Technologies and media

UN Broadband Commission releases latest country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide

Mobile broadband is the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2013 edition of the State of Broadband report.


Mozambique's mobile music studio

Young musicians are getting a chance to record and distribute their work, thanks to a roving 4x4 with battery and solar power.

The Guardian

iTunes Radio Launching This Week

Can Apple Convince Mainstream Consumers To Switch?


Audiosocket Aims to Reduce YouTube Copyright Conflicts

YouTube's Content ID system flags content that have multiple copyright claims, but leaves it up to the claimants to resolve those conflicts among themselves.


What Does A Song That Costs $5 Sound Like?

Last week, Sony Corporation announced a new line of high-end audio components that promise to deliver a better online audio experience.


Universal Music Launches uDiscover Spotify App

Universal Music has launched the uDiscover Spotify app, joining a slew of other record labels that have also developed their own Spotify app.


With Its New Licensing Service, Aims To Spread Music Across The Web just launched at Disrupt SF as part of the Startup Battlefield — and if the service takes off, you may soon be hearing a lot more music on your favorite websites and apps.

Tech Crunch

Saving Classical Music: An App for That?

Arts education is fighting for survival. Critics warn about the "graying" of audiences. Nevertheless, recent news items also hint at a possible countertrend.

The Wall Street Journal

Edinburgh's crowdsourced symphony made with MIT apps

Edinburgh is about to host the first performance of Festival City - Europe's first symphony to be composed using crowdsourced sounds and arrangements suggested by the public via specially-created computer apps.


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