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...
March 9, 2009
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.
March 5, 2009
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.
March 4, 2009
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...
February 19, 2009
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...
February 13, 2009
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...
January 20, 2009
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…...
January 19, 2009
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...
January 18, 2009
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...
September 2, 2008
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...
August 14, 2008
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....
August 4, 2008
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...
July 2, 2008