Last.fm and CBS

CBS Adds On-Demand Music To Last.fm   First, I’m rather embarrassed that I didn’t know that CBS had acquired last.fm. This is a nice leap for them. Though Forbes only mentions Napster, Real and Yahoo as competitors, this is really helpful against groups like Pandora. Streaming music is becoming an interesting intersection of commerce and Read More …

Congress, Steroids, and Issues

Perhaps I’m silly, but why is Congress investigating baseball and steroids? Why is this in the national interest? Heck, I’d even be a bit annoyed if the FBI was spending resources on this, and this is within the scope of their function. This is absolute foolishness! However, Dr. Grossman, Dean Julius Isaacson professor at the Read More …

Parade’s cover story questioned — chicagotribune.com

Parade's cover story questioned — chicagotribune.com Parade magazine attempts to justify their decision to publish a grossly out-of-date article about Bhutto after her assignation. If nothing else, they have lost serious credibility as journalists. I was quite shocked to see this in Sunday’s paper. It’s another sign, really, of the weaknesses of the traditional media Read More …

Facebook disabled my account « Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger

First post and the most recent post, here. Scoble’s incident with Facebook does show a critical issue with the brave new world we live in. The surrounding debate has brought up all kinds of issues, which is good for the meta-debate about technology. There is one (right now) that feel compelled to consider: the social Read More …

2008: Linux’s year on the desktop | Storage Bits | ZDNet.com

» 2008: Linux’s year on the desktop | Storage Bits | ZDNet.com Some interesting speculation on what’s to come in the PC market. I don’t know how much credence to give this, but it’s certainly worth a look…and some reflection. Particularly his observation about the introduction of new computing platforms every 10 years. I’ve fiddled Read More …