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Oh the Irony: ‘Rewind This!’ Documentary About the VHS Will Premiere Exclusively on iTunes
Via IndieWire: 

"After watching ‘Rewind This!,’ we immediately recognized the parallels between the rise of the VHS movement and the birth of the digital space," said FilmBuff’s Head of Content Partnerships Steven Beckman. “Both revolutionized the ways in which film buffs could discover and consume movies.”

Bonus: Go here to read the awesome review for Rewind This! The film will be available September 10th on Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow, and Vudu. 

Oh the Irony: ‘Rewind This!’ Documentary About the VHS Will Premiere Exclusively on iTunes

Via IndieWire

"After watching ‘Rewind This!,’ we immediately recognized the parallels between the rise of the VHS movement and the birth of the digital space," said FilmBuff’s Head of Content Partnerships Steven Beckman. “Both revolutionized the ways in which film buffs could discover and consume movies.”

Bonus: Go here to read the awesome review for Rewind This! The film will be available September 10th on Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow, and Vudu. 

Twitter Introduces #Music Discovery App
Twitter #music is a music discovery app where Twitter uses its own analytics of tweets and overall engagement to categorize and promote artists. The app divides music into four categories: music that is #nowplaying and tweeted by those you follow, #popular music trending on Twitter, #suggested music based on your tastes, and #emerging artists (“hidden talent” found in tweets). Every artist you follow shows up on your profile in the app, and you can tweet about what you’re listening to from the app as well.
The music on Twitter #music comes from Spotify, Rdio, and iTunes. To listen to full songs, you need to sign up with a basic Rdio account or a premium Spotify account through the app. If you refuse to sign up for either of those, you’ll only hear 30 second song previews from iTunes. Also, you can only hear the hit song of the artist. If you like what you hear, you have to go elsewhere. The app isn’t available for Android yet.
The customer complaints on iTunes seem to be trending toward: “Why would I want to see the tweets of every artist I listen to?” and “Why create a music app where you have to sign up for another music source to hear the whole song?”
FJP: Twitter is for following friends, but it’s also for following your interests. Twitter #music allows you to see what you favorite magazine or nonprofit organization deems worthy of its playlist — which could be interesting.
The app has proved useful because I’ve already discovered a few new artists I enjoy. However, I don’t like how the web version of Twitter #music warps my cover picture and icon. Also, the app seems to have issues updating with the web version. For instance, when viewing #popular artists, Bruno Mars was labeled #20 on the Twitter chartsin the app, but was listed at #5 on the web. Also, the #nowplaying tag updates quickly on the web, but lags in the app. These discrepancies are probably just early bugs though. They’ll be snatched up in the beak of the Twitter bird soon enough. — Krissy
Image: MoneyCNN

Twitter Introduces #Music Discovery App

Twitter #music is a music discovery app where Twitter uses its own analytics of tweets and overall engagement to categorize and promote artists. The app divides music into four categories: music that is #nowplaying and tweeted by those you follow, #popular music trending on Twitter, #suggested music based on your tastes, and #emerging artists (“hidden talent” found in tweets). Every artist you follow shows up on your profile in the app, and you can tweet about what you’re listening to from the app as well.

The music on Twitter #music comes from SpotifyRdio, and iTunes. To listen to full songs, you need to sign up with a basic Rdio account or a premium Spotify account through the app. If you refuse to sign up for either of those, you’ll only hear 30 second song previews from iTunes. Also, you can only hear the hit song of the artist. If you like what you hear, you have to go elsewhere. The app isn’t available for Android yet.

The customer complaints on iTunes seem to be trending toward: “Why would I want to see the tweets of every artist I listen to?” and “Why create a music app where you have to sign up for another music source to hear the whole song?”

FJP: Twitter is for following friends, but it’s also for following your interests. Twitter #music allows you to see what you favorite magazine or nonprofit organization deems worthy of its playlist — which could be interesting.

The app has proved useful because I’ve already discovered a few new artists I enjoy. However, I don’t like how the web version of Twitter #music warps my cover picture and icon. Also, the app seems to have issues updating with the web version. For instance, when viewing #popular artists, Bruno Mars was labeled #20 on the Twitter chartsin the app, but was listed at #5 on the web. Also, the #nowplaying tag updates quickly on the web, but lags in the app. These discrepancies are probably just early bugs though. They’ll be snatched up in the beak of the Twitter bird soon enough. — Krissy

Image: MoneyCNN

Don’t Use iTunes to Build Bombs
Business Insider catches this bit from deep inside iTunes’ terms of service:

You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture, or production of nuclear, missile, or chemical or biological weapons. 

That’s our PSA for the day.

Don’t Use iTunes to Build Bombs

Business Insider catches this bit from deep inside iTunes’ terms of service:

You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture, or production of nuclear, missile, or chemical or biological weapons

That’s our PSA for the day.

Rupert's Daily Delayed →

Plans to unveil the iPad newspaper next Wednesday at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art have been postponed.

It appears the issue isn’t with the iPad thingy, but instead with the implementation of a ‘push’ subscription feature in the iTunes store.