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  • A cyber success! Cyber Monday 2008 was 15 percent bigger than last year's

    A cyber success! Cyber Monday 2008 was 15 percent bigger than last year's

    Good news, everyone! Cyber Monday 2008: Great Depression Edition was a tremendous success for online retailers, which saw a 15 percent volume increase over 2007. That’s what Comscore says, at least. Consumers were tricked into spending $846 million on Monday, compared with $733 million last year. Year-by-year growth isn’t exactly breaking news, but considering the sorry state of the… Read More

  • Will online streaming change the way we watch sports?

    Will online streaming change the way we watch sports?

    Let’s revisit a topic that we addressed several months ago: illicit online streaming of television broadcasts, namely sports. This is different from going to the Pirate Bay a few hours after a show airs and downloading a file. We’re talking about, hey, the big game’s on, let’s go to justin.tv or ustream to watch it. Read More

  • Sony's Crackle going to try its hand at original online content

    Sony's Crackle going to try its hand at original online content

    Sony is set to announce a re-launch of video entertainment network site Crackle today, with a roll-out of a number of new web shows including sketches by L.A. comedy troupe “The Groundlings”, a video game show called “The Jace Hall Show” and a five-minute talk show dubbed “Anytime with Bob Kushell” hosted by a Hollywood writer. Read more… Read More

  • Time Warner tells price-gouging TV provider to take a long walk off a short pier

    Time Warner tells price-gouging TV provider to take a long walk off a short pier

    We really ought to applaud Time Warner, I think. A company that owns the rights to broadcast some of the major networks in certain markets, LIN TV, has been playing hardball with the cable operator, demanding more money for access to the channels. Time Warner is all, “But, you can get these channels for free over the air, and many times online, why should we pay you (and raise our… Read More

  • Rick ‘Rickroll’ Astley up for ‘best act ever’ award

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/k5MjofnH2t0OwH5ypw&related=1 Great news. Great, great news. Rick Astley of Rickrolling fame is up for the “Best Act Ever” award at the MTV Europe Music Awards this year. He’ll be competing against U2, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Green Day, and Tokio Hotel. I think we can all agree that not one of those acts can hold a candle to… Read More

  • Trends in rich media consumption and delivery

    Trends in rich media consumption and delivery

    Here’s an interesting Q and A session with a panel of experts in the rich media industry — mostly online video – that took place last Tuesday at the Pacific Crest Technology Leadership Forum in Vail, Colorado. The members of the panel: Ron Bloom, CEO, MEVIO Mike Hudack, CEO, Blip.tv Steve Liddell, CEO, Panther Express Joy Marcus, General Manager, DailyMotion U.S. Perry Wu, CEO… Read More

  • NFL to stream games online this season

    NFL to stream games online this season

    The NFL will broadcast games online this fall, bucking its previous “the Internet is evil, sue, sue, sue!” methodology. The NFL’s broadcast partner, NBC, will stream select games this season, streams that appear to be the real deal. That is, NBC will stream the very same TV feed that you’re used to watching, complete with John Madden’s insightful commentary. Boom… Read More

  • Report: Google to launch online storage service, raising privacy concerns

    Report: Google to launch online storage service, raising privacy concerns

    Google is close to launching an online storage service, something that could be ready for public consumption in as soon as a few weeks. So says today’s WSJ, at least. The service, which doesn’t have a final name (though the very Windows-sounding “My Stuff” as well as “GDrive” were thrown around), would offer users the ability to store all their… Read More

  • Zeppelin releasing full catalog online

    If I didn’t pirate so much and have every Zep album already, I’d be pretty damned psyched about this news. Seems Page and Plant managed to settle whatever differences they had and are now agreeing to release every Led Zeppelin album online. Think it’s just coming to Apple’s iTunes? Think again. The band is planning on offering digital distribution of its music through… Read More

  • Adobe buys Buzzword, looks to compete with Google Docs & Co.

    Adobe buys Buzzword, looks to compete with Google Docs & Co.

    These are good times for us cheap and/or poor folk, what with seemingly every company under the sun coming out with free Office-like Web apps. Today’s such app is Buzzword, recently purchased by Adobe. Buzzword lets users work collaboratively, editing documents as a group. The wordy press release can mostly be discarded as public relations speak, but there’s one line that put a… Read More