Monthly Archives: January 2008

Yahoo considering ad supported free music …

Not just DRM free … but totally free (probably as long as you listen to it from a web page). Now this model is the same as the one I am in the process of implementing: see this post. Well, … Continue reading

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subscription model for last.fm

last.fm, considered to be one of the more successful ‘new-economy’ music services is changeing its business model. Historically, it allowed free 30 second streaming of all tracks … so you could sample before you buy. Now, it offers full streaming … Continue reading

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Record Company financials on a new sighed artist

This article outlines the kinds of figures involved when a band first signs with a label. Its interesting as a reference for how labels value certain aspects of the commercial music cycle … It sure paints them in a bad … Continue reading

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Surround Sound Mic usage pattern.

So, my last post is all about inventing products that create markets rather than following markets to define products. What would a surround sound product causing  market be? I think it is a surround sound microphone, that is really easy … Continue reading

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Inventions intended to mother necessity

I work in the Tech industry. Many of my peers/colleagues are IT/Tech people. When I tell people that I have a project called Ambisonia, they show a bit of interest. They go check it out. Then when it comes up … Continue reading

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A real-world example of Google’s misplaced power

Google suspended Ambisonia’s Adsense account about 1 week ago. Apparently there was fraudulent behaviour. The fraudulent behaviour does not come from me (the sole operator of the site). I sent my first ‘please review the suspension, or give me more … Continue reading

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Ambisonia’s Adsense account suspended!

Strange. Google has killed my adsense account. I received no email, no warning, no reason, no nothing. Just no ads on the site anymore. Wow … now I realise the power that Google has to abuse. If my income depended … Continue reading

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Spamed by Mahalo!

I just received an email from Mahalo.com … totally unsolicited. I havn’t visited Mahalo.com in a couple of months. The strange thing is that Jason Calacanis consistently says he built Mahalo to get rid of information spam (mahalo is a … Continue reading

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Ambisonia Download count …

We screamed past the 10,000 download count about 2 weeks ago. And the tracker is currently reporting 10542 downloads! Currently there are 1302 seeds…. which represents between 4 or 5 seeds for each file. John Leonard’s Fireworks has been downloaded … Continue reading

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There are 2 potential “liberating” user experiences for Ambisonics.

The first is the YouTube model. Land on a page, hit play… there it is. The second is the personal-computer-free experience. In this second model, the device might _be_ a computer, or it might require a computer (or a server … Continue reading

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