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3 biggest misconceptions about the music industry and Jay-Z’s Tidal (which is doomed anyway)

The verdict is out: Tidal is likely headed toward a wipe out. Virtually every tech and music publication — with the predictable exception of Billboard which was given an exclusive interview with founder Jay-Z — is extremely skeptical of Tidal, the rapper’s “artist-first” streaming music platform. Bob Lefsetz called it “dead on arrival.” Stereogum called it [...]

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Sprint Is Officially Saving RadioShack

Back in February, RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, destroying the childhood memories of many a tech blogger , and putting 4,000 brick-and-mortar stores in jeopardy at the same time . But as of today, a plan to co-brand remaining stores with the Sprint logo is officially approved. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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“Girlfriends of Silicon Valley” producer insists “we don’t want to reinforce gender stereotypes”

This past weekend, just as my gender-based outrage muscles were starting to atrophy, post- Pao trial — a flyer showed up in my Twitter stream… Oh no. Oh no, no, no. I sent an email to the address on the flyer, asking for more details on the project. On Monday morning, I received a reply [...]

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Now Aerial Photographers Can Get 80 Megapixel Photos From a Drone Camera

Remember that breathtaking 10k-timelapse video we stumbled upon last month? Expect to see more stuff like that in the future, but shot from drones: PhaseOne has announced the world’s smallest 80-megapixel medium format camera—a high end, lightweight shooter designed specifically for aerial photography. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Car maintenance sucks — but Openbay’s new device helps drivers not get screwed over

Car maintenance, and the costs associated with auto care, is a pain point and often a total mystery for many car owners. It is also one of the last industries where the consumer has traditionally had no power over negotiations, especially once a car is in an auto repair shop. This morning at the New [...]

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Tired of federal fight, Brad Feld funds EIR program to help foreign entrepreneurs get US visas

In a post on his personal blog today, Brad Feld announced that not only was he helping launch a new entrepreneur-in-residence program at Colorado University in his hometown of Boulder, but that he and his wife Amy would be privately backing the first year of the initiative. Feld, the managing director of the Foundry Group [...]

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Amazon Dash Button: The Ultimate Convenience or the End of Civilization?

Amazon’s latest experimental product is the Dash button , a programmable key that makes reordering essentials like laundry detergent as easy as pushing Start on the microwave. Is this the best thing that ever happened to busy America? Or a sign that we’ve become the docile servants of our Amazon Prime accounts? Read more… Continue [...]

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Interstellar honest trailer rips apart Christopher Nolan’s space movie

I love watching Honest Trailers’ takedown of movies because they highlight actual problems, they’re actually really funny and they have no sacred cows. They can skewer Michael Bay right next to burning down everyone’s post-Dark Knight shrine to Chris Nolan. Here they are hilariously ripping up Interstellar. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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5 Sad Facts About America’s Ridiculously Slow Internet

Anyone who’s ever stared glass-eyed at a Netflix video that won’t load or stuttered through a glitchy Skype call knows that the United States leaves its citizens starving for bandwidth. But the latest data in Akamai’s annual “State of the Internet” report presents some pretty depressing statistics about American’s slow, shitty internet . Read more… [...]

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