Three lucky tech writers got their hands on early copies of the iPhone 3G. We weren't among them, but we did summarize what they had to say about the new smartphone.
Twitter traffic has skyrocketed since last year, despite chronic site meltdowns and anecdotes of people switching over to alternative services. And Google has hopped on the online social train with its introduction of Lively. Unlike the popular Second Life, the program doesn't require downloading extra software--and is designed to be included in the user's real life. CNET News reporter Stephen Shankland tested it out, and in … Read more
Since filing a $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube, Viacom has battled its image as a corporate bully, denying consumers the ability to watch its shows where and how they want. Their struggle could be a lesson to other companies fighting over copyright protections. Meanwhile, Microsoft is still having trouble getting its Vista message out to the public. A new tool that tests compatibility with Vista faltered on launch day, a year and a half after Vista's release.
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Another day, another development in the Microhoo saga. This time, it's three separate statements--one issued by investor Carl Icahn, one by Microsoft, and another by Yahoo. Microsoft says it would consider bidding for Yahoo again, and though there will be no immediate offer, Yahoo said it would consider a bid from once more.
After three weeks driving the highways of the American South, CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman is finally winding down Road Trip 2008 and heading home. CNET News intern Holly Jackson caught up with a now-road-weary Terdiman as he drove to the airport in Tampa. Fla. … Read more
In the latest turn in Viacom's copyright infringement suit against YouTube and parent company Google, a federal judge ruled that Google must hand over YouTube users' IP addresses and user names, plus a history of videos they've viewed. The court order stipulates that data turned over to Viacom by Google must be used solely to prove Viacom's claim that YouTube is a hotbed of pirated video content. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation stills sees the ruling as a blow to user privacy. CNET News.com reporter Caroline McCarthy tells News.com's Leslie Katz why.
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You'd think start-ups would jump at any media hype they could get. Not so, says CNET News.com reporter Caroline McCarthy. She joins the podcast to talk about technology companies that generated huge amounts of hype--and then suffered from it later. Knowing how the new-media machine can work, some companies are even trying to fly under the media radar.
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Early this morning, News.com reporter Kara Tsuboi had a chance to ride around with the California Highway Patrol to see how aggressively the state's new hands-free cell phone law is being enforced on its first day. News.com intern Holly Jackson checked in with Kara about how many people got busted.
AOL has raised its subscription fees. But even if it costs the company customers, the move might be part of a necessary transition as AOL moves away from its days as an Internet service provider and evolves into an online media and advertising company. Also in this … Read more