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Google announced a new generation of Chrome OS–based laptops at the company’s I/O developer conference. The new device will be called the Chromebook, and its interface will be based entirely on Google’s Chrome browser. In other words, everything you do with a Chromebook will be on...

QR codes – those strange symbols that use the cell phone to link the offline and online worlds – are are going mainstream in the U.S. So, now is the time to get involved. Here are some basic resources for creating and mobilizing QR codes with...

Having facilitated the mass piracy of billions of songs over a 10-year period, Lime Wire founder Mark Gorton and his file-sharing company have agreed to compensate the four largest record labels by paying them $105 million. cnet.com...

In the last week, Apple released an update to iOS devices to help address some of the concerns over location tracking and unleashed new, Thunderbolt-equipped iMacs. Ars also dug into OWC’s SSD replacement for MacBook Airs and the Quadro 4000 from NVIDIA, and discussed upcoming...

New artist website amazingtunes.com has announced it is to pay any artists who sell their music via its download platform 100% of the revenue. Parent company Amazing Media, called the offering “the best deal for an artist currently available”, explaining that competing download sites all...

SoundCloud has launched SoundCloud Labs, a site dedicated to experimental projects and features built on its SoundCloud platform, soundcloudlab.com...

With Apple the dominate force in digital music, others  must stay compatible or compete. Spotify announced changes that ambitiously try to do both, while also addressing some label concerns that have stalled a U.S. launch. hypebot.com...

In a radical shift, EMI Music Publishing today announced that it is taking back the responsibility for licensing digital rights in North American from ASCAP. The performance rights society will continue to license EMI’s performance rights for traditional media services, including television and radio stations. allaboutjazz.com...

O2 Academy has partnered with ethical music download store Fair Share Music to offer free downloads from a half-dozen upcoming artists from the UK and North America to the venue’s customers. The promotion aims to raise awareness of Fair Share Music and ethical downloading among O2...

Pop is about to get a new paymaster. He is a Ukrainian-born American citizen who made a fortune in Russia and now lives like a king in London, and it looks like he is about to get his hands on one of the biggest record...