Spoof of Amazon Echo Commercial Takes Reddit by Storm Amazon unveiled the Amazon Echo yesterday. Amazon's smart assistant caused mixed reactions. Some people want it right away others find it intrusive. Then there the jokes. Now a spoof of the Amazon Echo video is topping out on reddit with over 5000 up votes. Watch the funny video below.
Nov 7 2014, 2:11pm CST
Amazon Echo Unveiled Amazon just unveiled the Amazon Echo. Amazon has now also a smart assistant. Her name is Alexa. Siri, Cordana, may I introduce to you Alexa!
Nov 6 2014, 11:20am CST
Whyd iPhone App Released Whyd, a music discovery website, is an app I really enjoy and which I try to write about when something happens. Whyd started out as a “Pinterest for Music”, letting people pull together playlists from all of the...
Jun 24 2014, 9:22am CDT
What If Apple Would Spin Out iTunes Apple’s Tim Cook has shown the world in the past year that he’s quite happy to engage in some financial engineering and spend some of the cash on his balance sheet if he thinks it will help his stock price. He’s started...
May 7 2014, 4:31am CDT
A Look Into The Music Industry's Crystal Ball “Crystal Ball, Crystal Ball, tell me things as you think they will be.” The great thing about the music business now is that, unlike previous eras, it’s rapidly shifting and morphing at a faster pace than ever. That...
Mar 31 2014, 6:47am CDT
Samsung Spills The Milk With Its New Streaming Service Just what the world needs, another streaming service. Samsung recently announced that it launched a free online streaming music service that’s only available in the US and on its Galaxy phones. The service is called...
Mar 27 2014, 9:51am CDT
Samsung Enriches Galaxy Smartphones With Milk Music Samsung has launched a competitor to Apple iTunes Radio, itself a service that quickly captured market share in digital music with 11 million unique visitors in its first three days, last Fall. The Samsung service is...
Mar 8 2014, 1:05pm CST
Apple Accelerates Vehicle Integration With CarPlay Apple has unveiled the CarPlay infotainment service at the Geneva International Motor Show, which is coined as “the best iPhone experience on four wheels.” Using voice commands, CarPlay can make phone calls, play...
Mar 4 2014, 1:16am CST
Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin Beats Music is being launched today to much fanfare and rightfully so. Using “music curation” as its main calling card, it’s a different take on a theme used by other competitive services. Whether the public views that...
Jan 22 2014, 4:21am CST
Why Musicians Must Embrace Spotify And Pandora Musicians need Spotify, Pandora and other streaming services more than ever.
Yes, I know both independent artists and superstars alike have criticized the services about the royalties they pay to artists. Spotify hands...
Jan 17 2014, 6:21pm CST
Is Verizon's Victory A Streaming Music Killer? Until yesterday I was hopeful about the future of the music business. Today not so much. All the indicators and predictions showed the growth of music streaming to not only offset the decrease in download sales, but...
Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST
Beats Music Aims To Take Streaming Mass Market Beats Electronics, the fashion headphone behemoth led by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, has officially announced its plans to launch a music streaming service in the U.S. on January 21. Dubbed Beats Music, the $10 per month...
Jan 12 2014, 9:46am CST
Pandora Surges As It Brings Radio Ads To A Car Near You Pandora Media stock leaped over 14% on Monday after it announced increased listeners in December and a new initiative to bring its ads to cars, where most radio listening occurs.
Pandora reported more than 76 million...
Jan 6 2014, 3:36pm CST
Pandora Mines Music Data Trove For Better Ads A few months ago, I spoke with Eric Bieschke, Pandora’s’ Chief Scientist, for a story about the company’s approach to analyzing the music listening data it gleans from its 72 million active listeners. Pandora’s hallmark...
Jan 5 2014, 1:31pm CST
SONOS PLAY:1 is Now Available for $199 The leading wireless HiFi maker Sonos has just introduced its all new SONOS PLAY:1 wireless speaker with free Sonos Controller apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC. It is now available in the US at retail price of $199 with limited time offer of free $49 BRIDGE this holiday season.
Oct 14 2013, 9:59am CDT
Evan Williams Aims on Medium After Twitter and Blogger Twitter co-founder and Blogger founder Evan Williams talks about his third product Medium. It is platform for long story writers that use a new intelligent algorithm like Pandora's music discovery method. But Medium can only be used on tablets.
Sep 14 2013, 1:49pm CDT
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