Tech / tunes links 8.10.07 – Temperature: HIGH
by Josh Kimball
*Via everywhere: Universal drops DRM – for a trial run, at least. But not for the stuff they sell through Apple. Limited roll-out (cuz it’s scary!) will include Amazon and Wal-Mart as retailers.
*Video hub Veoh is suing Universal – for all the copyright lawsuits Universal’s threatened them with, apparently. This feels wonderfully fresh and exciting given that it’s normally the videosharing sites getting sued by the copyright holders.
*There’s a full setlist for the soundtrack to the Dylan biopic “I’m Not There” out. Includes Eddie Vedder doing “All Along the Watchtower,” the Hold Steady doing “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window,” and Iron & Wine & Calexico doing “Dark Eyes,” in addition to a slew of others. [via]
*Future headline: Taps for Reveille. (The first in the Future Headlines series!) Another Future Headline: Abandoned: How the Once-Promising Future Headlines Series Was Lost in the Sands of Time After But One Attempt.)
*iTunes launches its own Facebook widget. The MyiTunes widge lets ‘bookers show what music they’ve bought or what they like, though it doesn’t actually play any tunes or anything…
*Bus Radio is a nationwide radio show meant for play on the school bus. It’s supposed to improve bus safety.