YouTube, SNL, Bruce Springsteen, and Jason Calacanis
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Audible nabs popular podcast — The Ricky Gervais Show, one of the most popular podcasts on Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, is moving to a paid-only format to be sold by audio book specialist Audible. — Audible plans to announce on Tuesday that it will start selling episodes …
Philip P. Pan / Washington Post:
Bloggers Who Pursue Change Confront Fear And Mistrust — BEIJING — When Zhao Jing moved his blog to Microsoft's popular MSN Spaces site last summer, some users worried the Chinese government would block the entire service. The censors had blacklisted the last site where the young journalist …
Paul Kapustka / Paul Kapustka's Blog:
Silicon Flatirons — Sunday PM, cont'd, with Bob Kahn's showstopper idea — If video over the Internet is truly the ultimate market battleground — as several discussants on Sunday afternoon's Video over IP panel proclaimed — then count Silicon Flatirons as at least one of the starting grounds for the rhetorical skirmish.
Discussion: Telepocalypse by Martin Geddes
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Exclusive: MacBook Pro unboxing pics — I got my MacBook Pro today from a local reseller in Philadelphia. He called me to say that they got five MacBook Pro 2.0GHz models in stock today and that four we're already spoken for. "Do you want the last one?" You know what my answer was.
Kim Tae-gyu / KoreaTimes:
US Film Makers Sue Samsung Over Glitches on DVD Players — Samsung Electronics, Asia's most valuable high-tech company, is scrambling after multiple U.S. movie studios reportedly took the Seoul-based firm to court, alleging glitches in its DVD players. — Over the weekend …
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Movie Studios Sue Samsung Over Hack-Friendly DVD Player
Marc Perton / Engadget: Samsung sued over DVD-duping by discontinued player
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Stupidity on Parade — Well, it looks like MPAA members …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
YouTube is not a real business — YouTube is not a real business — Wow, this is kind of scary. I wrote how YouTube was a business based on copyright infringement and used all the SNL skits on their service as an example. Now SNL has come down hard on them.
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: NBC Doesn't Get It — NBC's lawyers forced YouTube …
J. Botter / the j. botter weblog: Jason's Right — Jason Calacanis says there's no business model for YouTube.
Fred / A VC:
YouTube, SNL, Bruce Springsteen, and Jason Calacanis
Apple Safari Browser Automatically Executes Shell Scripts — Shortly after reports of the first virus for Mac OS X, a new security flaw has surfaced. The culprit is the option "Open 'safe' files after downloading" in Apple's Safari web browser. This feature is activated by default.
Tech pundits getting naked: a worrisome trend — Robert Scoble and Shel Israel bared it all at the Naked Conversations book launch. But they're not the first tech pundits to strip down. Lockergnome's Chris Pirillo runs a lovely little side business called "Rent My Chest," writing messages on his torso for $20 a pop.
Discussion: Connecting the Dots
Ben Drawbaugh / HD Beat:
How to: get tons of HD content playing on your PC — Now that wehave mastered OTA HD reception and connecting our PC's to our HDTVs it'stime to bring the two together. HDTV content can come from many sources and those choices get broader and broadereveryday.
Sony High-Definition Video Recording Ready for Mainstream Consumers — Sony Introduces the World's Smallest and Lightest HDV 1080i Camcorder With Easy-to-Use Operation and Advanced Features — SAN DIEGO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Changing the notion that high-definition video recording is for …
Google has no license for China service: newspaper — BEIJING (Reuters) - Internet search giant Google Inc.'s controversial expansion into China now faces possible trouble with regulators after a Beijing newspaper said its new Chinese-language platform does not have a license.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google License To Operate In China Questioned; Will Disclosure Have To Go?
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
Too Many New Gadgets, Too Much Information at Risk — It is the corporate version of keeping up with the Joneses: every day, it seems, someone arrives at the office with a shiny new gadget that combines a cellphone with all sorts of features you used to find only on your computer.
Let's Get Together in Toronto — Last month, a few of us (Michael Mcderment, Rob Hyndman and Mathew Ingram) got together to talk about blogging and all the cool things happening within the Web 2.0 world. After awhile, someone brought up all the interesting conferences happening such as Northern Voice …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Foldera: Never organize your inbox again — Huntington Beach, California based Foldera's goal is to organize all of the chaos surrounding work based documents (email, calendar, office documents, instant messaging, etc). It is a very big idea. — The company is in private beta right now, with a full launch on the way.
Susan / Susan Crawford blog:
The arguments on the other side — in favor of a prioritized internet — If you're going to argue for an open internet, you'd better be able to respond to the following: — 1. It's strange to have as a default background assumption FCC regulation. — 2. Your empirical assertions …
Paul Loughrey / gamesindustry.biz:
Japan introduces new videogames rating system — CERO adds equivalent of Adults Only ratings category — The country has largely managed to steer clear of the controversy and politically-fuelled furore surrounding videogames ratings and the sale of graphic or violent videogames to minors …
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