With the major record labels on the brink of extinction, Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman has made a shocking confession. Bronfman told a group of mobile phone executives that the music industry was “wrong to go to war with consumers.” From his remarks, it’s clear that Bronfman isn’t just talking about the RIAA’s plan […]
When Newt Gingrich strolled up to the podium on the steps of the virtual Capitol Hill last week, it was almost like any other Washington press event. The differences were subtle but noticeable to the trained eye: Gingrich looked 30 pounds lighter, protesters were levitating fifty feet above the ground, and the audience was just a tad bit furrier than the typical Beltway insider.
Such is the nature of politics in Second Life.
I was just a child when some well-meaning adult thought it would be a good idea to tell me that I could always get the current time by dialing POPCORN. I proceeded to abuse that information by dialing the number every five minutes to find out what time it was — among other things. I
The canine crime-fighting duo Flo and Lucky were in the news again this week. The dogs, allegedly trained to sniff out counterfeit DVDs, have just completed an assignment in Malaysia where they are said to have helped uncover over $6 million in bootlegged discs. The pair was so successful that counterfeiters put a bounty on
Walmart jumped into the DRM-free music pool with a big slash yesterday, as the retailer began selling high-quality MP3s from major labels at a price that undercuts iTunes. The music industry is finally realizing the only way to break Apple’s lock on the digital music market is to offer DRM-free music through various online services.
Is there a beverage that has had more influence on society than coffee? Well, maybe beer — but there’s a reason why people don’t describe themselves as Beer Achievers. Coffee is the ultimate performance-enhancing drug. Without a fully caffeinated workforce, the wheels of capitalism would fall off. Without coffee, we would have no software —