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Beyoncé breaks all digital music records with unmarketed surprise album

Beyoncé’s self-titled new album, Beyoncé (I feel like I didn’t really need to say that), has destroyed the internet this weekend in a pre-Christmas gamble which has seen the ex-Child of Destiny installed as the new monarch of pop.

Picking the penultimate weekend before Christmas goes against all traditional new album release logic. Mid-November to Mid-January is a barren wasteland of Susan Boyle, greatest hits compilations and swing albums by nice young men your mum likes. Nobody good releases new music at this time of year. Nobody.

But then the Carter family rarely have been ones to stick with traditional record release logic, just look at Jay-Z who released his last album Magna Carta Holy Grail through a mobile app earlier in the year. (Read more about that in six musicians embracing app technology)

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Can a pay-what-you-want type foundry work?

Typography is a huge but often overlooked and underestimated component of effective design, particularly on the web.

Fonts are often sold through foundries, which are sort of like the record labels of the typography world. While many produce their own fonts for sale, they also serve as distributors for independent designers and studios, earning a royalty each time they sell a font.

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The internet is changing the game for celebrities

Podcasting? That's so 2005, you might say.

With online video, social networking and microblogging remaining social media's most-talked-about technologies, it's easy to forget about podcasting.

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