Friday, October 27, 2006

YouTube Removes Comedy Central Clips Due to DMCA

YouTube Removes Comedy Central Clips Due to DMCA
"In March, an earlier Slashdot post asked if iTunes sales of the Daily Show would make it harder to share clips online. Well, apparently with the $1.65 billion YouTube acquisition by Google, the answer is now yes. Today, YouTube removed all of its Comedy Central content. Google knew this was coming but you have to wonder if YouTube will be worth that $1.65 billion on Monday. The take down request comes a year after a Wired interview where Daily Show Executive Ben Karlin encouraged viewers to download: 'If people want to take the show in various forms, I'd say go.' Maybe the New York Times Company would have been a better acquisition for Google after all.

FinReactor and EliteTorrents

This is the first conviction in the United States directly related to P2P and file-sharing. As part of his punishment, Mr. Stanley is to spend the next 5 months incarcerated, followed by an additional 5 months of home detention. On top of that, he is to spend an additional 3 years of supervised release, and in all likelihood stay far away from anything to do with BitTorrent. Finally, Mr. Stanley is to pay a $3,000.00 fine

Yesterday, another substantial BitTorrent verdict was rendered. This time, the decision was against 21 operators and administrators of the Finnish BitTorrent tracker, Finreactor.

“21 operators of the Finreactor peer-to-peer-network were convicted yesterday by the district court of Turku in Finland,” an IFPI press release reads. “Fourteen operators were convicted for copyright offences and seven for aiding for copyright offences. The operators were in charge of the technical operation of the system as well as the user control.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

With Firefox 2, Mozilla touts security and speed | CNET

With Firefox 2, Mozilla touts security and speed | CNET
Mozilla officially released Firefox 2 on Tuesday afternoon, adding security features and a new interface.

Firefox 2 was made available for free download at 2:15 p.m. PDT. Mozilla has set up two download sites for the udpate, which it said it has optimized for the expected high volume of traffic, at and

Sunday, October 22, 2006

broadband help » News » Firefox 2.0 to debut Oct. 24 - Gaining in the browser market

broadband help » News » Firefox 2.0 to debut Oct. 24 - Gaining in the browser market: "Firefox 2.0 is slated to be released Oct. 24 just as Newsfactor reports that Firefox now has 12.5% of the browser market and is slowly and steadily gaining new ground. Even though Mircrosoft holds the lead in the browser wars, security issues continue to help drive users to alternative browsers."

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Slyck News - RIAA asks AllofMP3 to Come Clean…

Slyck News - RIAA asks AllofMP3 to Come Clean…and AllofMP3 says no., the questionably legal music download store, has operated in the Russian Federation with relative impunity since its inception. Although the RIAA, IFPI, US Trade Representative and Russian Prosecutor’s office have all tried to reign in this music store, all have yet to achieve their goal.

Slashdot | Firefox 2.0 RC3 Released

Slashdot | Firefox 2.0 RC3 Released
Firefox 2.0 RC3 has just been released. The release notes cover all the changes since the first release candidate, but RC3 appears to have a new Windows installer and more security in the extensions aspect, among a few other things

Monday, October 16, 2006

CNET TV Goes Live Web site

digg - CNET launches TV Web site
CNET Networks Inc. said on Monday it launched CNET TV, a Web site to broadcast video news and product review segments, as well as a partnership with Verizon Communications Inc. to distribute CNET's video segments through on-demand television

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Because all of those Movie Pirates need to buy all those Hard Drives, And Pay for Broudband Access is A Good Thing!!!!

digg - The Cost of Movie Piracy to the U.S
A recent study by the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) reveals that Movie Piracy not only has a direct impact on the movie business, but that is also affect the US economy on a larger scale.

I am going to download some movies, to help support the US economy Thrive in the Post P2P media sharing world!

Google Next Acquisition may not be Blinkx site to let users channel surf

New Blinkx site to let users channel surf | CNET
Blinkx is set to unveil a new version of its video search Web site on Tuesday that offers a more TV-like experience, with "channels" of popular content and the ability to select search results from a wall of video thumbnails that shows previews.

The updated Blinkx site has added channels on the right side of the screen that automatically generate lists of top stories in different categories, such as news, entertainment and sports. Previews of the listed items are automatically played on the left side.

Also Blinkx to power Lycos video search

Monday, October 09, 2006

Its safe to say Google Buys Youtube. Let the Copyright Infringement Lawsuits Begin!!!

google - Google News: " Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion, Grabs Lead in Web Videos
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Jonathan Thaw. Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc., the most-used Internet search engine, agreed to buy YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion ...
Google to Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion New York Times
Google to buy YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock MarketWatch
Press Release: Google Aquires You Tube TIME
eWeek - CNET
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Google To Acquire YouTube In Stock Transaction
Search Engine Watch - 51 minutes ago
... operate independently. Read below for the full text of the release. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 9, 2006 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG ...
Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion BetaNews
Google to acquire YouTube in $1.65 billion deal TG Daily
Google, YouTube may set $1.6B deal: source - Business Wire (press release)
all 7 news articles »"

IE7 Come out of beta and coming to PC Running XP sp 2 near you. If like it Or Not.

Slashdot | IE7 To Ship With Windows Patches Tomorrow
"Microsoft plans to push out Internet Explorer 7 as a 'high priority update' when it ships security patches tomorrow, according to's Security Fix blog. That means anyone who has Windows configured to download and install patches automagically from Redmond will be greeted with IE7 next time they boot up their machines. In related news, it appears IE's worldwide market share actually increased a couple of points since July, despite a number of high profile zero-day attacks this year."

YouTube cuts three content deals | CNET

YouTube cuts three content deals | CNET

So the deal of Google Buying Youtube may have fall through But Big countains Providers made some headways.

YouTube announced on Monday partnerships with Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and CBS that let their artists' music and videos be included in original content posted on YouTube's site.

The media groups will authorize the use of their copyright-protected content through three separate revenue deals with YouTube.

'Office 2.0' start-ups knock on business doors | CNET

'Office 2.0' start-ups knock on business doors | CNET
The Office 2.0 conference this week will showcase dozens of start-ups that are building hosted services for tasks typically done with desktop applications such as Microsoft Office.

Rather than try to replicate the features of Office online, many of these companies are focusing on the benefits of the Web 2.0 collaboration their services bring. They're also trying to bypass traditional sales pitches by concentrating on grassroots adoption.

Google’s secret and/or forgotten places - Internet Marketing and SEO Blog - Cristian Mezei

Google’s secret and/or forgotten places - Internet Marketing and SEO Blog - Cristian Mezei: "Google’s secret and/or forgotten places
July 20th, 2006 - Filed under Internet Marketing & SEO, Funny stuff, Google, Google Adsense & Adwords, Recommended Websites by Cristian Mezei"

digg - Google’s 56 forgotten (secret) pages, part two

digg - Google’s 56 forgotten (secret) pages, part two
Google things that most of us don’t see/get. Again, some of these pages are indeed still public, but either have not been seen by many people, have been missed or are just very hard to find. The rest are just NOT public (linked) anymore.

Friday, October 06, 2006

So the Banker from the US Version of Deal or No Deal Uses a Mac Notebook.

No word what is the Specs and Model of the Bankers New Notebook Mac?? Macbook, Macbook Pro. 1 or 2 gigs of ram. 100gig HD. Is he running Boot Camp or Virtual Machine from Parallels his WinXP Apps??

read more | digg story

Google to buy YouTube? Because Google is has 1.6 billion in pocket change.

Google to buy YouTube? | | CNET
Google is currently in talks to snatch up YouTube for $1.6 billion, TechCrunch is reporting. The blog's source says discussions are taking place and there is still a possibility the deal may not go through.

But is youtube worth it at that amount??

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Google releases code search service so you can roll your very own google.

Google releases code search service
Google's latest beta, a source code search engine, is now open to the public. Google Code Search allows users to query a massive database of publicly available source code and filter results based on license and programming language. With support for regular expressions and optional case sensitivity, the service is clearly designed for software developers. Google plans to release an API for the service so that its functionality can be incorporated into development environments and other tools.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

YouTube's future (or lack thereof)

In not much over a year, YouTube has become one of the biggest sites on the Internet. Ars takes a quick look at YouTube's business model, legal threats, and long-term prospects for survival. Will Youtube legacy be the or of the Web 2.0 era.??

read more | digg story

Google Logo... err Lego!

Some geek made a copy of Google's logo with Lego bricks.

read more | digg story

If you get lock out from your shining brand new Vista PC No problem Switch to Linux!!

Microsoft to lock pirates out of Vista PCs | CNET
Windows Vista will have new antipiracy technology that locks people out their PCs if the operating system isn't activated within 30 days after installation.

If Vista is not activated with a legitimate product registration key in time, the system will run in "reduced functionality mode" until it is activated, said Thomas Lindeman, a senior product manager at Microsoft. In this mode, people will be able to use a Web browser for up to an hour, after which time the system will log them out, he said.

Tired of all the new Google Services with the word Beta attached to them?? - Leoville Town Square

Topic list: Tired of all the new Google Services with the word Beta attached to them?? - Leoville Town Square

Google has created a search site without any Google branding to test new features. The site, SearchMash, has a simple blue and white interface with a search bar and an option to click on "popular searches." Once keywords are entered, the results page features links to results running down the left side of the page....

SearchMash is a website operated by Google Inc.

Monday, October 02, 2006

BBC NEWS | Business | Google buys its founding garage

BBC NEWS | Business | Google buys its founding garage
Internet giant Google has bought a landmark in its history - the suburban home where it was founded in 1998.

Google has paid an undisclosed fee for the property in Menlo Park, California, where Larry Page and Sergey Brin started the business from a garage.