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3 secret Lily Allen/MySpace gigs

lilyitsnotmesleeveMySpace Music today announced three secret Lily Allen performances on three continents.

The singer will stage intimate concerts for her MySpace fans in New York, Tokyo and London at no charge. 

The events mark the first time a single artist will take part in multiple MySpace Secret Shows on a global basis, and follow the world exclusive premiere of ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’, Lily Allen’s second album on MySpace.

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Big Brother is watching – crisis, or opportunity?

New Media Knowledge’s (NMK) next event looks at the pros and cons of behavioural targeting.

The event, which takes place in London on November 25, asks if  behavioural targeting will save internet publishing or if it is instead a moment that marks the death of privacy.

Although the potential audience for internet publications dwarfs that of print editions, digital ad revenues have lagged well behind those for the print publications they are slowly replacing, driving the industry to look to targeting ads to specific viewers.

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UK iPhone carrier O2 hosts Elton John New Year’s do

O2 continues in its attempt to position itself as the coolest, most music-focused mobile carrier, with news its London venue, the O2, will host Elton John’s annual New Year’s Eve Party

This Monday 17th November tickets for Elton John’s New Year’s Eve Party go exclusively on sale to O2 customers before going on sale to the general public on Monday 24th November at 9am.

Elton John has been wowing audiences with his Red Piano show in Las Vegas since 2004 and Elton John’s New Year’s Eve Party will see him perform his greatest hits at the biggest party in town.

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Updated:Google offers voice search for iPhone – video

Google this week optimised its search results for iPhone users – now the search engine giant has made the Apple device capable of exercising searches using voice commands. Don’t believe me? Here’s the video:

UPDATE: Since this report was published the descriptive video appears to have been taken offline and there has been no sign yet of the application’s arrival on the App Store. We have found another version of the original video which we have posted here. The original New York Times report appears authoritative and written with cooperation from the search giant, so the jury’s out on what’s really going down. Original report from here unchanged.

Second Update: Now the word is we’re looking at Monday, watch the skies, people…

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MusicAlly puts mobile music on trial

Music Ally will this month pitch two world class speakers against each other in a unique mock-trial on the promise of the mobile music industry.
Titled “Mobile Music in the Dock” the event promises to put the claims made by the mobile industry about mobile music on trial. Speakers will be Mobile Entertainment Forum chairman Ralph Simon and Sibelius Software’s Jeremy Silver acting as defence and prosecution respectively.

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Musinaut offers free MXP4 training sessions

Musinaut will host free training sessions for artists interested in using its all-new multimedia format, MXP4.
Since its launch in September almost 5,000 artists have downloaded MXP4Creator, an interactive solution that lets creatives embed other content into their songs, and enables new forms of creative expression.
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Suede singer sells USB stick album

Former Suede frontman, Brett Anderson, will preview songs from his new solo album at a special event in London – offering ticket buyers a USB stick containing the new album, ‘Wilderness’ along with their tickets. The event takes place at London’s Mermaid Theatre on July 7. Anderson will play piano and guitar, and will be joined on stage by singer Emmanuelle Seigner to jointly sing the album’s opening track, and cellist Amy Langley. Tickets  are available at www.ticketweb.co.uk