Gag Me With A Spoon

The online audio companies are going through merger-growth spurts and legal battles. This time it is Tune-In versus Pandora. Tune-In is suing Pandora due to the failure of Pandora to deliver on an advertising contract involving Pandora’s “revolutionary”, “game-changing” new platform called Harmonic Audio Network which they claimed would improve ad placements to better align with brand values and improve listener engagement. TuneIn alleges Pandora “did not invest the resources and effort necessary to make the Network a successful sales platform” and points to “dismal sales” as proof. INSIDE RADIO By the way, INSIDE RADIO is one of many online information services instituting a pay wall. What will you do to get this information, pay – or — find it elsewhere online for free? It is a tough world here “online.”

Now, our twice-yearly plea to the masses: PLEASE stop using the following cliches:
Game changing
Reach out to
Having said that
That having been said
At the end of the day
Begs the question
Needless to say
Be that as it may (should only be spoken by a mustachioed gentlemen wearing a monocle)
The powers that be
Zeitgeist
The devil is in the details
For all intents and purposes
Break the glass ceiling
Tenuous at best
In a nutshell
Perfect storm
Paradigm shift
More often than not
Wait, what?
Say what?
Ya think?

If I hear you say it, I will call you on it. This can also be a drinking game. Turn on any news channel and wait for an anchor or guest talking heads to say any of these phrases.
ON A HAPPIER NOTE (take one drink):
Brian Lord found this gem: Tam Henry shows up on a music survey from the SF Bay area (LINK)

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