Well good job, Samsung! You managed to piss off performance artist Jay-Z with the rocky launch of his eagerly anticipated new album Magna Carta Holy Grail. The July 4th release was plagued with slow downloads, leaving some users languishing for hours and reminding us that even if it’s free, people will still complain. Read More
While walking through Harrods last November, “musician” and “tech investor” Will.i.am stumbled across a stuffed animal that was conveniently situated next to a MiFi and a speaker. That’s when inspiration struck. Read More
Kanye West recently celebrated his first Father’s Day after girlfriend Kim Kardashian gave birth to North “At Least It’s Not Kaidence” West.
On such an occasion, what do you give the megalomaniac who has everything? Out-of-date computer mice signed by Apple execs, according to Mr. West’s recent tweet. Read More
Last month we reported that former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason was eschewing the traditional ”taking a break to spend time with his family” routine in lieu of one that would make “investors” like Will.i.am proud: Mr. Mason, who was fired from the daily deals site he founded earlier this year, has recently been spending time in L.A. recording his first album of “motivational business music,” entitled ”Hardly Workin’.” Read More
Armenian top level domain representative Will.i.am is allegedly taking legal action against talented person Pharrell Williams for using the basic nouns “I am.” According to documents obtained by Rolling Stone, the former Black Eyed Peas singer (I guess?) claimed he has that phrase copyrighted and lambasted Pharrell’s website thing as “confusingly similar.”
Will.i.am, who, FUN FACT, has the normal name of William James Adams, argues that when Pharrell is marketing his “i am OTHER” brand, the items could be confused for represenating the exalted estate of Will.i.am’s. ”The registration of the mark . . . is likely to dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark,” the document states. Read More
Extremely famous person Kim Kardashian is apparently hell-bent on keeping pics of her newborn daughter out of the limelight (at least until a lucrative deal is brokered, knowing her). Read More
Shrouded in a cloak of mystery, likely cloistered in a tricked-out Parisian garret, Donda — Kanye West’s startup to end all startups — exists.
Mr. West has been uncharacteristically interview-happy in recent weeks as he promotes his new album, Yeezus. Along with the usual verbal gems he’s been known to drop, Mr. West told W‘s Christopher Badgley that he’s acting as creative director on the flick. Read More
Last night, Business Insider reports, Steve Wozniak appeared on “Piers Morgan Live.” Normally, there’d be nothing remarkable about that, but this time he had some rather unusual value to add.
That’s because Woz, the cofounder of Apple, is one of the few people who’s actually met North West, the firstborn child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
WTF? Read More
Not to be outdone by Yeezus, Jay-Z announced last night–via a three-minute commercial midway through the NBA finals game–that he’s dropping his own new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, next month.
Midway through the rambling ad, Jay-Z waxes philosophical, all Paul Graham-like: “That’s why the Internet is like the wild west, the wild wild west. We need to write the new rules.” Apparently, that means cutting a hugely lucrative deal with Samsung to give away a million copies of the album.
Guess someone’s figured out the right way to run this “information wants to be free” racket. Read More