Archives / 2007 / May

Amazon Announces DRM-free Music Store

Amazon.com has announced their plans for a digital music store that sells albums exclusively in DRM-free MP3 format. EMI is the first major record label to make their catalog available at the store, but over 12,000 other labels are also on board.
This is a strong move in the battle against DRM, which stands [...]

Bike to Work Day

In the Bay Area, this Thursday is Bike to Work Day. The event is put on by 511 as part of National Bike Month. It encourages bicycle commuting, as well as promoting health and environmental benefits.
It is expected that anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 people in the nine Bay Area counties will take [...]

Bright Eyes at the Greek Theatre

Bright Eyes, along with many other talented musicians, took the stage last night at the Greek Theatre on the campus of UC Berkeley. The whole night, from 7:00 until 11:00, was filled with music, and both the bands and the audience seemed to enjoy every minute of it.

Microsoft Silverlight Lights Up The Web

Yesterday, at their MIX07 conference, Microsoft revealed the full details of Silverlight, an in-browser runtime for delivering rich internet applications (RIAs). Microsoft’s marketing machine is in full effect, and doing a remarkable job. Initial impressions from analysts and developers alike are resoundingly positive.
Indeed, even I, not known for being a Microsoft advocate, am [...]