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  1. Google Awards $100 Million To Eric Schmidt

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Inc. has awarded $100 million worth of equity to Eric Schmidt, who is stepping aside as CEO but will stay with the company as executive chairman. Google said in a regulatory filing on Monday the stock and stock options will be granted on Fe ...

  2. Larry Page Named New Google CEO in Surprise Shake-up

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page is taking over as CEO in an unexpected shake-up that upstaged the Internet search leader's fourth-quarter earnings. Page, 37, is reclaiming the top job from Eric Schmidt, who had been brought in as CEO a deca ...

  3. YouTube & Vevo: Coming Soon To An Android Mobile Near You

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST The nation's two top providers of music videos online today set their sights on the mobile marketplace, with both Vevo and YouTube expanding their reach into Android mobile phones. YouTube, which to date has not been able to stream music vide ...

  4. Business Matters: TargetSpot, Largest Online Radio Ad Network, Raises $8 Million; Flying Lotus' Cool New Technology

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST TargetSpot, Largest Online Radio Ad Network, Raises $8 Million -- Online radio ad provider Targetspot has raised $8 million from Union Square Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, CBS Radio and Milestone Venture Partners. The company boasts the largest ...

  5. Court Gives Google Another Shot At Microsoft Deal

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has sided with Google Inc. in a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Department of Interior improperly favored Microsoft Corp. in a deal that could have had ripple effects on future software contracts with other federal government agencies. T ...

  6. Analysis: Here's How Amazon Can Sell Music So Cheap

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Wonder how Amazon can sell digital albums at $3.99 or less? A chart at Business Insider has the answer. Amazon has an annual average revenue per user (ARPU) of $189, according to J.P. Morgan's math. That figure comes from the company's f ...

  7. Facebook Valued At $50 Billion, More Than Yahoo and Most Entertainment Companies

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs has invested $450 million in Facebook, and existing Russian investor Digital Sky Technologies has invested an additional $50 million in a deal that values the social networking firm at $50 billion, the New York ...

  8. Google Building Digital Newsstand To Compete With Apple

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Inc has approached several magazine publishers about creating a digital newsstand, in a move that could open a new front in the Internet company's rivalry with Apple Inc, according to a news report. The digital newsstand would provide ...

  9. Facebook Replaces Google as Most Visited Website

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mark Zuckerberg continues to have a banner year in 2010. According to research by marketing analysts at Experian Hitwise, Facebook supplanted search engine giant Google for the first time as the top-visited website of the year. The social media si ...

  10. Study: Facebook Rising In Video Streaming

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook has passed Yahoo as the second biggest referrer of online video streams for online video platform Brightcove, according to a new white paper the company created with video analytics company TubeMogul. With 9.6% of all referrals, Facebook ...

  11. Facebook Second Only To Google In Driving Video Traffic

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook now drives more Web video traffic than any other Internet property other than Google. Most video is consumed during the week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. But people watch longer videos on the weekends, with the lengthiest Web-video sessio ...

  12. Business Matters: Will Apple and Google Bid on EMI?

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Will Apple and Google Bid on EMI? -- Now that Citigroup's takeover of EMI seems to be a near certainty, it's time for the pundits to ponder possible acquirers. If history offers any lesson it is that Apple and Google will be frequently c ...

  13. Mastercard, Online Advertisers Show Support for Department of Justice's Piracy Fight

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Three weeks after Google took a step to cut off advertising funding to web sites that deal with pirated content, two other parties have also signaled their interest in working with the entertainment industry. These developments give momentum to ef ...

  14. Google to Power Search, Display Ads on MySpace

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google is back in business with MySpace-though, presumably, under better terms. The two companies are once again working together-and this time Google is powering both search and display ads on MySpace. Though diminished, MySpace's reach and ...

  15. Google Announces Anti-Piracy Measures

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music industry has long wanted Google to more proactively limit access to pirated music content on the Web. Today, Google posted plans that address some of these concerns, but likely not to the extend the music industry would like. Google Gene ...

  16. IFPI Welcomes Google Anti-Piracy Measures

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST International and U.K. trade bodies have issued positive statements following the announcement by Google that it would introduce four changes to help deter piracy . The 'Making Copyright Work Better Online' measures include preventing te ...

  17. Yahoo Japan-Google Deal Gets Regulatory Green Light

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Japan's anti-monopoly watchdog gave the official go-ahead on Thursday (Dec. 2) to a search-engine alliance between Yahoo Japan Corp and Google Inc that had been questioned by competitors. Yahoo Japan, the nation's top Internet portal, ha ...

  18. EU Launches Google Investigation After Complaints

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST European Union antitrust regulators opened on Tuesday (Nov. 30) a formal investigation into Google after rival services complained that the world's No. 1 Internet search engine abused its dominant position. The move came more than nine months ...

  19. News Corp Weighs MySpace Options

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST News Corp is open to a sale of beleaguered MySpace after a relaunch of the social network as an entertainment site, COO Chase Carey told Reuters. A successful revamp of MySpace -- still visited by around 60 million people in October, according to ...

  20. 03b Networks Plans Africa Internet Rollout By 2013

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST b Networks, backed by Google, HSBC Principal Investments and cable operator Liberty Global, will launch high-speed Internet services Africa to tap into one of the world's potentially fastest growing markets. The company said on Monday (Nov. ...

  21. Groupon Considers Sale To Google: Report

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST E-commerce coupon site Groupon Inc is considering selling itself to Google Inc, according to media reports. The two are in discussions about an acquisition for more than $3 billion, reported the technology blog AllThingsD, citing anonymous sources ...

  22. Wanted: More Than 2,000 In Google Hiring Spree

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc plans to hire more than 2,000 people around the globe, bumping up its workforce as it expands into new markets and battles for talent with faster-growing rivals. The world's largest Internet search engine, whose finance chief told ...

  23. What Slowdown? Warner Music Expects Digital Growth to Accelerate

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST To hear Warner Music Group CEO/chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. speak during the company's fiscal fourth quarter earnings call on Wednesday, you'd think that 2011 will be the year of the new music model. Two company names stood out during the ...

  24. Business Matters: Analysts Expect Drop In WMG Revenue

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Analysts Expect WMG Revenues To Fall -- Citigroup analysts expect Warner Music Group revenues in its fiscal third quarter (the period ending Sept. 30) to drop by 14% to $740 million. In a note to ...

  25. Facebook Takes On Google, Yahoo In Web Messages

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook rolled out an all-in-one messaging service that for the first time allows its half-billion members to communicate with people outside the social network, intensifying a battle with Google Inc and Yahoo Inc for users' Internet time. A ...

  26. Google, Facebook Rivalry Takes Centerstage

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The technology industry's latest rivalry takes centerstage this week when Internet powers Google Inc and Facebook lay out their competing visions to create a new generation of Web services at a high-profile conference in San Francisco. The re ...

  27. Yahoo Says Report Of 20% In Layoffs 'Misleading'

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc called a media report it was planning to cut one-fifth of its workforce "misleading and inaccurate," but the Web portal stopped short of ruling out any layoffs. Yahoo, which is trying to revive revenue growth amid competition f ...

  28. Google Says Not Building Facebook Rival

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Internet search leader Google Inc is not building a social network to compete with Facebook, a company executive reiterated on Thursday (Nov. 11), despite an intensifying rivalry between the two leading Internet groups. "We're not workin ...

  29. Business Matters: Must See Internet Radio Stats, Apple, OK Go and more

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Surprising Internet Radio Stat of the Day -- In the mad race for an on-demand music service that can pay the bills, We7 has offered some numbers that may cause people to re-think the importance of ...

  30. U.K. Aims To Foster New Silicon Valley In East London

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The British government will create a new "entrepreneur visa" and reform its intellectual property laws to try to develop a budding cluster of start-ups in East London into a hub of high-tech firms to rival Silicon Valley. Prime Minister ...

  31. Business Matters: Android, Lady Gaga, Google TV and more

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Android Hits 100K Mark -- Android has reached 100,000 apps in its app store, a threefold increase since March. Google says there are now 270,000 developers writing software for Android. Apple’s Ap ...

  32. Report: Google To Help Fight Piracy In India

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google India has partnered with three companies on a music service to direct users of the search engine to legal tracks, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Web giant has joined with Indian music company Saregama India in the move to help ta ...

  33. @Digital Hollywood: Will Google Become Another Napster?

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Will Google become music's next Apple or its next Napster? A panel on global licensing, often buried deep into technical and legal issues, showed that some stakeholders have misgivings about dealing with the company. The panel's inclusio ...

  34. Business Matters: A Look At Apple's Q4 Numbers

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. A Look At Apple's Q4 Sales Numbers -- Here's a quick look at the sales stats from Apple 's fiscal 2010 fourth quarter ended Sept. 25: 3.89 million Macs (up 27% from last Q4), 14.1 m ...

  35. Update: Is Tim Quirk Google's New Head of Music? Answer: No

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Former Rhapsody VP of music programming Tim Quirk is heading to Google, according to a vague message he posted to Facebook and Twitter yesterday (Oct. 18). "First day at Google," it reads. Exactly what Quirk is doing at Google is not cle ...

  36. Google Trumps Wall Street Targets

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc eased fears that big spending would erode margins as its results blew past Wall Street's targets, and the Web search leader revealed for the first time the strength of its fledgling mobile and online display ad businesses. Analysts ...

  37. Report: AOL, Buyout Firms Mulling Bid For Yahoo

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc.'s inability to snap out of a financial funk may be about to turn the embattled Internet company into a takeover target for the second time in less than three years. That possibility, floated in a story posted online late Wednesday ...

  38. Business Matters: Google To Help Fight Piracy?

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Google To Help Fight Piracy? -- Google has told two music industry trade groups it would have to charge a small fee to to help them track down pirated material more efficiently, reports CNET’s Gre ...

  39. Vevo Releases Google TV App

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo has created an app for the upcoming Google TV service, the company revealed today. The app will provide a customized catalog of music programming from the Vevo catalog and is built especially for Google TV. A screenshot of the Vevo app at Goo ...

  40. YouTube Signs With France's Sacem

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French songwriters' and publishers' collecting society Sacem has announced a licensing deal with Youtube France, after three years of negotiations. The deal, described by Sacem as a blanket license, includes Sacem's worldwide repert ...

  41. Google Sites To Add Social Networking In 'Layers'

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc plans to gradually introduce social-networking features starting this fall, reviving attempts to compete with Facebook after pulling the plug on its stillborn Wave project. Chief executive Eric Schmidt told reporters the Internet search ...

  42. Exclusive: Sources Detail Google's Proposal For A Music Service

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google is circulating a proposal among major record labels for a long-anticipated music service that would include an a la carte digital download store and a subscription-based cloud-based locker, according to industry sources. The search giant ha ...

  43. Business Matters: Google's Music Plans, Walkman Outsells iPod and more

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. GOOGLE'S MUSIC PLANS: MOBILE, BROWSER Google's music plans are being welcomed by executives who have heard the pitch, according to an LA Times article. The article gives away only two ti ...

  44. Ian Rogers: I'm Not Leaving Topspin For Google

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Topspin CEO Ian Rogers' name has been included on the short list of execs that could take the top spot at the not-yet-launched Google Music. But, it looks like we can cross his name off that list. From Rogers' blog: Rest assured, I can h ...

  45. Apple, Google To Clash In Music Space By Christmas

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc. is in talks with music labels on plans for a download store and a digital song locker that would allow its mobile users to play songs wherever they are as it steps up its rivalry with Apple Inc, according to people familiar with the ma ...

  46. Six Names Likely Mentioned in Google's Search for Music Chief

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google's plans for a digital music resurfaced in the headlines again this week after Peter Kafka at AllThingsD reported that the search giant is soliciting input from music industry executives on who might best oversee such a service. Which r ...

  47. Google Polishes Real-time Search, Launches Site

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc launched a website on Thursday (Aug. 26) - Google realtime - for users who want to sift through news, comments and other information on the Internet in real time, letting them follow conversations on social network hubs such as Facebook ...

  48. The Hunt Is On For Google Music Chief: Report

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The hunt for a chief exec to lead Google's not-yet-announced music service is on, according to allthingsd . "Industry sources tell me Google has talked to several digital media executives about the job, but has yet to hire anyone," ...

  49. RIAA To Google: Help Us Fight Piracy

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A wide-ranging group of more than a dozen music industry associations has sent a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt requesting more information about the anti-piracy implications of the company’s recent network management plan with Verizon . The as ...

  50. Business Matters: Warner Music Group, Hastings, MOG

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Standard & Poor 's downgraded Warner Music Group 's stock to "negative" from "stable" last week. The ratings agency believes a lower rating is proper "until there is an indication that digital sales can re ...

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