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  • Apple, Once A Maker Of Ads With Bite, Gets Bitten By Rivals

    Who else wants to take a bite out of Apple? Led by Steve Jobs, the Cupertino, California consumer-electronics company was never afraid of using its TV commercials to tilt at bigger competitors, like IBM and Microsoft. Now that it has grown well beyond...
  • Sean Combs' Revolt TV Network Puts New Spin on Music

    With a little help from Comcast, Sean Combs is hoping to add "TV mogul" to his resume. Combs' music-centric startup cabler Revolt TV bows Oct. 21 with the intent of appealing to millennial auds who have strayed from linear smallscreen viewing but treat...
  • Music streaming service Rhapsody lays off 15% of staff

    Music streaming service Rhapsody lays off 15% of staff
    Streaming music pioneer Rhapsody, one of the first digital music companies to offer access to songs through monthly subscriptions, has cut its staff by 15%. Also, its president, Jon Irwin, is stepping down and will continue as a strategic advisor. ...
  • Why Justin Timberlake Should Stop Acting

    In 2011, I sat down for a lengthy interview with Justin Timberlake, who told me that he was having the time of his life as a big screen star. Even though he'd experienced a few setbacks ("I bombed all my auditions," he confessed), he was in the middle...
  • Future of Music 2012: A fight over Internet radio scraps

    Future of Music 2012: A fight over Internet radio scraps
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There were moments Tuesday during the annual Future of Music Summit where the conversation about revenue in the digital music industry sounded like a scrum over crumbs, a desperate fight over an increasingly shrinking pie. "There is...
  • Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes

    Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes
    Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced". Electronic cigarettes are the future,...
  • Swimming in music's wake

    Swimming in music's wake
    Books and music go way back — at least as far back as the epic poets, whose tales of heroic deeds were sung to gathered Greeks long before they were stuffed between two covers for high school students. When singer-songwriter Joe Pernice signed his...
  • Incumbent Rep. Mike Honda far behind challenger in fundraising race

    A former member of the Obama administration who is challenging incumbent congressman and fellow Democrat Mike Honda reported Wednesday having nearly $1.8 million in cash for the 2014 race -- more than four times as much as Honda in a Silicon Valley...
  • Buzz begins for possible Oscar bid for Oprah Winfrey in 'Butler'

    Buzz begins for possible Oscar bid for Oprah Winfrey in 'Butler'
    Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah. Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman's ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey's movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a...
  • Facebook mogul Sean Parker's wedding not 'liked' by officials?

    Facebook mogul Sean Parker's wedding not 'liked' by officials?
    You can buy a lot of things when you’re the founder of Napster and former president of Facebook, but a free pass from the California Coastal Commission apparently isn’t one of them. The extravagant wedding Facebook billionaire and tech mogul...
  • Review: 'Downloaded' captures Napster's trailblazing role in the digital revolution

    Review: 'Downloaded' captures Napster's trailblazing role in the digital revolution
    Alex Winter's documentary "Downloaded" charts the rise and fall of Napster, the upstart file-sharing music-community hub that made founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker into either Information Age heroes or criminal masterminds, depending on how you...