Tidal announced Wednesday it would offer its $9.99 service for $4.99 to those with a "valid. edu email address" in a few weeks. The music platform also offers a premium service with high-fidelity sound for $19.99, which is reduced to $9.99 for students. The music and video service is co-owned by Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Madonna and others.» Read More
When Activision Blizzard’s long-awaited Diablo III went on sale at midnight, it had already broken sales records. Once players got their hands on the game, they also overloaded Activision Blizzard's servers.
Iger led off the earnings call with a heavy emphasis on international growth, China in particular. Iger says China is a "priority" and that the Shanghai resort, which is now under construction, will be very important for international growth.
All of Rupert Murdoch’s scandals and legal woes aren’t hurting the company’s performance.
In a court ruling with significant implications for the music industry, a California judge has dismissed a suit by two song publishing companies aimed at preventing Victor Willis, former lead singer of the 1970s disco group the Village People, from exercising his right to reclaim ownership of “YMCA” and other hit songs he wrote, the New York Times reports.
The television industry is at the brink of extraordinary change—the line between traditional “TV” and the Internet is disappearing.
In a report just released SecondMarket reported that it continued to grow its trading volume in the last quarter it had access to Facebook shares.
YouTube is partnering with the US Olympic Committee for a "Team USA" channel sponsored by AT&T.
Andreessen tells me that now he's particularly interested in social commerce, saying he's very excited about Pinterest in particular. That gives a hint at that sharing startup's future business model.
Today Wired is hosting its fourth annual Business Conference in Downtown Manhattan, and I had a chance to catch up with Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson to talk about how important disruption is to businesses today.
Providence is in talks to sell its stake for somewhere in the ballpark of $200 million—though my sources tell me it could be lower.
If the goal of Internet companies' “New Front” presentations is to convince advertisers that it’s easy to buy online video ads, AOL’s presentation aims to show that it’s creating an online complement to TV ads.
Microsoft wants ads in Xbox LIVE apps to be the new way marketers target consumers.
The sell off of EMI records will have a huge imapct on artists, consumers, and music industry employees.
Facebook’s user growth continues to be gangbusters: the company now has 901 million monthly active users, up from 845 million in the last filing.
Silicon Valley patent wars are heating up and Facebook wants to protect itself against some potentially very pricey litigation.
Saturday, April 21, marked the fifth annual Record Store Day, a celebration of music and record store culture, as well as independent businesses.
When Netflix reports quarterly earnings after the bell, investors should focus on U.S. streaming subscriber numbers.
The chairman of Disney’s movie studio, Rich Ross, wrote in a note to his staff Friday that he is stepping down and the role is no longer “the right professional fit for me.” Ross ran the studio for just two and a half years, and now is cleaving under the cloud of a massive bomb—"John Carter."
It seems like every week we see another VC-backed company go public and the stock soars — most recently, Splunk stock jumped 109 after going public. With such profitable exits, one would expect venture investors to clamor to pour money into startups. But in fact, the opposite is the case.
Dick Clark may have been best known for hosting "American Bandstand" and ABC’s "New Year’s Rockin’ Eve," but he also was a hugely successful TV producer, and in many ways revolutionized TV production.