Archive for 2010/08/23
Move is latest battle in war with Argentine gov’t
Exec launches original Web series that serve ads—and auds. Death taps into the company’s vast production and distribution resources to create online content that’s appealing to both audiences and advertisers.
If Hulu does go public this fall, as was reported this week, it could lead to a host of headaches for Hollywood, as content creators angle for their cut of the action.
Media companies are trying to figure out how to profit from the Web and other newer distribution channels without giving customers a reason to cut the cable cord. Nielsen figures show that traditional TV viewing still accounts for the vast majority of all viewing.
This evening, I spotted that you don’t even need to hit the ‘Search’ button anymore – Google updates the results for you while you’re typing.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox has called on UK retailers to refuse to stock EA’s Medal Of Honor – labelling the option to play as The Taliban in the multiplayer mode of the game ‘disgusting’.
Baidu alleges that version 7.0 of Qihoo 360′s 360 Safe PC security software identifies Baidu Toolbar and Baidu Address Bar for Internet Explorer as malware plugins that may harm users’ computers, and recommends removal.
Good news for jobseekers who like to brag about their drinking exploits on Facebook: A new law in Germany will stop bosses from checking out potential hires on social networking sites. They will, however, still be allowed to google applicants.
A German court issued a restraining order at the behest of Apple against German company Koziol ordering the company to stop selling an egg holder called eiPott (say it out loud if you need to). The judge ordered the company to change the name and packaging on the product because customers might mistake it for one of Apple’s products.
Market regulator Ofcom has launched a new consultation on proposals to set the 2.6GHz band (radio spectrum 2500-2690MHz) aside for use by wireless camera applications during the London 2012 Olympic Games (between 27th July and 9th September 2012), as opposed to using it for future Mobile Broadband services, such as WiMAX and Long Term Evolution ( LTE ) technologies.
Another one bites the dust: Worldmax shuts WiMAX network in Amsterdam
“The company said it’s unable to expand the service due to interference in the 3.5GHz band with a ministry of defence ground station for an intelligence satellite. In the name of national security, the government put restrictions on the Worldmax operating licence.”
Eric Schmidt made some headlines last week when he predicted people will change their names in order to avoid their online past.
Let’s cut the man some slack. He was working before the Web was spun. Without that slack, it may be the dumbest thing said all year.
Dish Network is gearing up to launch DishOnline.com, another new streaming portal with on-demand episodes available online and from set-top boxes connected to the Internet
New technologies are making it easier to get high-quality video streams just about anywhere and on any device, but content owners are still calling the shots
“Intellectual property is legalized monopoly,” says James Boyle, a professor at Duke Law School. “And like any monopoly, its tendency is to raise prices and diminish availability. We should have a high burden of proof for whether it’s necessary.”
Broadcasters can charge people for TV text message votes received after voting has closed as long as the closing time is made clear to viewers, premium rate phone regulator PhonepayPlus (PPP) has said
The alleged fraud involved the use of a US firm to upload tracks to iTunes and Amazon, and the use of stolen credit cards to buy the tracks
Mountain View said the new office would oversee the firm’s location-based tech products, such as Google Local and Google Maps
Ireland Joins ECHELON
Complaint to European Commission over Irish Interception Laws
Indian authorities have arrested a computer scientist for refusing to divulge the source of an electronic voting machine that he and a team of researchers used to expose holes in the country’s election system
“be careful what you wish for with respect to the government in fast moving industries…I’ve never been confident in the government’s ability to both predict and to move quickly enough to maintain relevancy and accuracy in the regulation of markets like this.”
What Congressional Dems Have To Fear If The FCC Bungles Net Neutrality
The manufacturer of Swiss condom brand called Harry Popper is being sued by Warner Brothers.
we want it now and we don’t want to pay