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  1. Full Coverage: How Vevo's Plan Unfolded

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo Dec. 9 at a grand party in New York. Below, step-by-step look at how the Vevo plans developed over the past year. Analysis: On First Look, Vevo's Three Problems Online music ...

  2. Update: Borders U.K. Files For Administration

    November 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Borders U.K. called in the administrators - roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - on Thursday (Nov. 26), joining a string of British high-street retailers that have fallen victim to the economic slump and tough competition. Admi ...

  3. Adam Lambert's Sexually-Charged Act Draws Complaints

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST ABC television said on Monday it had received about 1,500 complaints about the sexually-charged performance by "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Millions of viewers saw Lambert simulate oral s ...

  4. Court Rules In Favor In WMG Chairman Bronfman

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. scored another legal victory on Monday. The New York State Court of Appeals upheld a previous court ruling dismissing a $100 million lawsuit filed against Bronfman two years ago by Simon & Schuste ...

  5. Feuding Aerosmith Looking For New Singer

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Who wants to become the new singer for Aerosmith? Guitarist Joe Perry said that he and his bandmates are "positively looking for a new singer to work with," following a rift with frontman Steven Tyler. Perry made the announcement on his ...

  6. Internet Censorship Seen Liable To WTO Challenge

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Censorship of the Internet is open to challenge at the World Trade Organization as it can restrict trade in services delivered online, a forthcoming study says. A censorship case at the WTO could raise sovereignty issues, given the clear right of ...

  7. The Inside Story: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For “This Is It,” Michael Jackson’s planned 50-concert residency at London’s O2 Arena, the star’s sudden, tragic death really could have been it, with millions of dollars lost for producer/promoter AEG Live and the star’s vision never realized. n ...

  8. Mixed Outlook For Michael Jackson Album Sales

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new Michael Jackson record "This Is It" hits stores around the world on Monday, kicking off a week of money-spinning events dedicated to the "king of pop," but the outlook for the two-disc album is decidedly mixed. Experts ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sony Ericsson Q3 Loss Narrows On Cost Cuts, Margin

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted a smaller than expected third-quarter pretax loss on Friday, boosted by big cost cuts, but said it expected the market to remain tough for the rest of the year. The global handset market has been slammed by ...

  11. Google Back On Track For Growth, Eyes Deals

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc's growth machine is back in gear. The world's No. 1 search engine not only posted higher-than-expected third-quarter profits and revenues, but also said it was looking for major acquisitions and could buy a large company " ...

  12. Jackson Film Scores Sellouts Galore Before Opening

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Advance sales for "This Is It" look set to make the concert movie starring the late Michael Jackson into one of the hottest tickets of the year. Two weeks ahead of its opening, the singer's concert movie "This Is It" has g ...

  13. Business Matters: 'The Long Tail,' Perez Hilton, Rhapsody

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Chris Anderson talked about the "coat-tailing" critics of his book "The Long Tail" at the Commonwealth Club on September 23. "The academics are wrong," he told the audience. "They're just confused. They&# ...

  14. Kylie Minogue Kicks Off First U.S. Tour

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop star Kylie Minogue kicked off her first-ever American tour with a driving disco beat, a bevy of well-muscled dancers, and a lot of leg, hoping to finally crack the lucrative U.S. market. The pop diva, no stranger to spectacle, made ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Pre Helps Palm Narrow Loss, Unveils Share Sale

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robust sales of the Pre smartphone helped Palm Inc post a smaller-than-expected loss, but a tepid second-quarter sales forecast and a plan to sell more shares helped snuff out a rally and sent its shares down nearly 2% on Thursday. Palm, which has ...

  17. Google's China Head To Leave Company: Source

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google's China head Lee Kai-Fu will be leaving the company, a Google source said on Friday, leading to uncertainty about the search giant's plans for the region. "Yes, we can confirm he is leaving us," a company source told Reu ...

  18. Nokia To Delay U.S. Music Service Launch: Report

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has delayed to next year the launch of its music service in the United States, the world's largest music market, Forbes magazine reported online on Monday, quoting a Nokia spokeswoman. When the world's top cellphone maker Nokia lau ...

  19. DJ AM Found Dead In New York Apartment

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT DJ AM, the stage name of disc jockey Adam Goldstein whose music could be heard on albums by Madonna and Will Smith, was found dead in his New York apartment at age 36 on Friday, according to media reports. John Sweeney, a spokesman for the New Yor ...

  20. China Unicom In 3-Year Deal For Apple's iPhone

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iPhones will go on sale later this year in China, the world's largest mobile market, its partner China Unicom confirmed on Friday, after the country's No. 2 mobile carrier posted first-half profits that fell 45% yet beat exp ...

  21. China To Appeal WTO Ruling

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT China will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that orders an end to state control of movie, book and music imports. "We are actively preparing the documents to appeal," Ministry of Commerce spokesman Yao Jian said Monday (Aug. 17) ...

  22. Ticketmaster Q2 Profit Slumps

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc posted a 70% slump in second-quarter profit, hurt by lower ticketing revenue, especially in the concerts category. The company, which is in a protracted merger with world's largest concert promoter Live Nation I ...

  23. Spotify To Launch Service In China

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fast-growing Swedish Internet firm Spotify on Wednesday announced an agreement with Chinese media conglomerate Tom Group to bring Spotify's digital music-streaming service to China. Tom Group, which already has partnerships with eBay and Skyp ...

  24. Britain's Royal Opera Wants You To Make Tweet Music

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Royal Opera House (ROH) wants Twitter users to help create the "world's first online opera." The Covent Garden institution, which stages performances of ballet, opera and other classical music productions wants Intern ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. News Corp Sees MySpace As Place For Videogames

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News Corp hopes to transform MySpace, which has been losing users to Facebook, into a stronger online videogaming platform as it works to reposition the six-year-old site as an entertainment destination. News Corp digital head Jonathan Miller said ...

  27. Apple Smashes Profit Forecasts, iPhone Shines

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc's quarterly profit blew past Wall Street forecasts thanks to strong sales of Macs and iPhones and higher-than-expected gross margins, boosting its shares 4% on Tuesday. The company continued to defy the global recession with a solid ...

  28. Facebook Has Privacy Gaps: Canadian Watchdog

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The popular social networking site Facebook is not doing enough to protect the personal information it gets from subscribers, and it gives users confusing and incomplete information about privacy matters, Canada's privacy commissioner said. & ...

  29. Doctors Probed By State In Michael Jackson's Death

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT California's attorney general said his office has run several doctors' names and several potential aliases through its prescription drug database to aid police investigating the death of Michael Jackson. Attorney General Jerry Brown said ...

  30. 'Long Tail' Author Tackles 'Free' As Industry Experiments With Pricing

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Free: The Future of a Radical Price," a new book from Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson tackles the idea of zero price in the digital age. Anderson wrote "The Long Tail," an era-defining book, and just as that book found bo ...

  31. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a ...

  32. China Paper Says Web Filter Only A Matter Of Time

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It is only a matter of time before a controversial scheme to install Internet filtering software on all computers begins in China, a state newspaper said on Thursday, after the plan was abruptly delayed this week. The surprise climbdown was report ...

  33. HMV Group Profit Up 12%

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britain's HMV Group Plc has seen an unprecedented surge in demand for Michael Jackson's music following the singer's death on Thursday, the retailer said, as it met forecasts with a 12% rise in profit. Chief executive Simon Fox said ...

  34. Michael Jackson's Mother Wins Temporary Control Of Estate

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother Katherine on Monday won temporary guardianship of the late singer's children and control of his estate as a legal battle over his kids, money and belongings began to take shape. Katherine Jackson won the first ro ...

  35. Family Members Turn Out For BET Jackson Tribute

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top black performers paid high tribute to fallen pop star Michael Jackson at Sunday's BET Awards where his sister Janet Jackson and father Joe Jackson made their first public appearances since the singer's death. The show's most mov ...

  36. Apple's Jobs Has 'Excellent Prognosis' After Transplant

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc chief executive Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant at a Tennessee hospital and has "an excellent prognosis," the hospital that performed the operation has confirmed. Jobs, 54, received the transplant because he was "t ...

  37. Internet Boycott Calls To Mark China Filter Debut

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chinese Internet users are calling on fellow Web surfers to stay offline on July 1, the debut of a controversial software filter that critics say the Chinese government is using to tighten censorship. New regulations from Beijing mandate "Gre ...

  38. RIM Outlook Disappoints

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion offered investors an outlook that fell short of some expectations, sending the BlackBerry maker's stock sliding 5% even as the company reported a higher quarterly profit that topped forecasts. The share price's drop ma ...

  39. Composers Seek Change In Copyright Law

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nathan Barr has scored horror films such as "Hostel" and the HBO vampire series "True Blood," but what really keeps the composer up at night is fear he will not get paid for music distributed online. "'True Blood' ...

  40. China To Require Software On PCs To Block Sites

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Chinese government has required that personal computer makers bundle software that filters Internet content from July 1, raising concerns over cyber-security as well as Internet freedoms. The free "Green Dam-Youth Escort" software, d ...

  41. Sweden's Free-Web Pirate Party Has Euro Seat

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sweden's Pirate Party, which wants to abolish copyright laws and protect Internet privacy, has won a seat in the European Parliament. The Pirate Party captured 7.1% of the Swedish vote Sunday, enough to secure it one of Sweden's 18 seats ...

  42. Warner Music's Losses Widen As Sales Fall Short

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group posted a wider quarter loss as recorded music sales declined more than expected. The world's third largest music company posted a net loss of $68 million on Thursday (May 7), or 45 cents a share in its fiscal second quarter ...

  43. Tiscali Shares Jump On U.K. Sale Talks

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shares in debt-laden Italian Internet service provider Tiscali surged 15% on Wednesday, boosted by a report that Carphone Warehouse is still seeking to get a deal to buy its British assets. The Times newspaper said the talks might continue into th ...

  44. Disney Joins Hulu Video Site

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Co will buy a 30% stake in Hulu.com, bringing popular TV shows such as "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy" to the video Web site founded by NBC Universal and News Corp. Disney's entrance, which comes after months ...

  45. Ericsson Q1 Core Profit Weak

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson posted weaker-than-expected underlying earnings, hit by a slumping global mobile phone market and cutbacks in investments by operators. The world's top mobile equipment maker, however, took a more optimisti ...

  46. MGMT Win Piracy Row With Sarkozy's Party

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "No time to think of consequences/Take only what you need from it," sings American psychedelic indie rock band MGMT in its popular anthem "Kids." This was exactly what French President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party did when ...

  47. Pirate Bay Lawyer Files For Retrial

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four men sentenced to jail for breaching copyright in connection with Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest free file-sharing Web sites, should be given a new trial because the judge was biased, according to court documents filed in Sweden. ...

  48. Business Briefs: EMI, Sony/ATV, YouTube, Apple

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- EMI notified the city of Jacksonville, Ill., that it would lay off about 100 employees from its distribution center in June. The company plans to retain two dozen workers. ( State Register-Journal ) -- Reuters took a look at investments in musi ...

  49. Apple Profit Beats Expectations On iPhones, iPods

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc posted stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings as sales of its iPhones and iPod topped forecasts, sending shares up 3 percent. While the company gave a typically conservative outlook for the current quarter, with profit and revenue for ...

  50. Best Buy Lines Up UK Sites

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. retailer Best Buy is looking at a range of possible sites in southern England and Wales with a view to launching in the United Kingdom next spring, property industry sources told Reuters on Monday. They said the American giant and British joi ...

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