MiniBar – London

November 10, 2006

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I’m not one to spend time at the large social networking events, especially the technology ones – in fact I avoid them – namely because there’s too many of the same type of thinkers in one place.

MiniBar might turn out to be something of a refreshing change. Organised by the champions of openness – Open Business, and they’ve asked MagnaTune’s CEO John Buckman to sponsor the event – in fact he’s buying the drinks..yay!

MagnaTune has been trying to turn the Internet distribution reality into a business model with not just dynamic pricing of music – but offering the audience the right to say how much they want to pay for the rights to download and own a copy of the music. Here’s an article by USA today about the concept.

John also launched BookMooch – a service to enable people to share books. That’s loveliness and ‘interestingness’ wrapped up in a single software service. Great stuff.

I’m sure there will be a unhealthy appetite in web2.0 but hopefully we’ll be treated to a wide range of interesting folk who just like sharing ideas.

Full details here. See you there.

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