunes, quite an impressive milestone. Apple added podcasts to iTunes back in 2005, which has offered everyone the ability to market alternative radio and video shows for users. iTunes now has about 250,000 different podcasts in over 100 different languages, including shows like 60 Minutes, NPR, Ted Talks, NBC Nightly News, and even our own Bleeding Edge TV and Unboxing Live.

"From comedy to hard news to sports to innovative educational content and so much more, podcasting has transformed the global media landscape," - Apple

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30 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple’s App Store

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Software,

App Store 30 billion downloadsDuring the WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a major milestone for the App Store--there has now been over 30 billion apps downloaded by iOS users to date. The App Store launched just four years ago, just says prior to the launch of the iPhone 3G in 2008.


There are now over 100,000 iPad apps available

App Store 100,000

Apple has what is clearly the top tablet on the market with the iPad, and now it has an another achievement to celebrate. As of Tuesday, there are more than 100,000 iPad-specific apps on sale in the App Store.

The milestone comes a little over a year after Apple unveiled the original iPad. According to MacStories, it took Apple 452 days to surpass the 100,000 iPad app mark to land at 100,161 dedicated iPad apps. At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the company announced that it had 90,000 iPad apps, but it appears that number has grown in less than a month's time.

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Does Apple have special plans for the 10th Anniversary of the Apple Store?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Rumors,

Apple store 10th anniversary

Is Apple planning something for the tenth anniversary of the Apple stores?

According to a source cited by The Boy Genius Report, it is.

What's interesting isn't that the company allegedly plans something for the Thursday the 19th anniversary, but that it apparently is going to celebrate right through the weekend.

Some of the plans include a Saturday to Sunday overnight shift, apparently to restock the store, new hardware, and mysterious black curtains to hide whatever's inside.

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Spotify hits 1 million subscribers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Internet, Music,

spotify 1 millionIn an age when Internet companies are struggling to make subscription-based services a success, music service Spotify has something to celebrate. The company announced this week that it now has one million paying subscribers.

"It's a testament to our fantastic users who continue to support us and spread the Spotify word, either by telling friends or sharing some of the 200 million playlists that you've put together so far," the company wrote in a blog post.

Spotify launched in October 2008 and reached 1 million users by March 2009. The service's features, however, have now prompted at least 1 million users to upgrade to Spotify's premium services.

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Ichiro makes MLB history and Jose Bautista makes Blue Jays history

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

Felix HernandezIn Thursday’s historic game at Rogers Centre in Toronto, many fantastic accomplishments were achieved. Jose Bautista hit his 50th home run of the season, becoming just the 26th player ever to do so, as well as the first Blue Jay. Ichiro Suzuki rapped two hits, including a single to center field that was his 200th of the season, marking 10 straight years of 200-hits for Ichiro; the first time that’s ever been done by an MLB player. However, some achievements will fly under the radar: the pitching performances.

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Facebook Reaches 500 Million Users

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: News, Social Media,

Mark Zuckerberg announced on the official Facebook blog that the social network has reached 500 million users world wide. An incredible feat indeed, but If you think that 500 million is a lot now, then imagine just how many more will sign up after The Social Network hits theaters. Also announced was the new application “Facebook Stories”. This app allows the 500 million Facebook users to share stories of how Facebook has helped them to do something significant. “Stories” is meant to tell of the miraculous feats that can be accomplished through the open, ever changing social network that is Facebook. For instance “Ben, the 17 year old high school student”, used Facebook to get his network involved in a movement to save an old town theater in Kentucky. Now if only we can get the other 499,999,999 to stop posting meaningless drivel, and start taking advantage of using it as a source of grassroots empowerment. Perhaps Facebook Stories will spark this, but methinks it will become overrun with stories such as “Jake the 22 year old college student used Facebook to organize a fart.”

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Christian Slater on the Miracle of Being 40

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Birthdays,

Christian Slater actually enjoyed reaching the big 4-0. The star of ABC’s The Forgotton never thought he’d make it to the landmark age when he was a Hollywood hellraiser in his twenties.

“I just hit 40, so what more can I say? I mean, the fact that I’m 40 is a miracle. I’m on the other side now,” he said. “I feel like I’ve hit a certain milestone and I’m going onward and upward. If I were looking back, I would say to myself during the tough times, ‘If you can make it to 40, nothing in the past can prevent you from being present today.’ There’s a great author who said, ‘We don’t live life, life kind of lives us.’ I’ve been out of control. But if I hadn’t been, I wouldn’t know how to be in control.”

Christian had numerous run-ins with the law in his younger days, including being arrested for criminal possession of a weapon at a New York airport in 1994, but he insists he has now put his past behind him. He even went back to finish high school.

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