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Opinion: This YouTube / PRS dispute is madness

So, thousands of music videos are to be blocked for UK users of YouTube, following the latter's decision to remove them due to fraught licensing negotiations with PRS for Music. We'll stop short of assigning outright...
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Likaholix: the latest personal recommendations service

Likaholix is a startup set up by some ex-Google staff, and is the latest service to let people make and share their personal recommendations - books, films, TV shows and yes, music.
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ReTweetability Index measures the influence of Twitter users

There are a million and one Twitter spin-offs, many of them silly and/or useless. However, the ReTweetability Index isn't one of `em.
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Android phone gets Guitar Hero game

Google is opening up its Android Market application store for paid apps this week, and one of the first to take advantage is Guitar Hero. The game is being released for Android handsets with 15 songs to play along to, plus...
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YouTube gets video downloads as Sony re-signs deal

Much buzz today surrounds the launch of video downloads on its YouTube service, which includes the ability for its content partners (including labels) to charge for those downloads.Users will pay using Google's own Google...
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YouTube expands click-to-buy links to Germany, Spain and Netherlands

Google has announced that it's expanding its click-to-buy YouTube programme to Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, as of today. That means music videos on those countries' local YouTube sites will have links for...
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Google’s Eun tells music biz “allow innovation to thrive”

Google's VP of content partnerships David Eun may be softly-spoken, but his message for the music industry was loud and clear in yesterday's MidemNet interview: “Allow innovation to thrive, encourage it…...
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MidemNet 2009 Liveblog: Google’s David Eun talks music

What, you may be wondering, does Google have to say for itself at MidemNet this year? David Eun is VP of content partnerships at the company, and he's being interviewed on-stage by TAG Strategic's Ted Cohen.First...
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Google launching Chrome web browser today

Google has announced the launch of its own web browser, called Chrome. It's due to be made available for PC users to download today. “What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for...
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Apple now officially bigger than Google

Financial marketwatchers have been pointing out that Apple's market capitalisation has just reached $158.84 billion – significant, because it's overtaken Google's $157.23 billion. It's more because...
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Google launching MP3 search engine in China

More news from China – a market coveted and feared by music firms in equal measure for its size and piracy – with Google apparently about to launch an MP3 search engine to compete with local search site Baidu....
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Google takes giant leap into content distribution with Family Guy creator

Google has announced the `Google Content Network', an online entertainment service that will kick off with an exclusive animated series called `Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy' (he's the...