The 404 1,235: Where we charge you just for browsing (podcast)

Remember all the mislabeled MP3s that cropped up on filesharing sites in the '90s? Turns out they're weren't harmless pranks, but rather a nefarious plan to end P2P using a clandestine network of "Napster bombs" and Trojan horses.

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Jeff's review: Using Appetize at a concert.

- The end of "just browsing:" Australian store charges $5 browsing fee.

- How the P2P era of SEO-baiting, intentionally mislabeled MP3s changed our taste in music.

- Hollywood embraces the Tweaser on Vine.

- T-Mobile finally gets the iPhone.

- T-Mobile launches 4G LTE network.


Episode 1,235

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