Category Archives: Consumer Electronics

Using Social Media to Market Music

My colleague at Heavybag Media, Jackie Peters has a post about the great opportunities record labels have in using social media as a marketing strategy. The challenges they are facing: they must switch from selling music in physical packages to … Continue reading

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How Open Source and Social Media are going to Eat SEOs’ Lunches

(Sphinn this) Search engines react to behavior of its users and site owners. Search engines measures these behaviors to deliver value to each, but ultimately to serve the search engines’ best interests. At first, search engines used what they could … Continue reading

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Blockbuster + Circuit City May Mean More DRM

Today, Blockbuster Inc. announced its offer to acquire Circuit City. This is not good for consumers. Big box electronic retailers control the consumer electronics industry more that you might think. In the US (and maybe elsewhere), Circuit City and Best … Continue reading

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How Kindle Could Have Appealed to Passionate Evangelists

When it comes to web services and logistics, Amazon is a rock star. Not only did they figure out how to make hundreds of small applications work a across their networks (the Amazon home page is connecting to hundreds of … Continue reading

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Amazon blows it with their Kindle E-book Reader

Amazon is going to release their e-book reader on Monday, called Kindle. The thing that got my attention most is that part of the delay in its release is that they were working out deals with content providers! For copywritten … Continue reading

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Forecasting Trends in Digital Entertainment

This post is my submission to the TechDirt Insight Community. It was one of the top three winning submissions for this challenge case. The challenge: The Digital Entertainment industry can be characterized by the creation, distribution and monetization of digital … Continue reading

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Cory Doctorow to Steve Jobs: Oh yeah? Remove DRM from Pixar Movies

I took the liberty of downloading this clip provided by ibiblio.org of Cory Doctorow‘s latest talk on DRM, Pwned: How copyright turns us all into IP serfs and uploaded it to YouTube becuase I recognize YouTube’s value, that YouTube will … Continue reading

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Sirius/XM Merger Not Looking Good for Subscribers

This morning, a conference call between Mel Karmazin and Gary Parsons was made available on the net and on the both Sirius and XM satellite radios services themselves. SiriusBackstage.com gave a live rundown. According to the commenters, the deal does … Continue reading

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Help Oppose the PERFORM Act

Via BoingBoing and TechDirt, Diane Feinstein (D-Ca) seeks to make music listening more difficult and more expensive for everyone across America to line the pockets of villainous organizations such as the RIAA. Take action here at EFF.org. There is a … Continue reading

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Circuit City in Second Life

Via Twice, Circuit City has opened a store in Second Life. The store was built for them by IBM. Bill McCorey senior VP and CIO of Circuit City: Our ultimate goal is to understand the implications of virtual 3-D worlds … Continue reading

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