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Twitter’s TV Ad Targeting Uses ‘Video Fingerprinting’

Twitter today announced a new program designed to help brands sync up television ads and Promoted Tweets through the use of a cutting-edge "video fingerprinting" t

FTC Charges Artist Arena With Violating Kids’ Online Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against Warner Music’s Artist Arena—which operates fan sites for performers such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Rihanna—for violating the online privacy of 100,000 children under the age of 13.

Universal and Sony Buy EMI for $4.1 Billion

One of Britain’s most famous record companies, EMI, has been bought in two deals with Sony and Vivendi’s Universal Music. The company will now be split into two divisions. Universal bought EMI’s recorded music group for $1.9 billion on Friday, while a group headed by Sony picked up EMI’s music publishing division for $2.2 billion.

Virgin Media Close to Deal for Digital Music Service

In early 2009, Virgin Media announced that it was planning an unlimited music download subscription service in partnership with Universal Music, but none of the other major labels signed on.

Vevo Crosses the Atlantic

Vevo, the U.S. music industry’s online video darling, is bringing its act across the pond.