BBC: Music site Last.fm bought by CBS. That’ll buy a whole lotta servers. It also puts CBS in an interesting position to mine data about listening habits—interesting, because CBS also relaunched CBS Records last year. Maybe they can do a better job than the current crop of majors at dealing with the realities of the music market.
I enjoy Last.fm but I wish their plug-in for iTunes did a better job of reporting playback data from my iPod, which is now my predominant form of listening. If you look at my profile page you’d think that I only listened to classical music last week, but that’s far from true—that’s only what I listened to at home over iTunes.