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  1. Mobile Study Offers Insights For Advertisers

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A feasibility study by global mobile communication body GSMA and a task force of U.K. telecommunications companies has revealed insights into the behavior of mobile users that GSMA says can be used to develop more comprehensive advertising campaig ...

  2. Google Profit Beats On Strong Ad Sales

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Google Inc's quarterly earnings beat Wall Street forecasts as strong advertising sales on its self-branded Web sites helped the Internet leader defy the gloom pervading the tech sector. The results, which sent Google shares up 2.6% in after-h ...

  3. China Closes 91 Web Sites In Crackdown

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST China has shut down 91 Web sites for pornographic and other "vulgar" content, as well as a political blog portal, since announcing its latest bid to ensure Internet morality, state media said. China's ruling Communist Party is wary ...

  4. China Targets Big Web Sites In Internet Crackdown

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST China has launched a crackdown on websites as the country enters a politically sensitive year, with officials accusing search engines including Baidu and Google of spreading pornography and vulgarity. A report on an official news website (www.chin ...

  5. Digital Briefs: Hulu Partnership, RIAA Appeal, WMG/YouTube

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST - There's more talk of the major labels creating a single online music video spot. According to the Financial Times , plans under discussion include "a partnership with Hulu, the online television and film joint venture between News Corp ...

  6. Yahoo Searches For New CEO

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc said Jerry Yang will step down as chief executive as soon as the board finds a replacement, sending its shares up 4% on hopes his departure will clear the way for a deal with Microsoft. Yang -- who will return to his former role focusing ...

  7. Highnote Seeks Investment For Streaming Model

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Key executives from Internet startup Highnote pitched investors in Toronto on a service the company says could do for music what Google did for the Internet search. The Nashville-based company, which is currently running beta tests at www.gethighn ...

  8. MidemNet 2009 Adds Keynoters

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MidemNet, the two-day (Jan. 17-18) technology and business forum that precedes music trade event MIDEM in Cannes, has announced that its 2009 edition will feature keynote speeches by Eric Nicoli, Hilary Rosen and Michael Robertson. Nicoli is curre ...

  9. YouTube To Sell Music, Games In Revenue Push

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT YouTube, the world's most popular video-sharing site, will start to sell music and video games and experiment with new advertising formats to grow revenue, executives said on Tuesday. The Google-owned business is taking the first steps toward ...

  10. Digital Briefs: T-Pain, MOG

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Fresh on the heels of launching his new digital-only record label—Nappy Boy Digital—hip-hop singer/producer T-Pain has tapped mobile content company Zed (formerly 9 Squared) as the label’s exclusive mobile distributor. Under the deal, Zed will pl ...

  11. Google Targets Baidu With New Search Service

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Google has launched its free music search service in China, competing with the Baidu MP3 search service, which is the target of several music industry lawsuits. Google's service lets users search for music by Chinese artists by e ...

  12. Yahoo India Gets Copyright Court Notice

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Super Cassettes Industries Ltd (SCIL), parent company of leading Mumbai-based Bollywood label and film production company T-Series, has obtained an interim injunction from the Delhi High Court against Yahoo Inc. and its Mumbai-based subsidiary, Ya ...

  13. E-License Strikes YouTube Content Deal

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based music-copyright agency e-License Inc. said May 20 it has concluded a comprehensive licensing contract with Google for the use of e-License-managed music on Google's YouTube video-sharing site. Under the new agreement, users can le ...

  14. PluggedIn Set For Launch

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT PluggedIn, a Web site focused on music videos and other music offerings, is expected to launch Wednesday in public beta with partnerships with Sony BMG, Universal Music Group and EMI and an investment from Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment ...

  15. Google's Merrill Takes EMI Digital Music Role

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has confirmed the appointment of Google executive Douglas Merrill to spearhead its digital music activities. Merrill joins the music major in the new role as president, digital business, EMI Music, with effect from April 28. The post, ac ...

  16. JRC Strikes Content Deal With YouTube

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based copyright-management agency Japan Rights Clearance (JRC) says it has reached a comprehensive copyright agreement with Google on the use of JRC-managed content on Google-owned YouTube. The agreement enables YouTube users to upload video ...

  17. Last.fm Establishes German Affiliate

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last.fm is building up its presence in Central and Northern Europe. The music recommendation site has hired former Google executive F. Scott Woods to the role as senior VP and managing director, Germany, with a remit to set-up an office in Hamburg ...

  18. Report: MP3 Search Engine Gimado Raises Funds

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music search engine Gimado has raised $300,000 in investment funding, according to social networking news site Mashable.com. Gimado launched in January and claims to work like Google or Yahoo, allowing users to do a search for MP3 files on the Int ...

  19. Google To Enter China's Online Music Sector

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Google plans to enter the online music market in China for the first time, as it steps up its battle with local incumbent Baidu.com Inc, media reported on Thursday. Google is expected to announce a joint venture with Top100.cn, to allow users to l ...

  20. Yahoo Rejects Microsoft Bid

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc on Monday rejected Microsoft Corp's unsolicited $41.6 billion takeover offer as too low, forcing the software maker to either sweeten its bid or adopt a hostile approach to clinch a deal. Analysts say Microsoft will probably raise i ...

  21. Universal Talks With Google, top100.cn On China Service

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music confirms that it is holding talks with Google and Beijing-based music-download service top100.cn to provide music via the Web in China. "Universal has expressed interest in participating in Google and top100.cn's legal mu ...

  22. Microsoft Offers $44.6B For Yahoo

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.'s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets. The surpr ...

  23. Google, Kadokawa Group To Launch YouTube Site

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Google and Tokyo-based media conglomerate Kadokawa Group Holdings announced a "new content partnership" today (Jan. 25) based on Google-developed video identification technology the two companies have been jointly testing. "As the t ...

  24. YouTube, Kadokawa To Unveil 'Content Partnership'

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST YouTube and Tokyo-based media conglomerate Kadokawa Group Holdings on Jan. 25 will announce a "new content partnership" including video-image recognition technology, according to informed sources. Last July it was reported that Kadokawa ...

  25. VC Dollars Grow In Entertainment Space

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Where there are people on the Internet, chances are there will soon be money. Social networking and user-generated content sites, online advertising optimizers, casual video games, and virtual worlds are not only attracting growing numbers of cons ...

  26. Sony BMG Extends Deal With Yahoo

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has inked a licensing deal with Yahoo Inc. that clears the way for people to upload files with music or video content by the record company's artists to Yahoo, the companies said Tuesday. Financial terms of the de ...

  27. Report: 'Idol' Creator, Google Eye IPTV Service

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to rumors reported by IPTV Watch , American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Google are in talks to create an IPTV service designed to "distribute entertainment and music in new and innovative ways." The service is believed to be ...

  28. Plugged And Unplugged

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Plugged: Google's Android operating system plan for mobile phones is a much-needed step to opening up the mobile environment. Not saying it's gonna be successful, but I applaud both the idea and the effort. Details are still pretty thin ...

  29. YouTube Served India Court Order

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mumbai-based Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. (SCIL), one of India's biggest record and video labels, said yesterday it has obtained a court order that prohibits YouTube's Indian Web site from disseminating SCIL copyrighted content. The D ...

  30. Google Takes Aim At Social Networks

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The social networking space is heating up even further, with Google announcing a new technology designed to edge into a market currently dominated by MySpace and Facebook. The company's new OpenSocial technology aims to make it easier for app ...

  31. Microsoft Pays $240 Million For Facebook Stake

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it would pay $240 million for a minority equity stake in Facebook in a deal that values the social networking Web site at $15 billion. The world's largest software maker was bidding against Google Inc. for a s ...

  32. YouTube Launches Filtering Beta

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following a test of the system earlier this year, YouTube has finally launched a beta version of a copyright identification and filtering system. The company, on its blog , says the system will allow copyright holders to identify when their work i ...

  33. MySpace Expected To Open Dev Platform

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reports suggest that MySpace may announce an open application development platform similar to Facebook's at the Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco next week. According to the blog TechCrunch , several developers say the move -- rumored since ...

  34. Major Overhaul At Yahoo Appears Unlikely

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A major overhaul at Yahoo appears unlikely as a result of a strategic review being undertaken by the company, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition, citing people familiar with the matter. New chief executive Jerry Yang said in Ju ...

  35. YouTube Ads Bring 'Ughs,' Others Praise

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube's new video advertising strategy has provoked a mixed reaction from the blogosphere and the site's community. The semi-transparent "overlay" ads, unveiled Tuesday , fill the lower fifth of the screen, last for 10 second ...

  36. More Delays For YouTube Filtering Technology?

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The content filtering technology that YouTube has promised media partners for almost a year now may finally see the light of day this fall. Or maybe not. A lawyer for Google (which owns YouTube) told the judge presiding over Viacom's copyrigh ...

  37. YouTube Sets Up International Sites

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube today (June 19) unveiled local-language sites in nine countries. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube, which was acquired by Google Inc. for $1.65 billion last year, told a news conference in Paris that the nine country s ...

  38. Semel Steps Down At Yahoo

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc. Chairman Terry Semel stepped down as chief executive in a surprise move Monday (June 18), ending his increasingly ineffectual pursuit of online search leader Google Inc. -- a losing battle that had demoralized Yahoo's shareholders ...

  39. Google 'To Launch YouTube' In France

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French daily financial newspaper Les Echos reports that Google is due to launch a French version of YouTube in the next few days. Google France declined to comment on the report, which suggested the French service would be a test for the launch of ...

  40. Google Calendar Tracks Music Events

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music companies such as Atlantic Records and Jambase are targeting Google Calendar to market their artists. Google Calendar recently launched a public event-tracking element that allows users to automatically add updates from sources such as sport ...

  41. Cherry Lane Joins YouTube Suit

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing has joined the class action suit filed last month against YouTube and its parent company, Google. Indie publisher Bourne Co. and the Football Assn. Premier League are the lead plaintiffs in the proposed class action su ...

  42. Publisher, Soccer League Sue YouTube, Google

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Football Assn. Premier League and independent music publisher Bourne Co. filed a class action lawsuit for copyright infringement today against YouTube and its parent company, Google. The complaint, filed in federal court in New York, seeks to ...

  43. Google Closes In On Filtering System

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Google chief Eric Schmidt told attendees at the NAB conference that the company is close to implementing a content filtering system that would block copyrighted content from being uploaded to the popular video sharing site. CNET News reports that ...

  44. Google, Clear Channel Strike Radio Ad Deal

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Google is getting the traction its needed to make serious in-roads at terrestrial radio with its Audio Ads insertion system by announcing a long-term deal to place ads on more than 675 Clear Channel Radio stations. "Clear Channel is the marke ...

  45. Viacom Sues Google, YouTube

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom Inc. said on Tuesday that it was suing Google Inc. and its Internet video-sharing site YouTube for more than $1 billion over unauthorized use of its programming online. The lawsuit, the biggest challenge to date to Google's ...

  46. Google Chief: YouTube Committed To Attracting Licensed Content

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Despite a high-profile revolt by such big-media types as CBS and Viacom, Google chief Eric Schmidt says YouTube remains firm in its commitment to attract licensed content to the popular user generated site. Schmidt stresses such content can be mon ...

  47. Wind-up Pacts With YouTube

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wind-up Records has struck a deal to make its music videos available on YouTube, in return for a share of the company's advertising revenue. The label also is making available a list of pre-cleared tracks that YouTube users can embed into the ...

  48. JASRAC, YouTube Fracas Rumbles On

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Japanese authors society JASRAC said today (Feb. 6) that YouTube has agreed to put up a Japanese-language notice on its Web site warning users that it is illegal to post or upload audio-visual works whose copyrights are neither owned by YouTube no ...

  49. JASRAC, YouTube Execs To Meet

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Japanese authors society JASRAC says key YouTube executives will visit Japan to discuss the ongoing problem of Japanese copyrighted content being uploaded to the popular video-sharing website without rights-holders' permission. According to J ...

  50. Google Tests Music Video Syndication Via AdSense

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Google said it kicked off another test of its video syndication product via its AdSense network with music content partners Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. The search giant said it has begun distributing music videos featuring ...

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