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Finnish Startup Ovelin Snags $1.4M From True Ventures To Reinvent Early Music Ed Through Games

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We first covered Finnish startup Ovelin back in June, when it was preparing for the release of its interactive, gamified app for the iPad that helps teach youngsters how to play the guitar, and having some fun while doing it. Like others before it, Ovelin’s mission is based on the...
Finnish Startup Ovelin Snags $1.4M From True Ventures To Reinvent Early Music Ed Through Games

Spotify’s New Embeddable Play Button Lets Any Site Turn You On To Legal Tunes

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Spotify wants to make it easier for anyone to legally soundtrack their websites, oh, and get links to its own download page plastered all over the Internet. So today it launches the embeddable Spotify Play Button for news sites that when clicked starts playing a designated song, album, or playlist...
Spotify’s New Embeddable Play Button Lets Any Site Turn You On To Legal Tunes
Spotify Moves Beyond Facebook With a "Play Button" For the Rest of the Web

Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens

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The latest Radiolab "shorts" episode, entitled Grumpy Old Terrorists, seems like a bit of a departure in subject matter for that program -- but fits right in with something we've been talking a lot about lately. Over the past few years, we've noticed the rather disturbing trend in how the...
Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens
Music Streaming App Songza Surpasses 1 Million iOS Downloads In 10 Days

Rocker Neil Young challenging MP3s with new audio format

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The famous musician has filed several trademarks related to a new high-definition MP3 alternative, reports Rolling Stone. The government could register the trademarks by the holidays. [Read more]...
Rocker Neil Young challenging MP3s with new audio format
Neil Young's trademark applications point to forthcoming high-resolution music service

Zinio caves to begging, says BlackBerry PlayBook app landing in March

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Zinio's magazine app has certainly made the rounds -- Android slabs, the Kindle Fire, the iPad and even the ill-fated TouchPad have had their shining moment with the digital service -- but months of "consideration" for their platform have BlackBerry PlayBook owners feeling left out in the cold. Zinio,...
Zinio caves to begging, says BlackBerry PlayBook app landing in March

Rolling Stone rolls out Instagram-integrated fan site; apps on the way

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Tupac hologram at Coachella, by Twitter user @ThisGoonIsHOT Rolling Stone’s new social networking hub, #RSFans, aims to be a “two-way conversation” between Rolling Stone editors and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users. Readers are supposed to tag Facebook posts and pictures, tweets and Instagram photos with #RSFans. Editors curate the content...
Rolling Stone rolls out Instagram-integrated fan site; apps on the way
Twitter cripples just-launched Thunderclap for automating tweets en masse
Twitter shuts down "crowdspeaking" app, Thunderclap, one day after launch
Spotify's new apps are handsome but useless (hands-on)

Rolling Stone Highlights FBI's Fascination With Staging Its Own Terrorist Plots... While Ignoring Real Threats

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We've been covering for a while now how the FBI keep setting up and stopping its own terrorist plots in order to make headlines. A few weeks ago, the NY Times wrote about this and now Rolling Stone has its own entry on the subject, which goes one step further,...
Rolling Stone Highlights FBI's Fascination With Staging Its Own Terrorist Plots... While Ignoring Real Threats

BuzzFeed Launches Women's Vertical, "Shift," Helmed By Amy Odell

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There’s a new girl in town, joining established women’s blogs Jezebel and The Hairpin: Shift, BuzzFeed’s new women’s vertical, run by New York magazine and Jezebel alums. Amy Odell, previously editor of New York magazine fashion blog “The Cut,” is editor. They are joined by Anna North, who was...
BuzzFeed Launches Women's Vertical, "Shift," Helmed By Amy Odell

Thunderclap's Crowdtweeting Experiment Struck Down By Twitter

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Twitter effectively shut down Thunderclap, a day-old crowdsourcing platform on which people can back tweets they support in order to turn them into trending topics. If a message gets enough supporters, Thunderclap will send the message out en masse. Yesterday, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi...
Thunderclap's Crowdtweeting Experiment Struck Down By Twitter

Kraftwerk performing 3D-enhanced retrospective concerts over 8 nights at MoMA

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New York City isn't Europe and eight straight nights isn't exactly endless (though, it's plenty long if you're talking about lamp oil), but this humble metropolis is good enough for electronic and Krautrock pioneers Kraftwerk. The robo-rockers are heading to MoMa on April 10th and will be playing eight...
Kraftwerk performing 3D-enhanced retrospective concerts over 8 nights at MoMA
Five Spotify apps that will change how you listen to music

7 stories to read this weekend

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This week’s group of articles reflect the change that technolgoy is bringing upon the society in general and the Internet, specifically. It also reflects the many things I am contemplating these days. Corporate blogs are boring, except Virgin’s. They have just posted a hilarious blog post that translates startup speak...
7 stories to read this weekend

7 stories to read this weekend

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Given that we are in the middle of summer, it is not a surprise that many writers are actually taking the opportunity to step away from the computer. As a result, I had to look at sources deeper and further to find the stories that might be worth your time....
7 stories to read this weekend

Ooyala boosts viewer engagement four fold with its new, personalized, video discovery tools

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If you’ve been by the websites of big names like ESPN, Rolling Stone or Victoria’s Secret (not guilty) then you’ve probably watched video powered by Ooyala’s white label service. Today the company is rolling out a new set of tools that personalizes that experience for each user, an update the...
Ooyala boosts viewer engagement four fold with its new, personalized, video discovery tools

Is There Any Merit To Neil Young's Plan To Improve The Quality Of Digital Music?

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Neil Young has been unhappy with the state of digital audio for a while, and he's made various overtures about fixing it. Now, some trademark applications found by Rolling Stone suggest his plans are in motion, though details on those plans are scarce. The only real clue comes from a...
Is There Any Merit To Neil Young's Plan To Improve The Quality Of Digital Music?

Dark Knight Rises Composer Releases Song Online to Support Aurora Shooting Victims

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(Photo: Imdb.com) Hans Zimmer, the composer behind The Dark Knight Rises score, has released a song titled “Aurora” today to raise money for the theatre shooting victims. People can download the song at WaterTowerMusic.com after donating anywhere between 10 cents and $2,500, all of which will be given to the...
Dark Knight Rises Composer Releases Song Online to Support Aurora Shooting Victims

Jimi Hendrix - Like A Rolling Stone [I'm on such a Hendrix trip right now... ...

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Jimi Hendrix - Like A Rolling Stone [I'm on such a Hendrix trip right now... ...

Jimi Hendrix - Like A Rolling Stone [I'm on such a Hendrix trip right now... ...

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Jimi Hendrix - Like A Rolling Stone [I'm on such a Hendrix trip right now... ...

Jimi Hendrix - Like A Rolling Stone [I'm on such a Hendrix trip right now... ...

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Jimi Hendrix - Like A Rolling Stone [I'm on such a Hendrix trip right now... ...

Jimi Hendrix - Like A Rolling Stone [I'm on such a Hendrix trip right now... ...

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Jimi Hendrix - Like A Rolling Stone [I'm on such a Hendrix trip right now... ...

Wall Street's Bailout Hustle : Rolling Stone

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Wall Street's Bailout Hustle : Rolling Stone

Magazines Double Down on Print

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Rafat Ali, writing for Paid Content: Five of the leading publishers — Time Inc., Hearst, Condé Nast, Wenner Media, and Meredith — have banded together for this “power of print” campaign, reminiscent of a similar campaign by newspaper publishers a few years ago, when the world was slightly rosier. […]...
Magazines Double Down on Print

Did Rolling Stone Forget to Renew its Domain Name? [PIC] - http://bit.ly/dCWZQT

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Did Rolling Stone Forget to Renew its Domain Name? [PIC] - http://bit.ly/dCWZQT

Rolling stone on Wall Street Bailout Hustle: http://bit.ly/9n7uRZ These guys really do remind me of French aristocrats before the revolution

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Rolling stone on Wall Street Bailout Hustle: http://bit.ly/9n7uRZ These guys really do remind me of French aristocrats before the revolution
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