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I came across this one in my feed reader somewhere, and while anyone who has been following the music industry knows much of this already, hip-hop radio DJ Jay Smooth has a nice way of describing what has happened since the days when we all saved up our money and took the bus to a…

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After years of barely changing at all, Google has unveiled a major change for its Google Blog Search tool. As a whole bunch of people are reporting, the site now provides a kind of "meme-tracker" view of what's being written about. It's much like Google News, but next to the main headline there's a little…

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As a reader, and as someone who cares about online media in all kinds of other ways, I would like to second the opinions that David Churbuck expresses in a post on his blog about "The blight known as Vibrant Media." In a nutshell: those double-underlined links that generate pop-up ads or affiliate links to…

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When reports first came out about a month ago that Real Networks was launching a DVD-ripping software application called RealDVD, a number of people -- including yours truly -- wondered what on earth the geniuses at Real were smoking. How could such a product not get sued? Even though the software uses its own digital-rights…

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It's bad enough that people pay any attention to Forbes magazine's pathetic "my portfolio is bigger than your portfolio" list of rich people, but at least most of the people on the list have actual assets that can be measured in some objective fashion -- i.e., by stock-market value. But young Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder…

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