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  1. Pew Study: Music, Movies Dominate Global Social Media Conversation

    December 12, 2012 1:45 PM EST A new Pew Research Center report shows people in various countries are more likely to share views about music and movies than any other topics. In 21 countries surveyed, 67% said they were likely to discuss music and movies (63% in the US) while t ...

  2. Facebook Considered a Fad By Half of America, Views Divided by Generation (Poll)

    May 15, 2012 6:34 AM EDT Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network's ...

  3. Ticketmaster Launches New Facebook App

    January 18, 2012 9:00 PM EST Ticketmaster raises the stakes in the social marketing game with Wednesday's (Jan. 18) launch of its new Facebook app, highlighted by an integration with Spotify which recommends events to fans based on listening habits. TM's Facebook pl ...

  4. Video: Justin Timberlake Announces MySpace TV at CES

    January 10, 2012 8:05 AM EST MySpace got CES off to an early start Monday night by using its trump card - co-owner Justin Timberlake - to announce the company's new initiative, MySpace TV. "We're ready to take television and entertainment to the next step by up ...

  5. Facebook Tries to Grow-Up Ahead of Expected 2012 IPO

    December 23, 2011 11:02 AM EST Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook has spent the last 18 months preparing itself to look and act more like a grown-up corporation with the goal of making the social network, which is planning to go public, a blue-chip company, the Wall Street Journal re ...

  6. Exclusive: MySpace Launches New Music Player, Search Function, Facebook Integration

    December 19, 2011 8:17 AM EST After teasing a few key advertisers with a short presentation in September , MySpace has debuted its first major product offering under new owners Specific Media. The new MySpace music player launches today with enhanced music recommendations and ...

  7. Facebook Security Flaw Reveal CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Personal Photos

    December 08, 2011 7:59 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Newly unearthed private photos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be a letdown if you were expecting raucous party scenes like the ones in "The Social Network" movie. The photos are tame, some even adorable. They show t ...

  8. EU Drafting Personal Data Protection Law Reforms

    November 29, 2011 7:58 AM EST BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union wants to replace a mishmash of national laws on data protection with one bloc-wide reform, updating laws put in place long before Facebook and other social networking sites even existed. EU Justice Commissioner V ...

  9. Avery*Sunshine Builds Her Social Network Base Onstage and Off

    November 21, 2011 7:25 AM EST "The days when the artist is a lone island are over," says soulful singer/pianist Avery*Sunshine. And she would know. Emerging from the Atlanta area over the past two years, following the 2010 release of her self-titled debut album, she ...

  10. Facebook f8 Conference Kicks-Off Today, CEO Zuckerberg To Deliver Keynote

    September 22, 2011 7:54 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook has made several changes to the site in recent weeks, from bigger photos to a real-time "ticker" of their friends' latest activity on the right side of their home pages. Facebook Music: New Details Emerge Ah ...

  11. Facebook to Organize Friends in 'Smart Lists'

    September 14, 2011 7:47 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - It's a modern-day dilemma: You really want your Facebook friends to see that wild party photo of you wearing bunny ears. But you're not so keen on explaining it to your mother-in-law. Well, Facebook aims to make life easi ...

  12. Americans Spend Nearly a Quarter of Web Time Using Social Media: Study

    September 13, 2011 8:29 AM EDT Facebook has apparently become an even bigger time suck for Americans. A study released Monday by Nielsen revealed that Internet users in the U.S. spent a total of 53 billion minutes on Facebook in May 2011 -- more than any other website. That ...

  13. Klout CEO Joe Fernandez Wants To Measure Your Social Media Influence

    July 28, 2011 4:02 PM EDT Klout's splash page: The site quantifies your social media influence and claims to have over 1 million active users. With corporations like Coca Cola, Reebok and Chevrolet offering invitations to Spotify's U.S. release, it was a relative ...

  14. Myspace Lays off More Than Half Its Staff

    June 30, 2011 10:58 AM EDT In connection with its $35 million sale to Specific Media , social networking site MySpace on Wednesday laid off more than half of its approximately 450 employees, the Wall Street Journal reported . As recently as two years ago, the once high-flyi ...

  15. Facebook Music: New Details on 'Dashboard' Emerge

    June 20, 2011 11:46 AM EDT We already know that Facebook is working on integrating music more directly into the fabric of its social networking service. But a new post from Om Malik at GigaOm sheds a bit more light on how this integration will be presented. Quick refresher: ...

  16. Social Commerce Execs Praise Facebook At Billboard Country Summit

    June 06, 2011 9:22 PM EDT Montetizing the Social (from left): Marcus Whitney, CTO/entrepreneur, Moontoast; Andrew Mains, VP Artist and Label Relations, TopSpin Media; Mike Doernberg, Co-Founder/CEO, ReverbNation; Patrick Faucher, Founder, Nimbit; J Sider, CEO, RootMusic; B ...

  17. Senate Considering Bill on Consumer Privacy Rights For Internet

    April 13, 2011 7:37 AM EDT A new Senate bill introduced Tuesday would establish a "privacy bill of rights" to set ground rules for companies that collect consumer data, including personal data amassed on the Internet and then mined to target online advertising. Th ...

  18. SXSW Social Network Panel Explores How A Band Can Capitalize On Social Success

    March 16, 2011 5:31 PM EDT Got Social Network? (from left) Hannah Hooper of Grouplove, Michael Fiebach , CEO of Fame House's , Paul Sinclair, SVP or Digital Media at Atlantic Records, Dan Scheinman, SVP and General Manager of Cisco, and Bill Werde, Billboard Editorial ...

  19. SXSW 2011: Sharing, Locating, Starting-Up - Three Tech Trends to Watch

    March 11, 2011 2:34 PM EST Call it "Spring Break for Geeks" or "Shitshow" as you like, but SXSW remains an important convergence of innovators, tastemakers and press that can make or break a fledgling company's mainstream aspirations. Twitter and Fo ...

  20. Interest In News Corp.'s Myspace Sale High

    February 04, 2011 3:15 PM EST News Corp has tapped Allen & Co to field buyout interest for MySpace and has heard from about 50 parties, people familiar with the process told Reuters on Friday. The global media conglomerate is considering a handful of options for the future ...

  21. Myspace Not Going Down Without a Fight

    February 02, 2011 10:50 AM EST Myspace may be down, but it's not going without a fight. The social networking service -- which laid off close to half its staff last month in a cost-cutting measure many feel is designed to make it more attractive to potential buyers -- sent ...

  22. MySpace Lays Off Nearly Half Its Staff

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST MySpace has announced that nearly half its employees around the globe will be laid off in a broad restructuring of the foundering social network. About 500 employees, or 47% of the company's global staff, will be let go, CEO Mike Jones said i ...

  23. Will Myspace Survive 2011?

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Myspace is becoming synonymous with "rumor" these days. With chatter still circulating about parent company NewsCorp considering selling the struggling social networking site, now comes new word that it may be preparing for a massive rou ...

  24. MySpace Drops New Mobile Site

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST MySpace launched a new mobile site on Tuesday as part of its recent efforts to reposition itself as a one-stop entertainment destination. The site is formatted for Apple’s iOS, Android, Palm and “select Nokia and Blackberry devices.” An iPhone app ...

  25. MySpace, Facebook To Make Joint Announcement Today

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Facebook and MySpace are holding a joint press conference this afternoon to announce... something. Leading the event are MySpace CEO Mike Jones and Facebook's VP of partnerships and platform marketing Dan Rose. The fact that Facebook CEO Mark ...

  26. Google Says Not Building Facebook Rival

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Internet search leader Google Inc is not building a social network to compete with Facebook, a company executive reiterated on Thursday (Nov. 11), despite an intensifying rivalry between the two leading Internet groups. "We're not workin ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. How Consumers React To Different Kinds Of Ads Online

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An Advertising Week session on Wednesday morning at the Times Center gave a glimpse at a couple of studies commissioned by AOL about consumers' engagement with online content, including online advertising. Here's a detailed look at one o ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Muzu.tv Joins Social Network Rush

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following the addition of social networking features to Spotify and iTunes and the launch of Twitter-style music service mflow, Muzu.tv is the latest music service to add such features. The free ad-funded site claims to have launched the first soc ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. ComScore: MTV Tops Online Music Sites In August

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV received all sorts of flack for losing out on the chance to buy MySpace after the social networking giant was acquired by NewsCorp. Now, MTV Networks’ online sites outrank MySpace Music and everybody else according to new data from ComScore Me ...

  33. Social Networking Tops Web Activity Poll

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new Nielsen report points to social networking as the primary online activity today for U.S. Internet users. According to the study “What Americans Do Online,” social networking services like Facebook and Twitter take up 22.7% of online activity ...

  34. Facebook Hits 500 Mil. Mark

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Facebook officially has 500 million users across the globe. And to celebrate that stunning milestone, the social networking juggernaught is inviting its users to tell the world why they love the site. In conjunction with its 500 million-users-serv ...

  35. Swift To Talk 'Fearless' Follow-up On Live Chat

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift will host a live chat to talk with fans about a new album. Swift said she's always getting questions from fans via the Internet and social networking sites. Next Tuesday (July 20) she'll be providing answers about her follow ...

  36. Business Matters: Hastings, Rap-A-Lot, Echo Nest and More

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter -- Entertainment retailer Hastings reported a 4.9% increase in revenue to $129 million in the first quarter of 2010. Net income dropped to $1 million from $1.7 million. Comp store revenue increased 4.9%. Comp store ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Facebook Unveils 'Open Graph' To Push A More Social Web

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT At its annual F8 developers conference today, Facebook unveiled the company's latest effort to elevate social networking to an integral part of how people browse the Web. Called Open Graph, Facebook's new effort is designed to merge user ...

  39. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Diego Prusky, President, In-Style Digital Marketing

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Diego Prusky Title: President, In-Style Digital Marketing Panel: Social Studies: Real-Time Social Networking Review (Tuesday, April 27, 12 – 1:00 pm; for more information, visit billboardlatinconference.com ) What needs to change in the Lati ...

  40. AOL Says To Sell Or Shut Down Bebo In 2010

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AOL Inc plans to find a buyer for its social networking site Bebo, for which it paid $850 million in 2008, or shut it down. The level of competition in social networking makes it difficult for the company to fight larger players such as Facebook a ...

  41. Facebook Overtakes Google.com

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New figures from research firm Hitwise show that Facebook.com now accounts for 7.07% of all American Web traffic. Google.com accounts for 7.04 per cent of traffic. The latest Hitwise figures cover March 7 to March 13. It is the first time that Fac ...

  42. @SXSW: THE DAILY DIGEST: Location Services Steal SXSW Spotlight

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Location-based social networking services ruled the discussion during the opening weekend of SXSW as they used the chaos of the festival to showcase their capabilities. With so much going on at once, knowing who is where at any given time helps th ...

  43. MySpace Readies Site Overhaul To Rekindle Growth

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST With shrinking audiences, deep layoffs and two management shake-ups, MySpace, the one-time leader in Internet social networking, has had a rocky year. Mike Jones, who took over as co-president last month with Jason Hirschhorn, said that even withi ...

  44. Analysis: How Important Is Social Media?

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST How important is social media in the development of artists? At Digital Music Forum, Universal Music Group executive VP Cameo Carlson said she was surprised so many twentysomethings are not interested in social networking . Daniel Glass, founder o ...

  45. Yahoo Partners With Twitter To Boost Social Features

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc plans to integrate Twitter into its collection of Web sites, as the company seeks to enhance the appeal of its online properties with popular social networking features. The partnership will allow web surfers to view the short, 140-chara ...

  46. Business Matters: Live Nation, AEG, Online 'Spectators' Vs. 'Conversationalists'

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Live Nation has signaled to competitor AEG it is willi ...

  47. Peermusic Signs Five-Year Deal With CEMCA Records

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic has signed a five-year joint-venture digital distribution agreement with CEMCA Records, the new label associated with the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. Via its digital distributor Digital Pressure, the independent publisher will ...

  48. Regional Mexican Panel Discusses Importance Of Online Media

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The increasing importance of the Internet as a means for marketing and, moreover, artist development, was the crux of the “Image” panel today (Oct. 9) at the Billboard regional Mexican Music Summit, where speakers discussed innovative marketing st ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. WMG Expands Use Of Cisco's Eos

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is expanding the use of Cisco's Eos social entertainment platform. Eos will now be available to WMG to deploy an unlimited number of Web sites for their artists and labels. As previously reported , Cisco unveiled the Web de ...

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