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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling

    • 10 out of 10
    • Various Artists
    • Most musical episodes of TV shows frankly stink. They are usually little more than ill-conceived vehicles intended to let the stars show off what musical talent they have. Once More, With Feeling,

  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    • 8 out of 10
    • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    • When I first got hooked to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the only place I could get their debut album, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, was through the band's Web site. I listened to the two tracks a

  • Is This It

    • 10 out of 10
    • The Strokes
    • The Strokes set the music world on fire with this 2001 album, with headlines declaring that the New York band was here to save Rock and Roll. While the band hasn't made as much of a splash since t

  • Pressure Chief

    • 6 out of 10
    • Cake
    • Pressure Chief, Cake's latest album, didn't immediately grab me. In fact, it took perhaps half a dozen listens before I started truly enjoying it. Any

  • Wolfmother

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    • Black Sabbath, The White Stripes, The Stooges. There aren't many bands worth their salt that want to be compared to other bands, but when I listen to Wolfmother's self-titled American debut, I can

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BW: In iPhone vs Android War, Apple Has First Mover Advantage

If Apple and Google had released their SDK on the same day, the outcome might have been different, according to Peter Burrows with BusinessWeek on Thursday. However, Apple has a strong head start, and that First Mover effect gives Apple the advantage.

The situation is akin to eBay. Lots of competitors have sprung up, but they’ve never been able to catch up. No matter the advantages of the very open Android system, that platform could also have a tough time making headway against Apple’s phenomenally successful App Store.

Pandora’s CTO Tom Conrad explained that as soon as they heard about the iPhone SDK, they started work on an iPhone app. At release, "The iPhone eclipsed all of our other mobile Internet partners in about 12 hours," he said. However, "... we don’t have anyone working on Android. We want to be where our customers want us to be," he added.

"Network affects are very important," confirmed Jeff Holden, Pelago CEO. "Apple has a great ecosystem going with the iPhone and AppStore, and consumers go where developers go and developers go where consumers go. So being the first game in town can create a lot of advantage."

Given Apple’s lead, playing catch up will now be the name of the game.

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