It’s not possible that the Superbowl was just last Sunday, is it? Seems like eons ago, especially in Twitter time. My gosh it has been an eventful week. Let’s recap, shall we.
The Digital Music Insider Week that Was: February 11th, 2011:
On Sunday the Packers & Twitter won, The Black Eyed Peas, Groupon & the Steelers lost, and Tim Armstrong called Arianna Huffington sexy, did some new math, and bought the Huffington Post. This, all, on our Christian day of rest.
Speaking of the Church, Monday saw the church confess a “better late than never” embrace of social media, a classy note to the badgered EMI troops from Roger Faxon, and some of the lamest videos ever uploaded to YouTube. Unfortunately, those videos were cleared, enthusiastically, by the RIAA.
On Tuesday we met the real life Winklevi, contemplated whether or not Spotify was significant or just meaningful, and witnessed the NY venture capitalist most enamored with buying legal music — Fred Wilson — turn into a irate cursing pirate. Really.
On Thursday certain digerati actually seemed disappointed that they wouldn’t have to wait in Apple & Verizon lines for the new-old-new Verizon iPhone. I think I knew a couple of these folks back in Philadelphia at CDNOW, where I’m pretty sure they once threw snowballs at Santa, after getting to Veterans Stadium at 5am .
On Friday we took a long hard look at Yahoo, AOL, MTV, & Myspace, reminisced with John Cusack about kickboxing (the ringtone of competitive sports?), and got chatty with David Hyman of Mog. Not that we actually, ya know, spoke with David or anything.
We capped off the week with Stephen Elsop of Nokia strategically blowing a gasket and doing a deal with Microsoft (think he may have mixed up the sequential order there), Google needling Elsop, and Mary Meeker dropping so much science that we felt like Bill Murray — cause now we have total consciousness going for us, which is nice.