Bill Gates' image archive company Corbis just performed a huge move, expanding into licensing music via a transparent web-based protocol. It reduces professional music to the same status as images in Corbis' archive. Here's why that might work.
Ah, Time Warner Cable--friendly supplier of your choice of cable TV and broadband internet. Or, as residents in Wilson, North Carolina are finding out, not friendly at all: TWC is trying to close their community-based, cheap, and efficient cable/ISP service. Why? Because it can't compete.