Category Archive: Technology

Apple and Personality-Based Marketing/Publicity in the Music Space

Posted on | February 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Apple and Personality-Based Marketing/Publicity in the Music Space

I was on Facebook earlier today and came across the comment below from Tim Quirk. It’s apparently about Apple’s new streaming music service, which is slated to launch later this year. Tim’s a musician and has also spent time working at Rhapsody and Google Music, amongst other places. WHO’s telling you to listen is far, […]

Now I get it: Self-Driving Cars are the Spotify of Auto Travel

Posted on | February 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Now I get it: Self-Driving Cars are the Spotify of Auto Travel

I just read a pretty useful article on the Vox site about self-driving cars. It could turn out to be wrong in many ways, but a few things clicked for me after reading it, like a better understanding of why Apple or Google might want to get involved in the automobile space, and why their expertise might […]

Five Reasons The Music Industry Hates Pandora The Most

Posted on | December 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Note 1: I’ve been chipping away at this post for about eight twelve months off and on. I finally managed to bring it in for a landing yesterday night. File it under #slowblogging and #longreads. Sam Lefebvre’s recent cover story on Pandora in the East Bay Express overlaps some of what I discuss here, and […]

Recap: the Beastie Boys Vs. GoldieBlox–A Drama in Four Acts

Posted on | June 11, 2014 | Comments Off on Recap: the Beastie Boys Vs. GoldieBlox–A Drama in Four Acts

Back in March, the Verge reported that the Beastie Boys had settled their lawsuit against educational toy company GoldieBlox. That suit alleged copyright infringement, trademark infringement, false advertising, false endorsement, and unfair competition, stemming from GoldieBlox’s unauthorized use of the band’s song “Girls” in the company’s popular Internet promotional video. According to the Verge, “[a]s […]

Trichordist Claims 45% Drop in Working Musicians. BLS Data Tells a more Complicated Story.

Posted on | May 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Trichordist Claims 45% Drop in Working Musicians. BLS Data Tells a more Complicated Story.

Please Note: An earlier version of this post attributed the blog post discussed below to David Lowery. Subsequently, I have learned that Lowery is not the author of this post. I have revised this piece to remove references to David Lowery, and I sincerely apologize to Mr. Lowery for any misunderstanding. A recent post on […]

RIP Steve Jobs: This One Feels Personal

Posted on | October 6, 2011 | Comments Off on RIP Steve Jobs: This One Feels Personal

I’m not sure I’ve ever mourned the passing of a big corporate CEO before. I don’t expect I’ll mourn the passing of another one anytime soon either. But I am mourning the passing of Steve Jobs today. Apple Computers has always had a different sort of relationship with its customer base than most other large […]

Reclaiming the Old Style “Most Recent” Feed in Facebook: a Workaround

Posted on | September 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Reclaiming the Old Style “Most Recent” Feed in Facebook: a Workaround

If you’re like me, you may not be super excited about the recent changes to Facebook’s home page. I have simple needs. I just like seeing the most recent updates from all my friends in chronological order with the newest posts first. I don’t need Facebook telling me what posts it thinks are most important […]

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