Miki Howard: Mother of Michael Jackson’s Baby Brandon Howard? The singer Miki Howard may just be the alleged Billie Jean who was the mother of Michael Jackson’s illegitimate son. DNA tests have confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was the source of the negative inspiration behind the King of Pop’s 1982 hit song.
Mar 7 2014, 9:19am CST
The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now As most commentators, myself included, predicted last fall, a federal appellate court has vacated the FCC’s controversial 2010 “net neutrality” rules, holding that the agency wildly exceeded its authority to regulate...
Jan 24 2014, 8:10am CST
Old Spice Fake Sites Campaign Is Over The Top Old Spice has just landed a huge viral it with the Old Spice Mom Song videos, but that is not enough for the brand. Now they launched an cool prank campaign that is ideal to trick one of your "manly" friends.
Jan 23 2014, 8:19am CST
Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin Beats Music is being launched today to much fanfare and rightfully so. Using “music curation” as its main calling card, it’s a different take on a theme used by other competitive services. Whether the public views that...
Jan 22 2014, 4:21am CST
Endpoints Versus The Internet Of Things Last week on Twitter, a few friends of mine, IT industry analysts and journalists, were tossing around the conversational ball. We were debating terminology — The Internet of Things — that has come into common...
Jan 22 2014, 4:13am CST
Dr Dre’s Beats Music Service Launched Today Dr Dre is not only the grooming guy who made Eminem famous, he is a man with tons of business sense. The eventful launch of his Beats Music service took place today. The rival music channels are tense and they have every reason to be afraid.
Jan 21 2014, 9:22am CST
Danity Kane Reunites with ‘Bye Baby’ They were a musical group of femme fatales that had rocked the world with their meaningful lyrics and cool songs. Originally assembled under the tutelage of Puff Diddy, the girls parted ways due to creative differences...
Jan 18 2014, 7:23am CST
Why Musicians Must Embrace Spotify And Pandora Musicians need Spotify, Pandora and other streaming services more than ever.
Yes, I know both independent artists and superstars alike have criticized the services about the royalties they pay to artists. Spotify hands...
Jan 17 2014, 6:21pm CST
Beats Music Aims To Take Streaming Mass Market Beats Electronics, the fashion headphone behemoth led by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, has officially announced its plans to launch a music streaming service in the U.S. on January 21. Dubbed Beats Music, the $10 per month...
Jan 12 2014, 9:46am CST
Me Myself I: Ten Songs for Narcissistic CEOs Narcissism and chief executives are much in the news of late. Maybe it’s a hangover from the financial crisis or continuing fallout from Enron and other financial scandals. There certainly seems to be a growing interest...
Jan 10 2014, 2:51pm CST
Moving Fitness Trackers Forward Fitness trackers have enjoyed too long in the sun, considering how little most of them actually do. The push now is to get them to offer more to consumers who’ve until now been satisfied to record how many miles they’ve...
Jan 8 2014, 3:31pm CST
Rita Ora Shifts to Calvin Harris’s Mansion The songstress, Rita Ora is planning to shift to her love interest Calvin Harris’s mansion in Los Angeles. Harris extended the invitation in order to see where their relationship leads.
Jan 8 2014, 8:22am CST
Old Spice Mom Ad should be a Super Bowl 2014 Ad Old Spice managed to land another viral ad with the Mom Song. Some find the ad creepy, but it is definitely hilarious and would have what it takes to be a Super Bowl Ad.
Jan 8 2014, 1:24am CST
Gadget Watch: Crystal clear sound in glass speaker Gadget Watch: Speaker using acrylic glass offers new take on crystal clear sound
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ever tried to play a tune by rubbing the rim of a crystal wine glass?
One company has...
Jan 7 2014, 10:46am CST
Samsung's 4Q profit hit by slowing mobile growth Samsung's profit falls for first time in 2 years, highlights smartphone challenges.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Quarterly earnings at Samsung Electronics Co. fell for the first time in two years as sales of...
Jan 6 2014, 10:31pm CST
Pandora Mines Music Data Trove For Better Ads A few months ago, I spoke with Eric Bieschke, Pandora’s’ Chief Scientist, for a story about the company’s approach to analyzing the music listening data it gleans from its 72 million active listeners. Pandora’s hallmark...
Jan 5 2014, 1:31pm CST
Alicia Keys and Blackberry Call It Quits Recording artist Alicia Keys is officially on her way out as global creative director for BlackBerry, the Canadian telecommunications and wireless company. Keys has been in place for only a year.
BlackBerry has had...
Jan 3 2014, 2:46pm CST
How 'Right This Minute' Helps Merge Internet And Television I’ve written a few times recently about the ways new content models are emerging online and influencing film, television, and studio marketing. We’re used to seeing television and film content ending up online, but...
Dec 27 2013, 8:26am CST
Review - 'Saving Mr. Banks' Packs Emotional Wallop My father died in September of this year. I was in the air somewhere over Texas, desperately hurrying to get there before time ran out, when he drew his last breath. Walking into that house, only to discover I was too...
Dec 27 2013, 8:16am CST
Rap Genius Gets Rapped By Google For SEO Spam There’s two lessons to be learned from this little episode of Rap Genius getting rapped over the knuckles by Google concerning SEO spam practices. The first is that it’s terribly dangerous to base an entire business on...
Dec 26 2013, 9:41am CST
Zoe Kravitz on a Dating Spree with Drake Lenny Kravitz’s daughter, Zoe Kravitz is on a dating spree with rap star, Drake. After his falling out with Rihanna, Drake has taken a liking to Zoe and even tweeted about their relationship.
Dec 26 2013, 2:57am CST
Here Are 13 Apps We Couldn't Live Without In 2013 It’s been an important year for apps, those chicklet-sized, colorful squares on your smartphone, not just because the companies behind them continued to command multi-billion dollar valuations, but because of their...
Dec 23 2013, 4:31pm CST
Pussy Riot Members Freed In Russia; Musicians Trump Putin Vladimir Putin was named the most powerful person in the world earlier this year by FORBES, but even he has his limits.
Two members of the music collective Pussy Riot, who in 2012 were sentenced to two years in jail for...
Dec 23 2013, 3:31pm CST
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