Tag: Music

Video: Walt Mossberg Reviews iTunes Match

Video: Walt Mossberg Reviews iTunes Match

Apple has introduced a ‘music locker’ service which does away with the need to upload most of your music. I have tried it out in addition to Amazon and Google’s competing services and I like it, especially the part about not having to upload my collection. Google’s uploader is particularly annoying and CPU intensive, so this is a great boon […]

Voodoo People

Voodoo People

It just isn’t going to work, and it’s very interesting that the man who invested this type of what I call a voodoo economic policy -George H.W. Bush, Carnegie Mellon University, 10 April 1980, in reference to Ronald Reagan’s economic policy Luke Johnson, the head of Risk Capital Partners, a private equity firm in the UK, has a good piece […]

Pigs on the Wing (Part 1 and 2)

Pigs on the Wing (Part 1 and 2)

This is what I’m listening to tonight. Enjoy. P.S. – I was on CNBC with Marc Chandler of Brown Brothers Harriman and wrote a piece in the New York Times this afternoon on the European sovereign debt crisis. I will have more on this and the video soon.

11 O’clock Tick Tock

11 O’clock Tick Tock

In a White House meeting intended to break the impasse, John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, instead pushed for deeper spending cuts as part of a deal that would keep the government running past a Friday deadline, according to a Democratic source. Though the two sides have been working for nearly a week on a package […]

Amazon: Privacy Concerns, Digital Music Lockers and Pandora’s Box

Amazon: Privacy Concerns, Digital Music Lockers and Pandora’s Box

As I was thinking about the competitive landscape for e-Commerce and Amazon’s foray into the streaming music scene, it occurred to me that Amazon has a huge data mining opportunity here and that this will almost certainly raise privacy concerns.

At present, the story in the press is about the music industry’s concerns over licenses. Sony has said it is not happy that Amazon has launched its product without licensing agreements from the music industry given that Apple and Google are negotiating agreements. Ostensibly, this is what has given Amazon the jump on those competitors.

But I want to talk about something else: privacy.