New tools: YouTube overlays and Facebook vanity URLs
YouTube is opening up its new overlays feature, allowing people to place a transparent overlay on their videos with a link to any external website.
June 30, 2009
Jonas Brothers are guinea pigs for Ustream/Facebook partnership
Disney trio The Jonas Brothers are the first on board for a new partnership between live video firm Ustream and Facebook.The deal involves letting bands and brands add streaming video to their Facebook profiles, with labels...
June 25, 2009
Five Facebook fan pages you can learn from
Besides Twitter and MySpace, increasingly artists (or their labels/management) are having to maintain fan pages on Facebook too.
June 17, 2009
Bands face minimum fans bar to registering Facebook names
We reported yesterday on the new vanity URLs on Facebook, which individuals and brands have been able to register since the weekend.
June 16, 2009
Have you got your Facebook vanity URL yet?
In the early hours of Saturday morning, Facebook opened up its registrations for Facebook usernames - letting people register memorable URLs for their Facebook page based on their name, rather than the existing string of...
June 15, 2009
Why Facebook, MySpace and Twitter should be part of your music sites
Here's something interesting from another industry: broadcasting. Turner Networks recently integrated Facebook, MySpace and Twitter into its websites for the NBA Eastern Conference Finals and the Pocono 500 NASCAR race.
June 10, 2009
Check the world map of social networks
We talk a lot about the battle between Facebook and MySpace to be top dog in the social networking world - but really that world is the developed Western world.
June 8, 2009
Facebook testing new payments platform
Facebook is launching a new payments platform, which will let users buy Facebook Credits from the social network, and then use them to pay for stuff within Facebook applications.
June 1, 2009
Songwriter launches Lo-fi Love Songs personalised project
Hats off to singer-songwriter Annabel Linquist, who's found a new way to make money from music - writing personalised love songs at $130 a pop for people to share on Facebook with their significant others.
May 27, 2009
Facebook turns down funding; ups revenue projections
TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook has turned down a potential $200 million VC funding round which would have valued the company at $8 billion.
May 20, 2009
Are the Jonas Brothers sticking it to MySpace by switching to Facebook?
Shiny US guitar pop boyband The Jonjonas-brothers-facebookas Brothers are debuting their new single on Facebook tomorrow.
May 7, 2009