4 posts • joined 9 Jun 2011
But they're not after revenue with this step
the facebook 'upgrade' is a pure data mining play. they way they're bringing in video and music 'sharing' - all on the server side - will surely provide gobs of usage data that they can track, chop up and sell - or they can monetize things later if they sort the data now and then acquire (at a steep discount) content/providers - after the halved netflix is floundering and hulu has gone titsup etc. etc.
NB - It was never supposed to be an actual product
That this even went to the factory is pretty cool. Remember, it started as an April Fools gag on thinkgeek.com. People went crazy over it and it finally made its way into existence. I haven't had a hands on with the kit, but all of the faults described were worries that kept me from signing up for the preorder and will likely have me keeping my distance until it's in the bargain bin. Not sure if they ship overseas, but thinkgeek sells the icade for $99 US which, judging from how much spotify's £9.99 costs me (i'm in the states) is probably about four quid.
sponsor a bright american lawyer for a job in the uk? i'll throw in an icade gratis!
coming to the uk in q1 2012
here in the states on the eve of the 'icloud' mania we can already download any music purchases made in itunes an unlimited number of times on any devices. i also had some drm crippled tracks, but i've now replaced them with the more modern slightly less crippled (i.e. no drm, but still not mp3) itunes tracks.
Mic-less spectrum display
One other thing that particularly impressed me about this app is that unlike most other equalizer apps the spectrum display does not rely on a microphone - as far as I know this is unique to Equ.
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