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Renowned artist Donald Byrd died the other week and Blue Note paid tribute to him by posting his concert from the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival on SoundCloud and allowed fans to listen to it for free. I love the accompanying notes that label president Don Was wrote for the release. Listen here.
Donald Byrd was known as one of the rare bebop jazz musicians who successfully explored funk and soul while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, he had an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock. More culture related content here.
Why Consumers May Be On Crash Course – consumers are clipping coupons at a rate not seen since before the 2007 recession.
Yoshida in NY: Sony snaps out of NIH syndrome – the interesting aspect of this is that games developers really didn’t like massively parallel systems for programming, the challenge will be how to be innovative when trying to be partner-centric
Nikki Usher: The IHT wasn’t just a brand or a history — it was an alternate editorial lens » Nieman Journalism Lab – interesting retrospective of the International Herald Tribune
Transport for London unveils Penguin series to mark 150th anniversary – Brand Republic News – a really nice idea, particularly when one thinks about the synergy in London of reading a book on the commute
2013 Digital Future in Focus Series – comScore, Inc – they also have a series of webinars to present the data as well
Moscow’s speed cameras ‘knackered’ by MYSTERY malware • The Register – you couldn’t make this up…
Digital Media Strategies: Dennis Publishing and New Scientist on evolving consumer publishing | TheMediaBriefing – interesting how Dennis was moving away from InDesign
Samsung finally folding Bada OS into Tizen | The Verge – interesting move given that Tizen is a more fully-featured operating system and Bada was aimed at more downmarket phones
Mozilla previews Firefox OS with four phone makers and 18 operators onboard – Computerworld – looks like taking a second run at WebOS type eco-system a la Palm
SK Telecom denies 4G ‘curse’ – probably explains why all the major Korean carriers got fined for over subsidising handsets…
France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard Talks Apple, Regulators – AllThingsD – interesting carrier takes on Nokia and Blackberry
Samsung’s Heft in Android Worries Google – WSJ.com – market power could go away from Google to Samsung
Samsung’s Ill-Conceived Apple VoiceOver Suit Stayed in Germany – AllThingsD – the ramifications for Samsung’s reputation are interesting
Apple, Samsung patent hearing ‘unprecedented’ in Australia – consolidated charges, the thing that surprises me is why they are fighting so hard over a small market like Australia?