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BMG strikes royalty, rights deal with Pandora


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

BMG has bypassed its agreement with ASCAP and BMI to sign a music rights and royalty agreement directly with streaming service Pandora. The deal includes "marketing and business benefits" for BMG and … Read More

Report: States probe AT&T's DIRECTV buy


  • Reuters

Attorneys general in more than 20 states have begun investigating AT&T's planned $48.5 billion deal to buy DIRECTV, according to a Reuters report, which indicates the attorneys general are working clo… Read More

AMD CEO plans move past "Bulldozer" to "Zen"



The "Bulldozer" microarchitecture behind the current generation of Advanced Micro Devices processors has proved to be a disappointment, and the IC design company will be moving on to the more promisin… Read More

Verizon picks up more subs, but that weighs on bottom line


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters

Verizon Wireless added 40% more contract subscribers so far this quarter compared with a year ago, but the company faces tighter profit margins on those sales due to costs for subsidizing new smartpho… Read More