Sunday, November 26, 2006
How'd these gems get unlocked? They were acquired in a mass purchase of Bill Graham's archives for ~$6 million by a former health care executive. The artwork was his main focus but once the quality and depth of the music recordings were understood, it became clear that there was an opportunity here. And it's one of those weird situations where releasing them for free is actually easier than paid downloads or pressing cds (due to the negotiations those would require). For now they're all online and being used to cross-sell the collectibles offered on Wolfgang's Vault.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
"Avoid," is my general message. The Zune is a square wheel, a product that's so absurd and so obviously immune to success that it evokes something akin to a sense of pity.
You'll find that the Zune Planet orbits the music industry's Bizarro World, where users aren't allowed to do anything that isn't in the industry's direct interests.
Throw in the Zune's tail-wagging relationship with music publishers, and it almost becomes important that you encourage people not to buy one.
Friday, November 24, 2006
“I’m better off at the unusual and I’m not so good at the usual,” Holman said. “This is getting to a point where it’s more usual than unusual.”
Monday, November 20, 2006
Talk to Jason
Hi! I’m Jason Knight, the CEO and co-founder of Wesabe. Every afternoon, from 12 to 4 p.m. PST, you can reach me directly at (800) 511-8544. If you have comments about our product, questions about how it works, or just want to chat a bit about what inspired us to create Wesabe, please give me a call. Sure, I could have an intern man the phones, but I can’t think of any job more important at Wesabe right now than talking to our new members and people who are thinking of signing up. So when you call, you’ll be talking to me. I look forward to it!
Talk to Jason - Seven days a week, 12-4 p.m. PST - (800) 511-8544
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
And Judith Regan's last minute "trying to free battered women - of which i'm one" and "all money going to charity" plea isn't working.
Seriously. Stop watching Fox. Don't buy anything from Regan Books. Heck, kick it up a notch and avoid News Corp and Harper Collins. Oh, wait News Corp owns Harper Collins. Even easier then. Corporate synergy makes it simple to focus your distaste!
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I can't open my mailbox or inbox without a smile these days....
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 22:04:23 -0800
From: "Hunter Walk" email@example.com
To: "Philip Rosedale" firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Esq Best and Brightest!
My goal is to have second life cited in every of the 274 magazines I
subscribe to. W/ your inclusion in the 2006 Best and Brightest, I can now
cross esquire off my list.
"Field and Stream" next?
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Round 1 goes to Sugarcube as six major airlines are going to let you plug in an ipod and listen/watch/charge via the in-flight entertainment system.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
David Kirkpatrick, Fortune Mag: "Second Life is a preview of the Internet of the future"
Saturday, November 04, 2006
My point is that being the best newspaper site isn't enough to increase the relevance and speed the transformation of the NYTimes. Is the Times website where you go when you want information on New York City? Is the Times website where you go to participate in debate and community around ideas? No. It's just the place you go when you want articles from the Times. And that's not enough.
Jeff Jarvis has been talking at length about these sorts of issues.