(Reblogged from crossfaderapp)
… I record a series of notes made in this way, each one on a disc. By arranging the discs on record players, I can, using the controls, play these notes as I wish, one after the other or simultaneously. … With a cinematographic flash-forward, Hollywood-style, I see myself surrounded by twelve dozen turntables, each with one note. It would be, as mathematicians would say, the most general musical instrument possible. Is this another blind alley, or am I in possession of a solution whose importance I can only guess at?
(Reblogged from sndmchns)
turntable-fm:

Turntable is proud to announce our first ever Winter Music Festival, which starts today. We’ll be hosting a virtual concert each weekday throughout December. Log on to turntable.fm all throughout december to hang out with the following artists:
12/3, 11 pm EST - 3LAU
12/4, 3 pm EST - Diamond Rings
12/4, 10 pm EST - Paper Diamond
12/5, 4 pm EST - Sirah
12/5, 6 pm EST - Aer
12/5, 5 pm EST - Becky G
12/5, 8 pm EST - Fareoh
12/6, 4 pm EST - Capital Cities
12/6, 9 pm EST - The White Panda
12/7, 4 pm EST - The Mowgli’s
12/7, 7 pm EST - Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald
12/7, TBD - Sammy Adams
12/10, 3 pm EST - Tech N9ne
12/10, 3 pm EST - Umphrey’s McGee
12/10, 8 pm EST - The Hood Internet
12/11, 6 pm EST - The Ready Set
12/11, 9 pm EST - Lady Antebellum
12/12, 10 pm EST - The Jane Doze
12/12, 3 pm EST - Colbie Caillat
12/13, 2 pm EST - Owl City
12/13, 7 pm EST - Greyson Chance
12/14, TBD - Wick-It the Instigator
12/16, 7 pm EST - Boys Like Girls
12/17, TBD - Stephan Jacobs
12/17, 8 pm EST - Matt + Kim
12/18, 6 pm EST - Bury Me A Lion
12/18, 7 pm EST - Work Drugs
12/19, 6 pm EST - As I Lay Dying
12/19, 8 pm EST - Chester French
12/20, TBD - Jaden Smith
12/20, TBD - Archie with Vicetone and Henrix
12/20, TBD - Aylen
12/21, TBD - Rebelution with The Aggrolites
We have unlimited seating, but the first 200 people to arrive will be able to chat directly with the artist. It’ll be a lot of fun! Do us a favor and reblog this post to get the word out! (Also be sure to check back to the original post, as we’ll be updating the TBD times as they get filled in.)

turntable-fm:

Turntable is proud to announce our first ever Winter Music Festival, which starts today. We’ll be hosting a virtual concert each weekday throughout December. Log on to turntable.fm all throughout december to hang out with the following artists:

  • 12/3, 11 pm EST - 3LAU
  • 12/4, 3 pm EST - Diamond Rings
  • 12/4, 10 pm EST - Paper Diamond
  • 12/5, 4 pm EST - Sirah
  • 12/5, 6 pm EST - Aer
  • 12/5, 5 pm EST - Becky G
  • 12/5, 8 pm EST - Fareoh
  • 12/6, 4 pm EST - Capital Cities
  • 12/6, 9 pm EST - The White Panda
  • 12/7, 4 pm EST - The Mowgli’s
  • 12/7, 7 pm EST - Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald
  • 12/7, TBD - Sammy Adams
  • 12/10, 3 pm EST - Tech N9ne
  • 12/10, 3 pm EST - Umphrey’s McGee
  • 12/10, 8 pm EST - The Hood Internet
  • 12/11, 6 pm EST - The Ready Set
  • 12/11, 9 pm EST - Lady Antebellum
  • 12/12, 10 pm EST - The Jane Doze
  • 12/12, 3 pm EST - Colbie Caillat
  • 12/13, 2 pm EST - Owl City
  • 12/13, 7 pm EST - Greyson Chance
  • 12/14, TBD - Wick-It the Instigator
  • 12/16, 7 pm EST - Boys Like Girls
  • 12/17, TBD - Stephan Jacobs
  • 12/17, 8 pm EST - Matt + Kim
  • 12/18, 6 pm EST - Bury Me A Lion
  • 12/18, 7 pm EST - Work Drugs
  • 12/19, 6 pm EST - As I Lay Dying
  • 12/19, 8 pm EST - Chester French
  • 12/20, TBD - Jaden Smith
  • 12/20, TBD - Archie with Vicetone and Henrix
  • 12/20, TBD - Aylen
  • 12/21, TBD - Rebelution with The Aggrolites

We have unlimited seating, but the first 200 people to arrive will be able to chat directly with the artist. It’ll be a lot of fun! Do us a favor and reblog this post to get the word out! (Also be sure to check back to the original post, as we’ll be updating the TBD times as they get filled in.)

(Reblogged from turntable-fm)
December 2, 2010
AMAZON.COM INVESTS $175 MILLION INTO LIVINGSOCIAL.COM
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is investing $175 million in online coupon company LivingSocial, a preemptive strike against Google Inc (GOOG.O) which a source has said is looking to buy Groupon, another coupon provider. LivingSocial said on Thursday it also secured an $8 million investment from Lightspeed Venture Partners, adding that it will use the funds to grow its business worldwide. LivingSocial said it is currently booking revenues of more than $1 million a day on average and expects well over $500 million in 2011. Search engine leader Google is talking to Groupon about an acquisition, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.
Reuters
March 21, 2000
AMAZON.COM INVESTS $60 MILLION IN KOZMO.COM
Amazon.com, the biggest Internet retailer, said yesterday that it had invested $60 million in Kozmo.com, an online home-delivery service. The alliance will allow customers to receive orders within an hour, with Kozmo being an option for some book, music and toy orders. Amazon.com agreed to a three-year alliance in exchange for warrants to buy more shares of Kozmo, which is closely held. Kozmo delivers videos, snacks and other items bought online in New York, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles. Shares of Amazon.com, based in Seattle, fell 62.5 cents, to $64.1875, in Nasdaq trading.
The New York Times

memories of games past (Taken with instagram at Pier 38)

Startups invent, and then they disclose. They produce product, and then they market it. In years past, one could argue, companies refrained from disclosing their core, proprietary, secret inventions, for fear of enabling competition: Coke never shared its recipes; Jim Simons of Renaissance Capital never published his quantitative trading models; and Google never exposed its search algorithms.

All that changes now in the attention economy, where the pursuit of social influence drives people to expose ever more information about themselves; and companies are forced to respond by disclosing their heretofore “private” inventions publicly via APIs and other forms of developer outreach.

The rule used to be companies whose secret aspirations were hidden behind their “stealth mode” welcome signs, and the exception were companies that were chatty about their plans. Now it has become reversed. The rule are now companies that telegraph their ambitions so as to make developers feel comfortable enough to develop software on top of the companies’ platforms; the exception are now companies that won’t say what they are working on. When it comes to startups, stealth is the new transparency. Transparency is the new stealth.

Stickybits Press Release

stickybits launches first social object network- connects physical & digital worlds

Company closes on $300,000 in financing from Mitch Kapor and Polaris Ventures

March 9, 2010 – stickybits has launched a new platform for connecting the physical and digital worlds. stickybits are unique codes that can be attached to physical objects.  Using the stickybits mobile app, codes can be written to or read by any iPhone or Android device.  Scanning codes shows information associated with the objects, and can notify users when their objects have been scanned, augmented, or moved.

According to stickybits investor Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus (IBM):

"stickybits is a platform with an open architecture for connecting the physical and digital worlds.  This will come to be seen as completely obvious and wonderfully powerful, so I am very excited to get involved at the outset. There are great opportunities for innovation here; people will use our codes in ways we can’t even imagine."

stickybits is the first service that enables users to attach their own electronic content to physical objects and share this content across social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.  Billy Chasen, Founder and CEO created stickybits "because I kept finding myself wanting to leave pieces of the digital world around my physical world and there was no easy way to do this."

Peter Flint, Partner at Polaris Venture Partners described their decision to invest in stickybits:  “When Billy and Seth shared their vision for stickybits with us, we immediately knew this was a business that could scale.  The combination of an innovative application, a business model that had many use cases, and great founders, made the investment decision easy.”

Users can purchase stickers at www.stickybits.com, where they can download the iPhone and Android apps, print their own codes, and share use cases with others.  At SXSW, each Interactive Festival attendee will receive a free pack of stickybits in their conference bags, along with a pre-stamped postcard that they can put a sticker on, attach a video greeting, and send to a friend across the country.

About stickybits
Based in NY and SF in Dogpatch Labs, stickybits was founded in January 2010 by artist and software developer Billy Chasen and serial entrepreneur and angel investor Seth Goldstein. Its seed investors include Mitch Kapor and Polaris Ventures.  stickybits has partnered with Occipital, creators of the popular “Red Laser” application to provide its barcode scanning technology, as well as with SimpleGeo to enable users to locate and track the movement of codes.