Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- From Peter Ha: What it was like launching The Daily.
- The importance of album track order in the Digital Age.
- Psy estimated to receive only $61,000 from Korean digital sales revenue for "Gangnam Style."
- Pizza Hut gives back with pizza-scented perfume.
- Verizon patents DVR box with camera in it.
David Hyman, the founder of music service MOG, stepped down abruptly today as CEO of the company that he sold earlier this year to Beats.
Executives at Beats, the company best associated with the popular headphones, said in March after acquiring MOG, that Hyman would stay on and help oversee the music service.
But sources close to the company who spoke to CNET said Beats told staff that Hyman's departure was effective immediately. Hyman is the former CEO of Gracenote and an MTV exec.
MOG was one of those services that was perpetually in the middle of the pack. … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Google may start a same-day delivery service that uses automated vehicles.
- YouTube is the No. 1 source of music for teenagers.
- People also spend more time watching their phones than television.
- 3D printed meat: It's what's for dinner.
- 'The Price is Right' seeking first male model.
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The future PlayStation experience could involve streaming your video games. Sony is buying the cloud-based game provider Gaikai for $380 million in shares. Gaikai lets you stream games like Mass Effect 3 with just an Internet connection. No downloading. No discs. Gaikai began working with Samsung and LG to bring video games to Smart TVs. This acquistion could cause a few ripple effects in the gaming industry, not to mention we could be seeing streaming as an option for a future Playstation device. It could even expand the Playstation footprint … Read more
Beats Electronics, the headphones and audio-software maker, has finally confirmed that it has acquired MOG.
The companies revealed the news to USA Today this morning, confirming CNET's report last week, saying that the firms would be inking a deal quite soon. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and both companies balked when asked how MOG, which provides over 15 million songs for users to stream, might be integrated into Beats.
However, CNET reported last week, citing sources, that Beats didn't have any plans to drastically change MOG in the near term. There has been some talk, however, … Read more
Beats, the maker of the high-end headphones that have become a status symbol, is finally ready to disclose that it is acquiring digital music service MOG, according to sources familiar with the deal.
The deal could be announced any day, the sources said. Financial terms weren't available.
CNET first reported that MOG was for sale in February and AllThingsD reported three weeks later that Beats was amid an acquisition of the service, which had been a back-of-the-pack subscription music service for years.
"There's nothing to confirm at this time," said a Beats spokeswoman. Representatives from MOG … Read more
Ford owners can now count Mog among the apps available through Sync AppLink in their cars, letting them stream music from customized playlists or artist-based channels. Using the new feature will require a Ford model with the latest version of Sync AppLink installed and a subscription to Mog. According to the release, the Mog integration currently only works on iPhones connected to the car with a cable.
The MOG implementation will let drivers listen to a random selection of songs from a single artist, or they can broaden the selection using the car's tuning knob to include similar artists. … Read more
Sprint and HTC are gearing up for a big announcement. Linux and Android's not-so-secret affair goes public, and the Galaxy S II plus one equals Galaxy S III. We will check out the latest rumors surrounding what could be the next big phone on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 90
If Beats Electronics acquires Mog, the maker of the popular headphones has plans that go way beyond subscription music.
A Mog spokesperson did not respond to an interview request. A Beats representative wasn't immediately available.
Sources close to Beats say managers intend to build a Web store that will sell music, headphones, and numerous other products. Apparently, the idea is to cash in on the … Read more