Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

September 4, 2014 11:58 pm September 2, 2014 11:24 pm 10:59 pm September 1, 2014 10:57 pm
Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory
August 13, 2014 12:44 am

I believe a lot of the hardships we face today, and I’m sure I’m far from the first to think this, boils down to one simple fact; we live in a time where information and intellectual property are the most important resources and yet have the least economic value.

August 12, 2014 10:42 pm
Corporate America Hasn't Been Disrupted

It’s hard to say that regulation is what’s making the capital-intensive industries difficult to break into.  Nonetheless, this is a good read and presents a startling image of what is going on.

August 5, 2014 9:56 pm
Media Overload: The Problem With Infinite Choice

I can attest to this.  As I find I have less time to watch netflix, I feel more anxious to watch it in order to justify my subscription. This is supposed to be entertainment, not an obligation.  Anyone else have similar experiences?

August 3, 2014 12:20 am

eiknarf:

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Just watched this documentary on Netflix and really enjoyed it. It’s not a very exploratory documentary or one that necessarily takes a call to action, but for those of us that were too young to fully understand the news that was coming out at the time or simply didn’t pay enough attention it is a great review of what is probably the advent that kicked off most of the trends on the internet today.  In a sense Napster being the first major platform that focused on “sharing” drives us in the social direction of web 2.0. It is really interesting to hear from the team behind it and realize just how naive they were (or at least how naive they want us to think they were) to what they were allowing people to do.  Ultimately it’s pretty safe to say that there are multiple ways the music industry could have worked with them instead that may have led to a more desirable outcome for everyone, but that’s after much hindsight.  The story of the internet has evolved in a way that it is very much a mythology and I find it funny that Sean Parker seems to be taking on the Satan role or at least one that repeatedly shows up in key moments. I would definitely recommend this documentary for anyone that wants to learn how technology got to the point it’s at today or if you simply want the nostalgia of that late 90s/early 2000s era.  Plus it was directed by BIll from Bill and Ted, so that’s pretty cool right?

July 22, 2014 10:28 am
Spotify, MTV/VH1/CMT Announce Major Partnership | hypebot

mediaor:

Reposted from http://ift.tt/UpvK2A on July 22, 2014 at 10:07AM

If winning the battle for streaming music supremacy is about partnerships, Spotify scored a major victory today. MTV,VH1,and CMT today announced a significant marketing deal that makes Spotify the preferred streaming music service…

I can see a lot of bad coming from this.

July 18, 2014 8:09 pm

Why Music Is The Next Big Battle For The Tech Titans | Forbes

mediaor:

Reposted from http://ift.tt/1mkuWmi on July 17, 2014 at 05:54AM

What is the big attraction in music to the global tech-titans? It might be that we are on the cusp of redrawing e-commerce.

It seems that it’s agreed-upon that human curation is the focus of music platforms for now.  It’s not clear how that will solve what at least I see as the main issue which is that artists need to be fairly compensated, but it could be a start.  I hope that we find a different way besides advertising to make money on internet content in general soon though.