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Metallica to Play Bridge School Benefit and The Daily Music and Tech News

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Metallica to play Bridge School Benefit

Metallica have signed up to play at this year's Bridge School Benefit. The school helps children who have physical speech impediments. The benefit is set to take place on October 27th and 28th at the Shoreline Amphitheater in California. Other artist's that have signed up for this year's benefit include Tom Waits, John Mayer and Regina Spektor. Tickets for the benefit will go up for auction via Ticketmaster on September 9th. The benefit is in its 21st year and was started by Neil Young and his wife Pegi in 1986.

NBC to make move to Amazon

NBC Universal, which recently made its decision not to renew its contract with Apple's iTunes to sell its TV shows online have said that they will be moving their content to Amazon.com. The move will not take place until NBC Universal's contract is up in December of this year with iTunes. Its reported that NBC has decided to move its content because it disagreed with iTunes pricing of its materials. Although the terms and pricing of its new agreement with Amazon.com have not been publicized, it is likely that Amazon.com offered some of the price increases that iTunes would not.

Facebook set to show profiles to search engines

Facebook has announced that it has launched a service that will enable anyone to view its member's profiles. Facebook have stated that they intend the service to allow limited public listings available to people who are not logged into Facebook. The service will allow non-members to be able to search for people on the Facebook homepage. Facebook will also be making the information available to search engines, which it has not previously done. Facebook will also be giving members the opportunity to keep their listing on the site private.

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