The story of Shelfie, the Vancouver-based print and e-book bundling startup that ceased operations back in January, has a coda, and quite possibly a happy ending after all. Shelfie’s fellow Canadians at Kobo had agreed to maintain the Shelfie service so that users could access their DRM-protected e-books and transfer their e-book libraries to the Kobo […]
Third party vendors step in with PlayReady DRM implementations for popular mobile platforms. Also, a personal appeal for aid to evacuees in Japan.
Cloud sync of music across a user’s devices requires a license from record companies… or does it?
Is the new MuveMusic service from Cricket Wireless a “game changer for everyone”? Hardly.
DRMs proliferate along with mobile devices and application platforms.
Low expectations from Barcelona this year.
A slow year in DRM, to match the slow economy.
A conference on mobile user experience highlights challenges for media application developers.
Usage statistics from Nokia’s music-bundling service point to increased musical adventurousness when users don’t have to pay for each track.
The big chance, finally, for music subscription services.
P.S. Note to RealNetworks: now how about a streaming Rhapsody application for the BlackBerry?