Restaurants and other businesses are loading the monster new mobile game Pokemon Go to find out if their location is part of the game or near a spot which is a goal for players to visit. There’s no way to pay to be a location, but you can purchase “lures” within the game that attract the virtual creatures that inhabit the game, and thus attract real players that could be customers.
Read about this crazy popular game and how businesses are making themselves part of it here.
It’s the perfect response. Her message is polite, intelligent, rational and insistent.
I have had my serious falling out with Apple over music and equipment quality issues as detailed on this blog and my other pages. My issues are on the customer side.
Read Taylor’s Blog Post here. It’s a spot on take regarding the artist side of the Apple Music controversies.
Read more in Rolling Stone. I think AppleMusic is likely to succeed, but the Apple we all loved under Steve Jobs seems to be degenerating fast.
Facebook or Twitter should develop ticket purchase validation technology that could be used for events like the Hawks rally tomorrow in Chicago, where scalpers scooped up so many of the free tickets and are selling them online for $100 or more.
There must be a way to help real fans get most of the tickets by authorizing purchases through matching with Facebook profiles and activity.
In light of my recent dealings with Apple, Spotify and Pandora, as well as the stillbirth of Tidal, it’s clear to me that all existing music streaming services other than Apple are likely to collapse over the next couple of years. The technology and user bases will be taken over by content license holders. This will leave “record companies” and artists smart enough to own their own rights on top along with Apple, which has the base business to support streaming as a loss leader. Bubble pop is in progress.
~~ I have opened and marketed 3 country bar/restaurant/nightclubs over many years, and have a great deal of respect for this music format. I have to agree with the article below. In the Garth Brooks years of the 90s there were so many great songs and performers. In the last few years, Country has been taken over by a boring, moronic, negative formula.
~~ I could not believe the idiotic atmosphere at Kenny Chesney’s recent Soldier Field show I attended, with fights breaking out, people spilling beer on others and vomiting and overall the trashed atmosphere of a bad frat party. My experience in our clubs was always that country bands and fans were the most polite and good hearted crowd in all of music. What happened in the past few years? It’s time for the artists and business to step up or be a meaningless joke genre like booty house music.
Read about how Country Music has become music “for cheesy horndogs,” and needs a Nirvana moment here. I agree and hope the musicians and industry can see beyond the quick buck and save this great genre for the long term.
In one of Leonard Nimoy’s last tweets, there was this poem he had written:
You and I have learned The song of love, and we sing it well The song is ageless Passed on Heart to heart By those Who have seen What we see And known What we know And lovers who have Sung before Our love is ours To have And To share The miracle is this The more we share… The more We have
— Leonard Nimoy
His final tweet:
1 to beam up…
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