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Britney Spears Twitter hack reveals four-foot vagina… with teeth!

Okay, so we've talked before about how good Twitter can be as a direct communication channel between artists and fans. But there's a downside – if your Twitter account gets hacked. Yesterday saw more than...
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Microsoft sold more than 28m Xbox 360 consoles, and there are 17m

Microsoft sold more than 28m Xbox 360 consoles, and there are 17m active members of the Xbox Live subscription service.
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USA online video in November 2008: 146m viewers (+5.8% YoY) watched

USA online video in November 2008: 146m viewers (+5.8% YoY) watched 12.7bn videos (+34% YoY); the average viewer watched 273 minutes (+40% YoY); 70% of the US internet audience watches online video; YouTube accounted for...
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UMG’s YouTube revenues grew 80% between the second and third quarters

UMG’s YouTube revenues grew 80% between the second and third quarters of 2008. http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i27e6523c216f71f77cb153ef84058b45
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Report claims Apple taking iTunes fully DRM-free tonight

A report on CNET claims that Apple could announce a fully DRM-free iTunes Store as soon as tonight's MacWorld keynote speech. Another unfounded rumour?Perhaps not – this one has specific details, claiming that...
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Artists sales increase on Play.com after appearing on Celebrity Big

Artists sales increase on Play.com after appearing on Celebrity Big Brother: Mutya Buena (106%), La Toya Jackson (89%), Coolio (43%), Liberty X (24%).
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Mutya Buena’s sales soar thanks to Celebrity Big Brother

Former Sugababe Mutya Buena is already benefitting from taking part in the new series of Celebrity Big Brother – sales of her album have leapt by 106% on Play.com since last night's episode, when she sang to her...
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MacWorld 2009: iTunes Store going DRM-free by end of Q1

Apple has announced major changes to the iTunes Store in its keynote speech at the MacWorld show in San Francisco, including making it entirely DRM-free by the end of March. That story on CNET yesterday was pretty bang on,...
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Steve Jobs not dying: it’s a “hormone imbalance”

Apple boss Steve Jobs has issued a statement clarifying the state of his health, after intensifying blogosphere chatter that his absence from this week's MacWorld conference was due to serious health problems.Not so,...
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CES 2009: GigaTribe community file-sharing app launches v3

GigaTribe is one of the companies touting itself as a next-gen file-sharing platform. Its thing is community-based file-sharing, where users set up a 'tribe' of friends, family and co-workers to share unlimited...
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USA sales 2008: 428.4m album units across all formats (-14% YoY);

USA sales 2008: 428.4m album units across all formats (-14% YoY); 352m CD album units (-20% YoY); 62.8m digital online album units (+32% YoY, was +53% YoY in 2007); 1.07bn digital online single units (+27% YoY, was +45% YoY...
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Creative has revealed that it nearly halved its workforce in the 12

Creative has revealed that it nearly halved its workforce in the 12 months leading up to June-08, axing 2,700 jobs while also selling off its Malaysian manufacturing unit.