Today’s links of interest:
- Discovery Channel programs on iTunes
A gaggle of new Discovery Channel shows debut in the iTunes Music Store — including Mythbusters! Now maybe I can finally watch the end of the ‘Is Yawning Contagious?’ show. I fell asleep the first time around.
- Guitar Hero For the PC, With Any Music
I wonder if this works with Metal Machine Music?
- AOL to Release YouTube Clone
Next up, AOL is reportedly working on a Human-Animal hybrid of Flickr.
- AllofMp3.com Down but Not Out
The king of the Russian mp3 sites mysteriously vanishes – then returns. Dwight will be very happy.
- Tutankhamun’s mysteries to be put online
The Boy King goes new media.
- Fifty-quid bloke gives way to MP3 woman
Turns out that women are spending more money on music than men. Darn digital revolution.
- Could High-Def Choke Internet?
What the world needs now is broadband. Lots and lots of broadband.
- Bob Marley bass player loses royalty lawsuit
I understandy why he lost, but it should be in the public record that the Barrett brothers made up one of the 3 or 4 best rhythm sections in pop history. Bob may have written, say, "Stir It Up," but Aston & Carlton did the actual stirring.
- SpotBit.com Offers Current Mag Downloads For Free ? We’re Taking Bets How Long It Lasts
If legal, interesting. If not so legal, we are aghast at wondering why the magazines of today aren’t offering issues via iTunes to combat, uh, piracy.
- God’s Call Comes by Cellphone
Yes, well, it really was just a matter of time.
- Tabloid-Struggle Shock: Insiders Tell ‘Ad Age’ All!
Was it just last summer that we saw the Golden Age of celebrity tabloids? Phoenix-like, they’re looking to the web to rise again.
- NBC Looks Beyond TV for a Prime-Time Revival
Notable only for the accompanying photograph — unclear what is meant by "stickiness". Also, wondering if duct tape is a subtle signal to the male demographic.
- Yahoo Inc. Overhauls Home Page
The fact that this is actual news is, well, a sign of the future.
- Bezos: Being First Not Necessarily Enough
Or, why Amazon is going 2.0 crazy to stay on top.
- ‘Deadwood’ may live on, despite decision on cast pacts
This corresponds more closely to what we heard from one of those cast members whom we happened to cross paths with a couple of weeks ago.