It seems like its happened days ago. I'm just going to guess that "ratings" and other numbers relating to the Olympics are going to be very poor for the USA this year and they'll end up blaming it on piracy. I've noticed a ton of people aren't following because they have no way to watch it, and as a result of that the hype is pretty low.
We have basic cable, which only has one channel covering the olympics, and which tends to be some event I do not want to watch. Thanks NBC
Let me start of by saying I've owned every Blizzard game since the original Warcraft. That said, D3s DRM is a pain in the ass. If you follow it, the DRM really hasn't done anything to stop cheating either. The RM Auction House seems like a huge failure, mainly because of the practices / types of people and bots its attracting to play the game.
I got sick of D3 very quickly, mainly because it was D2. There have been duping hacks, account takeovers, invincible heroes, and a ton of irritating server issues. Plus you can't play true single player which was a huge issue at my last house where the internet sucked.
D3 is probably the last Blizzard game I ever buy. The real money Auction house was a shitty idea that came about because Blizzard didn't want to make a game that was good enough to demand a subscription fee, but still wanted some extra sustained income (pseudo-subscriber model). Before I stopped playing I cleared through Act 2 on Inferno. It was still pretty fun but I couldn't afford anything and I had a number of disconnection issues (when primarily played alone)
I see your point but I don't think I agree with you. Spotify, like any company, has no obligation (not publicly traded) to give you access to all their inner workings / finances. The labels can determine if they think the service Spotify provides is valuable to them, and whether or not to participate. It's almost akin to DRM. I have no problem with companies placing DRM on their services/digital media but my chances of buying at that point have gone way down.
If somebody thinks they can do better (maybe similar model to Spotify but with more transparency) that would be great. More competition could potentially lead to two better services.
Spotify has gotten quite aggressive with their goals of acquiring lots of music content, and I applaud them for that. I pay for a premium subscription and I am completely happy with everything but how "offline mode" works. I can't sync mobile devices nearly quickly enough.
Before this last year I had probably not spent any money on music in around 6 years besides shows. And to be clear, I wasn't pirating music in that time period. I was a student who had slowly stopped listening to music (relatively).
Spotify has probably increased the amount of music I listen to by 500-1000% and has monetized that with me paying for a 120$ year subscription. And regardless of what slice of the pie they are taking before "paying out" labels and artists, I'm willing to bet their cut is more generous than the major labels.
Welcome to the internet. Every site with a message board type system tends to collapse comments that are downvoted or reported. Notice the fact that it wasn't removed, and then the crux of your problem is the fact that you must have a shitty display. Besides the vertical space the comment takes up, I have no trouble reading or seeing the text.
The site is a work of satire. I think it's coming from the angle that the general online populous likes to pat themselves on the back for "supporting" a good cause. The KONY 2012 lacked direction and purpose. Kony was just the most marketable dictator in Africa, and removing him or killing him would do nothing to help the people living there.
KONY 2012: stopping terrorism one Reddit upvote / Facebook like at a time.
Sounds to me like he/she is a music snob. I have a coworker down the hall that rants every other week about the superb quality of vinyl, and how the songs on his RAID array of SSDs sounds better than the SAME file played off of an HDD. Blows my mind.
Trying to qualify the effect of technology on the music industry based on your personal music preference is probably a bad idea if you want anyone else to care about what you are saying.
Can't blame a guy for being competent. It's true that Inman might be harnessing the rapidly fleeting attention span of the internet, but this:
"It's NOW not about the defamation is it !
Evil funnyjunk admin !
Evil Lawyer !
Stupid Lawyer !
Unreasonable Lawyer !"
Is just stupid. He posted a letter that Carreon wrote, and refused to give in to bogus legal claims. There is nothing nefarious about how he has handled the situation. There may be a big crowd of people that for right now think Carreon is some super evil lawyer, but they will be talking about something else by next week. If anything, this series of events plays out more like a funny documentary then sound-byte ridden news broadcasts that you are likely to hear on tv.