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Latest statistics suggest attempts to kick new life into MySpace may be failing.

Tech industry analysts comScore say figures show MySpace lost more than 10 million unique users worldwide between January and February.

There were almost 63 million users of MySpace in February 2011, down from more than 73 million.

- Monday 28 March 2011


The most closely watched lawsuit in the music industry asks this question: how much should a song on iTunes or another digital music service be worth to the performer?

The artist at the center of the suit is Eminem, but some of the biggest beneficiaries of the case may be thousands of older artists who have not released an album in decades.

- Monday 28 March 2011


International

Long lines were reported in Berlin, London, Sydney and other cities as the iPad 2, the newest version of Apple’s popular touchscreen tablet, went on sale Friday afternoon in 25 countries.

By midafternoon on Friday, hundreds of people were lined up in bright sunshine outside Apple’s London flagship store on Regent’s Street. Those at the front of the line had been waiting for more than 33 hours by the time they got their hands on the device. Some spent the night in sleeping bags on the street.

- Monday 28 March 2011


United States
Geraldine Ferraro’s selection as Walter Mondale’s Democratic running mate in the 1984 presidential election made her a winner as far as history was concerned, despite an unsuccessful campaign that proved to be a tough political slog against a popular incumbent. - Monday 28 March 2011


Clark Kent, meet your Lois Lane.

After weeks of guessing who would play the Man of Steel’s leading lady in the upcoming "Superman" reboot, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, along with director Zack Snyder announced on Sunday (March 27) that Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams will take on the iconic role.

- Monday 28 March 2011


Japan

Japanese officials’ concerns over food contamination expanded beyond the country’s borders Tuesday as tests detected radiation in ocean water offshore.

Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said that high levels of radioactive substances were found in seawater near the plant, but said that the results did not represent a threat to human health.

- Wednesday 23 March 2011


International

Research In Motion Ltd. said it will sell its PlayBook tablet in North America next month starting at $499, ending months of speculation over the timing of the release.

The PlayBook joins a handful of new tablets already on the market and will be the latest rival to sector leader, Apple Inc.’s iPad. Three models of the PlayBook will be available in more than 20,000 retail outlets, RIM said. Best Buy Co., one of the PlayBook retailers, will begin accepting orders for the new product Tuesday.

- Wednesday 23 March 2011


United States

T.V. Carpio, who replaced the injured Natalie Mendoza in the role of Arachne, is the fifth person to be hurt since last fall.

Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark lead actress T.V. Carpio suffered an injury that will leave her out of the troubled Broadway production for two weeks, according to the show’s pr representative.

- Wednesday 23 March 2011


United States
The power of the Golden Popcorn is once again yours! Starting today, we’re asking you to cast your votes and select the nominees for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in 13 categories ranging from the familiar (Best Movie, Best Kiss) to the brand-new (Best Line from a Movie). - Wednesday 23 March 2011


United States
Fans accustomed to spending their summer Sundays with Don Draper may have to wait a while longer. It looks increasingly likely that the fifth season of “Mad Men,” the three-time Emmy Award-winning AMC series, will not have its debut until late 2011 or early 2012. - Wednesday 23 March 2011

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