Five Stories That Are (not) Changing Your World
1. iTunes Is Switching Things Up. Apple is hoping to roll out a subscription music service with the next generation of iPhones. The idea is that you’d play a flat fee when you buy an iPod or iPhone, or a subscription for the phone, and get unlimited songs for the lifespan of the device. Sounds kind of like…every other music service on the internet?
2. State Department Officials Are Kind of Bored. A couple of State Department officials were fired and a couple more repremanded for digging through the passport files of John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (three times!). Mostly it seems like they were doing it on a lark, but still…why not do it to somebody interesting? Dig up the dirt on Natalie Portman!
3. That Tip Jar at Starbucks? Doesn’t Go to Who You Think. Starbucks lost a lawsuit this week for apparently not paying $82 million in tips. The spare change and gum wrappers you think were going to the employees were being skimmed by the store managers. Oops!
4. It’s March Madness! $3.6 billion will be lost by American corporations this year from people checking scores and filling brackets this year. I don’t know about you guys but I’ve got San Fransico Community College going all the way this year. They’re totally going to beat…is that a coffee stain? Coffee Stain Tech? Ugh…I’m no good at this bracket business.
5. SONY Has Gone Mad With Power, May Be Trying to Eat the Chort. Oh, SONY. Declairing the victory of Bluray while simultaniously raising its price was one thing, but that’s nothing compared to your attempt to charge customers buying new Vaio laptops $200 NOT to install a bunch of useless Windows apps. Stay classy, guys!