Podcasts Help Drive Demand for High-Volume Hosting — As podcasts and video blogs consume disk space and bandwidth, will these large media files reside with major web hosting providers, niche startups spawned by the Blogosphere, or perhaps Yahoo or Google? As Internet traffic shifts from text …
Audible's Clusterf**k — Audible announced a new product on Friday that allows podcast publishers significant control over their product. Ad insertion, monitoring of downloads and listening attention, DRM and more. There are some interesting features that add to the podcasting discussion …
Love, money and podcasting — It's one of the great questions of our time (or at least this past weekend): Is a podcast a podcast if it isn't an MP3? Internet audio pioneer Audible set off the debate on Friday when it announced it would enable podcasters to distribute their work in its proprietary …
Google Renames Urchin Google Analytics, Makes It Free — Google has renamed its Urchin web analytics unit to be — yep — Google Analytics (as Gary predicted), in a move that follows with similar rebranding such as Keyhole being renamed Google Earth. And just like with Keyhole …
Internet Service to Put Classic TV on Home Computer — Looking for "The Fugitive?" Didn't get enough "Eight Is Enough?" Would you like to "Welcome Back, Kotter" one more time? — Warner Brothers is preparing a major new Internet service that will let fans watch full episodes from more than 100 old television series.
Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network to offer downloads: WSJ — NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. cable television channels Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network will offer the online sale of several half-hour programs for $2.99 per download, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Boycott Sony — After weeks of criticism, Sony has finally agreed to temporarily stand down on an abusive and likely illegal copy restriction practice. Hold the applause. — On Friday, the world's second-biggest record label pledged to temporarily stop making CDs that leave computers vulnerable to security breaches.
New Linux phone standards effort in the works — PalmSource, France Telecom's Orange and several other companies plan on Monday to announce an effort to standardize aspects of Linux running on mobile phones. — The Linux Phone Standard (Lips) Forum wants to standardize Linux interfaces …
eBay drops charges for developers network — Seeking to make its presence in third-party rebranded commerce applications more ubiquitous, eBay Inc is lifting all of its API and transaction charges for developers. — It's the latest ion a series of moves to expand the eBay developer community.
If Books Are on Google, Who Gains and Who Loses? — In 1709, Daniel Defoe compared them to "House-breakers," "High-way Robbers," and "Pick-Pockets," not sounding that different from the way software makers, movie producers and writers sound today when they speak about copyright pirates.
Start-up aims to join telephone, wireless calls — SAN FRANCISCO—A secretive start-up backed by two powerful Silicon Valley venture capital firms will on Monday outline its plans for bridging the gulf between mobile telephones and fixed-line phone networks.
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