Tuesday 26 October 2010

the digital music business as we know it is on the way out

why digital sales are flat: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-pollack/losing-steam-why-digital-_b_772769.html

digital music is ailing: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20020655-261.html?tag=topStories2

connect any wi-fi device to any other wi-fi device anywhere: http://mashable.com/2010/10/25/wi-fi-direct-launch/

read the comment: "Ultimately file sharing applications taking advantage of the wifi direct standard will allow devices to be constantly, and I mean literally 24/7, sharing distributing and sharing files in an untraceble truly peer to peer anonymous, uncontrollable network. Just leave your smart phone with all your music on as you walk through a crowd or in a coffee shop, and minutes later you will have amassed an entire new library of content. I predict file sharing will be the number one use of this new technology, and that's why it's been held back from a an actual 'blessing' from the industry. It is clear now that content providers cannot win this uphill battle, and so the content can now be free."