Is the fat lady about to sing for free, mashup ready API’s? Google rumored to be planning maps fees. If true, this could also be a great opportunity for Yang and Co. at Yahoo Maps to steal a little thunder if they are paying attention.
While API charges could add up, advertising revenue is still the primary source for search: Yahoo buys an advertising tech company while Google promises to make targeted advertising more transparent.
More smoke mirrors and outright E-Parasite lies. Lawmaker and industry advocate can’t agree on whether it’s a DMCA re-write. In this case, I think we’ve seen a rare glimpse of accidental honesty by the lawmaker.
Yes we can! President Obama nominates two more lawyers as FCC commissioners. Unfortunately, the Senate is also dominated by kindred ambulance chasers, so they’ll likely be confirmed. If successful, look for more legal maneuvering in Chairman Genachowski’s relentless power grab. At risk? A free and open Internet. Meanwhile , VP Joe Biden proclaims the internet should remain free and open, At least in Russia and China.
Indelible proof that Twitter has completely devolved from techie toy to a graffiti wall for teeny boppers.
Just when you thought the microprocessor business had gone from speed wars to core wars……..
Google gets impatient: Real name only policy on Google + is history. A little Third Pipe advice for new CEO, Mr. Page: Displacing an incumbent like Facebook requires patience and persistence. Having said that, allowing users the ability to use a handle on G+ was the right thing to do.
Can the average Jane or Joe make money from their social media content? Two upstarts seem to think so.
What’s old is new again? Back in the early days of stereo on vinyl you could go to a music shop and listen to an album before you bought it. Lou Reed and file sharing haters Metallica will let you stream their entire new album for free. You can also pre order a copy on the same page if it’s to your liking.The only thing missing is a trip to the store and waiting to use a listening booth.
Just when you thought it was safe to Skype: Major security flaws discovered.
Microsoft reports record revenue with quaterly earnings on target. A decent enough feat in a bludgeoned world economy even with a conservative target. Unfortunately, the market doesn’t seem to be impressed. Could the price chill be a result of more Yahoo buy rumors?
Is Intel under estimating it’s strongest potential nemesis?
More disruption in the music industry? #1 streaming service Rhapsody acquires download service Napster.
Facebook patents tracking its members on non-Facebook sites. A bad patent awarded to the company that insists it isn’t interested in tracking its users.
Do you use WiFi? Patent trolls have you in the crosshairs. Isn’t about time to end the patent protection racket business?
On to Copyright trolling: Former Hollywood PI reveals some big media’s twisted ploys to influence lawmaking and enforcement.
Yahoo and ABC combine news organizations. That means even less diversity of viewpoints in big media. It also means Yahoo news will suck even more.
I think social is destined to go tribal. To that end gamers get their own network.
Predicted here over a year ago. Sprint in talks to take over Clearwire. The Clear name has become so tainted by overstated capability and poor customer service that it deserves to disappear. Potential trouble comes from Cable guy’s Clearwire stake becoming a stake in Sprint. That could mean the Duopoly will control wireless if the T Mobile deal also flies.
Are AOL and Yahoo in play? Current depressed share prices almost guarantee it. Yahoo is making money, but the spreadsheet kids on Wall Street want more. AOL is losing money, and declared savior Huffington has only hastened it’s decline.
Correction?!: HP may not be killing WebOS, only its related hardware. Confused yet?
The slippery slope to tyranny: CBO says freedom infringing Protect IP act will cost $10 Billion per year.
Is the high cost imposed by so many patents really worth it? Dear Congress: Please end the software patent.
From the what have the suits been smokin’ department: Time Warner Cable ditching Road Runner to help create more excitement for it’s Evil Eye logo. Beep! Beep!
AT&T CEO admits DSL is obsolete.
FBI and DOJ stage Interweb hacker dragnet. As usual, none that harmed the general public is among those arrested. Meanwhile back in the world most of us live in, Microsoft offers a bounty for botnet operators.
More evidence the current copyright law is doing more harm than good.
FTC head says you own your social network data.
Subjective search engine gets funding.