A pair of not-so-smooth criminals have avoided a prison sentence after they admitted to stealing unreleased MJ music.
Industry sources claim Apple's plans derailed after Cupertino failed to reach an agreement with Sony/ATV.
Sony has been hit by another hack, with Michael Jackson's entire back catalogue said to have been stolen - which, if confirmed, will be the biggest attack ever seen on the music industry.
Sony is set to release a Michael Jackson PlayStation 3 bundle, offering Japanese gamers the option to buy a console with a free copy of the dead king of pop's posthumous documentary This Is It on Blu-ray.
Google has released the top fastest rising searches of the year, with Twitter outperforming the dead 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson in this year's 'map' of the zeitgeist and elderly singer Susan Boyle topping the UK search charts.
The memorial service for Michael Jackson, which is scheduled to happen today, is set to become the "web's biggest day", according to online experts.
It's hardly a shock, but Michael Jackson is dominating the digital downloads market following his death last week.
We've already seen how interest in Michael Jackson's death last week almost led to the internet falling over, but we hadn't expected even Google to be caught out and mistake the spike in traffic for an automated attack.