You've probably not yet got over your disappointment that Nolan Daniels won't be giving you $1 million.
This is understandable. It's near Xmas and you've become rather excited about finally owning a four-bedroom McMansion with a Bilirubin-colored Lexus sitting outside.
Daniels -- for those who've been secreted in their panic rooms in preparation for Doomsday -- is the Arizona-based software engineer who faked (badly) a winning Powerball ticket and offered $1 million to one random person among those who would share his triumphant picture on Facebook.
Naturally, people's rapaciousness overtook their eyesight and more … Read more
NEW YORK -- Spotify now has 5 million paid subscribers around the world, a number that includes 1 million U.S. customers, the company said today. It has 20 million active users worldwide, said CEO Daniel Ek.
At a press event here, Ek said that the company hit 1 million U.S. paid subscribers in a year when it took others a decade to accumulate that amount. That seemed like a thinly veiled shot at Rhapsody, one of the oldest music subscription services.
You have probably barely slept for wondering what kind of sniveling snail would put their picture up on Facebook with a fake winning Powerball ticket.
Or you have probably barely slept for wondering what kind of saintly sort would ask people to share on Facebook his picture with a winning Powerball ticket and offer $1 million to a random sharer.
Either way, the excitement generated by Nolan Daniels has been heated and profound -- especially as more than 2 million people have now shared in the experience.
Now, it seems, we know which Nolan Daniels he is.
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It's the weekend.
You'll be thinking about going to a movie, or the theater, or a museum perhaps.
I have an alternative suggestion. Sit down and go to the Facebook page of Nolan Daniels.
Within 24 hours, Daniels (if that is his real name) has become one of the world's more famous people.
He put up a photo of himself with what was supposedly a winning Powerball ticket and offered $1million to a random sharer of his photo.
As I'm writing this, more than 1.7 million people have shared it. You know, on a just-in-case … Read more
Bond fanatics, we've found a book for you: "The James Bond Archives" by Paul Duncan.
Duncan, who previously worked on major compendiums about Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick, spent the last two years researching Bond by combing through more than 1 million images and 100 filing cabinets full of related documentation from EON Productions.
More than 150 cast and crew members from the various films also retold their behind-the-scenes stories to Duncan, stories you can now relive in a book that gives a complete history of her majesty's most ambitious secret agent. … Read more
Apple's first ads for the iPhone 5 have surfaced, featuring the voice of Jeff Daniels, also known as Will McAvoy, the fictional news anchor of Aaron Sorkin's HBO show "Newsroom." It's unlikely Apple hired Daniels because of his1994 starring role in "Dumb and Dumber."
Daniels' character on the show is a flawed, mercurial TV news man who at heart wants to change the world, a description that could have been applied to Steve Jobs in his domain.
Daniels' McAvoy is idealistically dedicated to getting at some form of truth, and Apple to some … Read more
ASPEN, Colo. -- It hasn't been an especially felicitous year for the founder of file-sharing site MegaUpload: his domain name has been seized, his assets have been impounded, and Kim Dotcom faces potential extradition to the U.S. on criminal charges of copyright infringement.
That's a fate that RapidShare is determined to avoid. The Swiss company says it wants to be a legitimate hosting service that not only responds promptly to removal requests from copyright holders, but that goes far beyond what the law requires.
When the world first met James Bond on-screen in the 1962 film "Dr. No," it changed the way many people imagined the life of a secret agent.
Six actors and nearly 25 films after Bond's film debut, the Barbican Centre in London is commemorating the dapper life of James Bond with "Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style." The massive exhibit features 400 effects from the Bond movie franchise, ranging from rarely seen conceptual art and on-set photos to original costumes and props. … Read more
CEOs of digital music startups often strive for diplomacy when it comes to talking about the major powers that control most of the world's music. Not Paul Campbell.
"Simon Cowell is Satan, and the major labels have become antique dealers," says Campbell, a 53-year-old former BBC TV and radio producer turned entrepreneur. "We don't touch the labels and never shall. The key is to cut yourself free from the labels."
Which is exactly what Campbell has done with his company, Amazing Media, and it's why he's having such success.
Unless you're … Read more