HBO wants its programming to be off-limits for DVRs
AT&T Warns Apple, Others, Of Patent Infringement — AT&T possesses several patents related to video compression, which the company says are an essential component of the MPEG-4 video technology. In a bid to drive its global licensing program, AT&T has targeted Apple Computer, Inc. …
Richard Lawler / HD Beat: MPEG-4 pwned by AT&T — MPEG-4, everyone's favorite format …
Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
Industry icons get connected — Luminaries with ties to EA, Ubisoft, Sony, Microsoft converge to talk about the online future of the gaming industry. — MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA—Online gaming has been "the next big thing" for years now, and the success stories are beginning to show their impact on the industry.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Advertisers may face public humiliation over adware — WASHINGTON—Companies could find themselves put up for public humiliation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if they continue to advertise through insidious ad-serving software. — Such a move might help in the battle against adware …
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:
WISH LIST: Bring More Enterprise Tools to the Bsphere — I'm exhausted from trying to research some stuff—in annual report writing hell as we speak—which has me thinking that there's another wall that needs to come down, and it's the wall separating me from the stats I need to write effectively.
Discussion: Joho the Blog
Heather Green / Business Week:
Inside the BlackBerry "Workaround" — Finally, Research in Motion provides details of a plan to keep its popular service running, just in case. Here's what you need to know about it — Buck up, BlackBerry addicts. At least that's the message from Research In Motion (RIMM) …
Stephanie Hannon / Official Google Blog:
Big mail on campus — San José City College (SJCC) has embarked on a technology improvement program, and for the first time will be offering student email accounts. That's where we come in. We're testing a new service with the school by hosting Gmail accounts with SJCC domain addresses …
Can MTV Stay Cool? — How CEO Judy McGrath must remake her TV empire for a digital world — Nearly 40 years ago, in a blue-collar Irish neighborhood in Scranton, Pa., Judy McGrath fell in love with music. As much as her father, Charles, tried to get his only child to listen to Duke Ellington …
Chris Gilmer / The Unofficial Google Weblog:
Is getting a job at Google hard? — I know a lot of people who drool at the thought of getting into a company such as Google. With so many outstandingopportunities, in an atmosphere that promotes fun, idea generation, and personal growth. But what do you need in orderto get looked at?
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Comment Spam discussed at Northern Voice — Maryam and I are at the Northern Voice conference. Today is "MooseCamp" and Matt Mullenweg (the founder of WordPress) is leading a discussion about comment spam. But, coming into the session he mentioned that he already has 90,000 Wordpress.com blogs (including mine).
Ed Oswald / betanews.com:
Microsoft Rolls Out Live Expo — UPDATED Following three months of internal testing, Microsoft has announced that it is opening its classified listing service Windows Live Expo, formerly code-named "Fremont," to select businesses in the Seattle metropolitan area.
Bink / Bink.nu:
Microsoft plans to release 7 patches next week, 5 for Windows — On 14 February 2006 Microsoft is planning to release: — Security Updates — . One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows Media Player. — The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Critical.
Samsung Digimax L85 — Samsung Digimax L85 : Samsung introduces a 8.1 Megapixel digital camera with a 5x optical SHD lens to strengthen its digital success in the popular 8.1 Megapixel digital camera sector. The Samsung L85, introduced by Samsung, is a portable compact digital camera …
David Walker / eHomeUpgrade:
Could the Playstation 3 Kill Sony? — As we quickly approach E3 in May, many people are eagerly anticipating more details on the Sony PS3. Since Sony burst onto the gaming scene with the original Playstation, they have been the company to beat in the console wars.
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
HBO Petitions FCC To Prevent DVR Recording — HBO continues their quest to specify what you can and cannot record to your DVR. They've been at the forefront of limiting our recording rights and are at it again, this time petitioning that subscription video-on-demand should be off-limits.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Is HBO Aksing for Their Programming to be Off-Limits for DVRs?
David Walker / eHomeUpgrade: HBO Wants the FCC to Occlude Their Content from DVRs
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Yes, Video on Demand is still a problem for DRM
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
HBO wants its programming to be off-limits for DVRs
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: HBO seeks to prevent recording of on-demand programming
Andy Goetze / StockPhotoTalk:
My Prediction Was Right: Getty Images Acquires iStockphoto … I received a lot of heat for these lines. People thought I must be mad. The CEO of a well-known company in the stock photo industry wrote that "it's going to take me the remainder of 2006 to recover from the shock!", if this would be true.
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Vonage Churn Investor Heartburn — Vonage, the New Jersey-based VoIP services provider filed documents with the Securities & Exchange Commission yesterday, hoping to raise a whopping $250 million in a widely anticipated initial public offering. The marquee group of investment bankers …
Joseph Weisenthal / The Stalwart: More on Vonage — Om Malik has a good summary of the Vonage …
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