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Amazon getting heat from record labels

Mar 30, 2011
Does anyone else think the term "record label" is outdated? No comment on whether the institution is outdated. Anyway, Amazon's new cloud service...
Posted In: Amazon, business, Entertainment, Law, Music, Sony

Amazon takes music to the cloud

Mar 29, 2011
While we've been waiting for months for Apple, Google, or Microsoft to launch a cloud based music service, Amazon seems to have snuck in and...
Posted In: Amazon, android, apple, cloud, Entertainment, Google, ios, Microsoft, Music, social media

Cable providers and iPad content delivery

Mar 29, 2011
So a cable company like Time Warner pays the owners of channels a huge amount of money for the right to deliver those channels to customers' homes....
Posted In: apple, cable, Cablevision, Entertainment, gadgets, iPad, iPad 2, itunes, Law, Time Warner, viacom

Warner Bros. expands offerings on Facebook

Mar 28, 2011
I don't know about you, but when I'm in the mood to watch a movie, I always think "If only I could watch Yogi Bear on Facebook". DREAMS FULFILLED....
Posted In: Entertainment, Facebook, harry potter, movies, social media, Web Culture, yogi bear

"You're not buying music" - Supreme Court

Mar 28, 2011
Alright fine, that's a bit of an extrapolation. But last week the Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving royalties paid to musicians for...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, Law, Music, Web Culture

The cost of comedy

Mar 24, 2011
The average price of laughter is up this year, according to the 2011 Cost of Laughing index -- an unusual sign of economic growth.
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Lendle goes back up

Mar 23, 2011
Not sure what's going on with Amazon and Lendle at this point. No one's talking. But the Kindle book lending site called Lendle (get it?) is back...
Posted In: Amazon, business, Entertainment, Kindle, lendle

British record labels look toward new media for fresh talent

Mar 22, 2011
Hit talent shows like "The X Factor" have become a prime source of new talent for the British music industry.
Posted In: Entertainment

The next big TV hit may start online

Mar 21, 2011
We had news last week in our memo of Netflix producing original content - a show staring Kevin Spacey. This week, we hear Hulu is set to start...
Posted In: aol, Entertainment, hulu, netflix, social media, Web Culture, Yahoo

A no-lose, no-cash out way to gamble

Mar 18, 2011
Marketplace's Sean Cole looks at a game where people use real money to place bets, even they know they'll never, ever win.
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