News tagged with music business

MySpace in talks to buy imeem

(AP) -- Online social hub MySpace is in talks to acquire struggling free music streaming site imeem, two people familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

dateNov 17, 2009 in Internet
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Hollywood, RealNetworks square off on DVD copying

(AP) -- Hollywood calls it "rent, rip and return" and contends it's one of the biggest technological threats to the movie industry's annual $20 billion DVD market - software that allows you to copy a film ...

dateApr 24, 2009 in Business
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Music industry optimistic about Apple-Beats deal

When Cortez Bryant decided to negotiate a headphones marketing deal for his clients Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj a few years ago, he turned down more money from other more established companies to sign with Beats By Dre for ...

dateMay 30, 2014 in Business
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What corporations can learn from Microsoft

A failure to recognize and adapt to changes in mobile computing is what ultimately led to the most recent change at the top of Microsoft. But the blame should not fall solely on the shoulders of CEO Steve Ballmer, who recently ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Economics & Business
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Sony chief says time needed to study proposal

Sony Corp. needs more time to study a key proposal from a U.S. hedge fund to spin off a part of its entertainment unit as a way to propel its fledgling revival, the chief executive told shareholders Thursday.

dateJun 20, 2013 in Business
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Sony to axe 10,000 jobs worldwide: report

Sony will cut 10,000 jobs worldwide this year as it attempts to carry out sweeping reforms aimed at reviving the iconic but loss-making Japanese electronics giant, the Nikkei business daily said Monday.

dateApr 09, 2012 in Business
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7 products Steve Jobs got wrong

(AP) -- Steve Jobs pushed the envelope many times when it came to product design, and the results weren't always pretty. Here are seven products created under his direction that failed commercially or functionally:

dateOct 06, 2011 in Business
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