Skipping the Middle Man

Louis CK is changing the way entertainers distribute material to fans. He’s completely skipping the middle man and getting his content directly to consumers. Louis CK sells his download-only specials for $5 on website.  Users can pay with PayPal, Amazon or Dwolla. Oh, plus it’s DRM-free, meaning you can copy it, use it on multiple devices,…

Improving Search: Microsoft, Yahoo look to reviews, location

Yahoo is reportedly partnering with location review service Yelp to improve local search, according to @WSJD. Earlier in the week, Microsoft made a $15 million investment in location and review app Foursquare, combined with a partnership to utilize its location data. It’s a wonder why this didn’t happen sooner, connecting location, reviews and search.  After…