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On Demand

From WunWun to Postmates, Can You Order Happiness On Demand?

Mona Patel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Mona Patel

DVRs, video-on-demand services, prostitutes, infomercials and fast food companies -- what do these things have in common? They have mastered the art and science of manifesting desire and delivering what people want, when they want it.

There Are Too Damn Many Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's the most important thing: The majority of them aren't worth seeing or reviewing. There used to be filters for this kind of thing. They were called film festivals.

Major Announcement Could Change How You Buy Books

Posted 09.13.2012 | Books

Print-on-demand (POD) books could soon be everywhere, according to a major announcement made today. On Demand, the makers of the POD Espresso Book ...

Why The Major Labels Might Be Right This Time

Jeff Pollack | Posted 07.29.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

If you're one of those that feels that major labels are the root of all evil, you may want to skip this post altogether because this time I'm sticking...

Big Five Music Subscriptions Reviewed: Should You Make the Leap?

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Compared to things like bicycles or shoes, music subscription services are remarkably undifferentiated. They all have more or less the same selection ...

Losing Steam: Why Digital Track Sales Are Flat

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeff Pollack

With so many ways to instantly access music and movies, it's not surprising individual track sales are leveling off. Could affordability set the stage for subscriptions to finally gain some real traction?