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Payments specialist PingPing is currently building NFC into vending machines in Belgium and Luxembourg for launch before the end of 2010. To buy a Coke, consumers will hold their tag (a sticker on their mobile phone) or PingPing card in front of the reader. Ultimately this functionality...

By the end of this week Microsoft will have launched 3,000 apps for the Windows 7 Marketplace. This should keep even the most avid apps fans happy especially sience the service only launches 2 months ago. recombu.com...

Take that have pushed Facebook off the top spot in the UK app charts this week. The release of Take That’s app coincides with the launch of the band’s album ‘Progress’ and allows fans to stay up to date with the group’s latest news, photos...

The initial Beatles sales figures are in: More than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs were sold on iTunes worldwide, according to Apple, since the Beatles catalog was made available last week. In U.S. the best-selling album was “Abbey Road” and best-selling song was...

Singers, painters and television presenters were demonstrating across the Netherlands at the weekend against the government’s plans to slash funding and subsidies for the arts. Thousands of members of the public also were attending events around the country, and organizers called for protesters to scream together...

By 2015, there could be as many as 35 million people paying to subscribe to mobile adult paysites, according to Juniper Research. The analyst claims that the boom in smartphone sales, as well as cheap data tariffs, has led to more consumers visiting mobile adult sites,...

Google is having trouble getting its ambitious digital music service off the ground in time for the crucial holiday shopping season, the New York Post reported. Major music labels are reluctant to wade into untested waters surrounding a “digital locker” service that would allow listeners to...

Universal Music chief Lucian Grainge who oversaw Universal’s operations outside the US for five years until a promotion prompted a relocation from London to Los Angeles, is aiming to overhaul the business, which posted a 9.3% fall in earnings before interest, tax and amortisation of €244m (£206m) in...

Search marketers have discovered how social media marketing can help build their search engine optimization efforts, and in the response to a recent survey stated that their No. 1 priority for SEO next year was integration with social media programs. emarketer.com...