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The WikiLeaks Daily News

Is WikiLeaks a news outlet? The answer to that question could determine the direction of online news. Continue reading

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60 Mil. 3D Mobile Devices by 2014

The number of 3D mobile devices will soar to more than 60 million units by 2014, according to In-Stat Continue reading

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Nets vs. Web Streamers

Putting aside the legal issue for a moment: do the two stream the networks’ broadcasts in toto? Because if they do, you could argue that the advertisers get more air play by getting the exposure. Continue reading

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Harry’s Excellent Weekend

So those pirated 30 minutes of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” on the web didn’t kill the movie’s opening after all. Continue reading

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Kindling Demand for eBooks

Amazon’s decision to allow consumers this holiday season to send ebooks as gifts to anyone with an email address is a calculated end-run around Apple. Continue reading

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Deathly Web Hallows

While I sympathize with Warner Bros.’ concern about the half hour of “Harry Potter” that ended up on the Web, it’s hard to get too exercised about it. Even assuming the entire movie had ended up on the Internet, I seriously doubt that would have stopped anyone (my daughter and myself included) from lining up for the movie last night at midnight. Continue reading

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TV to the Googleth Power

While Hollywood’s obstructive actions have caused howls of outrage in Silicon Valley, Google won’t get far its TV ambitions with the studios until it persuades them they can do what Google already does in spades: make money. Continue reading

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Definition of Chutzpah: Google Sues Govt.

Google is suing the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) over a bid for a new hosted e-mail system which Google claims unfairly benefits Microsoft. http://zd.net/b4hgEJ

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One Vision, Different Conclusions

Microsoft’s James Baldwin and Paramount’s Chris Carey have similar visions for the future of entertainment. But they come to radically different conclusions. Both predict effortless sharing between connected TVs and any device with an Internet connection. Consumers will access anything they want, anytime, anywhere. But where Baldwin sees boundless opportunities for operators and technology providers, Carey sees doom and gloom. Pirates, says Paramount’s EVP for worldwide operations, are already having a field day. And it’s about to get much, much worse. Continue reading

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The U.S. as ‘Digital Backwater’

xactly how we expect to lead the world in the next generation of connected digital devices when we can’t provide basic broadband services — or the education and income necessary to use them — to a large chunk of our citizens is beyond me. ` Continue reading

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