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Hitting the B.I.G. Time: Rapper’s Trust Signs Licensing Deal

Posted by Mark J. Miller on May 27, 2011 12:30 PM

In his short lifetime, the Notorious B.I.G. only turned out two studio albums with oddly prescient titles: 1994’s Ready to Die and 1997’s Life After Death.

Even though B.I.G., who also went by the name Biggie Smalls (or just "Biggie" to fans), was gone at the age of 24 after being shot in a ’97 drive-by shooting, his influence was huge and it’s still felt in hip-hop culture. Now, it appears that that branding will now go on to influence plenty more without any new material providing the soundtrack.Continue reading...

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In the News: IBM, Oprah, Lady Gaga & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 23, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Amazon "gives away" Lady Gaga's new album for 99 cents.

AOL shuts down India portal.

Apple rumored to be planning a store in NYC's Grand Central and a curved glass iPhone.

Barnes & Noble's Nook "crushes" Amazon's Kindle in the glossy magazine department.

Cisco accused of aiding Chinese crackdown on dissidents.

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean 4 scores fourth biggest global weekend opening.

Ellen DeGeneres boycotts Twitpic in wake of Twitter app's photo agency deal. 

Ford plans in-car driver health monitoring with Medtronic.

Foursquare and Groupon reportedly in partnership talks.Continue reading...

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