49 posts and columns on Michael Jackson
News Byte1,500 invited guests, including a smattering of celebrities, expected to attend — will be available for real-time viewing on the Web through the Associated Press’s AP Live Web site, CNN reports. The last livestreamed megacelebrity funeral in recent memory was that of Michael Jackson, who died in July 2009. That Web broadcast spiked Web traffic by 19 percent.
News ByteOct. 8 Michael Jackson tribute concert in person, you’ll need to spend up to $196 to get into the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Or you can hop onto Facebook: “F-commerce” company Milyoni says it will stream the concert live on the social network. Virtual tickets are $3.99 in advance or $4.99 the day of, via this page.
Although World Cup tweeting caused record high volume and infrastructure demands on Twitter, the most-discussed topic on Twitter this year was actually the Gulf oil spill, said the San Francisco-based company tonight.
Last year Jackson’s death spurred a boost in Sony’s sales. But that’s over, and the trend line is pointing down yet again.