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  1. News Corp Exec: Myspace Has “Quarters, Not Years” To Right The Ship

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During News Corp’s earnings call this week, COO Chase Carey addressed Myspace’s ongoing struggles to return to relevance by stating the unit had a very short time to turn itself around. “The current losses are not acceptable or sustainable,” he sa ...

  2. Facebook Revs Up Mobile Effort With Deals

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Facebook, revving up its mobile services for the 200 million people who now use the world's largest social network on their phones, has created an avenue for retailers from Macy's to Gap Inc to offer deals to nearby customers. The new De ...

  3. 'New MySpace' Focuses On Entertainment

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MySpace lifted the veil on its much-anticipated redesign today, reining in the Wild West approach the social networking pioneer took to date with a far cleaner design focused on young users and entertainment content. To be sure, the narrower focus ...

  4. Report: Facebook Apps Transmitted Personal Info

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies. The newspaper said Monday that the breach also ...

  5. Facebook Adds A Layer Of Privacy With Groups Feature

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Facebook Groups was the leading update among several the social service unveiled yesterday. Groups allows users to create multiple private groups so they can send photos, content, posts and so on, to each other while restricting others outside the ...

  6. Facebook Resolves Service Disruption Issue

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Facebook experienced technical difficulties on Thursday (Sept. 23) that slowed its website to a crawl or blocked off access for some of its 500 million users, a glitch that has since been resolved. A separate Facebook feature integrated into other ...

  7. James Blunt Checks In To Facebook Places

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter James Blunt is set to be the first major artist in the U.K. to embrace Facebook Places, the latest feature from the social networking site. The tool allows Facebook users to publish their current locations on the site via their m ...

  8. MySpace Records Hires New GM, Partners With Downtown Music

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Records announced two key changes as of part its relaunch: the hiring of David Andreone as the company's new GM, and a label services partnership with Downtown Music. Originally intended to be a small, data-driven operation, MySpace R ...

  9. Topspin Launches Sponsored Spin Program

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Direct-to-fan platform Topspin is adding a path for brands to piggyback on artists’ fan communication with its Sponsored Spin program . The service lets brands pay for the cost of streaming certain songs from a participating artist via a widget, w ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Twitter Remakes Website, Adds New Features

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microblogging sensation Twitter, which is now signing up 370,000 new users daily on average, is redesigning its website to make it easier for its millions of users to navigate the service and discover new information. The four-year-old company, wh ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Web Trends: Aaliyah, Ceelo, Aretha Franklin and more

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11AM) 9. Aaliyah Today is the ninth anniversary of the singer's death. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. How One So Cal Rapper is Celebrating His MMJ Card (VIDEO) 2. LadyJava Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. Ceelo Green's New S ...

  14. Web Trends: Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Bjork and more

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11AM) 18. Mariah Carey pregnant After an appearance in Brazil rumors started that the singer may be pregnant. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. How to Ruin a Classic Song (Video) Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. Ceelo Green's New So ...

  15. Web Trends: Swell Season, Aretha Franklin, Justin Bieber and more

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4PM) 5. Swell Season Fans witness a man plunging to his death last night during a Swell Season concert. Digg Music Video 24 Hours There aren't any stories in this topic right now. Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. "F**k Me, ...

  16. Web Trends: Trey Songz, Kele, Weezer and more

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4PM) There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Sings Aretha Franklin's "Natural Woman" Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. "F**k Me, Ray Bradbury" is the ...

  17. Web Trends: Weezer, Guns N Roses, Bruno Mars and more

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. A Tribute to Iron Maiden’s Eddie Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. 10-Year-Old Opera Singer Is the Next Susan Boyle 2. A Tribute to Iron Maiden’s Eddi ...

  18. Web Trends: Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Disturbed and more

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) None. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. Crazy Old Man Sings Carrie Underwood (Video) Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. 10-Year-Old Opera Singer Is the Next Susan Boyle 2. 'Telephone' - Office Version (Lady Gaga Spoof) 3. Ye ...

  19. Facebook Trumps MySpace on Ads

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the social media space, two vastly different ad stories are playing out: Facebook is soaring toward must-buy territory, while MySpace appears to have completely lost its mojo. Advertisers will spend $1.28 billion globally on Facebook this year ...

  20. MySpace Selects Agency To Lead Rebranding

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pereira & O'Dell of San Francisco has won the assignment to help rebrand MySpace following a review, according to sources. The shop bested New York agencies Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Droga5 and Los Angeles-based Goodness Mfg., which made f ...

  21. Web Trends: Beach Boys, Ray LaMontagne, Pink Floyd and more

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) There no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music Video 24 Hours 1. 10-Year-Old Opera Singer Is the Next Susan Boyle 2. Soul-Tunes Acapella Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. 'Telephone' - Office Version (Lady Gag ...

  22. Facebook, AOL Mull Online Ad Alliance: Report

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Internet firms Facebook Inc and AOL Inc are discussing a strategic alliance aimed at boosting their online advertisement business, the New York Post said, citing sources. The two companies have been talking for several months about a partnership t ...

  23. Web Trends: Fantasia, Justin Bieber, Six Rappers and Their Worst Summer Jobs and more

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 15. Fantasia sex tape Former "American Idol" winner allegedly stars in a sex tape. 17. Justin Bieber water bottle Justin Bieber was hit with a water bottle on stage at a recent concert. Digg Music Video 24 Hour ...

  24. Web Trends: Queen Latifah, 'Inception,' Black Eyed Peas and more

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 6. Queen Latifah comes out. With the overturning of Prop 8, the rap star officially announced that she is a lesbian. 9. Fantasia Barrino The former "American Idol" winner allegedly made a sex tape with a marrie ...

  25. Hot On The Web: T.I., Bruno Mars, Kings Of Leon and more

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) No music terms currently trending on Google. Digg Music Video 24 Hours No music videos currently trending on Digg. Digg Music Video 7 Days No music videos currently trending on Digg. Digg Music News 24 hours 1. Video Game ...

  26. Web Trends: Bad Religion, Edgar Meyer, Los Lobos and more

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) No music terms currently trending on Google. Digg Music Video 24 Hours No music videos currently trending on Digg. Digg Music Video 7 Days 1. The Italian Rickroll? Digg Music News 24 hours 1. Rihanna to make movie debut i ...

  27. Facebook to Advertisers: Get More Social

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Mike Murphy joined Facebook in March 2006, he was coming aboard a promising startup with 5 million users, nearly all of whom were in college. A little more than four years later, Facebook is one of the most important companies on the Internet ...

  28. Hot On The Web: Steven Adler, Kings Of Leon, MGMT and more

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Steven Adler Steven Adler released his autobiography, “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, Drugs, and Guns’n’Roses” today. 12. Ohio State Fair The Ohio State Fair runs July 28 - Aug. 8. Digg Music Video 24 Hours No music ...

  29. Web Trends: Nicki Minaj, Walter Hawkins, Bruno Mars and more

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 3:45pm) 7. Nicki Minaj - "Your Love" video Young Money's Nicki Minaj premiered the samurai-themed video for her new single "Your Love" today. 12. Walter Hawkins Funeral The Gospel Legend's funeral ...

  30. Web Trends: Teflon Don, Colt McCoy, Usher, Eminem and more

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 13. Teflon Don Rick Ross's new album, released today. 20. Colt McCoy Former Texas Longhorns quarterback got married this weekend and friends, including college rival Tim Tebrow, composed a country song for the event. ...

  31. Web Trends: Eminem, Usher, Ne-Yo, The Beatles and more

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) No music terms currently trending on Google. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare (Official Music Video) 2. Eminem Ft Rihanna Love The Way You Lie Not Afraid Space Bound Recovery Justin Bieber Baby D ...

  32. New Social Gaming Opportunities Emerge For Music Industry

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Social gaming on Facebook is a growing trend that is slowly starting to see more opportunities for the music industry. The most recent development is the official launch of Nightclub City, a game that lets users oversee virtual live music settings ...

  33. MySpace Sale Reports 'Fabrications': News Corp Exec

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT News Corp digital chief Jonathan Miller said his company is not in talks to sell its once popular social networking site MySpace and described reports of any discussions as "fabrications." "We are definitely not in any ongoing talks ...

  34. Web Trends: Sergio 'El Shaka' Vega, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and more

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google (as of 4pm) 19. Sergio ‘El Shaka’ Vega Mexican singer Sergio ‘El Shaka’ Vega was murdered by gunmen on the way to a concert just hours after denying reports of his death. YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Lady Gaga @ Elton John� ...

  35. Web Trends: Pitbull, Maroon 5, Shakira, World Cup and more

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) No music-related trends at this time Youtube Most Viewed Today 1. "Egoista" ft. Pitbull 2. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie Feat. Rihanna (Lyrics) (Recovery Album) 3. Ricky - Lady Gaga Telephone ft. ...

  36. MySpace Co-President To Depart Amid Challenges

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The doors just keep swinging at MySpace. MySpace has confirmed a Techcrunch post that co-president Jason Hirschhorn is set to announce his departure tomorrow, nary four months after accepting the co-leadership role with Mike Jones. Jon Miller, chi ...

  37. Web Trends: CMA Awards 2010 Winners, Gorillaz, Bieber and more

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 5. CMA Awards 2010 Winners The 2010 CMA award winners were announced last night with Carrie Underwood taking the CMT Performance of the Year award, Keith Urban winning ‘Male Video of the Year’ and Miranda Lambert with ‘F ...

  38. Plugged/Unplugged: How Facebook’s Privacy Problems Affect Music Discovery and Recommendation

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There’s not an update or change that Facebook has made to either the tools available to users—or the terms of service they must agree to—that hasn’t gotten one group or another bent out of shape. But the most recent and ongoing dust-up over its pr ...

  39. Social Network Tagged Rolls Out Music Strategy, Offers Bon Jovi Exclusive

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Coming in third isn’t so bad when you’re competing in the Olympics, where it earns you a place on the podium and a medal. But when you’re in third place among U.S. social networking sites, and the first two slots are taken by Facebook and MySpace, ...

  40. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' 'Glee,' Miley Cyrus and More

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 6. Who Got Kicked Off American Idol May 5 Last night's American Idol elimination saw the top 4 advance and 17 year old Aaron Kelly sent home. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Miley Cyrus - Can' ...

  41. Murdoch Admits To MySpace 'Mistakes'

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has admitted to "mistakes" with MySpace, after the division which houses the social network posted a loss of $150 million. News Corp. earned $839 million in the fiscal third quarter, which ended ...

  42. @Web 2.0 Expo: Facebook's Buchheit Talks Privacy, Power of Like

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The power of Facebook is the activity of its users, according to Facebook executive Paul Buchheit. And the way the social networking site intends to expand its presence and membership is by bringing the power of those users to any Web site and ser ...

  43. Web Trends: Nashville Flood, Grand Ole Opry, Trent Reznor and More

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 4. Opryland Hotel Flood Pictures Evacuations continue as record rainfall in Nashville is being referred to as "the 100 year flood." 13. Grand Ole Opry Flood The Grand Ole Opry, one of America� ...

  44. Twitter's Growth Examined

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Not that you need a study to tell you that Twitter has exploded in popularity over the last three years, but the Edison Research and Arbitron Internet and Multimedia Series has put together the hard stats. In a report called Twitter Usage in Ameri ...

  45. Web Trends: Chely Wright, Trent Reznor, Chris Brown and More

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11pm) 1. Chely Wright Country Music Award winning singer-songwriter Chely Wright recently revealed she is gay. Youtube Most Viewed This Week 1. Kay One 2. Rihanna falls on stage while singing Let Me (Last Girl on Earth Tour) 3 ...

  46. Plugged/Unplugged: How Facebook Will Change Digital Music

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT No longer just a popular social networking, Facebook's new mission is to become the underlying social engine powering the entire Internet. That's what became exceedingly apparent yesterday during CEO Mark Zuckerberg's keynote speech ...

  47. A Crowdsourcing Strategy That Makes Sense

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now here’s a crowdsourcing strategy that makes sense. The CASH Music initiative last week released two new apps that let artists give away music to fans that help spread the word via Twitter or Facebook. Called Tweet-for-Track and FBConnect-to-Tra ...

  48. Value of a 'Fan' on Social Media: $3.60

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brands have rushed to Facebook to build fan bases, with some amassing millions of connections. The nagging question has been: What is the monetary value of these fans? Social media specialist Vitrue, which aids brands in building their customer ba ...

  49. Web Trends: Coachella, Natalie Merchant, Insane Clown Posse and More

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends 9. Bret Michaels Daughter Died This morning Bret Michaels made headlines when he was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. This time rumors are circulating that the former Poison singer's daughter has died. These ...

  50. A Look At The Early Numbers: Free All Music

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Free All Music, currently in private beta, shared some statistics with Billboard it says show the service has started off on a positive note. The private beta testing period lasted from mid-December to mid-February. -- FAM says it achieved a 94% a ...

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