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Why is Lady Gaga calling for an end to 'fanwars'?

Lady Gaga

Two months ago Aaron Carter, brother of Backstreet Boy Nick, was beaten up on a trip to Boston because, as one of his assailants reportedly claimed: "This is the town of the New Kids." Such territorial clashes remind us that there is nothing new in pop rivalry, it's an energy that labels and artists have used to their advantage over the years.

Dell and BlackBerry: a match made in heaven ?

Blackberry Raspberry

Silver Lake Partners, the private equity group steering PC giant Dell to a $25bn retreat from the stockmarket, may be trying to add smartphone maker BlackBerry to the portfolio to create a corporate computing powerhouse.

Nokia Siemens to cut 8,500 jobs

Axe In Wood

Nokia Siemens Networks, the phone-equipment maker that Nokia Oyj is fully taking over, is considering reducing about 8,500 jobs to boost profitability, according to three people familiar with the matter.