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Warner Music Group Tech Exec Ethan Kaplan Exits

Ethan Kaplan, the Warner Music Group tech guru last seen here thinking deep thoughts about data, is leaving the company. Kaplan, whose most recent post saw him running the “emerging technology” unit for the label, explains why he’s leaving on his blog, though he doesn’t say what he’ll be doing next. Meantime he’ll continue running the R.E.M. fansite Murmurs.com.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus