FYI/TMI: Concord For Sale, The Pope And Justin Bieber Vie For Twitter Supremacy

Concord Music Group looking for suitors; the pope is gaining popularity on Twitter
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    Justin Bieber
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    Pope Benedict XVI
December 06, 2012 -- 10:13 am PST

(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)


Concord Music For Sale
Concord Music Group is up for sale and is currently being shopped to private equity firms, according to a report. Potential suitors include Ron Perelman's MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and the Gores Group and Platinum Equity. Concord plans to find a private equity firm to buy the company and retain the current Concord leadership, helmed by President and CEO Glen Barros.


Pope To Rob Bieber Of Twitter Supremacy?
The race for most Twitter believers is on and it looks like Pope Benedict XVI is on track to rob teen heartthrob Justin Bieber of his Twitter supremacy. Since joining the Twitter ranks earlier this week, the pope has already amassed more than 500,000 followers. So far, that pales in comparison to Bieber's more than 31 million believers, but at 85 years old, the pope ranks as the most influential "octogenarian" on Twitter, according to social media analytics company Twitalyzer. If the pope keeps on gaining followers (and believers), he'll soon be in the common of Twitter stars such as Bieber, President Barack Obama and Britney Spears. Do you believe in the pope's Twitter supremacy? Comment below. 

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