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Update: GigaOM reported that the rollout was premature. Those outside of the US and Brazil who successfully signed up for the program will have their money refunded, and Apple has told these customers that Match will not function outside of those countries. iTunes Match has started rolling ...

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The iOS App Store and the Mac App Store have been getting a lot of press lately. Now it's time to for the iTunes music store to share the spotlight. Starting this week, iTunes music and movies are available in Brazil and 15 other Latin American countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colom...

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Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray believes that for all of Apple's success with iTunes Match so far, the company is probably still only breaking even on the service. Sure, $24.99 a year from all of the service's users is a lot of money flowing in, but there's a lot going the other way as well, from...

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Yes, it's time again for the TUAW Talkcast! We'll be live on our usual TalkShoe meeting place, podcast gods permitting, starting in just a couple of hours at 10 pm Eastern time. It's been a modest week for news, so we'll be diving into the biggest shift in digital music since the Moog synthesiz...

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Welcome, iTunes Match users. After you've coughed over your 25 bucks and waited all night for your music library to reconcile with the great iCloud in the sky, you may have noticed those mysterious cloud status icons scattered through your tracks. Apple's tech note summarizes the icons; Macworld'...

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Apple has released iTunes 10.5.1 for immediate download through Apple's site with iTunes Match available. It's not available via Software Update yet, and we will have the full changelog up shortly. iTunes Match is now available as a feature in iTunes and users can subscribe for US$24.99. It's...

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Apple has released a third beta of iTunes 10.5.1 to members of its developer program. According to Apple, "iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3 includes a number of important stability and performance improvements for iTunes Match, and is a required update for all subscribers to iTunes Match beta." This beta...

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Apple sent out the following emails to developers this afternoon: iTunes Match Update As we prepare for the launch of iTunes Match, we will be deleting all current iCloud libraries on Saturday, November 12th at 10 AM PST. Please turn off iTunes Match on all of your computers and...

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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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Did you notice this morning that it was November 1st? Did you also notice that iTunes Match isn't working yet? Yep, Apple missed a deadline date, having "promised" that the new iTunes service would be available "by the end of October." That date was set at the October 4, 2011 "Let's Talk iPhone...

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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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A little more than an hour after the public release of iTunes 10.5, the beta of iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match was pushed to developers. As commenters have noted, iTunes 10.5 disabled iTunes Match, so for developers who are testing the service, you'll want to head to the Apple Developer Center ...

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We already had the details on iTunes Match, but now we've got a ballpark release date. According to Apple, the iTunes service will make its debut by the end of the month in the great U S of A, and it can be yours for $24.99 a year. Here's hoping Apple's got a nice, clean (DRM-free 256kbps AAC fil...

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According to a report from CNET, Apple is actively negotiating with music labels to secure international licensing for both iTunes Match and iCloud. Currently, iTunes Match only functions for US-based developers; iTunes in the Cloud, which auto-syncs purchases across devices, is also a US-only ...

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Late last night, Apple registered developers who are participating in the iTunes Match beta were notified that their test data will be zapped from orbit. Apple's email to devs was brief and to the point: To continue to improve the overall quality and reliability of iTunes Match, it has become ne...

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