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2011-03-24 10:20:00

A new smartphone-based social network with sights set on Facebook's dominance is set to launch social communications beyond the personal computer, various media outlets are reporting. Color is the name of the free application for iPhones and Android platforms which allows people nearby, running the same application, to capture and share photos, videos and text simultaneously to multiple devices in real time. "This transition to post-PC world is going to be a huge fundamental shift. We're...

2006-06-08 00:50:00

By Yinka Adegoke NEW YORK -- A new Web site that aims to transform music industry economics is set to go live on Thursday, giving musicians a major cut of the proceeds while largely freezing out record labels and other intermediaries. Lala.com, which allows fans to trade music discs for just $1, plus shipping, pledges to give a fifth of its sales to all the musicians, including lesser known session studio players, involved in the making of CDs exchanged on its site. In a move that is certain...

2006-03-10 02:59:13

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Not many startup businesses have been inspired by a rock band, but Fountains of Wayne is indirectly responsible for a newly launched music discovery and trading community called La La. Company co-founder Bill Nguyen has been friends with the band since before the groups "Stacy's Mom" was a hit. They often commiserated over how online and physical retailers offer such a limited selection and how hard it is to discover new music....


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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