I wish this wasn’t true. But this morning I received the email of the bad news. Lala is a web based music player and awesome place to listen buy and store all your music. Mega awesome but mega bully Apple bought Lala late 2009 at an undisclosed amount with no public announcement on what it planned to do with the company. I guess they just didn’t like the idea of letting people listen to songs and albums free for the first run. Or buying web albums for under a dollar. The peeps here at Ninthlink will miss you lala you have been a good friend harboring our music and enlightening us too new cool tunes. Read more at yahoo news.
“Survey Select—Narrative Art Exhibition”
Ninthlink is collaborating this year with Curator, Mark Murphy, on “Survey Select—Narrative Art Exhibition,” a contemporary art exhibition celebrating 64 internationally renowned artists, coming this summer to San Diego. If you are interested in participating or sponsoring event, please contact us direct at 619/ 252-776.
“Survey Select” elevates the narrative tradition of storytelling with original art works, critical writings, workshops, films and community events. Through a unified presentation of painting, drawing, collage and sculpture the public can experience a 8 week museum show for free six days a week from July 15 through September 15 at the Wonderbread Factory in downtown San Diego’s East Village community.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that while advertisers want a presence on the iPad and iPhone, it doesn’t come cheap. Marketers are being charged a premium to maintain a presence on Apple’s new iAd platform.
Inaugural rates are being set at 5-10 times higher than typical mobile ad rates and marketers who want to participate in the launch of the platform could pay up to $10 million. Apple has stated that it plans to maintain a sizeable amount of control over how the creative is delivered, and this is ruffling the feathers of some creative directors.
The good thing, though, for publishers is that higher rates will also trickle down to them, keeping 60% of the revenue generated.
We’ve been noticing Facebook friends leaving systematically over the privacy concern debacle (if not scandal) lately, with debates over who owns the content (writing, photos) that the social network’s users post: the user or the platform owner? Not to mention the use of personal information for targeted advertising…
Example: Msnbc Digital Network introduced a smartphone-optimized version of its website Msnbc.com — will load automatically when someone visits it from an iPhone, iPad, Palm Pre or Android-powered device. READ MORE
Packing up today, movers come tomorrow while we all get our “V9″ on, and then they claim that we’ll be in the new office space on Thursday. Goodbye 625 Broadway, Spreckels Building, Suite 611, Downtown, 92101. Hello 3861 Front St, Mission Hills, 92103! READ MORE
The following was posted on the McSweeney’s website, composed by Kristina Loew. We had to reprint it for your Friday giggle:
SEEKING ENTRY-LEVEL NEWS PRODUCTION SPECIALIST
Local news channel looking for a dedicated multi-tasker to work in our news division. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced news environment. Only serious candidates with experience should apply.
You should be exceptional, a well-organized self-starter with superior skills in ALL aspects of news production.
Ideal candidate will oversee our entire slate of daily news programming including, but not limited to, our seven-hour morning show, the Live at Noon broadcast and all eighteen evening newscasts. READ MORE
Ninthlink has recently had the pleasure of designing an iPhone app for the UCSD Alumni Association. With the popularity of the iPhone and the constant unveiling of new apps, the process of designing for the iPhone has been well documented and shared by many kind folks. READ MORE
Always something new and nifty when it comes to iGadgets and ads for mobile trends.
During his public unveiling of the multitasking iPhone 4.0 operating system, Apple hefe Steve Jobs said that his company is “directly targeting” Google with the launch of the iAd platform this June – it will focus on serving ads within the platform’s meaty 185k application environment. READ MORE
Craig mentioned it to me, and so I think it deserves reiterating here on our blog. “Only in Your Fondest Dreams”, new works by Brian Flynn, is happening now. And even though this post only has a 518px wide image, in real life that is actually an 8-foot tall creation. Rad. More info at Subtext.