Wednesday, July 17, 2013

5 Reasons Why The Album App Will Fail

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It seems that all the hype coming from the recent Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail album release has dissipated now that that everyone has actually seen what all the hubbub was about. Most of the heat from the release came from the fact that the artist made a deal with Samsung where the company purchased one million digital albums. Jay-Z then began a fight (that he eventually won) to have those albums counted as sales on the Billboard charts.

But what all those Samsung/Jay-Z users received left many feeling violated because of the amount of private information that was necessary to download the app in the first place, including their physical location, their phone number, and data about their phone calls and email. The users were then asked to sign in to the app via Facebook or Twitter, and send out a post or tweet about doing so if they wanted to unlock the lyrics to a song. 


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