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Taylor Swift's Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy
Celebrities

Taylor Swift's Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy

The star stealthily filed trademark applications for certain lyrical stylings from her latest album, '1989.'
Geoff Weiss
Jay-Z to Acquire Scandinavian Music Streaming Company for $56 Million
Jay Z

Jay-Z to Acquire Scandinavian Music Streaming Company for $56 Million

The rapper-turned-businessman is adding to his empire, which already spans clothing and sports bars.
What Biggie Smalls's Accountant Taught Me About Life
Inspiration

What Biggie Smalls's Accountant Taught Me About Life

The 'Accountant to the Stars' had a big impact on me with just a few words.
Andrew Medal
How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum
YouTube

How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum

In the pantheon of viral videos, Rebecca Black's 'Friday' may be among the most notorious. Here's how the teen star has parlayed her explosive success.
Geoff Weiss
Why This Collaborative Platform for Musicians Is Drumming Up Big Bucks
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Why This Collaborative Platform for Musicians Is Drumming Up Big Bucks

Splice brings music and technology together in perfect harmony.
Sony Is Bringing Back the Walkman (Again)
Sony

Sony Is Bringing Back the Walkman (Again)

Interested? That will be $1,119.99.
Laura Entis
6 Rappers Who Are Also Franchisees
Franchises

6 Rappers Who Are Also Franchisees

As Wiz Khalifa allegedly eyes a Nando's chicken franchise, here are six other rappers who can help guide him on his foray into franchising.
Kate Taylor
Vinyl Records Are Having a Moment
Business Unusual

Vinyl Records Are Having a Moment

A 65-year-old record-pressing plant settles into a growth groove.
Margaret Littman
How YouTube Megastar Connor Franta Is Channeling His Eclectic Passions Into Entrepreneurial Gold
YouTube

How YouTube Megastar Connor Franta Is Channeling His Eclectic Passions Into Entrepreneurial Gold

Brand partnerships can be a goldmine for today's biggest YouTubers. But 22-year-old Connor Franta, who boasts a digital footprint of 5 million followers, would much rather build brands of his own.
Geoff Weiss
Lessons From a Country Music Duo to Make Your Business 'Big & Rich'
Customer Experience

Lessons From a Country Music Duo to Make Your Business 'Big & Rich'

Professional musicians give inspiring performances. Successful entrepreneurs do the same thing.
John Brubaker
50 Cent and Intel Unveil High-Tech Headphones: 'I Invest In Things I Can Move the Needle In.'
50 Cent

50 Cent and Intel Unveil High-Tech Headphones: 'I Invest In Things I Can Move the Needle In.'

The rapper turned business mogul discusses his latest tech venture and his strategy for vetting investment opportunities.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Apple Accused of Deliberately Deleting Competitors' Songs on iPods
Legal Center

Apple Accused of Deliberately Deleting Competitors' Songs on iPods

Court proceedings are underway in California as the tech giant has to defend actions it took on iPods purchased between 2006 and 2009 wiping music off users' iPods accounts downloaded from competing music services.
Catherine Clifford
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Apple Faces $1 Billion Lawsuit Over iPod Allegations
Legal Issues

Apple Faces $1 Billion Lawsuit Over iPod Allegations

The suit claims that Apple abused a monopoly position in that iTunes music could only be played on iPods, unfairly blocking competing device makers.
Come 2015, Apple Will Reportedly Bake Beats Music-Streaming Service Into iOS
Music

Come 2015, Apple Will Reportedly Bake Beats Music-Streaming Service Into iOS

The move would represent Apple's first attempt to capitalize on its $3 billion purchase of Beats Electronics in May.
Geoff Weiss