2006: Can You Hear It?

Nearly five months gone and its been a TOP year in music. WOOZradio continues to thrive with more listeners than ever (we thank you), all a result of the propensity of hot shit being produced in studios, garages, bathrooms and digital vacuums worldwide.

Now that its summer — and its forecast to be the best summer ever — I’m privileged to present the following aural assistance. Thanks again for listening.

* The Stills – “In the Beginning” from Without Feathers [buy]

* Phoenix – “Long Distance Call” from It’s Never Been Like That [buy]

Dig. More to follow.

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad GOOG?

Hard to disagree with Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who publicly takes the Yahoo-Ebay partnership in stride. “Its good for everybody on the Internet,” he said, according to eWeek.

Google’s stock still sits pretty, with a 1999-style inflated valuation but with a solid and admirably successful business plan.

The eBay/Yahoo “strategic partnership” is indeed a glowing green light for the internet boom survivors, and it means alot more than say, Google recent investment in 5% of AOL (TWX). eBay needs help with advertising to keep their listing prices from rising (as they have been) and Yahoo! gets to co-brand Skype and Paypal. Add that to Yahoo!’s stable of sky’s-the-limit goodies such as del.icio.us, Flickr, and upcoming, to mention a few outright purchases.

Both companies will reap the benefits of added page views (Yahoo is already #1 and eBay #9, according to Alexa). As the big papers are saying — its a sign of fear or its look out Ma Goog. (see also, Barry’s post @ Content Matters).

Rafat @ Paid Content sums it up from the market analysts perspective. Search Engine Lowdown sums up the tech value. Battelle calls it “Yahoo’s first major syndication win in years.”

kill your television

40 percent of U.S. consumers would rather give up TV than the Internet, according to a new study of Internet and new media usage by Arbitron and Edison Media Research.

Spring may be here, but according to Jeff Jarvis: “The Book is Dead.” Warren Buffet says newspapers are perpetually dying.

Hard to agree with Buffet there, but he tends to always be right in the end. Who needs TV anyway, with so many stations worldwide available on the internet. Check them out via Beeline TV or MediaHopper.

via SeattlePI‘s grab from PaidContent.

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