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  1. Google Gmail Tweak Challenges Facebook, Twitter

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Inc is tapping its huge network of Gmail users and Web surfers to create a Buzz that it hopes will help it catch up with online social networking leaders Facebook and Twitter. The world's No. 1 search engine on Tuesday (Feb. 9) launche ...

  2. @MIDEM: MySpace CEO Talks Growth

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta used his MidemNet keynote to celebrate the return to growth in user numbers on the social network following its recent revamp. MidemNet in Cannes, which runs Jan. 23-27, is the digital-focused sibling of the main MIDEM c ...

  3. Business Matters: Vevo, ACTA, EMI, Vampire Weekend and More

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to comScore's tracking numbers, new video streaming site Vevo was the top network in the music-entertainment category in Decembe ...

  4. Business Matters: Five-year Sales Outlook, Octone Records, Muzak

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- eMarketer reports tend to get a lot of coverage online and actually carry a bit of weight. So one has to wonder if people will take to heart it ...

  5. Total Audience for Online Video Continues to Climb

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Despite having achieved mainstream status a few years ago, the total audience for online video continues to balloon. And YouTube’s dominance in the category seems boundless, as the site delivered more than 10 times as many video streams as any oth ...

  6. Google Revamps Search With Real-Time Results

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Google Inc has revamped its search engine to allow results to be refreshed with up-to-the-second data increasingly churned out by the new crop of real-time Web products. The move to integrate real-time search results directly into Google's fl ...

  7. Cyber Monday Sales Bump Expected, May Not Matter For Music

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Originally created as a promotion to drive awareness for online shopping, Cyber Monday is slowly becoming a real factor for retailers hoping to spike sales over the holiday shopping period. ComScore predicted the Monday after Thanksgiving would se ...

  8. YouTube, Warner Music Group Agree On New Deal

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT YouTube and Warner Music Group made it official today, announcing a new content licensing deal that will bring the label’s content back to the popular video streaming service after a nine-month absence. The main difference of the new deal is that ...

  9. Business Matters: YouTube, Topspin, Blackberry

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to Comscore, 120.5 million viewers watched nearly 10 billion videos on YouTube.com in August. ( Press release ) -- The evolution of Y ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Seatwave Named No. 1 Tech Media Company

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fan-to-fan ticket exchange Seatwave has been named the No. 1 Tech Media 100 Company for 2009 in a new study of the sector. Coordinated by business intelligence company Europe Unlimited, in association with the Guardian, Price Waterhouse Coopers an ...

  13. Comscore Ranks Sony Music Web Properties At No. 10

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment's Web properties now rank at No. 10 among worldwide online music destinations, according to from Web traffic monitoring firm Comscore. In June of this year, the combined network of artist Web sites collectively gained ...

  14. Web Music Players Strike a New Chord

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Back in June, things looked grim for ad-supported online music services. SpiralFrog, well-funded and heavily hyped, had already gone belly up. Pioneering Web radio outfit Pandora warned it would likely shut down. And in April, social music site im ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Yahoo Set To Unveil New Homepage

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc said it plans to introduce a major overhaul of its Internet home page on Tuesday, as the company strives to make itself more relevant to Web surfers and create new ways to sell advertising. The new homepage blends Yahoo's collection ...

  17. Web Music Category Tunes to Audio, Visual Ad Models

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's death continues to resonate in the world of online music as fans flock to the Web to purchase his music-and stream tons of it for free, often without many ads. That surge is seen as a boost to the fast-growing Web music sect ...

  18. MySpace To Cut 300 International Positions

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Social-networking site MySpace said Tuesday that it will cut 300 international positions and close at least four offices outside the U.S. as it looks to cut costs and narrow its territory coverage. The move comes a week after the company said it w ...

  19. Microsoft Makes Gains With Bing

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine won more market share from rivals last week, according to new industry data, but still trails Google Inc and Yahoo Inc. Challenging market leader Google -- which in turn is looking to break into Microsoft&# ...

  20. Though Hispanics Embrace The Web, Video Content Lags

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The fast-growing Hispanic Web audience has a ravenous appetite for video on the Web. But digital buyers complain of a dearth of content targeted to this group, and say that a huge market exists for the right video purveyor to serve. According to c ...

  21. MySpace To Cut 30% Of Staff

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace said Tuesday it is cutting nearly 30 percent of its work force in a bid to become more efficient, bringing its staffing level more in line with its more popular rival, Facebook. The move comes less than two months after MySpace, a unit of ...

  22. Seatwave Gains Fourth Round Funding

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Online ticket exchange Seatwave has received $17 million of fourth round (series D) funding, led by venture capitalist firm Accel Partners. As part of the investment, Accel partner Sonali De Rycker, who helped found Seatwave while at Atlas Venture ...

  23. Samsung, Bebo Form Music Partnership

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Samsung Mobile U.K. has formed a strategic partnership with social networking site Bebo, which will include the launch of live music events, a new music show on Bebo and Samsung content on Bebo's music homepage. Starting with an event on June ...

  24. Seatwave Tops European Digital Growth List

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fan-to-fan ticket exchange Seatwave has won the fastest growing company and best management categories at the 2009 Media Momentum Awards. The announcement in London coincided with the release of the 2009 Media Momentum Top 50 league table, which r ...

  25. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Top Music Sites, Shazam Suit

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Customized personal radio service Slacker raised $9.6 million in new venture funding in its fourth round, according to a recent regulatory filing. It is aiming for $10.2 million in total. Specific investors were not disclosed. -- comScore relea ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Business Briefs: Last.fm, Trans World, AOL, Duff McKagan

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In an LA Times article about the Canadian band Metric, a few interesting facts are given about the band's latest album. "Fantasies" has sold 9,000 digital albums in its first three weeks of release, and has sold an additional 15, ...

  28. Business Briefs: Nokia, Facebook, MySpace, Hastings

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - In yesterday's earnings call, Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo called the 5800 Xpress Music combined with Comes With Music was a "big success story." He said the phone has seen "strong demand" in every country it has launc ...

  29. 7digital Partners With AOL's Winamp

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. download store 7digital.com has partnered with AOL's free Winamp media player to offer users the opportunity to purchase MP3s directly via the application. Winamp claims 77 million users worldwide, based on comScore Media Metrix data, an ...

  30. Yahoo Looks Outside Walls With New Music Service

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo is partnering with other online music providers as the Internet giant tries a fresh approach to getting an edge in the evolving digital music business. The new version of Yahoo Music, unveiled on Monday, aggregates paid and free music servic ...

  31. Seatwave Reports Growth In Sales

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Secondary ticketing service Seatwave says its gross European ticket sales increased by 325% in quantity for the full year 2008 compared with 2007. In-house data also confirmed a 232% increase in quantity from Q4 2007 to Q4 2008 across Europe and a ...

  32. Bebo Partners With Slicethepie

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Social networking platform Bebo has partnered with Slicethepie, an online financing platform for recording artists, to offer Bebo users the opportunity to contribute to the success of their favourite artists. The deal will allow Bebo's commun ...

  33. Mobile Study Offers Insights For Advertisers

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A feasibility study by global mobile communication body GSMA and a task force of U.K. telecommunications companies has revealed insights into the behavior of mobile users that GSMA says can be used to develop more comprehensive advertising campaig ...

  34. 'Idol' Goes Virtual Via Habbo

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" is about to enter the virtual-world space - can a Sanjaya avatar be far behind? On Jan. 30, the Fox ratings juggernaut will launch an "Idol"-branded locale within Habbo, one of a handful of increasingly popular ...

  35. Online Retail Sales Dip

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST If flat is the new up, then the 2008 holiday shopping season was still a disappointment. Consumer online retail spending declined 3 percent this year, according to comScore, which had previously predicted that online shopping would represent a bri ...

  36. Digital Briefs: UMG, Shazam, Musicane

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Universal Music Group ranked among the top 10 most-visited music sites, according to data from Comscore, just making the list behind sites like AOL, Yahoo and MySpace. - Song recognition app Shazam has introduced a new version of the software fo ...

  37. Latin Briefs: Fernandez, Universal Music, AHAA

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Vicente Fernandez debuts at No. 1 this week on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with his live set, "Primera Fila," on Sony BMG. The ranchera legend's first totally live album shifted 11,000 copies in the U.S.-his best debut ...

  38. YouTube To Sell Music, Games In Revenue Push

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT YouTube, the world's most popular video-sharing site, will start to sell music and video games and experiment with new advertising formats to grow revenue, executives said on Tuesday. The Google-owned business is taking the first steps toward ...

  39. MySpace Music To Start With Major Ad Sponsors

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT News Corp's MySpace, the world's largest social networking site, said on Sunday its long-expected MySpace Music joint venture with three major music labels will launch with four major sponsors underwriting the costs of streaming free mus ...

  40. Pruitt To Sell Virtual Clothing Line Via Zwinky

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jordan Pruitt will sell a line of virtual clothes this fall in Zwinky , a virtual world for young girls. The singer/songwriter will also perform in New York's Time's Square for the launch of Zwinky Cuties, an offshoot of Zwinky. The virt ...

  41. Judge Sets ASCAP Streaming Fees

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT License fees that AOL, RealNetworks and Yahoo! must pay to ASCAP for streaming music of the performing rights organization's members have now been set by a federal court judge. The three services, which are parties to a rate-setting proceedin ...

  42. AOL Tops Music Sites For January

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST AOL was the most-visited music site in January based on unique visitors and page views, according to comScore Media Metrics. AOL page views were up 32% in January to 427 million views. AOL said the growth was due to music editorial features such a ...

  43. Microsoft Offers $44.6B For Yahoo

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.'s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets. The surpr ...

  44. Miravete Joins MySpace For Hispanic Strategy Role

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Manny Miravete has been appointed VP of Hispanic sales and strategy for MySpace. The newly-created position is intended to develop advertising targeted to the social network's Hispanic users, which the company says number 8.2 million monthly, ...

  45. Research Group Studies Radiohead Sales

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST If a product is worth only what people will pay for it, then what is a digital album worth? Not much, according to Internet research group ComScore. In a study examining how consumers reacted to Radioheads' "set-your-own-price" gamb ...

  46. MTV To Invest $500 Million In Videogames

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks plans to invest well over $500 million in videogames, seeing the red-hot entertainment category as a major pillar of growth in its goal to reach consumers wherever they spend time. The two-year investment is part of a global strategy ...

  47. Google 'To Launch YouTube' In France

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French daily financial newspaper Les Echos reports that Google is due to launch a French version of YouTube in the next few days. Google France declined to comment on the report, which suggested the French service would be a test for the launch of ...

  48. 50 Cent Enters Virtual World Zwinktopia

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even in a virtual world on the Internet, teens long to be cool. And what can be cooler than a Ramones T-shirt on your self-styled Web persona? Zwinktopia, the fashion-conscious virtual community from IAC/InterActiveCorp., is letting major musician ...

  49. MySpace Launches Test In China

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT News Corp.'s MySpace launched a test in China this week, extending the popular social network into the one of the fastest-growing regions of the globe, the companies involved said on Thursday. MySpace China is a locally owned, operated and ma ...

  50. Myspace Launches Aussie Site

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (Aug. 14) pressed the button on an Australian site, its first in the Asia Pacific region. It follows localized branches in the United Kingdom, Ireland and F Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (A ...

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