Jan 30, 2013 A protocol that lets musical instruments talk to and trigger one another turns 30 years old today. MIDI is still used by the likes of dance-punk band !!!. It’s inventor Dave Smith explains its use. A new version of Microsoft Office turns purchasers into subscribers. And, the IRS has had a Tumblr for months, but it’s just now getting noticed.
Jan 18, 2013 How confident are you about our economic future? A survey from the polling firm Gallup finds the answer may have more to do with politics than economics.
Jan 4, 2013 Elance, a company that uses the web to fix up freelancers, forecasts that one out of four college students in 2013 will earn money through online jobs. Researchers at Georgie Tech are working to create a robot that will improvise music along with humans.
Dec 28, 2012 Pop musicians draw on economic hardship as narrative theme.
Dec 27, 2012 Memphis, Tenn., is the poorest city in the country, according to the U.S. Census. And Mayor AC Wharton worries that inaction on the fiscal cliff would have a drastic impact on already cash-strapped residents.
Dec 20, 2012 London fish vendor Shahid Nazir sang the praises of his produce so musically that it led to a song, a record deal and Internet stardom, but he might prove a one-hit wonder.
Dec 20, 2012 A new study out today confirms what parents already know: Don't let your babies grow up to be rock 'n' roll stars.
Dec 5, 2012 Nashville mayor Karl Dean on his city's rising star and its hope to expand its music repertoire beyond country.
Nov 29, 2012 The polling firm Gallup has gathered new data on how Americans feel about certain key economic phrases such as free enterprise, capitalism, and federal government.