August 23, 2007 |
The iPhone has given its owners a bad case of information overload. When his first iPhone bill from AT&T Inc. arrived in the mail, Dan Sokol got nervous. More than 30 pages long, it not only itemized every call the Silicon Valley consultant made in July but also recorded every time he used the Internet or sent e-mail. "This is probably the same kind of stuff the National Security Agency gets on suspected terrorists," Sokol said. He is not alone. Some bills for Apple Inc.'
May 7, 2011 |
Now that Warner Music Group Corp. has agreed to be sold for $3.3 billion to Access Industries, is a duet in the works with EMI Group? Warner's all-cash sale to the New York-based oil and media conglomerate, announced Friday, puts Access Industries founder Len Blavatnik in the pole position to bid for EMI, the world's fourth-largest music company, numerous industry analysts said. EMI is widely expected to be put up for sale later this year by its owner, Citigroup Inc. "I would think that the next step for Warner is to buy EMI," said Ted Cohen, managing partner at TAG Strategic, a media consulting group based in Hollywood.
September 21, 2012 |
Regulators in the U.S. and Europe on Friday approved Universal Music Group's $1.9 billion acquisition of the music division of EMI Group Ltd., giving the Los Angeles-based music company control of the Beatles music catalogue and the iconic Abbey Road studios in London, but forcing it to divest interest in the music of Coldplay. The merger will create an even larger global music conglomerate and put the vast majority of commercially released music into the hands of three international giants.
January 29, 2008 |
The executives behind a new music service called Qtrax wanted to get the industry talking. They did -- for the wrong reasons. Brilliant Technologies Corp., the publicly traded parent company of Qtrax, said Sunday that it had opened the first Napster-like network to feature free music from the four major record labels with their permission.
August 18, 2003 |
Online music services backed by the major record labels are about to sweeten their offers with a little Brown Sugar. Many of the Rolling Stones' classic rock 'n' roll songs will be available starting today to subscribers in North America of the Rhapsody music service operated by RealNetworks Inc. In two weeks, the Stones' post-1971 recordings also are expected to start appearing on rival music services, such as Roxio Inc.'s Pressplay and Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store.
August 27, 1991 |
Mozart and Charlie Chaplin ran from the guests--acceptable behavior for llamas. The pygmy goats, Fred and Ethel, were friendlier, nibbling at outstretched hands. The peacocks fanned their flashy tail feathers. The geese honked. So it went in the zoo at Belvedere, a showplace estate in Tustin's hills owned by developer Richard Silver and interior designer John Benecke.
January 9, 1985
Helix High School Coach John Singer would not be surprised if the El Capitan basketball team began playing "Let's Get Physical" as its pregame song. The ninth-ranked Vaqueros (10-3, 6-0) have enjoyed success this season with their physical style and it worked again Tuesday night as they defeated the host Highlanders, 68-58, in Grossmont League play. "El Cap played their game," Singer said. "They're much more physical than us.
August 1, 2002 |
Despite a series of improvements that make legitimate online music services more attractive, the major record labels still can't give music fans something they've been getting from pirate services for more than three years: a comprehensive catalog of songs. The latest example is the new version of Pressplay, the online music venture jointly owned by Universal Music Group and Sony Music.
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August 12, 1990 |
"Hookup!" shouted a deckhand as he saw a fishing pole suddenly bend to the accompanying wail of a saltwater reel. "Fish on!" yelled skipper Ted Cohen as fishermen scrambled along the stern of the "Champagne Wishes" and cleared the way for the teen-ager who was reeling furiously and grimacing noticeably as the others cheered him on.
November 18, 1988 |
The opera and symphony crowd that frequents the Music Center might not recognize Patti Austin's name or face, but they probably do know her voice. Austin, who plays a rare Dorothy Chandler Pavilion pop-jazz show tonight with pianist David Benoit, has been the singer on hundreds of TV and radio commercials for the past dozen years.