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Music's Future and Java's Future: Intertwined in Mobile Phones and Hand-Held Devices

Harold Carr attended the SF MusicTech Summit this past Monday, and shares his notes from the summit in his latest blog post. The conference focused on music, technology, networking, and marketing: The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the music/technology space, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to discuss the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment. One might ask: "what does this have to do with Java?" Well, if you look at Harold's notes, even though the word "Java" doesn't appear there, it's clear that mobile phones and smart phones are an increasingly significant, even critical, aspect of the music business. And, wherever phones are, Java is, increasingly. A couple of examples from my own recent experience. My daughter damaged her phone -- a pretty basic one, actually, but one that had lots of music stored on it. She got a new phone (again, a basic model) from a friend who had upgraded to something fancier. But, she didn't want to part with the old phone, because as an MP3 player it still worked. So she now has two phones, one which she uses for phone calls and texting, the other being used as an MP3 player. Another story about my daughter. She's a (curre...

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