Gadgets: Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Dope!

To serve as a more portable variant to the larger Z340, Polaroid introduced the new Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera at the CEA Line Show in New York City yesterday. With its white casing and rainbow accent line, the new camera bears a striking resemblance to the 1977 classic, Polaroid Land Camera 1000. Quipped with a 10-megapixel sensor and a 3.0 bright color LCD display, users will have several options in viewing their photos, including developing it with the integrated ZINK Technology printer. Thanks to its straightforward user interface, anyone can capture, edit, and print an image in less a minute time. Of course, you can store the images onto an SD media as well. Price sets at US$ 159.99, the Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera will be available starting on August 15th or you can pre-order it now on Polaroid’s online store.

Release Date: August 15th, 2012 (Wednesday)

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Listen Up: SIim and Baby cover Billboard’s Urban Power List

These dudes are going to get so much money when they re-negotiate!

Defining power and who possesses it is an ever-changing equation. It’s a challenge that Billboard editors revisit each year with the Power Players series, which includes Women in Music, Latin Power Players, this year’s inaugural Power 100 and the upcoming 40 Under 40. To that roster, add this issue’s inaugural Urban Power List, profiling the 25 biggest players in the industry. The unranked tally targets executives whose concentration is urban, not executives who have oversight of urban music but also substantial responsibilities with other genres.

Listen Up: Sony completes EMI acquisition, creating largest music publisher

Sony Corp.’s deal to acquire EMI’s publishing assets has cleared U.S. and European regulatory hurdles and was closed Friday, the companies said.

EMI’s catalog will be merged with Sony’s to create a library of more than 2 million songs, making the combined entity the world’s largest music publisher.

The deal, announced last November, called for an investor group led by Sony to pay $2.2 billion for EMI’s rights to 1.3 million songs, including those written by David Bowie, Stevie Wonder and others.

Other investors in the Sony-led group include the Estate of Michael Jackson, Mubadala Development Co., Jynwel Capital, the Blackstone Group and David Geffen. Sony itself is a minority investor, but the company’s Sony/ATV Music Publishing division, headed by Martin Bandier, will run EMI’s publishing business.

Prior to the acquisition, Sony/ATV administered the publishing rights to 750,000 songs written by the Beatles, Lady Gaga,Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan and others.

EMI also agreed to sell its recorded music business to Universal Music Group for $1.9 billion. That transaction remains under review by U.S. and European antitrust regulators.