Lady Gaga

  • Lady Gaga’s Backplane Pivots To Let You Build And Monetize Your Own Social Network

    Lady Gaga’s Backplane Pivots To Let You Build And Monetize Your Own Social Network

    Why should Facebook or Ning earn the money if you bring the audience? Backplane wants to put that cash in your pocket. That’s why it’s pivoting from building social networks for big brands and celebrities into an open platform where anyone can coordinate people, charge subscriptions and even sell ads. The goal is to put the power back in the hands of organizers, from sports teams… Read More

  • In Conversation With Troy Carter (Atom Factory)

    Lady Gaga Splits From Manager And Rising Tech Investor Troy Carter

    Troy Carter has been making a name for himself in tech thanks to investments in Uber, Spotify, and Dropbox, but his biggest tie to the music industry has just been severed. Lady Gaga has split from Carter, who has managed her since 2007, according to multiple sources of The Hollywood Reporter Showbiz411. The separation could shake his status as he raises a new $75 million investment fund. Read More

  • BlackBerry 10 Touch, Qwerty Devices Leak In Video; RIM Wants Lady Gaga To Help Sell BB10

    BlackBerry 10 Touch, Qwerty Devices Leak In Video; RIM Wants Lady Gaga To Help Sell BB10

    RIM is still bathing in the afterglow of yesterday’s Q2 2013 fiscal results not being as awful as some had feared. The company remains in the invidious position of having to flog an out-of-date OS (BB7) while it tries to get its next-gen OS, BB10, ready for lift-off at the start of next year. The wait for BB10 devices goes on — but two of RIM’s forthcoming BB10 phones… Read More

  • Lady Gaga’s Twitter Hacked, 17M Followers Promised Free iPad 2s

    Lady Gaga’s Twitter Hacked, 17M Followers Promised Free iPad 2s

    We’re still working to confirm this, but it looks like someone has finagled their way into Lady Gaga’s insanely popular Twitter account. That, or the pop icon really did just offer free iPad 2s to all 17 million people that follower her (through the shadiest looking website in the world, no less.) Read More

  • Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane

    Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane

    What do Lady Gaga and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt have in common? Well according to a very interesting piece in the New York Times by former TCr Evelyn Rusli, they’ve both invested in Backplane, a new startup founded by Lady Gaga’s business manager Troy Carter. Schmidt’s Tomorrow Ventures and Gaga have partnered up to finance Cartier’s still in stealth… Read More

  • Amazon Repeats $0.99 Deal On Lady Gaga Album, Says Servers Won't Melt This Time

    Amazon Repeats $0.99 Deal On Lady Gaga Album, Says Servers Won't Melt This Time

    Earlier this week, Amazon offered the new album from superstar Lady Gaga, ‘Born This Way’, for a mere $0.99 in an effort to get people to discover its recently launched Cloud Drive / Player service. Only problem was that the offer was so good that it quickly put quite some strain on Amazon’s infrastructure. Well, the company wants to make amends by repeating the offer today. Read More

  • Lady Gaga On The Farm

    You’re not a real celebrity until you have your own video game or, these days, your own section of FarmVille. Lady Gaga teamed up with Zynga to promote GagaVille, which is now live inside the game. It’s a place where you can grow jewels and get her new album when you purchase $25 in Zynga game cards. Yeah, that must be costing Zynga or one of its partners (Best Buy, Clear Channel)… Read More

  • Lady Gaga Donates $750K To Zynga's Japan Earthquake Relief Campaign

    Lady Gaga Donates $750K To Zynga's Japan Earthquake Relief Campaign

    As we wrote a few weeks ago, Zynga launched a campaign with Save The Children to raise money via in-game donations in Zynga games like FrontierVille, FarmVille and CityVille for the relief efforts in Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami a few weeks ago. Today, the social gaming giant is announcing that Lady Gaga has donated $750,000, through the sales of her Japan Prayer… Read More

  • Google Plays To Its Strengths, Succeeds Brilliantly, With Lady Gaga Interview

    Google Plays To Its Strengths, Succeeds Brilliantly, With Lady Gaga Interview

    As the battle for Silicon Valley engineering talent intensifies, it seems as if hot tech companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter have launched some sort of ridiculous competition as to who could can score the biggest Hollywood talent for an onsite appearance, in order to wow current and future employees. Between Ashton Kutcher and Chamillionaire at Y Combinator launches and… Read More

  • Born This Way

    Born This Way

    Last night at the dinner table we wrestled with the next generation in the form of our 17 year old. It all began when she asked to borrow my iPad for “a second.” We had been discussing Lady Gaga’s new single, which Naomi insisted was a direct cop of a Madonna 80’s hit, Express Yourself. OK, there might be some similarity — like the whole verse, 75% of the chorus… Read More

  • Lady Gaga Topples Britney As Queen Of Twitter

    Lady Gaga Topples Britney As Queen Of Twitter

    Oh, glorious day. Britney Spears is no longer the Queen of Twitter. She has been toppled from her thrown. A cultural milestone? Perhaps. But wait. The new Queen of Twitter is Lady Gaga. Is that any better? At least she is more entertaining, or at least more self-aware. And she gloated appropriately enough via Twitter and the odd YouTube video below. Read More

  • Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Court Silicon Valley’s Entrepreneurs [Video]

    Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Court Silicon Valley’s Entrepreneurs [Video]

    Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga’s managers are looking for the next best thing. They’re not looking for the next Bieber or Gaga— well, they’re looking for that too, but that’s not what I’m referring to here— they’re aggressively searching for the next great web platform. Now that their clients are major influencers online (Bieber has 2.8 million… Read More

  • How Does Lady Gaga Make Money On YouTube? Find Out At TechCrunch Disrupt.

    How Does Lady Gaga Make Money On YouTube? Find Out At TechCrunch Disrupt.

    Have you seen Lady Gaga’s new music video with Beyonce, launched on Vevo and YouTube last month? The one that mixes busty blonde babes with Wonder Bread, Miracle Whip, Virgin Mobile, and a host of other brands? Troy Carter, Gaga’s manager who helped put together this video, will be speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt next month. Carter will join Google President and head of… Read More

  • Heartbeats by Lady Gaga: Garish headphones for the pop star in you

    Heartbeats by Lady Gaga: Garish headphones for the pop star in you

    Say what you will about Dr. Dre, but the man is a hip-hop legend. Say what you will about Lady Gaga, but she’s terrible. So you can either consider the fact that “Heartbeats by Lady Gaga” was just announced as one of two things: a callous cash grab, attempting to earn (?) more money while Lady Gaga is still popular, or… no, that’s the only reason these things exist. Read More