Eliot Van Buskirk

Why Pono’s CEO Uses Spotify

Why Pono’s CEO Uses Spotify

Who expects Pono to compete with Amazon and iTunes, not to mention the increasingly popular on-demand subscriptions services that offer tens of millions of songs for $10 per month? Nobody. And Pono itself has no delusions about that.
Songcoin Wants to Be Music’s Alternative Currency

Songcoin Wants to Be Music’s Alternative Currency

Assuming that this week does not mark “the end of Bitcoin” and, by extension, Bitcoin alternatives -- or even assuming that they have been set back five to ten years as Mt. Gox fears -- the music industry will get its own alternative currency next week in “Songcoin.”
Google Beats Apple to Your Dashboard

Google Beats Apple to Your Dashboard

Apple notoriously declines to attend CES, and now Google has gone and announced a significant partnerships with four major automakers and a chipmaker to put Android in millions or maybe hundreds of millions of car dashboards. Audi, Honda, Hyundai, and GM will put Android into their cars as result of the deal.
How To Give Someone 20 Million Songs for 2014

How To Give Someone 20 Million Songs for 2014

If you pay by the month for music, your kith and kin might call you crazy behind your back. Isn't that stuff free? On the other hand, if you are a subscriber, you've probably realized that if you like music, you could do worse than to pay $10/month for 20 million songs. Accessing those same songs for a year via iTunes would cost you about $20,000,000 (keep the receipt).

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