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  • What's an album worth? Let's ask the computer

    By Paul Sloan

    If the humans can't conquer the chaotic digital music marketplace, let the machines try. At least that is part of the message in a Warner Music announcement Monday.

    Warner CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr., long frustrated that the industry gave Apple (AAPL) chief Steve Jobs too much control over the pricing of digital music, has enlisted a small software company to help it figure out a varying pricing model that MORE

    - May 5, 2008 3:30 PM ET
  • Warner Music's new digital czar

    By Paul Sloan

    Michael Nash, a longtime digital music executive, takes over Warner Music's (WMG) digital division in June, reporting directly to CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. Since Bronfman and a group of private equity investors bought Warner Music from Time Warner (TWX) in 2004 for $2.6 billion, the company has made headway adapting to the digital marketplace. Digital sales accounted for 14% of the company's total revenues of $989 MORE

    - Mar 19, 2008 6:44 AM ET
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  • Are domain names recession-proof?

    By Paul Sloan

    Global markets are in a state of panic. Credit markets are all but closed. And recession fears are everywhere. But at the conference I attended in Hollywood this week, called DomainFest, you'd have little clue that the financial world was melting down.

    The domain world - the people that buy and sell names and make money from pay-per-click ads on their websites - is booming. Downturn? Bring it MORE

    - Jan 25, 2008 3:54 PM ET
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