The Afternoon Bits: Twitter Dealmaking, WMG, Coachella 2010, INQ, Bumra/Stemra, Wall Street

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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.