Category Archives: Web 2.Oh-no

MySpace Gives The Pink Slip To 47% Of Their Employees

Posted by on January 12, 2011

2011 isn’t starting out so well for MySpace. PaidContent.org reports that the one-time king of social networking has cut almost 500 employees, or 47% of its work staff. In MySpace CEP Mike Jones’ statement regarding the layoffs, he mentioned the following: “Today’s tough but necessary changes were taken in order to provide the company with […]

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Federal Court Forces LimeWire To Shut Down

Posted by on October 28, 2010

After a four year legal battle with the RIAA, a federal court in New York has issued a “permanent injunction” against peer-to-peer file-sharing website LimeWire. In other words, LimeWire is being forced to shut down. Judge Kimba Wood found that LimeWire was liable for enhancing copyright infringement, causing great harm to the record labels. LimeWire […]

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You Might Want Your MTV, But Universal Doesn’t

Posted by on August 9, 2010

So even MTV.com isn’t playing music videos anymore? Well, they still are, just not music from the world’s largest label group. CNet.com is reporting that MTV’s website will no longer be streaming videos from Universal after negotiations with UMG about financial agreements went downhill.  “MTV has been unwilling to negotiate a fair syndication deal with Vevo […]

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Band Camp Following MySpace In Charging Bands

Posted by on July 15, 2010

After taking jabs at MySpace Music’s alleged subscription service business model last week, we predicted it was probably going to set the struggling site back even more, if not potentially be their death sentence. Whatever MySpace’s fate happens to be, many bands didn’t seem too concerned because of other sites such as Bandcamp offering similar services […]

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MySpace – A Place To Pay For Music?

Posted by on July 9, 2010

It’s been a bad year so far for the site that everyone fell in love with when Facebook and Twitter were still in diapers.  In the first half of 2010, MySpace has taken one nosedive after another and fans are leaving in droves. Back in March, Metal Insider reported how the former social network heavyweight […]

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