About

Rick Schwartz is a senior product manager and proud father of two. Six years before Apple sold their first song online, Rick played a major role in the creation of the world’s first online music distribution system, which Steve Jobs later tried to buy for $100 million dollars. Eight years before Apple added Genius playlists to iTunes, Rick helped to launch the audio fingerprinting technology that Apple and others use today.

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In 2009 Rick also brought to market the first software that allowed consumers to beam media from any website to a connected TV. Rick also received a patent for technology in the world’s first media manager, which let consumers play media by dragging and dropping it onto icons representing devices in their home. Rick has also launched several iOS and Android multimedia apps for smartphones and tablets.

Rick is a successful blogger who focuses on mobile technologies. His Mostly-tech blog receives almost one million views a year. Rick’s first article on tablets appeared on GigaOM and was retweeted over 600 times. Rick has also written articles for the Huffington Post UK, Know Your Mobile, Recording Engineer/Producer Magazine, Mix Magazine, EQ magazine and other publications.

His last employer, was one of the first companies to put video on a cell phone back in 1998. Their technology shipped on over 300 million devices.

Earlier, Rick was the product manager for the first digital audio workstation with integrated digital video playback. Rick was also an audio engineer who’s done recordings for Grammy Award-winning artists including Ravi Shankar, George Harrison and Andy Summers. As a live sound mixer, Rick has worked with over fifty well-known artists including R.E.M, Sly & The Family Stone, Gladys Night & The Pips, Steppenwolf and New Edition. His film sound credits include Field of Dreams, Poltergeist II and Short Circuit. He’s also mixed several hundred TV commercials and radio spots for clients including AT&T, Apple Computer, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Fox, McDonalds, Nike, Reebok and Sony.

All of the comments in this blog are Rick’s alone, and do not reflect those of his employer.

6 Responses to About

  1. Vibhor says:

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  2. Ted says:

    Rick,

    You have an amazing website, however I sometimes get confused and lost while reading the articles. It’s hard to to distinguish different articles from each other and the fact which almost the entire articles are on the homepage make it even harder to read. Just a little suggestion: It’s better to put an introduction on the homepage and add a “read more” button to it, that would redirect readers to the rest of the article. I think that would make your blog easier to read and more organized.

    Warm Regards,

    Ted

  3. ROBERT LANDRY KEENE NH 03431 says:

    Rick,

    LOVED YOUR ARTICLE ABOUT NEXUS 10 VS. I- PAD

    I never owned a Tablet, but I am going to get a NEXUS 10 for sure. I would of bought one by now

    but since I heard about a 2nd. Generation Nexus coming. I have held back and still waiting

    for that to happen. Do you have any update as to when and if a 2nd. generation NEXUS 10

    or ( 11) will ever come on the market. I have been checking Tech News on a daily basis for

    months and there is no updates to that ever happening. Do You have any news Rick ??????

    Sincerely,

    Robert

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