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  • Twitter Partners With Billboard To Help Expand The Reach Of Music Conversations

    Twitter Partners With Billboard To Help Expand The Reach Of Music Conversations

    Twitter has announced one part of its new music strategy today, with a Billboard partnership that will result in the new ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Chart.’ The new tool will follow real-time conversation around U.S. music, monitoring mentions of artists, albums and songs being discussed both in the moment, and over time. That data will feed charts updated daily, and made… Read More

  • Taylor Swift Doesn’t Want Me To Listen To Her New Album On Spotify. Not So Swift.

    Taylor Swift Doesn’t Want Me To Listen To Her New Album On Spotify. Not So Swift.

    I love streaming music and I'm an avid user of Spotify for this purpose. I was pretty delighted when I saw that Taylor Swift's new album "Red" was available for listening when I opened up the app. I listened to the whole album, and I gotta tell ya...it's pretty damn good. But then something happened, it dissapeared. And then it came back. Then went away again. Apparently, Taylor Swift doesn't… Read More

  • California license plates may go digital, turn into billboards

    California license plates may go digital, turn into billboards

    Just when you think that there's no way you could have any more distractions while driving, California comes up with yet another way to put billboards on the highways and streets. Of course, the state's budget crisis is well known, and lawmakers are currently discussing the possibility of changing to digital license plates, and then allowing companies to buy advertising time on cars. Read More

  • Billboard Hopes Its API Will Be A Cornerstone For Music Mashups

    Billboard Hopes Its API Will Be A Cornerstone For Music Mashups

    Earlier today came news that Billboard, the well known music analytics company, was repositioning its homepage to serve as a consumer-friendly destination for music fans rather than the B2B hub it had been before. Alongside the release, the company has informed us that it's planning to make its API more accesible to developers, with the hopes that it will spur a new wave of music-related… Read More

  • Ricoh plans to erect a "green" billboard in New York's Times Square

    Ricoh plans to erect a "green" billboard in New York's Times Square

    Ricoh Japan is planning to set up a  billboard powered by natural energy in New York City’s Times Square in December. The sign will be equipped with 45 solar cell panels and four wind power turbines, producing a maximum of 98 kilowatt-hours of electricity per day. Ricoh’s American subsidiary says the billboard (47 feetx126 feet) might not be illuminated in case there is not enough… Read More

  • Mini Motorby Billboard Displays Your Name

    Mini Motorby Billboard Displays Your Name

    Whether you like Mini Coopers or not, you gotta give some credit to Mini for coming up with an idea like this. Certain tolls in cities where RFID passes are used (EZPass in NJ/NY) have an electronic billboard with a talking Mini Cooper who’ll spit out your name when you drive through. It works by grabbing your name off of the RFID information passed along when you pay the toll. Right now you… Read More