German composer sues Google/YouTube
More legal troubles for YouTube over music licensing - it's being sued in Germany by composer Frank Peterson.
April 17, 2009
Could Pirate Bay guilty verdict have implications for Google?
As the web goes wild reporting the news of the Guilty verdict in The Pirate Bay's trial, Forrester Research analyst Mark Mulligan has posted a more thoughtful take on the implications of the decision on his personal...
April 17, 2009
UMG to drive VEVO biz deals, not Google
When Google and Universal Music Group announced their VEVO premium music videos site last week, we initially assumed it was a Google thing, and that UMG had signed up to it. Not so.
April 16, 2009
UMG and YouTube officially announce Vevo
The rumours were right. Universal Music Group and Google have announced their joint venture, Vevo – a video site offering UMG's music videos, with advertising revenues shared between the two.In addition to the...
April 9, 2009
Songwriters gang up on Google at PRS for Music event (liveblog)
PRS for Music is stepping up its pressure on Google over YouTube licensing payments at an event in London, where the cream of UK songwriting talent has gathered to support PRS' Fair Play For Creators campaign.Music Ally...
April 8, 2009
Billy Bragg talks Google, MySpace and creator rights in the digital era
If you're launching a campaign to portray Google as the bad guy in a dispute over licensing payments, don't give Pete Waterman a microphone. That's the lesson from today's launch of PRS for Music's...
April 8, 2009
YouTube to lose $471 million in 2009, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse has published a report claiming that YouTube will generate around $240 million in advertising revenue this year - up 20% from last year - but that cost of bandwidth, content licensing, ad-revenue shares, hardware...
April 6, 2009
Report claims Google to buy Twitter
Google is in negotiations to acquire Twitter, according to a report on TechCrunch - although its sources disagree on whether the negotiations are in their early or late stages.
April 3, 2009
Now YouTube pulls music videos in Germany
Google has announced that it's pulling music videos from the German YouTube site, following the expiry of its licensing deal with local collecting society GEMA.
April 1, 2009
Google launches free MP3 downloads service in China
It might be engaged in a public licensing spat with the music industry in the UK, but in China Google is the good guy, following its launch of a free and fully licensed music downloads service.
March 31, 2009
Google’s mobile boss on how to make mobile easier
As VP of engineering for Google's mobile and developer products, Vic Gundotra knows a thing or two about the mobile web.
March 30, 2009