While Senator Al Franken continues to throw a fit over wireless carriers spying on their customers, we learn about yet another fed program to illegally monitor communications. Dear Senator while carrier behavior is abominable, please get your own house in order first. Those of us who care about our privacy still have more than two carriers to chose from – at least until you and your cronies take that freedom away too. Meanwhile, lawyers start a gold rush trying to cash in.
The many benefits of being a Protect IP supporter (if you’re a member of Congress). In reality it’s another attempt to extend the life of a zombie business model using government to impede progress. Meanwhile DHS continues to seize domains outside of its jurisdiction.
The high cost of outsourcing manufacturing? Sooner than any so called expert would have predicted, $99 Android 4.0 tablet using a home grown Chinese CPU becomes reality. While it’s aimed at its home market, the impact will be felt in the west, much sooner than expected.
Walmart wants in on the video streaming biz. It failed miserably in music downloads and DVD rentals, but with it’s clout it could have an impact on the market. Like MP3′s and discs in the mail, I’m betting this will be a short lived venture.
Just like Wallyworld, Amazon’s sales are up with falling profits. If you sell to consumers, competition is very tough for the few $$ they have left to spend. Maybe Bezos & Co could pump profits selling cloud services to Vivek Kundra & Co?
Google complains about flaws in the patent system. No trolling revenue at Searchzilla?
DHS’ latest Chicken Little scare: Stuxnet clones targeting US.
Only fruity books are allowed in Mr Jobs’ orchard. B&N drops out.
Fox to require subscription / viewer authentication for new shows. Bittorrent traffic likely to surge.
AT&T must have put Senator Franken in coach for the for the flight to its last sponsored retreat. Franken wants T Mobile take over blocked.