Fur flies in this action packed episode where two people, without actual fur, go fisticuffs over the future of social networks. Astute business advice from a chronically broke dude. The ‘Horribleification’ of the Internet. And the music biz is still dead.

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Show Notes

INTRO

When Iggy Pop can’t live off his art, what chance do the rest have?

“We are exchanging the corporate rip-off for the public one”: Iggy Pop’s brilliant rant on U2, Radiohead and how the Internet is killing musicians

We Work Hard for Less Money

Ikea is jumping on the standing desk bandwagon. Good price too.

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Taylor Swift accidentally releases 8 seconds of white noise, tops Canadian iTunes chart

10 music releases that brought down entire websites

IN THE NEWS

“Safety Check” Is a Great Example of How Facebook Can Make Itself Useful

Put “Congratulations” in Your Facebook Post So More People See It

The United States of Reddit

Ello Raises $5.5 Million to Grow Its Ad-Free Social Network

Interesting news out of the Ello team

Welcome Tsu

Join Jason’s “tribe” at http://tsu.co/jpdef

The Real Cyborgs

Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable” Tech That Merges Physical And Digital Worlds

SECURITY? HAH!

How to Uncover Blurred Information in Photographs

President signs Executive Order to improve payment security

How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searches
Hat-tip to Sean Bonner

MEDIA CANDY

StartUp Podcast

Serial

WTF Episode 535 – Nick Frost

WTF Episode 497 – Shepard Fairey

Hear Smashing Pumpkins’ Rousing New ‘Being Beige’

Noel Gallagher joins Johnny Marr and covers Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life” and The Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?”

Music That Makes You Dumb

MORON OF THE WEEK

Anyone that buys a .rich domain

Virgin America Made a Bizarre, Boring, Six-Hour-Long Ad About One Horrible Flight

Toys R Us ‘Breaks Bad’ with New Crystal Meth Toys

Toys R Us pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls

Both Bryan Cranston and Jesse Pinkman have been tweeting about it

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

NASA’s new SoundCloud account will make you feel spaced out

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

The Inca measurement of time was based on how long it took to boil a potato.

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Hollywood’s The Cat & Fiddle Officially Turns off the Patio Lights on December 15