I work for Grooveshark, a music service based out of Gainesville,
Florida. The upshot is that we are
offering free, unlimited streaming as well as DRM-Free tracks for
download (at around .99 cents per track). Since we're doing this all
over a peer to peer network a la Limewire, we have also decided to share
a percentage of each sale with the people actually sharing the music.
Thus, if you upload a song and someone downloads it from you part of the
money goes to the copyright holder, part does to us and the rest is
credited to your account.
We are really working to build grass roots support for this idea. we
have gotten the interest of a ton of independent labels as well as some
larger ones (Magnatunes/Naxos/Sheridan Square), and even though
we're not out of California we have still managed to raise awareness
with Angel Investors. We've released
our BETA and the press release for it is going out later today, we want
as many people to see the product as we possible can and your help would
go a long way.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
It’s time for a power upgrade — throw out that tired-out power strip and swap in this family-size USB charger, packed with 6 high-speed ports. With a built-in control chip, Kinkoo optimizes each port to ensure the fastest charging possible for all your devices. The Kinkoo is made from high-grade and durable materials so you […]
Watching Netflix, Hulu or other streaming services can unfortunately be difficult while traveling outside the US. Rather than bypass these restrictions with the help of a complex and slow VPN, choose a faster and simpler solution with Getflix. Instead of rerouting all your Internet traffic through a different server, this handy service only routes the […]
Shake, stir, and muddle your way to delicious homemade cocktails with this must-have bar set. Expect only the finest quality tools from MakersKit — enabling you to unleash your inner mixologist.Top 12 Favorite Things of 2014, Sunset MagazineQuart-size vintage-style Mason jar shakerRetro double jigger for accurate measurementsStrainer & spouts for a mixologist-style smooth pourHardwood muddler […]