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Music’s Next Frontier

on Thursday, Feb. 6th

The next big frontier in music, according to Fast Company this week, are smart playlist engines that are almost prescient:

Paul Lamere is the director of developer platforms at The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform out of Somerville, Mass., that provides the engine that powers the recommendation and discovery engines of Spotify, Rdio, MOG and more. He says that the music player of the future will know a lot more about you than just what music you’ll like; it’ll know where you are, who you’re with, and more.

The most interesting part of this piece is the thinking that leads up to this line:

“The ideal music player has zero buttons,” Lamere says.

Perfectly tailored music selections based on multiple layers of context sounds wonderful. Provided that it is the end user who is in control of the settings. I can just as easily imagine a world controlled through Muzak. Shudder.

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To Build The VR Education of Tomorrow One Scholar Turns To The Past

There are plenty of folks in the education technology field who are excited about virtual reality as the next great educational tool.

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Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

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Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.

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