Todays links of interest:
- Companies Fear Spread of March Madness
I can tell you how one large corporation is dealing with this fear: blocking all sports sites. Not the college basketball parts, but ESPN in toto; CBS Sportsline in toto, etc. Even frackin’ MLB.com!! Which, of course, will drive hardcore fans to other measures.
- March Madness may be crazier than usual
Beyond the “free” broadcasts: Live Webcasts, On Demand, iTunes summaries. Tons of it. Everywhere. They’re doing it right, and possibly overloading entire corporations’ networks to boot!! It almost makes us wish we actually cared about college hoops.
- YouTube: Natalie Portman Rap Search
This morning’s (08:25AM 03-16-2006) search on YouTube for “Natalie Portman Raps” returned 4 results.
- Gates Sketches Out Vision for the Future
Excuse me, I’ve got an email coming through on my wallet. Where the hell did I put that thing?
- Movie Theaters May Ask to Jam Cell Phones
Not surprisingly, Kirk has a solution for this very problem. It too will require an Act of Congress.
- Cable industry slams a la carte study
In an escalating game of “my study can beat your study up”, today, the cable industry strikes back. The bad news? When the FCC does studies, taxpayers pay.
- Why The Web Is Hitting A Wall
Why Business Week is hitting the wall: in its first example, the person clearly *does* use the Internet. Is it his fault that he’s too lazy to point and click on his own?
- CBS Facing 3.6 Million Fine For Indecency
The issue? Trying to turn television into “Leave It To Beaver”? The problem? Programming can’t deal with real issues in a world where sex is deemed “indecent.