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  • The Value Of Free As Analyzed By The Pizza Industry

    Mike D ( profile ), 17 Jan, 2010 @ 12:25am

    Re: Papa Johns rocks in Customer Service

    certain members of my family like to order from pizza hat or donimos because of the price (i prefer the NY style from the dirty family place). i will bring up pap johns next time.

  • TV Exec Upset When Daughter Doesn't Want To Bring TV To College

    Mike D ( profile ), 06 Dec, 2009 @ 12:34pm

    Old Business Model

    "an excellent point. even when the exec of a major studio has a demographic in their own home telling them their likes/dislikes, things they want etc they dont listen."


    Mom = Old (current) Studio Business Model

    Daughter = Changing Consumer Base

    The old business model has hard time accommodating change.

  • Local UK Newspaper Chain Tries A Paywall

    Mike D ( profile ), 01 Dec, 2009 @ 12:29am

    Re: They might ..

    I agree, that was a nice read.

  • Four Rules For Music Business Success

    Mike D ( profile ), 01 Oct, 2009 @ 09:35am

    Basic Marketing

    These are some basic marketing ideas. You could replace music with another good/service and the general idea still works. Just an observation.

  • Lily Allen No Longer in Favor Of Kicking People Offline… Just Cutting Back Their Bandwidth

    Mike D ( profile ), 25 Sep, 2009 @ 01:45pm

    Mike - Why does Andrew Orlowski over at The Register hate you?

    oops nevermind, it was already posted above.

  • The Value Of Twitter As Compared To Google

    Mike D ( profile ), 16 May, 2009 @ 09:16pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: "What Twitter is enabling is an entirely different form of information gathering online"?

    Or, he could just ask on Twitter if anyone knows of a good backpack that would handle x, y, and z for less than $xxx on Twitter and continue his daily routine, receiving several good suggestions along the way.

    According to your example, anyone can open an account, post a question and have it answered by the mind meld that is Twitter.

    Won't the only people to really see the question be your followers? How do you get followers? Posting a lot of good stuff? That seems to take a of time as well.

  • It's Not The Internet Making People Dumb… It's Other People Who Benefit From You Being Dumb

    Mike D ( profile ), 11 Feb, 2009 @ 09:42pm

    >Another explanation

    These "special interests" use disinformation along with individual biases to achieve their goal.


  • NY Indie Record Shop Continues To Reinvent Itself Online

    Mike D ( profile ), 23 Apr, 2008 @ 07:02am


    Sure it is easy to find, but an article about an online entity should at least be able to point you to that entity.

    This store reminded me of Ameoba Music (amoeba.com)in LA. I don't know of there online experience, but in-store is cool. Astor Place in NYC has a lot of 2nd hand stores. I used to buy a lot there when I lived in NYC (~5yrs ago). The best was Mondo Kims (MondoKims.com).

  • NY Indie Record Shop Continues To Reinvent Itself Online

    Mike D ( profile ), 22 Apr, 2008 @ 09:43pm

    Where is the URL?

    How can an article in BusinessWeek and a blog post here both skip the url to store? www.othermusic.com

  • The Path To Success As A Content Creator: Building Up Your True Fans

    Mike D ( profile ), 05 Mar, 2008 @ 10:22am

    True Fans?

    Like Jonathon - does this encourage stalkers? Is there formula to convert your stalkers to True Fans?

    Seriously, how many Lesser Fans equal one True Fan? Is there a healthy ratio?

  • The Language Indicator: If You Want To Stay On Top Of Technology, You Need To Speak Chinese

    Mike D ( profile ), 18 Dec, 2007 @ 09:03am

    Chinese & Spanish

    I was having a discussion recently with someone about the best language to learn.

    I was for Chinese (probably Mandarin). China's market's are opening and the nation as a whole will become a huge consumer. English is expected in many circumstances such as international government, aviation, high level business. However, all Chinese people do not speak english. Why would you want to cut your self off from that market.

    But, it would all depend on your goals in life. Going into medical? Latin may help? Latin American business? Western Europe business? It all depends.

    Currently, my 6 year old is starting to learn Spanish. Living in Southern California, it is much more relevant to him.

  • Next Up To Ditch Record Label: Madonna

    Mike D ( profile ), 11 Oct, 2007 @ 08:32am

    Gnarls Barkley picked up on the buzz created by Danger Mouse (half of Gnarls) with his "Grey" album. The Grey album takes Jay-Z lyrics from the Black Album and lays them over samples from the Beatle's White Album. The resulting mashup was highly popular, but EMI tried to stop it because they "own" the White Album. They failed and it can be found all over the internet.

  • LA Times Kills Editorial On How To Revitalize Both Music And Newspaper Industries To Avoid Pissing Off Both

    Mike D ( profile ), 25 Jul, 2007 @ 04:38pm

    Free Music!

    I think Prince came up with a good idea and Goldstein's is better!

    I not very familiar with the print publications in L.A. even though I have lived here 2 years. I read some of the RSS feeds from the LA Times, but rarely touch the paper itself. Thinking of New York City where I have lived/worked for 15 years, I can think of a few papers that could probably pull this off quite well. The Village Voice was my first thought.

  • Ohio State Data Leak Now About 16 Times Worse Than Initially Disclosed

    Mike D ( profile ), 11 Jul, 2007 @ 09:32pm

    I am one of them..

    I was just thinking how I can not believe this stuff is still happening. Then I realized that I have the backup tapes for my company in my unlocked car. There are over 10,000 credit card numbers on one of those tapes.

  • What Would Happen To Fanboys Remaking Raiders Of The Lost Ark Today?

    Mike D ( profile ), 19 May, 2007 @ 10:41pm

    re: Recording Equipment

    But seriously, they wouldn't sue kids, would they?

    No, they sue the parents.

  • Music Industry Continues To Shoot Self In Foot; Forces Pandora To Block Non-US Listeners

    Mike D ( profile ), 03 May, 2007 @ 09:02am

    Streaming Radio based outside US

    Is there a Pandora like service based outside the US? That can be easily accessed within the US?