Not finding this too funny. Perhaps it will be on November 5th.
Google did a nice blog post today and mashed up some voter registration [mobiletools as well. Project Vote Smart developed a comprehensive API to access information for your own election/vote related mashup can be had And if you’re a sucker for celebrities and whitespace, Google’s got 5 minutes:
Flip over a new page in Radiohead’s innovative In Rainbows adventure. Welcome the Radiohead Remix Web site, where anyone and everyone is invited to mashup, remix, and geek out “Nude,” the second single from the album.
It’s not exactly a Creative Commons take me and rape me scenario, like the fully remixable tracks on Nine Inch Nails’ Ghost but it is cool…. even if it involves an elaborate partnership with Apple:
If you purchase all five ‘stems’ from iTunes during the first week they’re available, you’ll be sent an access code to a GarageBand file ready to open in GarageBand or Logic. However, you don’t need GarageBand to do a remix, all the stems are in iTunes Plus format and compatible with several music software platforms.
Fans vote for their favorite remixes but I can’t seem to listen successfully in Firefox. Interesting promotion Radiohead… or is it… Apple?
UPDATE: Lx7 gives further analysis of the restrictive Terms underlying this “contest.” Ouch.