Neil Young’s music service is apparently down, but not out. In a note posted to Pono’s front page, the hi-res music provider announced that it’ll be going offline for for “several weeks,” due to the recent acquisition of Omnifone, which has been the driving force behind the service’s infrastructure. The company’s purchase has led Pono to seek a new… Read More
The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, November 14, 2014.
Topics include: Pono, Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes, Twitter Investor Day, @scobleizer’s Top Two Tips to Improve Facebook, Notification News, Amazon Echo. Time passes slowly up here in the mountains when you’re lost in a dream. Read More
The portable music player is alive and well. Pono Music’s PonoPlayer just crossed the $5 million milestone on Kickstarter, making it the fourth most funded project in the site’s history. Twelve thousand backers have pledged enough to pre-order the device. And there is still 16 days to go on its campaign. Read More
Neil Young Begins His Long Quest Towards True Audio Fidelity With Pono, A New Music Service And Device
Singer-songwriter-rocker Neil Young has been talking about problems with modern audio codecs for decades. He was angry at CDs back in the 1990s and most recently he lashed out against MP3s and digital audio compression at a popular tech conference, saying “My goal is to try to rescue the art form that I’ve been practicing for the past 50 years. We live in the digital age and… Read More