Todays links of interest:
- It’s Madness: Net hit with record traffic
And they said the new media wouldn’t catch on with the kids. March Madness hits every office in America. With one notable exception.
- Forgent Uses ‘Trolling’ As Business Model
The good news is that patents eventually expire. Forgent, of course, is just biding its time; when the cash cow runs dry, they have, uh, business scheduling software waiting in the wings.
- Proposed French Law Targets iTunes DRM
The French don’t like proprietary systems — Apple becomes the new Microsoft.
- Microsoft California Class Action Settlement
Microsoft stopped accepting claims in California on Jan. 8 2005. Projected date when we can expect our vouchers – maybe the end of 2006. Then again, maybe not. You call this consumer justice?
- YouTube: Natalie Portman Rap Search
This morning’s (09:07AM 03-17-2006) search on YouTube for “Natalie Portman Raps” returned 2 results.
- U.S. Judge Dismisses Google Copyright Case
It could be suggested that some people just aren’t right. Among other things.
- Making it easier to get your Phil
You can now download your philharmonic. Should make jogging that much more fun.
- Radio group calls for ‘smarter, more effective’ CRTC policy
Canada is a great country: they’re talking about the issues that the United States should be talking about. Like, oh, the fact that radio isn’t just that thing that comes through the speakers in your car.
- How much entertainment is too much?
This is a lovely introduction to Medialoper’s upcoming discussions about new media and the need for savvy curators.
- Will CBS, WB Go Extra Mile for New Network ?
And here we have the number issue facing the new CW – the commute. Hey, it’s LA, location really matters. Programming? What programming?
- Big media and the internet
Here is the problem: new media requires nimble moves. Old media can’t move quickly. If the old media wants to maintain dominance, it needs to stop worrying and learn to love mistakes.
- Twelve Newspapers in a State of Nature
Now that the McLatchy media empire has absorbed the Knight-Ridder empire (do empires absorb or swallow?), the question of what happens to the briliant San Jose Mercury News? And, of course, what happens to the great journalism K-R has been advocating?
- Korea drops file share cases
82 people, “mostly teenagers” have either settled, or just had their cases dropped altogether after deleting the files.
- Amazon poised for film downloads assault
If they do, will that mean that everybody else planning film downloads might as well just pack up their servers and go home?