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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

In other words, because as an industry we/they/you sell RF so cheaply, you've let $4 Billion slip right through your fingers. That's the proof.

Stock Photo Talk | Special Interest Blog: The History Of A Study, Strictly For Internal Use
Interesting example of failed price discrimination.

White House Cease & Desists to The Onion

Slashdot | White House Cease & Desists to The Onion

iMesh also has some social networking features

Music P2P goes legit

This past January Chan Nai-ming was arrested in Hong Kong for distributing films over the Internet via BitTorrent, and today he was convicted of that charge in court.

BitTorrent conviction in Hong Kong
This is being made a big deal of, but really, the whole point of Grokster was that the labels wanted to be able to sue the P2P software provider directly. The ability to sue the individuals, whatever network they are on, has never been in question.

Google Base is Google's database into which you can add all types of content.

Google Base: All your base are, in fact, belong to us

I'm very interested in this, but we'll see how it pans out. What makes databases useful is the programming (nothing sophisticated technically, just the human process logic embedded in the code), and this doesn't look like it's aimed in that direction. Still, with an open interface, it's not hard to envision coders writing sites which use Google's database in a specific interface, rather like Google Map hacks.

'King Kong' Blurs Line Between Films and Games
Wing Commander III and IV did it long, long ago.

Consumers want an iPod phone that will play any song, anytime, anywhere. Just four little problems: the cell carriers, the record labels, the handset makers, and Apple itself. The inside story of why the ROKR went wrong.* (*And what it will take to make a truly rocking music phone.)

Wired 13.11: Battle for the Soul of the MP3 Phone

With Apple Computer's new video-playing iPod, the adult industry is largely staying away.

Wired News: No Porn for You, Video IPod!


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