Mission Creep-y: @Public_Citizen Report Shows Google Uses Its Data Dominance to Become the Most Politically Powerful Corporation in the World

The venerable Public Citizen organization has released a very scary report about Google’s political contributions and influence called “Mission Creep-y: Google Is Quietly Becoming One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Political Forces While Expanding Its Information-Collection Empire”  (get a free copy here). The mind boggling amount of data that Google collects on anyone who touches […]

Slate Misses the Point on Google’s Data Domination

Jordan Weissmann in Slate offered this explanation to explain what happened when Google’s ad servers “went down”: As Napier Lopez succinctly put it on the blog of TNW during the outage, “It’s likely affecting millions of advertisements across the Web and could cause advertisers to lose a whole lot of money collectively.” The company controls slightly less than […]

Music Listening Survey

One of our friends created this survey to get some information on how you hear about, listen to and enjoy music.  Given that Taylor Swift has focused the world’s attention on this issue, we thought it would be a good time to post this survey.   Click here to take the survey on Survey Monkey!


There used to be a great organization called the National Association of Recording Merchandisers or “NARM.”  A few years ago, we watched them invaded by “digital retailers”.  (Check the board of directors photographs–you can spot them the same way you can pick out talent agents–especially the guys who drove BMWs when they were in the […]