Archive for the 'Technology' Category


Pandora/Rdio

You’re just a pawn in their game. You think by protesting freemium you’re saving the world from broke musicians. But Wall Street talks and you walk, and it all comes down to money. And those with the deep pockets are playing for high stakes and they don’t care about what’s happening in your bedroom, the […]

Summit At Sea

This was not a music industry conference. There were no bands charged a fee to perform to no one despite believing this was their one big break. There were no secondary characters testifying about that which they had no contact with. This was a blue chip group of people listening to household names. Like Travis […]

Adele-To Stream Or Not To Stream?

It doesn’t matter. This is the kind of question that’s gummed up the works, and public perception, for the better part of two years. As if stars like Taylor Swift and Jay Z could affect human behavior, as if we don’t live in a world where the consumer is king and the rest of us […]

Facebook

People stopped sharing. “34% of Facebook users updated their status, and 37% shared their own photos, down from 50% and 59%, respectively, in the same period a year earlier.” Facebook Prods Users to Share a Bit More Or as Michael Wolf put it in his monster WSJ slide show… “Messaging will blow past social networks […]