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The Maximalist Future: Be Sure To Pay Off Your Lawsuits Before Heading For The School Bus

There’s a movement underway to remove all control from your life and turn it over to others. It’s not an organized movement. There’s no figurehead leading the way, but between the government, the legal system, various rights holders and their offshoots… Continue reading

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Study: Quarter of Net users have made IP calls

Almost a quarter of online users in the U.S. have made phone calls over the Internet, according to the results of a new survey by Pew Internet.
In 2007, that figure was just 8 percent. Originally posted at News – Digital Media

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With A Choice Between $100 Million In Cash & Fantasyland, The Labels Choose Fantasyland

I keep having the same conversation over and over again with people in the recording industry. A few days ago, I met with the head of a record label that is doing all sorts of cool and innovative experiments (both on the business model and with techno… Continue reading

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British Labels Propagandizing To Children

While the practice of the entertainment industry issuing propaganda to school children is certainly nothing new, every time I see it in practice I shiver involuntairly.  But when I came across a story from the BBC regarding a British label actuall… Continue reading

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EMI Exec Thinks You Shouldn’t Be Able To Listen To Your Own Music Without Paying Again

Via Glyn Moody, we get this bizarre story, which demonstrates how some “new media” execs at the major labels don’t seem to understand “new media.” A few weeks back, Michael Robertson had revealed the ridiculous demands that the major labels were makin… Continue reading

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Groovy 1.8’s @Canonical Transformation: Great Functionality, Less Code

The final example in my blog post Groovy 1.8 Transformations: @ToString, @EqualsAndHashCode, and @TupleConstructor demonstrated using the @ToString, @EqualsAndHashCode, and @TupleConstructor annotation-signified transformations on a single Groovy class… Continue reading

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Apple, Jobs to talk iCloud at WWDC

The company plans to unveil a “cloud services offering” along with the Lion version of Mac OS X. CEO Steve Jobs, on medical leave, will be on hand for the announcement. Originally posted at The Digital Home

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Chinese Prisoners Forced To Farm Gold?

There have been many, many reports over the years about just how much “gold farming” in online games comes from China, but a new report in the Guardian is getting plenty of attention for claiming that real world inmates are being used for gold farming … Continue reading

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Courtney Love Sued Yet Again For Twitter-Based Defamation

A couple years ago, singer Courtney Love made a lot of news for being one of the first people sued for defamation for comments made via Twitter. While Love’s lawyers had toyed with a “Twitter-made-me-do-it” defense, she eventually paid a rather stunni… Continue reading

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jQuery, Silverlight, WPF, SharePoint and .NET articles Link List – May 2011

Here’s a quick wrap up of jQuery, WPF, Silverlight, SharePoint and other .NET articles published on DevCurry.com in the month of May 2011.
jQuery and JavaScript Articles
JavaScript: Recursive Anonymous Function – I recently saw a question on the foru… Continue reading

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