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Spotify Has More of a Fighting Chance Against Apple, Amazon, & Others

Mike McCready | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology
Mike McCready

There are those who disagree, but I think Spotify has a real shot at winning the music game in both the US and Europe -- if not beyond.

Jason Gilbert

I Hooked Up With Spotify This Weekend And Now I Never Want To See That Scumbag iTunes Again | Jason Gilbert | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

This weekend I finally got out of an abusive relationship that had worn me down unceasingly for over eight years. Weak man that I am, I was only able ...

How Khan Academy Is Changing The Rules Of Education

Wired | Clive Thompson | Posted 09.16.2011 | Education

"This," says Matthew Carpenter, "is my favorite exercise." I peer over his shoulder at his laptop screen to see the math problem the fifth grader is p...

For Trek Life, A Rapper's Redux

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

Trek Life's album title Everything Changed Nothing refers to the awakening he experienced through the birth of his daughter. His reflections on fatherhood, false idols, and forgotten history are worth a listen.

Jason Gilbert

Streaming Battle Royale: Spotify vs. The Rest | Jason Gilbert | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

With the American launch of the much-ballyhooed Spotify, the streaming music field in the States just got even more crowded, and the competition more ...

Local Music App Aims to Help Cafes Compete With Starbucks, Peets

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Band Over Boston uses iTunes' ability to stream music over a WiFi network to present an array of local bands from that area that have submitted their music to the system.

This Week's Shining and Falling Stars: Hugh Hefner and Paris Hilton

Judy Kurtz | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment
Judy Kurtz

Maybe it would be a good idea if Hilton, who has been endlessly referred to as "being famous for doing nothing," went back to what she apparently does best -- nothing.

Is Apple's iCloud a Game-Changer for the Music Industry?

Cedric Perrier | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology
Cedric Perrier

Following Steve Jobs' announcement on Monday, iTunes users will finally be able to share their music wirelessly between their own devices. But the new service stops short of introducing essential new social components.

Apple iCloud -- Amnesty for Music Pirates?

David Kusek | Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts
David Kusek

For slightly more than $2 a month, everybody will soon have access to all the music they can find, steal, share, rip, produce, morph or buy using iTunes Match. Is this amnesty for all the music pirates? I hope so.

Apple Announces iTunes Match

Posted 08.06.2011 | Technology

The "one more thing" at today's WWDC 2011 Apple press conference was iTunes Match. After presenting on the long-awaited iCloud, Steve Jobs introduc...

What Apple's 'iCloud' Service Might Look Like

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.27.2011 | Technology

The rumor that Apple plans to launch a new streaming music service at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June has spurred a huge amount of specula...

Amazon Undercuts iTunes By Slashing Music Prices

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology

Amazon has apparently lowered the price of hot pop songs currently available at the company's online store. According to the L.A. Times, Amazon ha...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

There's An App For That: Going To College Via Smartphone | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.28.2011 | College

Mobile devices now offer yet another option for a generation adept at distraction -- behold, going to college by smartphone. Earlier this week, the...

PETA Counters Controversial 'Dog Wars' App

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.28.2011 | Technology

Animal rights organization PETA has released a free iPhone app in response to the release of polarizing Android app "Dog Wars," a mobile game featurin...

RUMOR: Apple Purchases Domain Name For New Music Service

Apple Insider | Posted 06.28.2011 | Technology

In what may serve as further evidence of an impending cloud-based iTunes service, a new report claims Apple has purchased the domain from t...

YouTube Reportedly Planning Imminent Launch Of Major New Service

The Wrap Movies | Posted 06.25.2011 | Technology

YouTube will imminently launch a movie-on-demand service charging users to stream movies off the world's largest video sharing site, TheWrap has learn...

How To Delete iPhone Tracking Data From Your PC Hard Drive

Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology

Justin Meyers By now, you probably know that your iPhone secretly tracks and stores the locations you've visited in a backup folder on your compu...

Musicians May Be Owed BILLIONS In Unpaid Royalties

David Kusek | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
David Kusek

If you are a recording artist or a manager and have been distributing music on iTunes under a deal with one of the big record labels, pay attention. ...

Lucy Blodgett

'Uhh Yeah Dude' Live At The Largo | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 06.07.2011 | Los Angeles

WHO: Uhh Yeah Dude WHERE: Largo At The Coronet Theatre, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 WHEN: April 9, 2011 (8pm) HOW: Tickets start...

Give A Little: Yesterday's Conversation with Taylor Hanson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

These are busy days for Hanson. For months, they've been planning the release of a new single called "Give A Little." A couple weeks ago, the schedule and trajectory were affected around the world as news about the tragedies in Japan emerged.

Moses, Media Piracy and the MPAA

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.03.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Not only is there no evidence that anti-piracy education programs build a stronger "culture of intellectual property." There's also little evidence that enforcement works -- splashy raids haven't reduced piracy.

'Bunny Girl,' Big Willie's Original Burlesque Music

The Huffington Post | Sophia Moreno-Bunge | Posted 06.02.2011 | Arts

From striptease to joint-jumpin' swing, 'Bunny Girl' features a variety of funky, dance-inspiring songs performed by percussionist Willie McNeil - the...

Apple CEO Steve Jobs To Be Deposed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, who is currently out on medical leave, will be deposed to testify in an antitrust suit related to its iPod...

How to "Unstage" Duran Duran: Conversations With David Lynch and American Express' Jessica Igoe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This Wednesday night we'll see a convergence of David Lynch, Duran Duran, and American Express for the "Unstaged" concert series.

The Three Most Important Elements in Marketing to Teens Today

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tina Wells

For the next eight weeks, I'll be sharing excerpts from my new book, Chasing Youth Culture And Getting It Right. Capturing the heart of a teen consum...