Each week, CNET tracks the hottest ringtones. Chris Brown tops the list again this week, as Akon makes a hard charge up the charts.
The pop star and the Google honcho have invested in Backplane, a startup run by Gaga's manager that focuses on musical artists and sports teams, according to The New York Times.
Crave's weekly look at the top-10 ringtones takes a stab at guessing which will be the next song to blow up.
Could plans for the YouTube Live event in Fort Mason be indicating that live-streaming technology is on the way for the Google video site? Maybe. The company is being tight-lipped.
Thriller turns 25
Shop Boyz tops the charts of AT&T's most popular ringtones of the year.
"SlotMusic," backed by four major music labels, is a record album sold on a compact memory card that can be immediately played on MicroSD-enabled phones.
Vevo, the upcoming music video site from Universal Music and YouTube, will launch sometime this year with content from the two largest recording companies.
SanDisk's Sansa SlotRadio, a microSD card-based portable audio player, is officially available for sale online.
Record labels aren't cutting deals, sources say. If downloads are cheaper on Amazon than iTunes, then they're likely a loss leader.