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  1. LiveNation.com Overhauled To Feature User-Gen, Social Media

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT LiveNation is taking the user-generated content route with a new site upgrade that allows fans and artists to upload information and content that will appear alongside the "official" details of the various tours the company promotes. Art ...

  2. Microsoft, Google Seal Twitter Search Deals

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp and Google Inc secured separate agreements to access real-time content from Web phenomenon Twitter, intensifying their battle for a search market that Google dominates. Google, and Microsoft's five-month-old Bing, each announce ...

  3. Spanish-language Twitter Clone Launches

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT What appears to be a Spanish-language Twitter clone has popped up in the form of Birddi.com, which has the same look and feel as Twitter but with a Spanish interface. Aliado Digital reports that a 19-year-old Argentine named Martin De Lio is behin ...

  4. Twitter Gets New Round Of Funding, New Backers

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Twitter has received $100 million in funding, valuing the company at $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter, as investors bet that the Web company's explosive growth will yield actual revenue or a lucrative deal. Investors ...

  5. Business Matters: Rhino Records, Verizon, A2IM

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Rhino Records laid off 30-40 employees on Thursday, according to a report. Jobs were cut from all departments, according to the report. In a st ...

  6. Twitter's Stone Says No Ads In 2009

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Twitter has no plans to put advertisements on the popular microblogging site this year, co-founder Biz Stone said, amid a growing push for the two-year-old Internet sensation to begin making money. Stone, who said Twitter was "pretty good rig ...

  7. Twitter Expands Rules To Allow Advertising

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Twitter, the fast-growing microblogging site now seeking ways to make money, expanded its terms for users on Thursday to allow advertisers to reach the Internet site's more than 45 million monthly visitors. Twitter, the two-year-old venture c ...

  8. Facebook Buys Social Media Start-up FriendFeed

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Facebook, the world's largest social networking site, said it will buy FriendFeed, netting a group of prized ex-Google engineers in the fast-growing Internet business. FriendFeed, an up-and-coming social media startup, lets people share conte ...

  9. Hackers Attack Twitter, Facebook Also Slows Down

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A hacker attack Thursday shut down the fast-growing messaging service Twitter, and Facebook also said it was looking into possible site problems. Twitter said in its status blog Thursday that it was "defending against a denial-of-service atta ...

  10. Orchard CEO Discusses New Artist Services

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Indie digital aggregator and marketing firm the Orchard launched a partnership program with more than 10 online sources of marketing, sales and analytics tools in order to bring their services to its clients. Launch partners include Artist Data, M ...

  11. Digital Briefs: Rhapsody, ArtistData, AFI

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- RealNetworks' Rhapsody music subscription service lost 50,000 subscribers in the second quarter, to 750,000. That's after a 75,000 dip the previous quarter, but still up from the 600,000 total subscribers it had a year ago. Music reve ...

  12. Spears Twitpic Account Hacked

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hackers have broadcast bogus information about celebrities including Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres after breaking into their Twitpic accounts. The Internet messaging system shut down part of its service after the hacking was discovered Sunday ...

  13. Analysis: Conclusions To Draw From Twitter Report

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A recent study by NPD Group on Twitter and music buyers highlights the need for logic in online discussions. Commentators too frequently draw the wrong conclusions from a press release that is carefully worded as to not allow people to draw incorr ...

  14. Report: Twitter Users Buy More Music

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new NPD Group study finds that active Twitter users buy 77% more digital music downloads on average than non-users. Additionally, 12% of those who have bought music in the last three months also report having used Twitter, versus 8% of overall W ...

  15. Analysis: Twitter Is Effective, But How Effective?

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It may be difficult to fathom with the hullabaloo going on about Twitter, but people bought music before the service launched. In fact, people bought music before the existence of email, the Internet browser, MySpace, the eight-track cassette and ...

  16. Hunting Down Top Twitter Tunes

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT We Are Hunted has launched a new daily music chart (http://wearehunted.com/twitter/) which it says tracks the tunes people on Twitter are listening to and tweeting about. The online buzz aggregator samples Twitter through the day looking for tweet ...

  17. Business Briefs: CIMS, Twitter, Live Nation, ISPs

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Coalition of Independent Record Stores (CIMS) has launched ThinkIndie, its own digital download store. Individual track prices are $1.11 and albums cost $9.99. Files are 320kbps MP3s. Each store in the coalition has its own branded page and ...

  18. Business Briefs: Best Buy, Verizon, Twitter, iLike

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Best Buy is reported to be considering allotting eight square feet per store (or about 200 titles) to vinyl albums in all of its 1,000-plus stores. A first test of 100 titles per store, according to the article, was successful enough for a bump ...

  19. Business Briefs: Live Nation, AEG Live, Twitter, Brite Revolution

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Brite Revolution was profiled by The Tennessean and is worth reading about. The Nashville-based startup, starting with funds in the mid-six figures, offers subscribers downloads, videos, interviews and performance news for $4.99 per month. The ...

  20. Google Could Be In Talks To Buy Twitter

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc may be in talks to buy Internet start-up Twitter, the free micro-blogging service that allows people to send short text messages to a network of friends, the TechCrunch website reported. TechCrunch's article said the two companies ...

  21. Tech Twitters Dominate Music Twitters At SXSW

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Twitter goes mainstream, is music as big a driver of Twitter traffic as other topics? Judging from the number of times SXSW was used in Twitter messages over the last few weeks, it's clear the technology camp uses Twitter with far greater ...

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