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  • How Prince and Bowie started streaming music services Crunch Network

    How Prince and Bowie started streaming music services

    In the wake of Prince’s untimely death, more and more stories have been revealed about his secret life of good works: anonymous checks, civil rights activism, charity concerts, etc. But I’d like to talk about something else — the NPG Music Club, an online subscription music club founded on Valentine’s Day 2001 as a virtual love letter to Prince’s many fans. Read More

  • Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ is the first SaaS album Crunch Network

    Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ is the first SaaS album

    Kanye West dropped a new album, sort of. It’s not really finished yet – he’s still publicly tweaking lyrics, arranging the song order, adding and subtracting material. In the technology industry, we would call The Life of Pablo a minimum viable product. That may sound like a pejorative term, but a minimum viable product is actually incredibly important. Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Ask.com Wins Some Award

    I bet that you, me, and even Dupree all use Google for our web search. But when it comes to mobile phone-based searching, it’s really anyone’s game. Know why? Because I’m trying to make a call or send 300 texts within the next hour and I really don’t have time to use my phone for searching. In fact, chances are, if I actually have a WAP or Internet plan for my phone… Read More