Adding YouTube to Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart almost guarantees that record companies will try even harder to force songs to go viral.
FORTUNE -- The "observer effect" is present in media just as it is in physics: The act of observing (or measuring) something always affects the thing being observed. In the case of Billboard adding YouTube videos to its Hot 100 chart of top singles, that means that even MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Feb 22, 2013 7:40 AM ET
Also: Why the Web of today is a big disappointment; Maker Studios tussles with its biggest YouTube star.
Mailbox for iPhone: a next-generation email app inspired by Sparrow and Clear [THE VERGE]
Whereas most Mail apps rely on buttons to archive, delete, and file emails for later, Mailbox relies on a simple and colorful set of swipes. "Email was designed 30 years ago for computers chained to desks," Underwood says. "Everything about it MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 14, 2012 5:30 AM ET
Also: Why Apple and HTC settled their patent fight; YouTube readies another round of convent investment.
Why Apple and HTC settled their patent litigation [THE VERGE]
Apple's victory over Samsung is much less a predictor of future succes than you might think. Apple had essentially a perfect storm of facts in the Samsung case: the large number of Samsung devices that look exactly like Apple devices, the internal Samsung evidence showing the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 12, 2012 5:30 AM ET
Also: Google poised to plunge hundreds of millions more in original content. Did Amazon once offer to buy Netflix for $12 million?
Silicon Valley's Stock Funk [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
Home prices in the region are still rising, but with wealth ebbing, some agents sense a slowdown.
Nicholas Tarantola, a Realtor with Zephyr Real Estate in San Francisco, said activity has slowed over the past month, with homes that might have received 10 offers MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 8, 2012 1:03 PM ET
The iPhone 5 reviewed; Yahoo giving shareholders $3.65 billion.
iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted [CNET]
Well, guess what? Now it has 4G LTE and...well, maybe not a giant screen, but a larger screen. That's not all, though: the already great camera's been subtly improved, speakerphone and noise-canceling quality has been tweaked, and -- as always -- iOS 6 brings a host of other improvements, including baked-in turn-by-turn navigation, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 19, 2012 5:30 AM ET
Apple's iOS 6 ditches the YouTube app; how Apple and Amazon's security flaws led to one man's 'epic' hacking.
Amazon jumps into games: New studio makes its debut with a Facebook game [GEEKWIRE]
Amazon's first social game is called Living Classics, a moving object game "featuring a family of foxes that have wandered into active illustrations from their favorite books including Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and King Arthur."
Amazon's new secret weapon: Delivery MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 7, 2012 6:25 AM ET
Hulu finally comes to Apple TV; is the social web IPO window closed?
YouTube to double down on its 'channel' experiment [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
The company says it will put in another $200 million to market the channels as it attempts to upgrade its content from simple user-generated videos and to lure more viewers and advertising. The site has launched nearly 100 new channels so far this year, attracting talent such as MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 31, 2012 12:28 PM ET
Corporate recruiting film offers a rare look inside One Infinite Loop
FORTUNE: On Wednesday 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman posted on YouTube a slickly produced Apple (AAPL) video that promotes not a product but the company itself.
[Update: Turns out the film has been available on Apple's human resources website since at least May, when MacMagazine did a piece about it. You can stream the video in high resolution here.]
It's largely narrated by Joel Podolny, the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 11, 2012 5:04 PM ET
A video of Aaron Sorkin's favorite lines goes viral. The L.A. Times sees trouble for biopic
FORTUNE -- "This video is a tribute to the work of Aaron Sorkin: The recycled dialogue, recurring phrases, and familiar plot lines. This is not intended as a critique but rather a playful excursion through Sorkin's wonderful world of words."
That's the description Kevin T. Porter wrote when he posted his brilliant 7:22 minute homage to Hollywood's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 5, 2012 6:17 AM ET
RIM reports delays, layoffs, and dismal earnings; how YouTube stars get made.
RIM posts dismal earnings, delays BlackBerry 10 operating system [FORTUNE]
"I am not satisfied with these results and continue to work aggressively with all areas of the organization and the Board to implement meaningful changes to address the challenges, including a thoughtful realignment of resources and honing focus within the Company on areas that have the greatest opportunities," [CEO Thorsten] MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 29, 2012 11:39 AM ET
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