CodeBuster writes: The social music network MOG has signed deals with all four major labels and indie aggregators to launch an unlimited on-demand streaming service that will cost $5 per month starting Thanksgiving Day, November 26. We first caught wind of this plan last December, when the company’s CEO David Hyman gave us a sneak preview. Back then, the plan was to offer this as a free, ad-supported service, but Hyman says that is not possible due to the high cost of licensing on-demand music for the United States.
CodeBuster writes: Mike Elgan editorializes in an article on PC World that Apple is the New Microsoft when it comes to monopolistic practices, especially with iTunes, iPhone, and iPod, and that the role of industry's biggest bully is increasingly played by Apple and not Microsoft. From TFA,
"The most vociferous Microsoft haters slammed the company for being a greedy industry bully that used its monopolistic, clunky, copycat operating system to force software on users and coerce partners into unfair licensing deals. Don't look now, but the role of the industry's biggest bully is increasingly played by Apple, not Microsoft."
CodeBuster writes: United Press International reports that, "U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said Sunday she is "looking at" the possibility of reviving the fairness doctrine for U.S. broadcasters. Feinstein, speaking on "Fox News Sunday" with Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., said talk radio in particular has presented a one-sided view of immigration reform legislation being considered by the Senate. U.S. talk radio is dominated by conservative voices."