Posts Tagged ‘Digital media’

Judge Points to Problems with Unsecured Wi-Fi Prosecutions

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

I’m kind of surprised that it took this long for a judge to find a problem with unsecured wi-fi prosecutions …

Digital Economy Act under more scrutiny after senior judge highlights problems with copyright claims

A senior court judge has pointed to severe problems with the way the Digital Economy Act enables copyright owners to prosecute people accused of illegal filesharing.


LinkedIn Plans to Float this Year

Friday, January 28th, 2011

It’s kind of hard to see how a business-oriented social networking site could be as widely used as Facebook. I mean, once you’ve posted your resume, what reason is there to visit again?

Social networking site aimed at business professionals to lead wave of IPOs at companies such as Facebook and Groupon

LinkedIn, the online service for business professionals, is to go public this year, the first social networking company to float on the New York stock exchange.


Illegal Filesharing – Is This the End of Speculative Invoicing?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Speculative Invoicing didn’t really serve to discourage downloaders; it just made the copyright holders seem heavy handed and thuggish.

ACS:Law made controversial payment demands to thousands of suspected filesharers – but such tactics could be on the way out


Global Digital Music Sales Slowing Despite Piracy Crackdown

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Could it be that the music industry just isn’t coming out with very much worthwhile new music lately (it certainly seems that way to us older guys.)

Industry looks to subscription services such as Spotify to help reverse drop in total worldwide music sales of up to 9% in 2010

The crackdown on websites aiding distribution of pirated content such as LimeWire and Pirate Bay failed to stem falling music sales last year, according to industry figures that show that the global growth in digital music halved in 2010.


Thompson Warns Over ‘Two-Speed’ Net

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

I’m sure something like this will eventually come to the US too …

BBC director general says its delivery of content will be undermined if ISPs start charging for online ‘fast lane’

The BBC director general, Mark Thompson, has warned broadband providers not to introduce charges for delivering the corporation’s programmes to homes via the internet.


Facebook Retracts Address and Phone API After User Concern

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Sometimes, you can actually accomplish something by complaining …

Facebook has disabled the API that shares users’ mobile phone and address details with developers in response to a wave of what it is calling ‘feedback’, and what I’d call justified concern.


Top Sites to Test Drive IPv6

Friday, January 14th, 2011

There sure are a lot of stories about IPv6 today …

Facebook, Google and Yahoo to switch over to new IPv6 addresses for a 24-hour trial in June

Facebook, Google and Yahoo are switching their websites to new internet addresses in a 24-hour bid to raise awareness of the critical shortage of capacity.


Apple Launches Apps Store for Macintosh Computers

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This seems like a pretty significant development for Mac users …

Tech giant to offer more than 1,000 applications for desktops and laptops in 90 countries

Apple today launched its long-awaited applications store for Macintosh computers, bringing the iPhone and iPad software phenomenon to desktops and laptops.


FCC Fumbles on Net Neutrality

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

I’m not quite sure what I think of this one yet …

The reason why mobile broadband doesn’t need net neutrality? It’s obvious, isn’t it: because Android is open. That’s really what they said.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which has the power to set the rules for use and, more importantly, charging for internet use in the US, has passed “limited” net neutrality rules by a 3-2 vote which split along Democratic (yes) and Republican (no) party lines.


How Do You Solve a Problem Like Yahoo?

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

It sounds like Yahoo has an uphill battle ahead of it …

Chief Carol Bartz needs to be doing more than moving the chairs around on the Titanic – bold decisions need to be made