Gracenote archive

  • Xbox Music recruits Gracenote for cloud streaming of all your music
    Audio

    Xbox Music recruits Gracenote for cloud streaming of all your music

    By 6 December 2013

    Gracenote and Microsoft have snuggled up in a partnership that means Xbox Music users can enjoy cloud-based streaming of all their songs. So if you’ve got ripped CD, iTunes tracks or just random albums downloaded Gracenote will let you access them all,...

  • Gracenote to change TV, with tablets listening to shows and displaying live info, and interactive gameshows in your lounge
    Televisions

    Gracenote to change TV, with tablets listening to shows and displaying live info, and interactive gameshows in your lounge

    By 18 September 2013

    We met up with Gracenote, the smart database company, to hear how it's about to change television viewing as we know it. Working with pretty much every major brand of TV, two certain incoming consoles, and even some set-top boxes, this revolutionary technology...

  • Gracenote will personalise TV adverts in the US next year
    Online

    Gracenote will personalise TV adverts in the US next year

    By 27 December 2012

    Adverts are often some of the most creative and entertaining things on TV. But more often, they're monotonous, boring and irrelevant to you, the viewer. With that in mind, Gracenote - a company famous for identifying music - plans to launch a new system...

  • VIDEO: Gracenote demos Ford SYNC's new voice control features
    Online

    VIDEO: Gracenote demos Ford SYNC's new voice control features

    By 27 June 2011

    With the latest version of Ford SYNC, the car manufacturer's in-car voice command system, you can now draw from over 10,000 individual words that it recognises. This means that the company, along with collaborator Nuance, can offer many new ways for you...

  • Omnifone and Gracenote team up on cloud-based music solutions
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    Omnifone and Gracenote team up on cloud-based music solutions

    By 12 January 2010

    A development from CES could see new cloud-based music solutions hitting PCs, phones, TVs, Blu-ray players, games consoles and more in the coming year. Omnifone has announced it has expanded its relationship with Sony-owned Gracenote, integrating Gracenote's...

  • VIDEO: Sony Pictures and Gracenote bring movieIQ to BD-Live
    Home Cinema

    VIDEO: Sony Pictures and Gracenote bring movieIQ to BD-Live

    By 4 September 2009

    Fresh from IFA 2009 is the announcement that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the European launch of movieIQ, a new Blu-ray disc feature powered by Gracenote. The thinking behind the new feature is to allow users to access a real-time movie...

  • Sony to acquire Gracenote
    Online

    Sony to acquire Gracenote

    By 23 April 2008

    Sony Corporation of America has announced that it has signed a merger agreement with Gracenote, Inc and will pay around $260 million for the company, that used to be known as CDDB, in a deal expected to go through late May. "Gracenote is a global leader...

  • iTunes to get words of its own
    Online

    iTunes to get words of its own

    By 26 April 2007

    This is yet to be confirmed but with Apple moving further multimedia it looks like the company may opt in for some old fashioned text-based services. This would be in the form of providing song lyrics to iTunes users. A proposed deal between Apple and...

  • Speech recognition heads to portable media players
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    Speech recognition heads to portable media players

    By 20 January 2005

    Two US firms have outlined ambitious plans to enable users to talk to their digital media players instructing them what they want to hear next. Music library firm Gracenote has teamed up with Scansoft to offer a control system that hopes to give people...