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Lady Gaga and Eric Schimdt to Build a Startup Company

Written on June 06, 2011 by Aiken Lewis

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An unlikely partnership pursues a very promising project.

The New York Times reported that a start company called Backplane has gathered worth $1 million in venture funding. The company is governed by Tomorrow Ventures, founded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and partially owned by pop star Lady Gaga.

Backplane aims to gather together online communities of musicians and sports teams by collecting update from different social media platforms. The idea of Backplane emerged when Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s manager and business partner, met up with Apple CEO Steve Jobs to discuss Ping. He thought to do something better.

These days, it has been proven that social media popularity of musicians and bands are becoming essential in shooting up album sales and growing fan bases. Billboard even launched a new chart called Social 50 to rank the artist that is most popular on various social media sites; Lady Gaga leads the pack.

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Happy 3rd Birthday Google Android!

Written on November 08, 2010 by Charles Bass

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It seems like it was just yesterday when people laid their eyes on Android. The Google OS is now at its peak not just in mobile but also in tablets and home entertainment gadgets.

This month marked the third year of Google’s unrelenting battle against Apple thorugh the creation Android.

It was almost a year after the first Android handset, the g1, was released on T-Mobile. In the late 2009, the birth of the Motorola Droid took place which led to an aggressiveness marketing campaign. As of today, there are many manufacturers who produce Android devices which are sold in almost every part of the world. Now, they are outselling Apple’s iOS with a market share of 20%.

The Android OS is now on tablets and Internet TVs as well. Years from now, who knows what more boundaries Android will go beyond?

“Our vision is that the powerful platform we’re unveiling will power thousands of different phone models.” Google CEO Eric Schmidt once said.

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