May 18, 2012 |
On the day Facebook went public other social media stocks have begun to drop like flies. Social media companies such as Zynga, LinkedIn, Groupon and Pandora that went public in the last year began Friday with some poor results, each seeing its stock price drop in the same fashion that Facebook stock began the day. Zynga, the social gaming site that relies on Facebook for the bulk of its users, was the biggest early loser. It saw an all-time low for its shares, at one point hitting $7.10, according to Yahoo Finance.
August 25, 2013 |
While some denim brands are pushing the trends this fall -- giving blue jeans motocross details, quilting finishes or leather-like coatings -- two of the biggest players are looking back instead of forward. Levi's and Gap are both mining their archives and leveraging a nostalgic longing for decades past. The most high-profile effort is Levi's relaunch of its Orange Tab collection in mid-August. Produced from 1969 through the late 1970s, the line was created as a less expensive offering for the burgeoning youth movement of the time.
October 15, 2001 |
The Justice Department has intensified its antitrust investigation of the music industry's licensing practices, demanding that industry organizations and online companies submit a slew of documents related to Internet music services. The department recently began sending out "civil investigative demand" letters, hunting for evidence of collusion by record companies and affiliates to impede competition. The recipients of the letters include the Recording Industry Assn.
June 20, 2013 |
Former MP3.com Chief Executive Michael Robertson has entered the ever-growing online music streaming industry. Uberstations, which launched Thursday, aggregates streams of traditional radio stations, which users can listen to from the site for free. Uberstations shows users what songs and talk shows are playing in whatever ZIP code or area code they choose. When users pick a station to play, Uberstations suggests other stations playing similar streams. Robertson, 46, said Uberstations, which has nine employees, combines elements of Pandora and TuneIn. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 “We think this is a real advance in online radio experience," he said in an interview.
March 8, 2002 |
Radio stations, Webcasters and record labels are appealing an arbitration panel's proposed royalties for online radio services, arguing over rates that some say would kill most free Web broadcasts. At issue are fees that online radio services would have to pay to artists and record companies for each song played. The fee is $1.40 per thousand listeners for Internet-only stations, and 70 cents per thousand listeners for over-the-air stations that simultaneously broadcast online.
December 9, 2000 |
Radio stations must pay record companies for permission to broadcast musical programming over the Internet, the federal copyright office ruled Friday. The decision handed a major win to the Recording Industry Assn. of America, which has been locked in a battle with broadcasters for control of millions of dollars in potential revenue created by online radio. An estimated 4,000 of the nation's 13,000 radio stations simulcast their programming on the Web.
July 18, 2002 |
Opening a new front in the war against digital music piracy, major record companies are asking computer and electronics manufacturers to help stop consumers from sharing songs copied from online radio broadcasts. The Recording Industry Assn.
March 8, 2007
AN OBSCURE FEDERAL panel has sent Internet radio stations into a panic. The Copyright Royalty Board's decision to increase the amount of royalties due to music labels and recording artists is nominally a victory for labels and artists. But the victory could be Pyrrhic if it forces a consolidation and commercialization that robs online radio of its musical diversity.
February 28, 2013 |
The man who made a fortune bringing the Super Bowl, Bill O'Reilly and Grateful Dead concerts to listeners nationwide via their local radio stations has returned to programming. But now he's bypassing conventional radio. Norman J. Pattiz, who created and turned Westwood One into one of the biggest and most recognizable radio networks in the country, is this week launching PodcastOne.com, a one-stop site that offers shows from hundreds of online broadcasters for listeners to browse and download.
February 26, 2006 |
Instant messaging is one of the simple pleasures of the Internet. You just type and send, and your online buddy has your message in an instant. But now, many of the major instant-messaging services are making things more complicated by piling on audio and video chats, games, photo sharing, animated greetings, Internet radio channels and more. Also, some of the latest messaging programs include advertising.