Tech / Tunes links 7.23.07 – The Lights Are Blinking
by Josh Kimball
*More widgets: Social media widget-maker-for-the-musical-stars (sorta) Nabbr has been (mostly) snatched up by the S-Curve, the label responsible for “Who Let the Dogs Out?” [via]
*From hypebot: Last.fm wants indies (and super DIY indies!) to waive their royalty fees. Clear Channel just decided NOT to do this.
*Zune 2.0: They’ll drop a new Zune soon; with enhanced wireless capabilities. Oh, and they’ve hit the 1 million Zunes sold mark now. The article also points to rumors of a Zune 2GO – a supposed iPod Shuffle competitor that’s basically a “music playing SD card” and a “sleeve” with music controls and headphones. [via]
*MediaEater’s deli.cio.us links show the world how to download links from Hype Machine.
*Inflammatory headline: Digital audio players won’t exist in two years” says Sony exec. Not like they exist today. Goes on to talk about the phonification of the MP3 player market (and the potential for further phonification). The subject of social networks, music, and mobility (though not mososos – mobile social software applications – in particular) comes up, as well. MuMoSoSos? I call coinage.
*A gadget that swallows up your ringtone, instead blinking when a cellphone placed inside it receives a call. The perfect gift for office “buddies.”