The Gambino Family Business, Tech Trade Blogs, Helping Musicians Sell Songs to TV: July 19

Illustration by André da Loba

Michael Tortorello profiles Thea Alvin, a Vermont-based master stone builder who often works on a barter basis. [New York Times]

A captain in the Gambino crime organization told associates he didn’t want to take over the family business, writes Murray Weiss. [DNAInfo]

A battle is brewing over control of the Web address “dot-kosher,” write Ellen Rosen and Hugo Miller. [Bloomberg News]

Tech blogs such as TechCrunch and PandoDaily should embrace the tradition of trade publications, writes Kevin Roose. [New York]

Startup Jingle Punks helps musicians sell songs to television shows, Christina Scotti reports (video). [Fox Business]

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