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Instagram purges fake followers. Sorry Bieber, Beyonce, Barack

The most popular celebrities on Instagram lose massive numbers of followers after the photo-sharing service purges fake or spam accounts, according to a list published to the Web.

By December 19, 2014


Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt team up on social start-up

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.

By June 6, 2011


Ringtone roundup: Akon makes me look like a fool

Each week, CNET tracks the hottest ringtones. Chris Brown tops the list again this week, as Akon makes a hard charge up the charts.

By April 13, 2007


Sony joins YouTube and Universal on Vevo video site

Vevo, the upcoming music video site from Universal Music and YouTube, will launch sometime this year with content from the two largest recording companies.

By June 4, 2009


SanDisk's SlotRadio music player now available

SanDisk's Sansa SlotRadio, a microSD card-based portable audio player, is officially available for sale online.

By April 1, 2009


UMG digital chief on iTunes, DRM, and Android

q&a Rio Caraeff says Android owners buy a lot of music, lawsuits don't solve music piracy and Universal Music Group will strengthen links to YouTube.

By January 12, 2009


Amazon, Apple and the price of music

Record labels aren't cutting deals, sources say. If downloads are cheaper on Amazon than iTunes, then they're likely a loss leader.

By January 9, 2009


Universal Music seeing 'tens of millions' from YouTube

The video-sharing giant has long been criticized for an inability to generate as much cash as traffic. That may be changing.

By December 18, 2008


YouTube to host live-streamed event in SF

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.

By October 2, 2008


SanDisk, record labels announce new music format

"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.

By September 21, 2008