-- MP3 search engine/player Seeqpod is in acquisition talks, according to its CEO, by a large media company that is a competitor to Apple. Seeqpod is currently being sued by record labels and maintains its service is legal. Unlike a standard search engine, however, Seeqpod streams the music file and allows for the creation of playlists. (MP3 Newswire)

-- Music blog Idolator had its staff cut to just one writer, Maura Johnston. The site was originally part of the Gawker roster of blogs before being acquired by Buzz Media (then Buzznet) in April 2008. Stereogum and Absolutepunk are also Buzz Media properties. Universal Music Group is one of Buzz Media's investors. (Idolator)

-- Park Avenue CDs Jr, located on the campus of the University of Central Florida, is closing on May 4. The main Park Avenue CDs store in Orlando is still open for business. (Central Florida Future)

-- On PC Mag's Top Ten iPhone Apps are Slacker, Pandora and Midomi (a song identifier), all free of charge. At #3, Wunder Radio, an aggregator of stations from around the world that costs $5.99, is the top-rated paid app. (PC Mag)

-- A report says file-hosting service Rapidshare is handing over user information to major record labels in Germany. File-hosting sites anonymously host files - such as music - and represent an increasing share of illegal file sharing. Content owners that get permission from judges to seek IP addresses from ISPs can trace those IP addresses back to the person who uploaded the files. (TorrentFreak)

-- The influx of new executives at MySpace continues, with the addition of Mike Jones as COO and Jason Hirschhorn as chief product officer. Jones is a former senior VP at AOL where he focused on social media revenue and widget distribution. He is replacing Amit Kapur, who left MySpace earlier this year. Hirschhorn is the former chief digital officer at MTV Networks and, most recently, was president of Sling Media's entertainment group. Both are based in L.A. and both will report to the new CEO Owen Van Natta. (Washington Post)