Early on Sunday morning, somewhere around 4 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, the going price of "The Ultimate Collection," a greatest-hits compilation by the newly departed musical icon Whitney Houston, jumped 60 percent on the U.K. version of Apple's iTunes store. By Sunday night, the price had dropped, but by then The Guardian had also taken note.
The name Steve Jobs has been sweet on the lips of techno-capitalist fankids pining for a cultural hero since long before the Apple CEO succumbed to cancer late last year. Since his death, an author and an actor have taken some of the first shots at shaping his legacy. With an eye on the man’s cruelty toward his employees at home and abroad, n+1 reviewer Gary Sernovitz tries to fill in the blanks.Since his death, an author and an actor have taken some of the first shots at shaping Steve Jobs' legacy. With an eye on the man’s cruelty toward his employees at home and abroad, Gary Sernovitz tries to fill in the blanks.
This is quite an exemplary display of dramatic prowess on the part of actor Richard Dreyfuss, who put his thespian talents to work to great effect in these dramatic readings taken from iTunes' EULA (End-User License Agreement) for CNet. You will comply!
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 .
Handily aligning with the unleashing of The Beatles' music into the iTunes computerverse, as well as with the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death, Rolling Stone magazine has published heretofore unreleased portions of the slain Beatle's final interview (continued).
The Beatles played their iconic songs in countless legendary venues, but until Tuesday their music had yet to conquer one crucial platform: iTunes. That's about to change, thanks to a long-awaited and now done deal between the band and Apple Inc.
Leave it to the good ol' US of A to produce this sort of thing: An enterprising gaming company by the name of Hands-On Mobile has created an iPhone game that allows users to play the part of the money-gobbling Fed In this digitized satire the Fed actually eats angry citizens But fear not (continued).
Media analyst, scholar and musician Aram Sinnreich takes a close look at tech giant Apple's joint venture with major recording label EMI to offer music that is free of the restrictions imposed on consumers by "digital rights management." Sounds like music to our ears, and those of the iPod-toting masses, but the author detects a hidden agenda behind the deal.