Reuters reports that Alicia Keys and BlackBerry Ltd will be parting ways at the end of the month. The decision came as BlackBerry has shifted its focus from the consumer market to the market for governments, businesses, and large organizations. Read More
At the close of its BlackBerry 10 launch event today, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:RIMM, TSX: RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins introduced 14-time Grammy® Award winning singer, songwriter and entrepreneur, Alicia Keys, as BlackBerry’s new Global Creative Director. . Read More
Los Angeles – Celebrities including Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga,
Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest and Serena Williams have quit updating their
Twitter and Facebook accounts, joining Keys’ campaign to raise $1 million for
her AIDS in Africa charity. The celebrities are also shooting ads showing
themselves lying in coffins for the Keep a Child Alive charity campaign, dubbed
"Digital Life Sacrifice."
San Bruno, Calif.
– After its first successful live streaming concert last month featuring U2, Google’s (NASD: GOOG)
YouTube has announced plans to offer a live webcast of R&B singer Alicia
Keys’ Dec. 1 concert in New York
in honor of World AIDS Day. The company said it will also be encouraging
viewers to donate to Alicia’s charity of choice, Keep a Child Alive.
New York – Sony BMG’s (NYSE: SNE) RCA Music Group announced on Monday
that Alicia Keys’ "No One" has become the first ringback tone to be
certified "Gold," representing sales of over 500,000 copies. A
ringback tone plays when a caller dials your cell phone number — instead of
the usual ringing. RCA added that the song has also sold over 2 million master
recording ringtones, and that Keys has sold over 4.3 million mobile downloads
since the end of last year.