Television, The Drug of The Nation Edition
Today’s links of interest:
- Does Television Cause Autism?
This would explain a lot, actually.
- MPAA: Piracy is the outcome of DRM complications
Looks like someone in the film industry has figured out that DRM frustrates consumers. Combine this with Disney’s recent acknowledgement that Piracy is a form of competition and you have to wonder if Hollywood may finally be comiing to its senses.
- New Technology Allows Studios To Quickly And Cheaply Exploit Actors From Any Decade
At the Movie Studio meeting, on their hands — at last – a dead star.
- Exclusive! YouRangster’s Billion-Dollar Boy Tells All
The art of the deal from a, uh, surprising up-and-comer.
- Quality Control: Q&A with John Battelle, Web content visionary
Web journalists are just big show-offs — or maybe it’s just that they want to be talk show hosts when they grow up.
- Viacom’s MTV buys teen online community website quizilla.com
And so the new media buying frenzy continues.
- Wikipedia founder plans rival
Larry Sanger, a co-founder of the Wikipedia, seeks to impose order on a process being controlled by bullies. Or something like that. More expertise, that’s the ticket.
- Google to pocket a quarter of U.S. ad revs in 2006
Google remains big.
- Digital rights in question as business model
Minor soul-searching by the music industry happening. They’ll probably go back to all DRM, all the time after the euphoria wears off in the morning.
- The People’s Republic of YouTube
Because YouTube never saves the best for the eleven o’clock news. Because YouTube is there all the time. Because you never know what you’re going to find, but you can almost always find what you’re looking for.
- Blogging all over the world
Why do people feel the need to blog? Well, why not?
- Bertelsmann plans MySpace rival
At this point, *everyone* is planning a MySpace rival. We’ll feign more interest when said rival actually comes online and draws in the kids.
- Sony to recall own batteries
File Under: It was only a matter of time.