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  1. Hewlett-Packard Fighting Lawsuit Over 'Chubby Checker' Penis-Measuring App

    August 15, 2013 6:58 PM EDT Hewlett-Packard says that a lawsuit over a mobile phone app allowing men to measure the size of their penis doesn't add up. At issue is the "Chubby Checker,"  the punning app which in February provoked action in California federal ...

  2. Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys & John Mayer To Headline Global Citizen Fest

    July 11, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 ...

  3. Business Matters: How Sagging PC Sales Will Impact the Music Business

    April 11, 2013 7:53 PM EDT The PC is taking a beating this week. IDC reported that worldwide PC shipments fell nearly 14% in the first quarter and posted the fourth-straight year-over-year decline. Gartner released similarly gloomy numbers for PC shipments. Three equity a ...

  4. 7digital Snags $10 million in Funding, Inks New Deal for BlackBerry 10

    October 18, 2012 9:22 PM EDT digital, a London-based technology company that operates digital music stores and services for companies like Samsung and Hewlett-Packard, said on Thursday it had secured $10 million in financing from undisclosed corporate investors. Billboard� ...

  5. Business Matters: Should Pandora Fear Xbox Music?

    October 15, 2012 4:01 PM EDT It's a recurring theme: a new music service hits the market, Pandora's stock price takes a dip. It happened with Spotify. It happened with news of Apple's upcoming radio service. And it happened Monday with Microsoft's new Xbox ...

  6. Business Matters: HP's Forthcoming Smartphone Means They Need a Digital Music Strategy

    September 14, 2012 5:30 PM EDT A day after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman said in an interview with Fox Business that HP is getting back into the smartphone business. And if history is any precedent, it means HP will need a new digital music strate ...

  7. Grooveshark Wins DMCA Argument in Universal Dispute

    July 11, 2012 12:52 PM EDT It's not a secret that Universal Music isn't much of a fan of Grooveshark, the music discovery service that streams over a billion songs every month. The record giant has been pursuing several court actions against the company, including ...

  8. Bono, Elevation Partners Set to Win Big From Facebook Sale

    February 02, 2012 2:44 PM EST Months after Bono finished a 3-year tour that grossed a record $736 million, the U2 singer is set to capitalize on one of the biggest stock IPOs in U.S history. Facebook Files For IPO, Hopes to Raise $5 Billion Bono is managing director and co-fou ...

  9. Jimmy Iovine on Beats by Dre Parting With Monster: 'We Have to Control Our Own Destiny'

    January 13, 2012 5:59 PM EST As Beats By Dre prepares to sever ties with Monster Cable Products , Interscope chairman and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has plans for further expansion into other entertainment arenas. With Beats technology already on Hewlett-Packard laptops an ...

  10. Beats By Dre Ending Partnership With Monster

    January 13, 2012 12:31 PM EST Beats by Dre and Monster Cable Products are parting ways at year's end, per a new report from Bloomberg Business Week . Although Beats has quickly risen to be the leader in the headphone category, with 53 percent of 2011's $1 billion mar ...

  11. Urban Power List: Dr. Dre

    January 12, 2012 1:06 PM EST Dr. Dre Co-Founder/Beats By Dr. Dre Founder, Aftermath Entertainment Website: DrDre.com Twitter: @DrDre Sound Adviser Dr. Dre has got the beat in more ways than one. What started out as a mission to elevate headphones' audio performance has e ...

  12. CES 2012: Here's What The Music Biz Will Be Watching For

    January 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, long the go-to event for the tech and mobile industries, is increasingly becoming a magnet for music-based services and media companies. With many of this year's announcements expected ...

  13. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  14. Rara.com, New Music-Subscription Service, Targets Digital-Music Latecomers

    December 13, 2011 12:39 PM EST Rara.com, a new take on music subscription services, launched Tuesday in 16 territories including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. It will also launch in seven additional markets, including Canada and Mexico, later this week. The ...

  15. This Week in Billboard History: Neil Bogart's Bubblegum Sound, 12" Singles' Early Days, 'Newcomer' Coldplay Streams Song

    October 27, 2011 4:42 PM EDT : WILL THIS BE PART OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S SCRIPT? Neil Bogart was named marketing coordinator of Cameo Parkway Records, moving over from the MGM label, where he had been a regional promotion manager. Bogart's Cameo duties were to in ...

  16. Business Matters: Is it Curtains for HP's Planned Music Service?

    August 19, 2011 5:56 PM EDT Is it Curtains for HP's Planned Music Service? -- Hewlett-Packard's new transformation plan puts a big question mark over its planned music service. As Billboard.biz reported back on June 10, Hewlitt-Packard had been in negotiations with ...

  17. HP Taps 7digital for Digital Music on TouchPad

    July 21, 2011 11:56 AM EDT For months rumors have been swirling that Hewlett-Packard might be planning to integrate some kind of music service into its TouchPad tablet computer. Now we know at least what part of that plan is. The company today announced the addition of 7dig ...

  18. eMusic Aiming to Launch Cloud This Year

    June 10, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Subscription-based download store eMusic is planning to follow its competitors into the cloud in the second half of the year. The company is "hoping by Q4 of this year" to launch the cloud-based service, CEO Adam Klein told Billboard.biz ...

  19. Is Hewlett-Packard Launching Its Own Cloud Service?

    June 10, 2011 11:27 AM EDT While the music industry focuses on Apple , Google and Amazon , Hewlett-Packard is quietly making plans-again-for its own locker-based service. Multiple sources at the major labels report that the discussions are heating up. The Palo Alto, Calif.- ...

  20. HP TouchPad to Include Cloud Music Service: Report

    April 18, 2011 12:13 PM EDT Hewlett-Packard's TouchPad tablet device will ship with a cloud-based music service, according to PreCentral.net . Information on the service was included in a PowerPoint presentation about the TouchPad. The report says the TouchPad "wil ...

  21. RIM Unveils PlayBook Tablet To Compete With iPad

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion unveiled a tablet computer aimed at its core business customers, as it tries to gain a foothold in a fast-growing market dominated by Apple's consumer-friendly iPad. The BlackBerry PlayBook has a seven-inch (18 cm) touchscr ...

  22. HP, Beats By Dr. Dre Want Digital Audio To Sound Good For A Change

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Will today's digital music fans invest in high quality audio the way movie fans shell out for flat screens and home theater systems? Hewlett-Packard, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine believe fans will indeed pay for sound quality. On Wednesday, HP in ...

  23. Business Matters: Guy Hands, Spotify, Rush, SESAC, Ticketmaster, Live Nation and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The most interesting part of Reuters’ 1,000-word article on Terra Firma head Guy Hands is a quote from a former investor who got out in April: “Terra Firma is putting it all into EMI. If it blows up, they are finished. It's that binary. It ...

  24. Buyers Flock As Apple's iPad Hits Asia

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's iPad launched in overseas store shelves on Friday (May 28), with buyers storming Japanese and Australian shops to be among the first outside the United States to snap up the long awaited tablet PC. The device, which has a 9.7-inch ...

  25. Smartphone Shake-up: Hewlett-Packard Acquires Palm

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With all the focus on the iPhone, Android phones, BlackBerries, and whatever Microsoft is coming out with, it’s sometimes easy to forget about that other smartphone company—Palm. The struggling company today was acquired by computer giant Hewlett- ...

  26. Compare: iPad vs. HP Slate

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Likely hoping to capitalize on all the attention being paid to the new tablet computer market in the wake of Apple’s iPad launch, Hewlett-Packard has gone public with details of its own entry, the HP Slate. The company released a video demo of the ...

  27. HP, Universal Partner On Free Downloads In Asia

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Consumers buying Hewlett-Packard notebook PCs from October will receive a scratch card and PIN number, which enables them to register on a dedicated Web site to gain access to Universal Music Group's repertoire. The promotion offers consumers ...

  28. Wicked Cool Records Partners With The Music Playground

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records is partnering with The Music Playground, a music supervision and licensing company for creative collaborations in film, TV and advertising. As part of the deal, the Music Playground will release the Wicked Co ...

  29. Music & Advertising Keynote: Translation's Steve Stoute

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Translation Agency's Steve Stoute helped kick-off Billboard and Adweek's inaugural Music & Advertising conference Thursday with the first keynote interview. Stout - whose played a role in bringing together artists and brands like ...

  30. Billboard Q&A: Branding Expert Steve Stoute

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Licensing music for advertising campaigns can be a tricky business. Recording artists risk turning off fans if they pair up with the wrong brand or star in a poorly executed campaign. And brand marketers can be vulnerable to the unpredictable beha ...

  31. Dell Plots Smartphone Foray, Eyes Apple: Report

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dell Inc is plotting a foray into the cell phone arena as early as next month, making and selling smartphones to revitalize a business walloped by crumbling PC sales and pitting the firm against Apple, the Wall Street Journal reported. The world&# ...

  32. EU's McCreevy Calls For Forum On Copyright Levy

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A forum should be set up to resolve a long-running spat over levies on recording equipment to compensate performers for lost royalties, EU Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy said on Tuesday. Big electronics companies such as Philips, No ...

  33. MWC Debates DRM

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The digital rights management debate moved to the mobile space today, as delegates at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona heard Larry Moores, senior VP global product management for Real Networks, call for DRM-free music to be made more wi ...

  34. Jay-Z, Stoute Partner For Ad Agency

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and entrepreneur Steve Stoute have partnered to launch Translation Advertising. The company aims to aid mainstream marketers in reaching multicultural consumers and will be a part of Translation Consultation and Brand Imaging which works wit ...

  35. Electronics Execs Seek Reform On EU Copyright Tax

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Top electronics firms have asked the European Commission to discuss why the European Union executive body abruptly delayed reform of an "excessive and unjustified" copyright tax after lobbying by France. In December the commission delaye ...

  36. HP: New Specs Will Help Blu-ray

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hewlett-Packard, a major supporter of the Blu-ray Disc format, late Oct. 19 said it has issued a formal appeal to the Blu-ray Disc Assn. to include two new technologies, iHD and Managed Copy, as part (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hewlett-Packard, a ...

  37. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. LOS ANGELES -- In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD ...

  38. Intel, Microsoft Support HD DVD

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latest supporters in format war. In the latest addition to the next-generation DVD format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Microsoft and Intel say they are backing the Toshiba-led HD DVD format. HD DVD, which is also supported by NEC and Sanyo, may ...

  39. DVD Format War Looms

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chances looked slim that consumers will be spared a DVD format war, as the backers of one standard said Sept. 2 there was no common ground for a unified format and it was on track for a market launch BERLIN (Reuters) -- Chances looked slim that co ...

  40. Blu-ray Consortium Launches New DVD Security Features

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Blu-ray Disc Assn. plans to fight piracy by rolling out the next generation of DVDs with new security features. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- One of the two groups vying to produce the next generation of DVDs rolled out new security features Aug. 9 to ...

  41. HP: No More iPods

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hewlett-Packard has revealed that it will soon stop reselling HP-branded versions of Apple Computer's iPod line. The decision follows the exit of former CEO Carly Fiorina. Hewlett-Packard has revealed that it will soon stop reselling HP-brand ...

  42. Sonopress Joins Blu-ray Disc Assn.

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has been named a contributing member of the Blu-ray Disc Assn. The BDA is responsible for establishing format standards as well as development and promotion Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...

  43. Hollywood Steps Into DVD Format Fight

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their considerable weight behind one of two competing formats for the next generation of DVDs, citing in part the need to stem piracy. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their cons ...

  44. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media bars rolling out to Seattle, Austin stores. Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs ...

  45. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media bars rolling out to Seattle, Austin stores. Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs ...

  46. Yahoo! Enters Download Market With Musicmatch Buy

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! is buying Musicmatch Inc., a San Diego-based digital music service, for approximately $160 million in cash. Yahoo! is buying Musicmatch Inc., a San Diego-based digital music service, for approximately $160 million in cash. Upon completion o ...

  47. Hewlett-Packard Unveils iPod, MTV Deal

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Computer giant offering 20 GB, 40 GB devices. Hewlett-Packard (HP) this morning (Aug. 27) announced the release of its version of the Apple iPod and a new marketing pact with MTV. The digital music player will come in a 20 GB version for $299 and ...

  48. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...

  49. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...

  50. RealNetworks Prepares European Rhapsody Launch

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet media company RealNetworks is preparing to launch its online music service Rhapsody in Europe within the next year, its chief executive revealed yesterday (April 8). Internet media company RealNetworks is preparing to launch its online mu ...

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