Thursday , June 4 2020

Culture and Society

Natalie Now Her Own Merchant

Natalie Merchant is taking the plunge into the indie world: she has left Elektra after 17 years, started her own label, paid for her own recording, and is releasing her new record via her website. Jon Pareles has the scoop: When her Elektra contract expired in August 2002, she chose …

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Porn Popping on P2P

Congressional reports out today find porn prevalent in P2P networks: “We need to alert parents to this problem and learn what they can do about it,” said Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.), who will chair hearings on the matter this morning. “Seemingly innocent searches for files containing images of …

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MTV and Motorola Pair Up for “Mobile Entertainment”

MTV content via Motorola wireless outside the US in $75million joint venture: Leveraging MTV’s influence among youth and knowledge of the ever-evolving music and lifestyle scene and Motorola’s technology and personalization intelligence, the two companies will develop and integrate locally created marketing activities in regions around the globe. Together, MTV …

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No Pop

AOL – it’s bubble burst on every level – seems to have a very different atitude these days. The latest development? As of today members can block pop-up ads: AOL Web Pop-Up Controls was to be available to customers Wednesday for download, and will appear in future versions of AOL’s …

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No Avoiding Politics

When we started back in August, I told the writers I was going to fold my old site and concentrate on this one. All of the other writers have their own sites to take care of – this IS my home site. So since I used to write a lot …

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Mobile Music: Yet Another Format

Digital music format for GPRS: 02 today claims a world first for a music download service on GPRS, or 2.5G, networks. It’s early days yet – O2 is at test stage only, but it works like this: you choose your music from the latest chart hits – the service is …

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Salt, Sugar, Grease and WiFi

McDonald’s to offer wireless Internet access: In a further sign of the spread of wireless Internet technology, McDonald’s restaurants in three U.S. cities will offer one hour of free high-speed access to anyone who buys a combination meal. Ten McDonald’s in Manhattan will begin offering wireless WiFi, or 802.11b, Internet …

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