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13 Jul 2009

The Jacksons 5 - Playlist The Very Best Of The Jacksons (2009)

The Jacksons 5 - Playlist The Very Best Of The Jacksons (2009)
MP3 207 Kbps VBR | 98.60 Mb
Genre: R&B | Release: January 13, 2009 | Language: English

The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, and later known as The Jacksons) were an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Founding group members Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael formed the group after performing in an early incarnation called The Jackson Brothers, which originally consisted of a trio of the three older brothers. Active from 1966 to 1990, the Jacksons played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, pop and later disco.

During their six-year Motown tenure, The Jackson 5 were one of the biggest pop-music phenomena of the 1970s, and the band served as the launching pad for the solo careers of their lead singers Jermaine and Michael, the latter brother later exploiting his early Motown solo fame to greater success as an adult artist. The Jackson 5 were the first act in recorded history to have their first four major label singles (”I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save”, and “I’ll Be There”) reach the top of the American charts. Several later singles, among them “Mama’s Pearl”, “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Dancing Machine”, were Top 5 pop hits and number-one hits on the R&B singles chart.

Most of the early hits were written and produced by a specialized songwriting team known as “The Corporation”; later Jackson 5 hits were crafted chiefly by Hal Davis, while early Jacksons hits were compiled by the team of Gamble and Huff before The Jacksons began writing and producing themselves in the late-1970s. Significantly, they were the first black teen idols to appeal equally to white audiences thanks partially to the successful promotional relations skills of Motown CEO Berry Gordy. Upon their departure from Motown for CBS in 1976, The Jacksons were forced to change their name and replace Jermaine (who remained at Motown) with younger brother Randy.

After two years under the Philadelphia International Records label, they signed with Epic Records and asserted control of their songwriting, production, and image, and their success continued into the 1980s with hits such as “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” and “State of Shock”. Their 1989 album 2300 Jackson Street was recorded without Michael and Marlon. Michael and Marlon did appear, however, on the title track. The disappointing sales of the album led to the group being dropped by their record label at the end of the year. The group has never formally broken up, but has been dormant since then, although all six brothers performed together at two Michael Jackson tribute concerts in September 2001.

01. Music’s Taking Over
02. Goin’ Places
03. Enjoy Yourself
04. Blame It On The Boogie
05. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
06. All Night Dancin’
07. Things I Do For You
08. Lonely One
09. State Of Shock (Feat. Mick Jagger)
10. Torture
11. Live Medley: (I Want You Back / ABC / The Love You Save)
12. This Place Hotel (aka Heartbreak Hotel)
13. 2300 Jackson Street
14. Man Of War

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5 Jul 2009

Opera Turbo Mempercepat Browsing di Ponsel

Saat berlangsungnya acara Mobile World Congress di Barcelona, banyak perusahaan teknologi yang mulai sedikit demi sedikit membocorkan produk atau layanan terbaru mereka. Setelah kemarin Microsoft mengmumkan Windows Mobile 6.5 berikut beberapa fitur barunya, kali ini giliran Opera yang mengumumkan layanan terbarunya, Opera Turbo untuk melakukan kompresi data, membuat proses browsing melalui jaringan yang lebih lambat menjadi lebih cepat, baik untuk desktop maupun mobile.

Layanan bernama Opera Turbo ini mengkompres bandwidth dari teks dan file data pada situs-situs sekitar 80% dari ukuran sebenarnya. Layanan ini akan tersedia untuk para pelanggan bisnis, seperi penyedia jaringan mobile, operator jaringan, melalui Opera Desktop, Opera Mobile, dan "Opera Devices SDK" sehingga para pengembang dapat mengemas fitur tersebut ke dalam browser pada PC maupun alat-alat mobile.

Menurut Julie Sajnani, manajer komunikasi Opera, Opera Turbo sangat cocok untuk meningkatkan kecepatan browsing pada alat-alat mobile dan pada desktop yang menggunakan koneksi internet dengan bandwidth rendah. Pengguna dapat mengaktifkan Opera Turbo di browser manapun yang memiliki layanan untuk mengkompress situs untuk mempercepat browsing, tetapi Sajnani juga menekankan bahwa hal ini tidak akan mengurangi kenyamanan para pengguna, karena tampilan situs akan sama persis seperti biasanya.

Selain itu, ia juga menambahkan kalau file-file berbasis jaringan yang menggunakan teknologi multimedia, seperti Flash atau Ajax, tidak akan dikompres.

Mengenai cara kerja, Opera akan menggunakan server terpisah untuk melakukan pengompresan untuk Opera Turbo sebelum kemudian diteruskan lagi kepada pengguna setelah dikompres. Para pengguna akhir bisa mengaktifkan Opera Turbo melalui browser Opera manapun yang memiliki kemampuan untuk mengaktifkan jasa tersebut.

Sajnani juga berkata kalau layanan ini tidak hanya menguntungkan bagi para pengguna akhir, tapi juga bagi para operator dan produsen produk yang menggunakannya. Para pembuat handset bisa sedikit mengurangi pemakaian data karena hanya mengunduh file yang sudah terkompres. Proses ini juga akan mengurangi beban bandwidth yang disediakan para operator.

Layanan ini pada akhirnya juga akan ditawarkan langsung kepada konsumen. (PCWorld)

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