Star Apps: Boy George

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Star Apps: Boy George

Star Apps: Boy George

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 04:43 PM PST

Hair, makeup, and gender-bending fashions aside, what singer/songwriter Boy George does well is pen a prime pop tune. I'm thinking about excellent, top-charting '80s singles such as "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "Time (Clock of the Heart)," "I'll Tumble 4 Ya," "Church of the Poison Mind," "Karma Chameleon," "Miss Me Blind," "It's a Miracle," and "The War Song." Although less popular, his later, more dance-oriented solo material, and DJ albums and gigs helped maintain a club following in ensuing years.

With the March 25 release of "This Is What I Do," Boy George's first studio album in 18 years, the music icon returns not to the '80s, but to the '70s glam and rock sounds that influenced him the first time around and the moving, self-revelatory songwriting that won over both adults and children like me all the way back in 1983. Download.com chatted with George about the new album, returning to the U.S. for the first time post legal issues, conquering personal battles, a Culture Club reunion, and his favorite apps.

By George, This Is What I Do's got it.

(Credit: Dean Stockings)

After decades of electronic albums and DJ releases, "This Is What I Do" is your first pop album in decades. What made you go in this direction? I wouldn't say this is pop in terms of today's pop. I would say this is the pop from when I was growing up -- '70s... [Read more]


App-maker Tomfoolery next on Yahoo's acquisition list -- report

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 07:42 AM PST

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

(Credit: James Martin/CNET)

Tomfoolery, a company co-founded by former Yahoo employee Kaku Srivastava, that makes apps to improve collaboration and communication in the workplace, might soon be acquired.

Yahoo is currently in the "advanced stage" of talks with Tomfoolery to acquire the app-maker for $16 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people who have knowledge of the discussions. The Journal's sources couldn't say whether the Tomfoolery apps would remain available or if the technology would be used internally at Yahoo.

Yahoo has been on an acquisition-spree since Marissa Mayer took over the company in 2012. Earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show, Mayer indicated that future acquisitions were likely. It appears Tomfoolery might be next on the list.

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