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Why Apple's 1984 ad ran only once

Feb 1, 2011
Apple's commercial in the 1984 Super Bowl is one of the most famous of all time. Not bad for a commercial that only ran one time. It's a take off...
Posted In: advertising, apple, business, Jobs, Web Culture

Free in-flight Facebook in February

Feb 1, 2011
Courtesy of the American Alliteration Association! Not really. Seven US carriers will let you get on Facebook for free this month. Virgin America,...
Posted In: Facebook, social media, Transportation, Web Culture, wifi

Whither Flickr

Jan 31, 2011
The New York Times has a think piece about the possibly bleak future of the Yahoo-Flickr partnership. Traffic on the site is down, which, combined...
Posted In: Facebook, flickr, photography, social media, someone's grandma's got a gun, Web Culture, Yahoo

FBI is looking for Anonymous in the U.S.

Jan 28, 2011
After 5 people associated with Anonymous were arrested in the UK, the FBI announced Thursday they've got 40 search warrants for people in the US...
Posted In: anonymous, FBI, government, Law, security, Web Culture

New Hulu?

Jan 27, 2011
Hulu is jointly owned by News Corp (which runs Fox), NBC Universal, and Disney (which runs ABC). The fact that it even exists is a miracle of...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, hulu, netflix, social media, Web Culture

Netflix embraces Facebook

Jan 27, 2011
In a shareholder letter that accompanied its quarterly report, Netflix gave some details on how they plan to make the service more social. The idea...
Posted In: Entertainment, Facebook, netflix, social media, Web Culture

Details on New York Times paywall emerge

Jan 24, 2011
The Wall Street Journal has some leaked information on what the upcoming paywall for the New York Times might look like. The Times model is being ...
Posted In: business, news, newspapers, paywalls, social media, Web Culture

Is the music industry imploding?

Jan 24, 2011
We all know that CD sales are ridiculously low, people just download music now. But the New York Times has a report that indicates maybe the music...
Posted In: Music, Web Culture

John uses The Muse to get started on a song

Jan 21, 2011
On today's show, we talk to Burr Settles from Carnegie Mellon University. He's the guy behind The Muse, a site that provides you everything you...
Posted In: Music, torn by walls, Web Culture

Living Social and Amazon sell a bunch of stuff together and somebody loses money

Jan 20, 2011
Before we prepare the online coupon throne for King Groupon, competitor Living Social might have a word or two to say. Living Social, the Art Garf...
Posted In: Amazon, business, groupon, living social, Web Culture