Vivendi Universal Net USA is readying to bow a new online offering called MP4.com, which will try to do for video what MP3.com did for audio on the Internet.
A slowdown in both the economy and the tech sector can't keep Americans away from the Internet. According to a 96-page report released Tuesday by the Commerce Dept., the Internet is attracting more…
Harlan Ellison is due back in court Feb. 4 in a legal battle that's the literary equivalent of Napster. In April 2000, Ellison filed suit in Los Angeles after a hacker scanned six of his works into a…
Showbiz is recession-resistant, and certainly ancillary markets seem to be flourishing: Video and DVDs plus film sales to cable and broadcast TV are booming.
The Backend - Paul Sweeting
Vivendi Universal has tapped Derrick Oien, the former prexy and operating chief of music Netco MP3.com, to run the music operations of its recently consolidated online division, Vivendi Universal Net…
Hong Kong's Motion Picture Industry Assn. has joined the fight against piracy by launching the city's first online film copyright database.
On Jan. 8, a renegade astronomer presented new information at an annual gathering of his peers showing all previous estimates of the first formation of stars in the universe were off by billions of…
NBC has tapped software giant Microsoft to create and promote the Web sites of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and "Access Hollywood."
Music cabler MuchMusic USA will launch half-hour program "Dedicate Live!" on Feb. 14.