Popdust, the pop-music news site that debuted earlier this year, is—like a post-haircut Justin Bieber—on the verge of coming of age. Over the last 30 days, the site has garnered 350,000 unique visitors, and has formed new partnerships with AOL, MTV, CNN, Gawker, Vibe, Grammy.com, and others. A recent video of Britney Spears’s dance styles over the years went extremely viral, ending up on Huffington Post, Jezebel, and even Business Insider.
The Internet is fairly glutted with pop-music sites, and sites for celebrity news, so a site like Popdust might at first glance seem superfluous. But to hear its founders tell it, there’s a need for an authoritative voice where those two realms intersect—a Pitchfork for pop music, if you will. As David Wade, the entrepreneur behind the site, told TheNextWeb, even places you might traditionally trust to cover music are abdicating their responsibility. “MTV cares more about TV than M,” he said. Continued…
Royal Wedding Maniaaaahhhhh! Have you had enough yet? But wait… there’s more!
YouTube will be streaming the upcoming Royal Wedding in Britain, live. It’s the biggest gig Google has landed yet, as the event will garner the attention of billions of people around the world—many of whom will watch online. Can Google handle the data load?
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Top 5 quotes from this Vanity Fair Q&A with Stan Lee:
- “When I want my wife to make me a sandwich, I’ll say, ‘By the shades of the shadowy Serapeum, will you please make me a sandwich?!’ Doesn’t everybody?”
- “I always thought it was more interesting to think about Reed Richards. As you know, he had the ability to stretch, and sexually, that would seem to be a great asset in many areas.”
- “I’m very proud of being a hack. It’s why I’ve lived as long as I have, I think.”
- “Nobody looks like Stan Lee!”
- “I don’t intend to die.”