All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Universal’

Lady Gaga Sued by Bratz Toy Manufacturer

Lady Gaga, controversial celebrity-type individual and award-winning singer, is always in the spotlight for one thing or another. If the media isn’t foaming at the mouth over her latest meat costume, chances are they’re explaining to the world why countries don’t want her performing music within their borders. Now, it would seem, Gaga is the target of a lawsuit by …

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Facebook And Instagram Represent An Important Shift In Social Marketing Strategy

“It seems that Facebook acquired Instagram for two reasons,” Roger Katz, CEO of Friend2Friend, tells WebProNews. Friend2Friend does some of Universal Pictures’ social media campaigns. “The first is clearly a mobile play: Apple and Google are the players who control the critical app ecosystems for iOS and Android,” he adds. “Today, Facebook users who access the service with tablets or …

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Turntable.fm Gets Deals With All Four Major Labels

Turntable.fm has secured licensing deals with all four of the major record labels (Universal, Sony, Warner and EMI), which will obviously go a long way in making the service more useful to the mainstream. Chairman Seth Goldstein announced the news today at SXSW, and tweeted about it: excited to announce that we now have licenses in place w all four …

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Universal, Redbox Make Deal To Maintain 28-Day DVD Window

Looking to avoid winding up in a situation similar to the one between Warner Bros. and Redbox, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has inked out a new deal with Redbox that will have the rental company continue to sell its films with the current 28-day waiting period. Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Redbox, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc, announced the …

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Exclusive: How Universal Does Social Commerce, And Why Your Business Should Do It Too

Universal Pictures is using Facebook to create buzz and drive ticket sales for a number of its new films, including Big Miracle, Safe House, and The Lorax, and is utilizing social media management platform Friend2Friend for some social commerce efforts. We had a conversation with Friend2Friend CEO Roger Katz to learn more about Universal’s efforts, how his company is working …

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Megaupload Drops Universal Suit, Details Emerge Around Founder’s Arrest

As we reported last month, popular file hosting site Megaupload filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group over claims that UMG abused YouTube’s automated copyright infringement reporting system to take down a video posted and owned by Megaupload. Our own Josh Wolford reported about the video: The RIAA and MPAA, in their push to rid the internet of what they …

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Anonymous Takes Down Universal Music Site

UPDATE: Anonymous has just taken down the RIAA and MPAA websites as well. Apparently, #OpPayback is a pretty huge operation for the group: @anonopsAnonOpshttp://t.co/c2YRxNux & http://t.co/5uGpqRH2 & http://t.co/pms5eodD TANGO DOWN #Megaupload Fight for Internet Freedom! 7 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Add another major site to the list, as Anonymous has just taken down Universal Music’s site. …

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Grooveshark sued by EMI Music

Well, this will probably going to be detrimental to my future work productivity. Due to what it claims is a failure to receive any royalty kickbacks, EMI Music Publishing has filed a lawsuit against Grooveshark’s parent company, Escape Media Group. The New York Times explains: In the suit, filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, EMI seeks unspecified …

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