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Uvumi builds a community for musicians and fans - Interview + tour

In theory, the Web is supposed to level the playing field for new musicians; its democratic nature lets them find their own audience, without having to beg for the approval of a record label. Of course, real life turns out to be much more complicated than the theory. It may not be a nice thing to say, but there is a lot of bad music being made. Of course that's very subjective, but by "bad" ...

Hulu signs deal with Warner Music Group

The other day, Hulu finally rolled out Hulu Magazine for Foreigners. Ok, so it's really a thumbnailed caption search, but guys like me and Sebastian have to put a positive spin on new Hulu features when we can since we may never get to use them. Now there's word that Hulu has agreed to a distribution deal with Warner Music Group. The deal will allow Hulu to begin working on artist pages where ...

DLS Interview: 'Posterous' Co-Founder Sachin Agarwal

There are many ways to share your content online with family and friends. From Flickr to Facebook to MySpace, YouTube and Twitter, there's no shortage of ways, or platforms, to express yourself via words, pictures and videos. Several months ago I was introduced to another of these type of sites called Posterous. At Posterous, much like these other sites, you can post words, pictures and videos ...

Talking Open with Adobe's Dave McAllister

Being "the guy" in charge of open source and standards at a company more known for its closed source products is a job I don't envy. Adobe's Dave McAllister, however, is a man that loves that kind of challenge and that's exactly the role he plays. Dave's involvement in Open Source pre-dates the creation of the term itself. As a key member of the Silicon Graphics team in the early 1990s, he was in...

SXSW 2009: Regator crawls the blog trash to find blog treasure

Regator is a portal to the hand-curated blogosphere. There's an awful lot of crap out there on a lot of worthless blogs, but Regator sends actual human beings with editorial experience out to find the stuff worth reading in the blogosphere. In this interview from SXSW, Grant finds out some things you might not have known about Regator. For example, it's so selective that its rejection rate is ab...

SXSW 2009: building web communities, Threadless-style

Threadless is more than a t-shirt company, as Grant Robertson found out when he chatted with Jeffrey Kalmikoff. Jeffrey explained how Threadless works, and how they've managed to build a community of nearly a million people who submit and vote on awesome new shirts. And that's just registered users, not including the thousands who just use Threadless to buy the hottest new designs. Stay tuned to...

Tree: slick outlining app for OS X

Tree is a novel, lightweight outlining and organizing app for OS X. It's similar to apps like OmniOutliner, but with an important twist: the "Treeview" mode turns your outline horizontal, so new lower-level items branch out to the right instead of down. Tree handles traditional outlines, too, with customizable labels, fonts and numbering. Aside from the main selling point -- the horizontal Tree...

WordPress 2.7 is released

I'll give Brad a pass on being a tad premature with the WordPress 2.7's announcement, because I know that he -- like many of us who use WordPress to power our self-hosted blogs -- was just super-excited about the new release. Well, the wait is over and the official release for WordPress 2.7 is now available from WordPress.org. WordPress 2.7, named "Coltrane" in honor of the Jazz legend, is a...

Interview: Michael Dalesandro, CEO "Where I've Been"

The "social networking" space is chock-full of applications, plug-ins and other bits and pieces designed to hopefully enhance the user's experience online and potentially in their real lives as well. Unfortunately, some of these applications or plug-ins are often uninspired and do little, if anything, to accomplish this goal. Sometimes, however, an application or plug-in is able to provide user...

Comcast shuts down Winer

Thanks to the recent BitTorrent debacle, Comcast has been far from Comcastic for many of its customers. Throttling customers for using technologies they deem too data intensive is pretty nasty, and the company has had to acquiesce and change its practices, but what happens when they disconnect your service (and threaten to keep you shut-down for 12-months) for "excessive usage" -- yet refuse to is...

DLS Interview: openSUSE's new Community Manager, Joe Brockmeier

Today, Novell announced that Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is taking the reins as openSUSE's Community Manager. Those familiar with the open source world might recognize Joe from his work with various Linux and free software publications. A long time open source advocate, Joe began using Linux in 1996, after purchasing a set of Slackware CDs at a local store. He says, "...I was blown away by the concept...

DLS Interview: OpenDNS Founder and CEO David Ulevitch

We are long-time fans of the free DNS-lookup service OpenDNS, which serves as a replacement for your ISP's DNS. We recently got a chance to ask the founder and CEO of OpenDNS, David Ulevitch, for a quick history of OpenDNS and for an update on the service. DLS: What got you involved in DNS? David: When I was a freshman at Wash U. in St. Louis, I started becoming more active online. I went to buy a...

Emoze to launch pro and enterprise push email

For the past year emoze has been offering a free push email service that essentially lets you turn almost any cellphone with a data plan into a BlackBerry-like mobile email device. Users just install a small application on their mobile device and sign up for a free account. Then you can set up emoze to push email to your phone every time a new message comes in. Emoze can be configured to work wi...

Vuze extends its online video monetization platform - DLS Interview

Azureus is opening up its Vuze online video platform to third party video producers. Or rather, the company is expanding its already-open platform, making it easier for pretty much anyone to upload a video and make money off of it. Up until now, you've been able to add videos, but you couldn't insert ads or charge for downloads unless you signed a content deal with Vuze. Azureus launched Vuze in...

Preview of Nero 8 - DLS Interview

Nero 8 is due out next week, although if you look around, you might be able to find a download link today. The latest version of Nero's popular CD/DVD burning suite includes support for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD videos, uploading videos to websites including YouTube, and MySpace, and a new disc recovery tool that lets you salvage data from corrupted CDs and DVDs. Probably the most striking thing ab...