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Apple have threatened GetJar, the Californian based indie app store, over use of the word ‘App Store’ on their website – enforcing their trademark over the phrase. It seems a phrase can become a little too popular for some. http://allthingsd.com/20110708/apple-to-getjar-drop-app-store/...

A car paints the VW logo in the company’s new swish advert; with its headlights. The tagline is ‘Driving can be Beautiful’ and is here to profile their new Jetta GLI model to the world. http://www.adexamples.co.uk/2011/07/2012-vw-jetta-gli-driving-can-be.html...

Diadema City in Brazil has decided to tackle drugs and the resulting issues to addicts with a new, street art campaign. The picture featured in the link below is an example of the graffiti which is set to try and swerve people away from addiction....

‘High yield junk bonds’ of over $1 billion are to be sold by Warner before their sale to Access Industries, a Bloomberg informant has allegidly revealed. http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/07/warner-music-reportedly-plans-105-billion-junk-bond-issue-prior-to-sale-.html...

This article argues against the culture of ‘freebies’ currently growing as artists lose confidence that anyone will ever pay for their central product… with growing alternative streams of revenue and an ever increasing amount of creative alternatives for new artists to take on, the argument...

The biggest music-related paid iPhone apps include GarageBand (at #1) and Glee Karaoke (too high)  - while Pandora tops the free music apps list. http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/070811ipad...

50 million users by the end of its first year of operations is Spotfy’s aim as it sets it launch in the US, no small feat by anyone’s standards. This year is sure to be the ultimate making or breaking of the streaming service. http://allthingsd.com/20110708/heres-how-spotify-plans-to-invade-the-u-s-with-facebooks-help/...

Vinyl sales have risen 41% this year, making it the only physical format which has actually grown in America this year. It does seem to confirm the long talked about resurgence of the format, nevertheless. http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/070811vinyl...

Record sales have grown in the US for the first time in seven years, with a 1% growth in album sales and a 11% growth for digital singles. All adding up to a total of 8.5% growth for music overall. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jul/08/us-album-sales-rise...

The Slacker provided AARP internet radio music player has recently launched, aiming themsleves at the 50+ market. The system has been developed to bring the more mature audience to the realm of digital music. http://www.brand-m.biz/music-for-boomers_10489.html...