Laura Sydell appears in the following:
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
This week, the Internet radio broadcaster Pandora made what seems like a backward move — technologically speaking. Pandora purchased a local radio station in Rapid City, S.D. The company says it's aiming to get the more favorable royalty rates given to terrestrial broadcasters, but the move has songwriters and composers ...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Monday, June 03, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Microsoft hasn't exactly had a great couple of years.
Its new Windows 8 operating system was held responsible for the drop in PC sales last quarter. Sales of its Windows Phones lag far behind both the iPhone and Google's Android phones.
The light in the darkness for Microsoft has been ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The competition for your ears — and dollars — just got a little tougher. On Wednesday, Google launched a paid music subscription service that will put it in direct competition with other streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. The announcement may just be the beginning for Google.
As it gets ...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
YouTube is expected to announce in the coming days that it will launch paid subscription channels, a first for the online video platform that's been around since 2005. But, with the growing number of subscription services available for entertainment, shopping and news, some consumers say they're reaching digital subscription ...
Monday, May 06, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
These days, if they can't find a producer to fund their latest film, a lot of artists turn to crowdsourcing sites like Kickstarter to raise money for production.
But here's a new twist: a project headed up by director Ron Howard that is crowdsourcing the inspiration.
Directors get a lot ...
Monday, April 01, 2013
In a first-person shooter video game, your targets range from zombies to soldiers, aliens or any other variation of "enemy." Most people wouldn't call that art. But BioShock Infinite creator Ken Levine says he's aiming to transform the genre.
Back in 2007, in the first installment of BioShock, Levine created ...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
It's hard to believe, but seven years ago no one had ever heard of a tweet. Thursday is the anniversary of the first tweet from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. It wasn't profound. He wrote:
Since then the social media company has been an important communication tool in everything from the ...
Saturday, March 16, 2013
For the past 37 years, Down Home Music Store has sat on a lonely block in El Cerrito, Calif. For all that time, Chris Strachwitz has stocked the store with a treasure trove of American roots music. He produced many of the records filling Down Home's bins.
Strachwitz's Arhoolie label ...