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BBC Connected Red Button comes to Samsung and Sony TVs

The BBC has brought its Connected Red Button service to a range of Sony and Samsung smart TVs, with LG tellies to follow soon.

By January 13, 2014


Uber ruling could sound 'death knell' for taxis say angry cabbies

Representatives of the London taxi industry say authorities are "kowtowing to Uber's money" as the e-hailing app heads for a legal showdown in the UK.

By May 30, 2014


Would Apple really shutter iTunes? Unlikely

A report in Fortune magazine says the company has threatened to shut down iTunes. Well, it sort of said that--over a year ago.

By September 30, 2008


Royalty rate doesn't change for Apple, music retailers

Copyright Royalty Board freezes rate that download stores such as Apple's iTunes must pay music publishers at 9 cents a song. Labels had been seeking 15 cents a song.

By October 2, 2008


Major Webcasters to face billions in new fees?

New letter to Congress from Yahoo, RealNetworks, Pandora and Live365 execs urges politicos to reconsider new rules they argue would require not only higher royalty rates on songs, but more than $1 billion in annual "administrative" fees.

By June 7, 2007


Why Web radio faces another crisis

A deal with the recording industry that was supposed to enable popular services like Pandora to survive never got signed. Did Webcasters fumble a golden opportunity?

By February 23, 2009


New Net radio fee collections delayed

Webcasters will have two extra months--until July 15--to prepare to hand over steeper royalty fees. Some are vowing to get Congress involved.

By May 2, 2007


Net radio bill blasted by royalty collectors

SoundExchange, the non-profit entity that collects royalty payments on behalf of musicians, opposes a new congressional effort to overturn fee increases.

By April 27, 2007


Don't kid yourself -- the RIAA doesn't care about the artists

Even though the RIAA tries to tell you it cares about artists, Don Reisinger thinks it couldn't care less.

By February 6, 2008