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Piracy is Bad for Gambling

That is the current case in recent Casino Industry news in Greece. Illegal gambling, physical (traditionally widespread) and digital is increasingly absorbing a significant financial amount of the official Casino business revenues. Perhaps this reminds you of digital piracy in music biz. In numbers, I found a worryingly falling revenue percentage which immediately created job losses in various Casinos around Greece. Job lay - offs, the well known recipe for cost - cutting effects, happens when a sector is getting depressed by external factors like the Greek recession, technological upheaval, unfair competition in the form of black markets. Not only that but if the Greek government passes a new legislation for foreign companies pushing for online gambling games, the already troubled Casino Industry will have to face another economic burden. In total, the "virus" consists of about 250 online betting ''places'', 20.000 AWAPs (electronic machines for entertainmen…

No wonder why...

No wonder why Trent Reznor won the Best Original Score Awards at Oscars 2011!

Follow the link for more information:
http://www.boncherry.com/blog/2011/02/27/trent-reznor-snatched-the-best-original-score-awards-at-oscars-2011

During my master diploma studies in Sweden, I had the opportunity to read Richard Florida's books on the creative class. Read one of his full articles here:
http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2011/02/grammys-big-city-winner/71341/

Cheese!
S.

Blues for Allah?

Two things that currently swirl around my mind.

The Grateful Dead & especially their ultra psychedelic album "Blues for Allah" (1975). The title brings me war images of NATO warships circling Libya. Just replace - relocate the wor(l)ds & see what happens when West & East collide.

Back in the 2011 reality, read some hot news about iPhone applications that let artists record personal messages for their fans which can be played back using social networks like Facebook, Myspace, etc.

The application's "follow" features will help music bands to identify some kind of loyalty index in order to distinguish loyal fans that pay to buy albums, attend gigs, thus recognize fans that generate revenues rather than sole free riders.

"On older social media platforms, the artist doesn’t know if you friended once on Facebook and then walked away, or if you’ve been to every show and know the producer on every album".

For more info:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/…

Lost Highway Final Scene

Εικόνα
Great cinematography...