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The Morning Lowdown 01-20-11

»  Although European streaming music service Spotify is still not ready to enter the U.S. market — it continues to make its state…

The Morning Lowdown 11.11.10

»  So is news and culture site Slate struggling or “going gangbusters?” Well, traffic may be down, as competitors such as Gawker a…

Playboy Slims Loss, Revs Drop 10 Percent

Playboy Enterprises (NYSE: PLA) posted slightly better-than-expected results in Q2, as company watchers continued to wonder about Playboy fo…

Disney Buys Playdom For Up To $763.2 Million

Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) is making a big move into social games, with the purchase of fast-growing social game developer Playdom for up to $7…

Playboy Launches SFW Site TheSmokingJacket

As speculation swirls around Playboy (NYSE: PLA) founder Hugh Hefner’s bid to take to the company private — and the counteroffers — the sa…

Playdom’s Latest Acquisition: Acclaim Games

Playdom continues to spend the $43 million it raised in its first round of funding in November: The social game maker is buying Acclaim Game…

Playboy Hires Sony Pictures’ Pachler As CFO

Six months after CFO Linda Havard stepped down, Playboy Enterprises (NYSE: PLA) has finally found a permanent replacement in long-time Sony…

Playdom Buys Three Melons To Expand Abroad

Social gaming startup Playdom is continuing with its shopping spree, making its fifth investment since raising $43 million in a first round…

Official Playboy App Now Available On iPhone

Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has given the official iPhone Playboy (NYSE: PLA) application a 17+ rating, but don’t expect any nudity here. Apple gives…

Is There a Case for Playboy + Maxim?

We’ve been doing our channel checks for some time on the fates of two iconic brands in the men’s magazine industry. One is more troubled tha…

Pleasants To Leave EA, Join Playdom As CEO

Social gaming startup Playdom has scored its most high-profile new hire yet: EA COO John Pleasants, who’s taking the reins as CEO. Pleasants…

WMG Mobile Music Revenues Down 17.6 Percent

Mobile music remains a challenging business for Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG), which reported today in its second quarter earnings ending M…