Budgets for school nurses and counselors are getting cut while funding is being wasted on acquiring iPads; science and art clash as the ways to determine the authenticity of a Jackson Pollock piece shift; finances and critics have proven that Rick Santorum’s Christmas movie is nothing short of pathetic. These discoveries and more after the jump.
For months Google has been putting the finishing touches on a “cloud” music service that will allow users to put their own music collections online, much like Amazon’s Cloud Player. Apple is also working on such a project. Unlike Apple and Amazon, Google was unable to negotiate a deal ... (more)
The seeming stranglehold that Apple’s iTunes has had on the online music market could be challenged, or at least loosened, by the imminent release of a competitor from Sony this quarter. Author, scholar and Truthdig contributor Aram Sinnreich ...
Is there a social consequence to the increasing numbers of consumers who expect to get information and entertainment for nothing? Can there be too much of a good thing? “Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age” by Steve Knopper provides a useful autopsy.