Tech / Tunes links 9.6.07 – The Funk Phenomenon

by Josh Kimball

*BREAKING: Whoa! Google Reader ditched “100+” and is now using a precise number (currently 226) to indicate unread Reader items. Take that, Apple! Also, they’ve added search.
*The new iPod nano is short and fat. And has a videoscreen. Also, the iPhone price cut has people worried. Also, video out available on all new iPods? Also, you already heard about the online music store and the Starbucks thing. Also, take THAT, Hodgman.
*The outstanding blog The Playlist links to a new “I’m Not There Clip.” (With Cate Blanchett as Jude/Dylan.)
*Groove Mobile took $6M in funding.
*Me.dium – the browse-tracking app – is holding a 5-day online music festival called RockMe. The Fiery Furnaces and provacative imagery included. [Mashable]
*Your Daily Widget: USA Today.
*Rainn Wilson v. Rob Zombie [Pop Candy]
*Listening Post interviews the CEO of ad-supported music site We7 (which I have mentioned multiple times previously).
*Pavarotti died. I feel bad for neglecting those tapes of his on my passenger seat floor now.