Madonna Flees, CBS Gossips, Google Soars
All in all it's just a...'nother brick crumbling...out of the music industry's...wall.
Okay, so I'm not Roger Waters.
Yes, the Queen Music Bee herself, Lady Madonna, has followed in the treble-cleffed footprints of Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails.
And, not very much like a virgin, but with mucho celebration, I'm sure, Madonna is setting off across the great unknown oceans towards LiveNation, only to leave the Old World of Warner Music in her rearview mirror to cash in on a 10-year, $120M touring, recording, and merchandising deal.
I guess there is a city of gold for big music after all -- just not one about which papa can any longer preach about all those gold discs hanging on their walls.
Of course, if you want to get the real skinny on this and other celebrity news, you can stop in soon at Blackrock. They'll keep the flashbulbs on for ya.
That's because CBS has spent a cool $10M for San Francisco-rumor-gatherer, Dotspotter.
Edward R. Murrow would be so proud...and so be talkin' trash about Cronkite, Rather, Couric, and the rest of the Tiffany crowd behind their backs.
Here's some quick Dotspotting trivia for you: Just guess who's currently at the top of the "Dotspotter Celebrity Rankings." Inquiring minds do not want to know, but they'll visit the site anyway.
And if you're having trouble finding the answer, you can always search on Google...in August of 2007, 750 million people used Google to conduct 37.1 billion searches.
With that kind of market share, is it any wonder Google hasn't bought a whole fleet of Boeing 757s?
Can it be long before Google adds an HR function entitled "Google InFlight Service and Science Attendant"?
Aeronautic engineering PhDs with zero-gravity experience only need apply.