- Apple and a number of iPhone app makers including Pandora were sued Monday for allegedly helping advertisers secretly create profiles of iPhone users, including their location, without their consent. (Epicenter)
- In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost In 2010. (NPR)
- Are you a resident of CityVille yet? Zynga's CityVille has blown past Farmville and is exlploding on Facebook. It's obviously a great place for bands to be. Have any Hypebot readers explored marketing music or reaching out to fans on CityVille? We'd love to hear from you.
More Music Industry News & Commentary:
- Vinyl record manufacturing gies green. (Brooklyn Based)
- Heavy Facebook users may have weighty amygdalas (ars)
- Damn the singles! Arcade Fire will remain an "Album Band," Butler says. (RTT)
- Tired of crummy MP3 sound? A new device will make your digital music truly sing. (Slate)
- Pitchfork staff lists their Year In News 2010.
- RapidShare Shows MPAA/RIAA: We Can Lobby Lawmakers Too - RapidShare discovered that they had been reported by the MPAA and RIAA to the US Government for being one of the world’s “most notorious pirate markets”. Now, RapidShare has hired a Washington based lobbying firm to represent its interests.(TorrentFreak)