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The RIAA Royalties on This Will Be Astronomical …

beatles-1.jpgNASA plans to beam the Beatles song “Across the Universe,” well, across the universe. In commemoration of its 50th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of the song, the agency on Monday will beam the track into the heavens from its giant antenna in Madrid.

“Send my love to the aliens,” Beatle Paul McCartney said in a statement released by the space agency. “All the best.” Yoko Ono, widow of the Beatle John Lennon, the principal author of “Across the Universe,” also hailed the transmission–in her own special way: “I see that this is the beginning of the new age in which we will communicate with billions of planets across the universe,” she said.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work