Todays links of interest:
- Google sued for falling web traffic
In other news, Microsoft sues Medialoper for failing to do an Origami story this week.
- YouTube: Natalie Portman Rap Search
Today’s (01:20PM 03-20-2006) search on YouTube for “Natalie Portman Raps” returned 2 results.
- Startup to Wed Mobile Games, Live TV Shows
The ultimate convergence between cell phones and television or just another way to keep people from talking to each other?
- Chef’s Quitting Controversy
Maybe Isaac Hayes didn’t quit willingly. As recently as Jan, he was defending the now infamous Scientology episode, but he’s been ill since then, so maybe somebody quit for him. Dun! Dun! Dun!
- How to right the copyright wrongs
Media companies are using DRM to undermine traditional copyright. This is a British perspective where they still have something resembling traditional copyright laws. In the US we have a thing called the DMCA that pretty much eliminated the rights of the commons.
- TiVo Has Been Cutting Out More Than Just the Commercials Lately
Software glitch leads to missing final moments of episodes; luckily, TiVo can fix the problem, which makes the networks who purposely try to game the time-shifting experience still the worst offenders in the new world.
- Increasingly, the news ‘scoop’ is found online
Finally, the end of the pointless local news teasers: “Comet to crash into Earth in the middle of the night. Learn more on our 11 p.m. broadcast.”
- Nets to Fight FCC Indecency Fines
Good for the networks. It’s about time someone fought back on this.
- DVD format clash continues with Sony announcement of Blu-ray release date
Target release date: July. Target price: 00. Target audience: people with money to burn, yet young enough not to remember VHS vs. Beta. So basically popstars, trust funders and athletes.