Supervalu Inc/Shoppers, Violates NLRA Protections Through Intimidation

Over the last week, we’ve received word that several of our fellow members of our advisory committee have been given words of warning from store management that violate our legal protections under the National Labor Relations Act.  We’ve been told in some cases that we can’t talk to customers at all and that our negotiations are an “internal” matter.  This is completely inaccurate.  What happens as part of this negotiation can and will impact our customers.  Some of us have even been approached by management when we are off the clock, shopping as customers ourselves.

via URGENT Action Alert! Management retaliates on some ACT! members «.

Winamp’s downfall began with AOL

Enter Winamp, the skin-able, customizable MP3 player that “really whips the llama’s ass.” In the late 1990s, every music geek had a copy; llama-whipping had gone global, and the big-money acquisition offers quickly followed. AOL famously acquired the company in June 1999 for $80-$100 million—and Winamp almost immediately lost its innovative edge.

via Winamp’s woes: how the greatest MP3 player undid itself | Ars Technica.