LA Times: Groupon’s rejection of Google buyout offer is a head-scratcher

By Wailin Wong Greed, chutzpah, arrogance. Everyone seems to have their own idea about what motivated Groupon Inc. to turn down a buyout offer of a reported $5 billion to $6 billion from Google Inc. last week. Neither company is commenting about the negotiations or Groupon’s decision. Their silence leaves a substantial vacuum for outsiders […]


Posted by Ted • Monday, December 6, 2010 .

MidemNet Blog: 2011, The Year of the Music Service

As I’ve expressed on many occasions in this and other forums, I believe strongly that the days of the need to own music are rapidly coming to an end.


Posted by Ted • Monday, September 27, 2010 .

Wired: TuneCore, Amazon Set to Unveil On-Demand CD Sales

TuneCore is poised to partner with Amazon’s on-demand CD-printing-and-distribution service, has learned. It’s a deal that could put powerful new physical publishing options in the hands of musicians, even as the world goes increasingly digital.


Posted by Ted • Thursday, May 21, 2009 . Amazon: The Avis of digital music

The online retailer is a distant second to Apple, but a deal with MySpace could move Amazon up the charts.


Posted by Ted • Thursday, July 31, 2008 .