Filed under: Books, Gossip, Tech | Tags: Amazon, Books, E-Books, Google, Kindle, Microsoft, News, Yahoo
Here’s a quotation from Engadget through BBC News, with all the important parts bolded:
“Microsoft, its new pet dog Yahoo, and Amazon have decided to join together in the soon to be formed Open Book Alliance. You might expect this to be a revolutionary new collaborative effort at delivering the written word in a way that makes Google Books pale into insignificance, but you would, of course, be wrong. Far from trying to compete with Google, The OBA is set to act as the collective mouthpiece for all those opposed to Google’s recent $125 million settlement deal with book publishers and authors. With the US Department of Justice already investigating antitrust concerns relating to the case, the other big dogs just couldn’t restrain themselves from pitching in together for a united whinge. Should the settlement be cleared, it will permit Google non-exclusive rights to orphan works (those without an established writer) and will give it a 30 per cent cut of books sold via Google Books, both things that authors have agreed to. So what’s there to moan about, fellas — we all trust Google to do the right thing, right?”
They excerpt says that they’re not competing with Google, but come on! Anyways, worse comes to worst, I believe Google has the complete support of Apple.
Filed under: Gossip, Music | Tags: Diva, Mariah Carey, Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, News, R&B
Here’s a quote from Showbiz411.com with the important parts bolded:
“Mariah Carey—despite idiotic postings elsewhere—is gearing up for her big new CD release.
Mariah feels so strongly about “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” that she’s even re-hired the PR powerhouse that made her second-stage career such a success. She’s back with Cindi Berger of PMK HBH. It was Berger who made her “Emancipation of Mimi” the biggest hit of Mariah’s career. Smart move.
Of course, that means both Mariah and Whitney Houston are now being repped by the same PR company. PMK’s Kristen Foster is handling Whitney with my old pal, Jill Fritzo.
“Memoirs” was scheduled for an August 25th release, then moved to September 15th. Now it’s set for September 29th. If the regular Grammy deadline had been in place—September 30th—Mariah would have made it. But the unfortunate early deadline of August 31st cut her off. So she has some slack time to get “Memoirs” just right.
The first single from Mariah’s CD will not be “Obsessed”—that was just a summer trifle, and it was a lot of fun. The real first official single is said to be a powerhouse ballad along the lines of “Vision of Love.””
I know a lot of people who’ll be happy about the lead single being a powerhouse ballad.
Filed under: Gossip, Personal, Uncategorized | Tags: Baby, New, News, Observe, Shocking
Paraguay: A premature baby declared dead after only a few hours after his birth. His father opened the coffin to bid farewell to find him… breathing! This is horrible, really really horrible. Read full story at the source.
Makes you think of the MANY cases other babies were declared dead without anyone checking back.
Filed under: Music, Personal, Pretty | Tags: 2009, Christina Aguilera, New Single, News, Obsessed, The-Dream, Touch My Body, Tricky Stewart, You Lost Me
Christina fans, you ready for GREAT news? Ok here goes, @themixologistt on twitter is mixing Christina’s album, or single, he said on his twitter:
WOW! Christina Aguilera’s new single IS DONE! DAMN, IS TOTALLY FABULOUS! I can’t wait to see it riding to to
I listened Aguilera’s new song about a million times, DAMN, Tricky n Claude made an AWESOME job!
All I can say now is; GET READY, CHRISTINA WILL SHOCK YOU!!!!!!
He also wrote some lyrics that I think belong to the new single, the lyrics are “You lost me since the day that you could hear another heart beat“, why do I think they’re Christina’s you ask? because the lovely SiA wrote a few weeks ago that she wrote a song with Christina called “You Lost Me”.
Filed under: Gossip, Music | Tags: Islam, News, Pretty, random, Snoop Dogg, Weird
He now is a muslim, reports BBC News. He said that by signing up to the religion he was “doing what’s right and representing what’s right. I’m an advocate for peace, I’ve been in the peace movement ever since I’ve been making music”. Although he only made his religious beliefs public at the event, the rapper suggested that he had been signed up for a while.
“I’m already in the Nation, that’s why I’m here,” he said. Aww, if only he stopped being a pothead.
ps: Picture courtesy of my bad-photoshopper self.
Filed under: Gossip, Music | Tags: Cover, Gossip, Lady Gaga, Magazines, News, Pretty
Filed under: Music | Tags: Billboard, Charts, Lady Gaga, News, Peak, Pretty
A direct quote from Billboard:
Lady GaGa earns a new chart peak this week as “The Fame” (IGA) moves up 26-10 with 32,000 (+11%)
This is it.