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This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments
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A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000.
April 18, 2014 in Technology
What's That Song? Apple's iOS 8 May Be Able to Tell You.

What's That Song? Apple's iOS 8 May Be Able to Tell You.

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The tech giant's latest mobile operating system may boast a song recognition feature in a partnership with Shazam.
April 17, 2014 in Technology
How Being a Post-Punk Singer Prepared Me for the Startup Life

How Being a Post-Punk Singer Prepared Me for the Startup Life

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Tech founder on seeking funds for albums, booking tours and hanging with Dave Grohl.
April 14, 2014 in The 'Treps
Photos: 8 Things You Never Knew Your iPhone's Headphones Could Do

8 Things You Never Knew Your iPhone's Headphones Could Do

Knowing your controls can eliminate the need to take your phone out of your pocket.
March 29, 2014 in Technology
3 Celebs Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon (and One Who Says She's an 'Idiot' for Missing It)

3 Celebs Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon (and One Who Says She's an 'Idiot' for Missing It)

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Bitcoin isn't just for 'cyber snobs' anymore. Tech-happy stars are riding the trendy Bitcoin wave, too.
March 19, 2014 in Business News
Big Business Lessons From Three Rock 'n' Roll Legends

Big Business Lessons From Three Rock 'n' Roll Legends

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Nearly every successful startup shares three common traits with music stars.
March 11, 2014 in The 'Treps
Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer

Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle to 'F--k Off' After Chain Sues the Singer

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Of all the people and companies that Frank Ocean could attack, the usually PR-friendly Chipotle would not have been our first bet.
March 11, 2014 in Franchises
Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

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Following a deal with the entertainment company 300, Twitter will share prized information about who happens to be tweeting about emerging musicians.
February 3, 2014 in Apps & Software
Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

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Instead of targeting file sharing sites, Prince is now suing 22 website owners and Facebook users for copyright violation -- many of whom are likely his biggest fans.
January 27, 2014 in Legal Center
Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

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Hoping to improve its artist relations, Spotify is letting musicians sell merchandise through their profile pages without taking a commission.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Photos: 15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season

15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season

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With throwback know-how as well as some of the newest technologies, these gadgets have something for everyone, from tinkerers to tipplers.
December 17, 2013 in Office Tech
Surprise: Beyoncé Drops New Album With No Warning Whatsoever

Surprise: Beyoncé Drops New Album With No Warning Whatsoever

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The stealth release of the singer's fifth album came as a shock, but could signal a change in the future of music promotion.
December 13, 2013 in Branding
Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

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The streaming music service is determined to convince artists, both big and small, that streaming can be a real money maker.
December 3, 2013 in News and Trends
Photos: Mind Control Technology, Elon Musk's James Bond Submarine and a Real-Life Bionic Man

Mind Control Technology, Elon Musk's James Bond Submarine and a Real-Life Bionic Man

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A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
November 5, 2013 in News and Trends
SoundCloud Wants 1 Billion Users a Day

SoundCloud Wants 1 Billion Users a Day

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The Berlin-based online music platform has gone from being relative niche platform for techno musicians to an audio hub for everyone from the White House to Beyoncé in the last three years.
November 4, 2013 in News and Trends
This Tiny Gadget Can Turn Virtually Anything Into a Musical Instrument

This Tiny Gadget Can Turn Virtually Anything Into a Musical Instrument

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The Ototo is a pocket-sized circuit board that can make pots and pans, a chocolate bar or even a plant play music. Yes, really.
October 28, 2013 in Office Tech
Heads Up Music Lovers: YouTube to Create Streaming Music Service

Heads Up Music Lovers: YouTube to Create Streaming Music Service

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With free on-demand mobile streaming and its own offline mode, YouTube could put Spotify on the defensive.
October 24, 2013 in Social Media
3 Business Lessons From Miley Cyrus and Her Infamous Twerk

3 Business Lessons From Miley Cyrus and Her Infamous Twerk

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While many are still in shock after Miley Cyrus' performance at the VMAs, here we consider why the episode was simply branding genius.
October 14, 2013 in Branding
From Paper Boy to Music Mogul: Entrepreneurship Lessons from Sean 'Diddy' Combs

From Paper Boy to Music Mogul: Entrepreneurship Lessons from Sean 'Diddy' Combs

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Entrepreneur.com sat down with the Grammy Award-winning rapper to talk about what he has learned about building businesses.
October 4, 2013 in Leadership
A Soundtrack to Start Up By

A Soundtrack to Start Up By

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Don't let Pandora tell you what to listen to. Here, we asked the co-founders of startup phenom Back to the Roots to give us the skinny on which songs keep them going strong.
October 4, 2013 in Productivity
Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Gets $500 Million Investment From Carlyle, Buys Out HTC

Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Gets $500 Million Investment From Carlyle, Buys Out HTC

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Beats dominates the U.S. market for high-end headphones, but it failed to give HTC its groove back, so the Taiwanese smartphone company is pulling the plug on their partnership.
September 27, 2013 in News and Trends
A New App That Creates a Musical Soundtrack for Your Images

A New App That Creates a Musical Soundtrack for Your Images

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Mhoto can analyze a digital photo, then create a song that captures the 'mood' of the image.
September 23, 2013 in Apps & Software
Music Service Rdio Will Launch Free Version to Compete With Spotify

Music Service Rdio Will Launch Free Version to Compete With Spotify

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Three-year-old startup Rdio is partnering with a terrestrial radio station operator to gain new content and grow its audience.
September 16, 2013 in News and Trends
This 'Instrument' Lets You Rock Out With Your iPhone

This 'Instrument' Lets You Rock Out With Your iPhone

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Artiphon's Instrument 1 is like an entire orchestra all in one smartphone-powered gadget.
August 27, 2013 in Mobile
Groupon Founder Turned Musician: Andrew Mason's 'Hardly Workin'

Groupon Founder Turned Musician: Andrew Mason's 'Hardly Workin'

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In the collection of songs, Mason sings about lessons he learned founding the daily deals company.
July 2, 2013 in News and Trends

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