Articles posted on February 19th, 2004

Valentine’s Day weekly CD sales: biggest non-holiday week ever

Thursday, February 19th, 2004 • 4:17 am

According to this VH-1 News article, “between February 9 and February 15, over 17 million albums were sold in the U.S.“, thanks to the impact of Norah Jones’ new release, the Grammy Awards, and the typically strong Valentine’s Day sales. This apparently makes the week SoundScan’s “biggest non-holiday-season sales week since the organization started tracking […]

More » recommendations: not that smart

Thursday, February 19th, 2004 • 2:23 am

You would think that, over the years, Amazon would have had the opportunity to fine-tune the algorithms that they use to come up with “recommendations” for you as a regular customer. First of all, even though I have been purchasing stuff from for years and my shipping address has always been a Canadian […]

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iView Media Pro 2.0: Disappointing (and expensive) upgrade so far

Thursday, February 19th, 2004 • 1:33 am

Ever since I have owned a digital camera, I have felt the need to use a powerful piece of software for managing my thousands of digital pictures. The early versions of Apple’s iPhoto were woefully inadequate in that respect. The performance levels were just unacceptably slow. I hear that things are better in iPhoto 4, […]

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