A lot of people have questions regarding the collapse of a 50-foot-high stage at a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday. Five people were killed in the collapse and countless more were injured. The members of Sugarland themselves were uninjured, saved by a miraculously well-timed prayer circle they engaged in before the concert. Sugarland has already resumed its tour, but controversy still swirls around the collapse.
Several nonprofits are calling for a boycott of Amazon because the Internet giant is resisting California legislation requiring the company to charge sales tax. Good luck with getting people to boycott cheap books and electronics, guys.
Google unveiled a pricey music blog called Magnifier Wednesday to go with its cloud music service. It’s too early to tell if it’s any good, but it certainly looks nice and features free downloads, so why not?
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