Links for 10.12.07: Snocap melts, Bowie dress, Klaxons cover +

by Josh Kimball

*Ouch. CNET reports that Snocap’s laying off 60% of its workforce. They’re angling to be acquired. [via techmeme]

*Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize. The fathers of the MP3 snared a Nobel, too. But more importantly, there is a Nobel Prize Channel on YouTube. [watching TV online]

*From Spin: An imagined “conversation between R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and chef Mario Batali, if they’d stayed up Wednesday night listening to Radiohead’s In Rainbows in Stipe’s TriBeCa penthouse loft, and later went out for food at an unknown location, possibly where saffron risotto was being served.” [pop candy]

*Free wi-fi at Starbucks soon? One prediction. (The majority of the coffee shops in this town already offer it, so even if I wanted to go to Starbucks, I’d still be getting a bum deal as things currently stand.) [via techmeme]

*If you want to look like David Bowie, shop at Target.

*The Top 10 Rap Songs That White People Love. Huh. But let’s talk for a second about “No Diggity.” (Here’s Klaxons covering the 90s classic. [via musicfilter]

*The A.V. Club interviews Weird Al: “People never ask people doing serious music, ‘Do you ever think about doing funny music?'”

*Ze Frank writes and sings a social networking song. (I’ll be meeting him at a company meeting in a couple days. Weeee!) [waxy]