What, Exactly, Will Kevin Rose Do at Google?

Kevin Rose is Google's newest employee. If you don't know Kevin Rose, he's the mastermind behind the rise (and fall) of the social news site, Digg. But for the last year, he's been wrapped up in Milk, a mobile app incubator that has hatched a grand total of one app: the now-defunct social review app Oink. This raises… » 3/19/12 12:00pm 3/19/12 12:00pm

The Secret World of Private BitTorrent Trackers

Somewhere on the web is the ultimate music site. It has virtually every album, EP and single ever released in a variety of high-quality formats with insanely fast download speeds. You're probably not allowed in. » 2/19/10 12:20pm 2/19/10 12:20pm

Greg Kot: The Music Industry Caused Piracy, and iTunes Isn't the Way Out

Greg Kot, music critic for the Chicago Tribune and others, wrote a book called Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. In a recent podcast interview, he enumerates the precise downfall of record labels and why iTunes isn't their savior. » 8/11/09 9:00pm 8/11/09 9:00pm

Arrested OiNK Uploaders Get Community Service, No Jail Time

Four of the prominent UK OiNK uploaders arrested months ago in a sting on the popular and beloved torrent site have finally been sentenced, and they've received mere slaps on the wrists. » 1/27/09 10:40am 1/27/09 10:40am