Morning Fix: Lady Gaga Playing Stubb's; SXSWi's Hugh Forrest on Growing Pains, Success (Q&A); ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' Debuts at No. 1

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LADY GAGA PLAYING STUBB'S AT SXSW FOR DORITOS, MUST DO 'BOLD MISSION' TO GET IN

After reports last week that the singer was denied a permit to perform at the Doritos 56-foot vending machine-shaped #BoldStage on the corner of Austin’s 5th and Red River Streets, the singer is set to headline the outdoor stage at Stubb’s on March 13. And to get in all you'll have to do is complete a "bold mission."
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HUGH FORREST, SXSW INTERACTIVE'S DIRECTOR, ON GEEK GROWING PAINS AND MASSIVE SUCCESS (Q&A)

"As with most things in life, there are lots of positives but there are also some negatives as well." That's the diplomatic way that Hugh Forrest approaches his job. He's been with the geeks since the days, long past, that Interactive -- launched in 1994 -- was being bankrolled by the more popular music portion, long before the mid-aughts brought us the products and applications (you can likely think of a couple) that have transformed our world... and Interactive right along with it.
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SCHOOLBOY Q'S 'OXYMORON' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200

Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, the new album is ScHoolboy Q's first in a joint-venture deal with Interscope Records. It's also the first No. 1 for Top Dawg, which previously reached No. 1 with Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.D city" in 2012.
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KATY PERRY SETS RECORD ON POP SONGS CHART

As "Dark Horse" reigns for a fourth week, Perry rewrites the mark for the most total weeks (46) at No. 1 in the airplay chart's archives.
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APPLE CFO TO RETIRE, SUCCESSOR NAMED

Apple's longtime Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September and he'll be replaced by the company's corporate controller.
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THOMAS DOLBY APPOINTED PROFESSOR AT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

The man who blinded us with science will now don a professor’s robe.
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VH1 ANNOUNCES NEW SLATE OF SHOWS: HOT 97, NAKED DATING, WHITE GIRLS OF RAP

With primetime viewership up 33 percent this year among the key 18-to-49 demographic, the Viacom-owned network is seeking to capitalize on its momentum by adding a new batch of noisy original series. In addition to "Hindsight," a ’90s-set drama, VH1 will add unscripted entries centered on female rappers, a Backstreet Boy and a mobile DNA testing service.
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JONATHAN MORRIS RELINQUISHES FULL-TIME PR POST AT U.K.'S PPL

Morrish has accepted a broad-ranging consultancy role working with PPL on a two-day a week basis.
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JUDGE DENIES APPLE REQUEST TO BAN SAMSUNG PRODUCTS

A U.S. judge denied Apple Inc.'s request to seek a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co.'s products, dealing a setback in the company's legal fight over patents used in mobile products.
Wall Street Journal


HOW BITTORRENT REWROTE THE RULES OF THE INTERNET

BitTorrent was a rock between several hard places: the Internet providers, the lawmakers, and the users hungry for download speeds. They had some of the best technologists in the game, who were asking themselves a few important questions: What if there was a way to solve the traffic jam without legislation? And what if the solution were a technological one? That solution was the Micro Transport Protocol--a new way of organizing the Internet traffic.
FastCompany


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