Peter Kafka

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Nokia Launches Pandora-like Service for New Lumia Phones

It’s the week for tech giants to unveil music plans, apparently: A day after Apple launched iTunes Match, and a day before Google launches its music service, Nokia is taking the wraps off Mix Radio, a Pandora-like streaming service. The app will run on Nokia’s new Lumia handsets using Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system; music tech start-up the Echo Nest will power the app’s personalization engine.


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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