Genius

Music app Genius launches its own take on Stories, aided by YouTube

Genius, the big database of song lyrics and musical knowledge, is today launching its own version of “stories,” the Snapchat and Instagram-like short form sharing format that’s been

Translation CEO Steve Stoute joins Genius’ board of directors

A music industry veteran and the CEO of Translation, Steve Stoute, is joining the Genius board of directors. Genius is an online annotation platform that lets users add context and insight to individu

Genius launches Q+A for song pages

Genius, the service that lets users add annotations and context to other docs, has today announced the launch of Questions and Answers, or Q+A. Genius originally launched as a rap lyrics data trove, w

Spotify And Genius Team To Stream The Backstory On Music Tracks

Spotify, the popular music streaming app with 75 million users, wants to ramp up its profile as a platform for more than just music listening. And to that end, it has linked up with Genius, the sta

Amazon To Stream Obama’s Final State Of The Union; Lyrics Site Genius To Power Annonations

Following news of last night’s Golden Globes wins, Amazon has now taken another step to establish itself as a streaming media competitor worth notice: for the first time, the company will now ma

Eminem Partners With Genius, Alex And Drew Rap Battle The News

Today, Eminem announced that he’d be investing in and partnering with lyric-annotation site Genius . It’s kind of a match made in heaven, seeing as Eminem’s lyrics are constantly scr

Genius Launches Android App, Redesigns Home Page And iOS App

Genius, gone from rap song explanation site to annotator of the entire Internet, has today launched a revamped version of the website, the iOS app, and for the first time ever, an Android app. The

Annotation Service Genius Rolls Out An API With Instapaper As Its Debut Partner

Online annotation platform Genius, which originally began as a way to mark up rap lyrics before expanding to support any page on the web, is now making its service – including its collection o

Genius Now Lets You Annotate Any Web Page, Not Just Rap

Rap Genius was just the first step to fulfilling Marc Andreessen’s Netscape dream of letting people annotate the whole Internet. Today, the lyric explanation startup tries to achieve its destiny

YC-Backed Omniref Is Rap Genius For Code

While the open source movement has made getting up and running with a software project incredibly easy for those who know what to look for, the reality is that not every project can be updated to supp

The Real Genius: Apple Ads Are Being Distributed By The Media

During the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, Apple aired <a target="_blank" href="http://www.apple.com/mac/videos/#tv-ads-mayday">three ads</a> for its Genius Bar. Over the ensuing weekend, a number

Awesome HDTV fake skylights are wasteful, awesome

http://www.theskyfactory.com/products/ceilings/SkyV/flash/skyv.swf TV on the ceiling! I’m going to have to respectfully disagree with Treehugger, who suggest you “say no to faux.” I

Hey! Where's my Genius?

So I just updated the AppleTV and fired her up. There were no visual changes in the interface except for a message encouraging you to hold down the Play/Pause button to bring up other options. The opt

Apple TV updated, now has Genius

Not only did Apple update iTunes overnight, but it also updated Apple TV. That must be good news for, I don’t know, maybe a dozen of you. In addition to the usual security and bug fixes (includi

iTunes 8.0.1 released: Bug fixes, ahoy

Just a quick note regarding iTunes. Apple has updated it to version 8.0.1, and this release fixes a few quirks that no doubt annoyed some of you. The bug that caused iTunes to copy over HD versions of

The Joy of Tech explains how iTunes Genius works, kinda

The Joy of Tech presents, How the iTunes Genius Really works… Cute, I guess. Then again, my sense of humor is so warped that what makes the average geek laugh may not have the same effect on me.

The Genius Sidebar is really just a big, fat iTunes money tree

Ads have invaded iTunes 8 and I hate it. Suddenly, on the right side of iTunes, the Genius Sidebar now displays at least 23 one-click buy links for me to spend my hard-earned cash through. What Apple

Genius: Oh, so you mean like a smart playlist? Real genius, sure

One of the new features of iTunes 8 is Genius, a preposterously named playlist creator that seems, to me, completely overhyped. What does it do, really? Apple’s highly detailed instructions (abo

Staggering Genius: The Beer Pager

Where was this gadget when I was in the blur I sometimes confusingly refer to as my 20s? This thing is amazing, and I need to get one. It’s a beer cozy with a built-in beeper. Can’t rememb

Vibrating Headset For Gamers From Genius

Genius has announced a revolutionary set of headphones that have an embedded vibrating system that boosts the quality of the sound and really puts you in the game. The headphones are small and foldabl
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