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Earbuds is a startup for sharing celebrities’ music playlists

Once upon a time, there were some interesting startups whose business was based mainly on curated playlists. One of them, Tunigo, was bought by Spotify, and was an important driver for that company’s move into playlisting....
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Are YouTubers more influential than top musicians among US teens?

Variety brings news of an intriguing survey asking US teenagers who the most influential celebrities are. Only three of the top 10 are ‘traditional’ stars: late actor Paul Walker (sixth), actor Jennifer Lawrence...
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William Shatner reviews Facebook Mentions: ‘It seems to be ill conceived’

Earlier this month, Facebook launched a new mobile app called Mentions specifically for celebrities, artists and other public figures. Now one of those people has reviewed it: former Star Trek star William Shatner. He’s...
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Facebook’s new Mentions app is only for verified accounts

Stars in the US, including musicians, now have their very own app from Facebook. Launched yesterday for iOS, Facebook Mentions is described as “a new app for actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers to discover...
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Facebook may launch a ‘VIP’ app for celebrities

There's already a Facebook Pages app for people to manage their Pages on the social network.
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WhoSay raises $12m for social celebrities platform

WhoSay has raised $12m in Series C financing from investors including Amazon and Greylock Partners. Now the company has ambitions to repurpose the content being posted by its clients in new ways for fans.
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WhoSay raises $12m for social celebrities platform

WhoSay has raised $12m in Series C financing from investors including Amazon and Greylock Partners. Now the company has ambitions to repurpose the content being posted by its clients in new ways for fans.
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New Twitter services target celebrities

Following several high-profile examples of 'fake' celebrities on Twitter - culminating in a lawsuit from baseball manager Tony La Russa this month - Twitter has launched a ''Verified Accounts'' program in beta, which will...
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Is Twitter hiring a VIP Concierge for celebrities?

TechCrunch has a report on a job opening at Twitter for a "VIP Concierge" tasked with making sure celebrities on the micro-blogging service are happy and using it properly, while signing up new celebs.