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  • Jun Wed, 2011 @ 09:43pm

    A better tax

    A better idea would be to have websites that sell stuff to Californians pay a page view tax. That would balance the budget pretty quick. And would be as easy to implement as asking Californians to declare out of state purchases on their tax returns and pay the sales tax, because we all are 100% honest with that already.

  • Oct Mon, 2010 @ 04:45pm

    A stunt, but still awesome

    According to one report, they admit it was a stunt: But they did it on their own, without consulting their label. And more importantly, I now know they exist and will share a cool song and video with my friends.

  • Oct Fri, 2009 @ 12:51pm

    Suing over free advertising?

    Silly lawyers, suing because Zazzle has enabled fans to provide free advertising and marketing. Why are entertainment companies so hell bent on pissing off fans?

  • Aug Tue, 2009 @ 09:43pm

    Underserved areas

    It's a government program, so it's going to be flawed. However, many rural areas desperately need broadband. The telcos won't run service in sparsely populated areas because they won't see a payoff within a couple of years. They are beholden to shareholders. The stimulus is the only way some areas will get broadband. Small telcos in rural areas are generally more will to run services out in the middle of nowhere. The big telcos only care about squeezing money out of existing subscribers. There are plenty of rural areas in California that are under served by AT&T, but I doubt this stimulus package will help them. And I'm talking about areas well with DSL range of an AT&T office.

    Yes, urban America needs competition, but rural America still needs access.

  • Jun Fri, 2009 @ 06:02pm

    Re: It depends

    My guess is that Apple's lawyers saw this coming months ago and are prepared to have it tossed out. I'm pretty sure the gift cards are for iTunes store credit, so Apple is free to adjust pricing as they (or the RIAA) see fit.

  • Mar Tue, 2009 @ 07:19pm

    Are any indie labels doing it right?

    So, which labels are actually doing things right? Yeah, Trent Reznor is embracing opportunities, but are any labels? Not a token effort, but really jumping in and using a new business model? I only hear about how screwed up the big labels are.