Do It For Me
Besides having the most amazingly made-up name we have seen in a while, Shpoonkle is an interesting addition to the new crop of startups focused on creating a peer to peer online marketplace. Betabeat’s Nitasha Tiku just did a big report on the convenience economy fueled by companies like TaskRabbit and Zaarly. Schpoonkle is also looking to match supply and demand, but with a focus on the growing number of unemployed law school graduates.
The Secret Sauce
Spotify has had a very successful entrance to America, adding 500,000 users since integrating with Facebook two months ago. A new academic paper reveals that Spotify relies heavily on its friends, namely its users, to help stream tracks to one another and avoid hiccups in the playback.
Beg Borrow and Steal
Finally, the poor, defrauded victims of copyright infringement will be able to make some of their lost money back.
Unfortunately for musicians, many of whom are literally poor, the record companies are going to get the lions share.
One week into a federal grand jury trial, Michael Gorton, LimeWire’s founder, agreed to pay the Recording Read More