Jay Samit may be in charge of all things Internet for EMI, but his first career incarnation -- magician -- might be more appropriate to the business of music on the Web.
"Community" is a significant buzzword in the cyberage, a suggestion that the online world can bring together like-minded individuals in a way the U.S. hasn't seen since it abandoned town squares and…
In a what may be a harbinger of the way that international literary rights are bought and sold in years to come, HarperCollins has entered into a global agreement with Rightscenter.com to list all…
In its most expensive new-product launch ever, Microsoft is spending $500 million to promote the Xbox, its videogame console which is scheduled to appear on store shelves this fall.
A host of major Internet consulting outfits, including KORE, New York's Razorfish, and Atlanta-based iXL Enterprises, have recognized a lucrative potential market in helping shepherd entertainment…
For Hollywood new-media heavies, the world is a test market. Feeling as though they were left behind with the advent of entertainment on the Web, the movie studios are pushing to the forefront to…
Blaming debts on its previous management, Entertainment Internet Inc., parent of online casting service CastNet.com, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
With final agreement on a digital copy-protection system still pending, studio types cast a wary eye on the recordable DVD systems, digital VCRs and growing number of cable and satellite set-top…
Over the past 18 months, many entertainment execs left their posts in traditional entertainment for startups, but now, as Netcos close and the pink slips pile up, many of these people are trying to…
Canuck telecom giant BCE announced Tuesday that the deal to create Bell Globemedia by merging BCE, the CTV network and national newspaper the Globe & Mail has been finalized.
Running out of loot is no laughing matter. Just ask cartoon Netco Dotcomix. The company recently laid off its staff and ceased operations after its venture capital ran dry. The company reportedly…