December 31, 2012

2013: The Year That Media Piracy Dies

Stupid Is Winning, Stupid Is Winning

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When I was 15 we only had one television in my house and no internet and this was pretty normal.  Most weeks we’d rent some videos and we’d go to the cinema some weekends, and we’d watch whatever episodes of our favorite tv shows when they aired or else we would hopefully tape it, know someone who taped it, or miss that episode probably forever.  

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December 26, 2012
Google, Amazon on Collision Course
Oreskovic & Barr, Reuters
When Inc CEO Jeff Bezos got word of a project at Google Inc to scan and digitize product catalogs a decade ago, the seeds of a burgeoning rivalry were planted. The news was a "wake-up" call to Bezos, an early investor... more ››
December 21, 2012
2012 Tech Company Report Cards: Who Flunked?
Sam Biddle, Gizmodo
It's the end of the year—and that means it's the end of the semester. Before we all go on winter break, it's time to have a tough conversation, kiddos. Grades are in. Who misbehaved? Who shined? Who got detention? more ››
December 19, 2012
Inside the Amazon Phone Rumors
Rougeau, Murphy & Roth, TechRadar
With the runaway success of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet - the media-happy device owns over half the Android tablet market - it seems only natural that the company would turn to smartphones next. Amazon's strategy of putting all... more ››
December 27, 2012
Amazon, Netflix and the Challenges of the Cloud
Brian Chen, NY Times
For some on Christmas Eve, “White Christmas” was a blackout on Netflix. That’s because problems with Amazon’s cloud computing service, which provides storage and computing power for all kinds of Web sites... more ››
December 31, 2012
Why Everyone Is Terrified of Amazon
Clifford & Miller, New York Times
Ivy Wu did not immediately need the navy lace cocktail dress she ordered the other day. But when a representative from Shoptiques, an e-commerce site, arrived at her Midtown Manhattan office with the dress only hours after Ms.... more ››