John Paczkowski

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BlackBerry’s BBM Music Takes a Dirt Nap

Remember BBM Music, BlackBerry’s “easy-to-use social and viral music discovery” service? No? Didn’t even know BlackBerry had a music discovery service, did you? Well, BlackBerry said Thursday it will shutter BBM Music on June 2, pulling the plug on a far too limited (for $4.99 a month you can store 50 songs on your BBM Music Profile!) and late-to-market service that was in all likelihood destined for failure from the day it launched. BlackBerry is offering existing BBM Music subscribers a free 30-day trial to Rdio as a good faith gesture.


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