Monthly Archives: March 2005

LicenseMusic.com

Thanks to IT Conversations, I just found a website that may fulfill all of the criteria from my last post on the need for an easy online music licensing system. Right now, I’m listening to a conversation on the Future … Continue reading

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Business Idea: Digitized Rights Management

Summary: We need a unified web-based system for clearing samples and paying royalties on cover versions. Such a system, if it was highly user friendly, both for the licensor and the licensee, would result in the legitimization of a greater … Continue reading

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Is Clear Channel A Monopoly?

There was an interesting post a couple of days ago over at The Technology Liberation Front on The Radio “Monopoly” Myth. You hear so much discussion of the dangers of media consolidation, much of it with a Chicken Little-ish tone, … Continue reading

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Chris’s del.icio.us Script for Net News Wire

I’ve mentioned Net News Wire 2.0, my RSS reader of choice, here a number of times before (most recently here, and in my original review). In that original review, I discussed the possibility of NNW replacing Safari as my browser … Continue reading

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The New Digital Parlour Music

As part of what seems to be “March is Keren Ann Month” in the national music media (NPR, NYT Fashion, the Boston Globe, and even Pitchfork), the NY Times ran a story by Jon Pareles this Sunday on the rise … Continue reading

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The Tiniest of Hacks

The scale of this idea really couldn’t be a whole lot smaller, but since I know there’s a couple of you out there who have recently started using (or recently bought: good for you) Net News Wire 2.0b, I thought … Continue reading

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Ganson’s Dancing Machines

Sometime in January, I saw an excellent episode of PBS’s Nova: Science Now. It had a story about Mirror Neurons (which we use to respond to other people’s facial expressions), a profile of an MIT AI guy who obsessively — … Continue reading

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The Launch of Podshow.com and Why Social Networking Sites are the Wall Marts of the Long Tail

On today’s Daily Source Code, Adam Curry announced a new venture, Podshow.com that he is undertaking with Ron Bloom to “bring together the elements to create a marketplace” for Podcasting. He listed these: making it easier to find Podcasts through … Continue reading

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Art or Not?

In a recent post, I mentioned the popular series of Rate-my-X sites that followed the popularity of Hot-or-Not. A fun new one is Art-or-Not? on which you can grade people’s art on a scale from one to ten and submit … Continue reading

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Making URLs Smaller

My house and bandmate has a problem. Oftentimes, when I send him interesting links that happen to have long URLs, for some reason his Hotmail account splits up the link, ending the part it sends to the browser at some … Continue reading

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