We shipped a few cool updates to MySwar this morning:
Flipkart’s digital music service, Flyte, is now available as a purchase option on the MySwar website. At the album level, you will now see iTunes, Flipkart (for audio CD) and Flyte as options and at the song level iTunes and Flyte. This is subject to . . . → Read More: MySwar Updates
Since Apple’s big iCloud announcement a couple of days ago, the internet has been abuzz with people expressing disappointment at the iCloud not going far enough when it came to music (like here, and here). What did Apple miss? Streaming.
Broadly, there seem to be two camps of people when it comes to music listening . . . → Read More: Why Won’t Apple’s iCloud Stream Music?
What is iCloud?
iCloud is Apple’s service that allows consumers to shift their storage hub from local hard-drives to the internet. iCloud takes care of syncing a variety of content and information (contacts, mails, calendars, music, photos, videos, documents, etc.) across multiple devices. The following apps are available on iCloud:
Contacts, Calendar, . . . → Read More: Apple’s iCloud Is Transformational
Pirates (distributors and consumers) often invoke Stewart Brands’ iconic phrase “Information wants to be free” to justify piracy. In a recent discussion with a friend, I argued that Brand used this powerful phrase to suggest that information should be easily available to everybody, not that it should be available free of cost. My friend’s counter-argument . . . → Read More: Music Wants To Be Free
I get the Indian music industry’s focus on the mobile market given that a whole generation of Indians have leapfrogged the internet revolution and jumped on to the mobile revolution. A plethora of companies and services have sprung up around this market and this ought to be good for the customers. Only, it isn’t. I . . . → Read More: It’s all about the mobile downloads, stupid