(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Google Launches Music Locker Service
Following the release of its MP3 store and music service in 2011, Google has launched a scan-and-match music locker service in the United States. The service is free and will match up to 20,000 tracks from a user's library, allowing them to stream those songs back at 320kbps. The launch follows the release of similar services by Amazon and Apple.
Happy Holidays From The Kardashians, But Where's Kanye West?
It's the most wonderful time of the year … for everyone from indie rockers Dead Sara, who yesterday released a new song called "Snow In Los Angeles" just in time for the holidays, to the Kardashian clan. The famed family delivered their holiday card via Kim Kardashian's Twitter page, revealing a high-end portrait with lots of snowy white, balloons and confetti. It seems everyone is in the photo, from Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom to DJ Rob Kardashian. But there is someone noticeably missing: Kanye West. Is there trouble in paradise for the love birds, or was West just afraid of all of the camera's flashing lights?