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London Mixer Multimedia Report: Q&A With Martin Stiksel, Last.fm Co-Founder

Ten months after CBS (NYSE: CBS) bought social music engine Last.fm for $280 million, how is the east London-based site fitting in to a US media megacorp? “We are getting to know each other,” co-founder Martin Stiksel told me and several hundred others in our third UK mixer in Kensington, London, last night. “They are interested to get our input in to a variety of other projects that they are doing. They know, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

What about culture clash? At Mipcom in October, sharp-suited CBS president Leslie Moonves told me: “They’re very different from your usual CBS execs – they wear torn t-shirts and don