Twitter is reportedly in advanced (and separate) negotiations with both Google and Microsoft to incorporate its tweets into search results, according to Wall Street Journal blog AllThingsD.
Warner Music Group has tapped Outrigger Media to help sell sponsorships and advertising against its video content. The deal includes Warner-controlled properties, YouTube, and various third-party platforms.
The next Coachella? Mark your calendars for April 16-18, 2010.
INQ is now planning to build a Spotify-branded phone, to be released through Swedish telecommunications giant Telia. The phone is still in a development stage, according to TechCrunch. Separately, Spotify has finalized a deal to bundle premium service charges into broader Telia mobile or ISP bills.
The Pirate Bay acquisition attempt appears even more ill-fated. In the latest sour wrinkle, Global Gaming Factory (GGF) chief Hans Pandeya publicly expressed doubt over whether the deal will be completed.
Dutch rights society Buma/Stemra is now planning to impose licensing fees on blogs embedding music videos, according to numerous reports floating Thursday.
In Thursday action on Wall Street, Warner Music Group (WMG) crawled back towards the $6-mark, the Dow (DJIA) gained 0.63 percent to 9,786.87, and both Live Nation (LYV) and Ticketmaster (TKTM) shed a few percentage points. The complete wrap here.