Android Sales Surpass IPhone
Google's Android now accounts for 27 percent of U.S. smart phone sales among new buyers, up from 6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and marking the first time the Android has outpaced Apple's iPhone, according to Nielsen. The iPhone currently holds a 23 percent share of the market, down from 34 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009. Both the Android and iPhone continue to trail behind the 33 percent share held by Research in Motion's BlackBerry. (8/3)
Sony Music Releases Jackson Tracks
Sony Music Entertainment will make 10 previously unreleased tracks from the late Michael Jackson available for purchase in November, according to Rolling Stone. Jackson Manager Frank DiLeo says the singer's vault contains an estimated 100 completed and unreleased songs, including collaborations with Akon, Ne-Yo and will.i.am. The release will be the first in a 10-project, seven-year recording deal the Jackson estate signed with Sony Music in March.