Why iRadio Could Be a Hit for Apple and a Dud for Big Music

Apple makes great ads, but it isn’t great at selling ads. That doesn’t really matter for Tim Cook, but it does for the music labels.

Handicapping Apple’s WWDC Keynote

Apple’s long product silence ends Monday with its annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.

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Google Ventures Bets on Mobile Ad Start-Up Adelphic

Adelphic Mobile, which promises to help advertisers target their mobile ads, has raised a $10 million round led by Google Ventures; Matrix Partners, which led a $2 million seed round last year is back, as well. Adelphic’s co-founders hail from Quattro, the mobile ad company Apple bought in 2010 and turned into iAd.

Apple Wants to Build Its Own Pandora. Why?

This is no Apple TV: Tim Cook could definitely get the music labels to sign on for this one. But does Tim Cook really want to get into the Web radio ad business?

What Mobile Ad Problem? Pontiflex Says It Has It Solved.

The mobile ad boom is only going to work if mobile ads work better than Web ads. Zephrin Lasker says his four-year-old start-up has figured it out.

Leap Motion Lands VC and Apple Vet Andy Miller

The Quattro co-founder and former iAd boss adds another company and title to his CV.

Video Ads + App Ads = Vungle, a Freshly Minted Start-Up With a Big Pile of Cash

A start-up that didn’t exist last fall now has a $2 million seed round.

Apple Grabs Yahoo Exec in Charge of Shine, Women’s Lifestyles and Health Content

Yahoo loses Jessica Jensen, who was in charge of its critical women’s audience.

Cloud Computing With a Chance of Mobile: Weather Channel Adds Former Quattro CEO to Board

The weather media giant picks a mobile expert as a director.

Not the iPad 3 or New TV — But Apple Planning Media-Related Event in the Big(ger) Apple This Month

Not the big one, but it’s an Apple event, so everyone will get excited anyway.

Apple Cracks Down on App Cross-Selling

An App for People Who Like Apple Ads

Exclusive: Apple Halves Minimum iAd Buy

Ex-AdMob Crew Lands Cash to Start Rival

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