Peter Kafka

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Google’s Cloud Music Service Now Works on iPhones, iPads

Google’s “Music Beta,” the search giant’s newish cloud locker service, now works on Apple’s mobile devices via a new Web site designed to work on iOS machines. Amazon’s competing Cloud Player works on iPads, but not on any other Apple mobile device. The Google service, which is still in a semiprivate trial phase, is free for the time being.


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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