On the show today: Natali Del Conte, Sex and the Second Life, star crossed robotics, beer theft in gay bars, Drank drink - "Slow Your Roll," Cluck the MPAA, and don't forget about our 404-Dark Knight Meetup TONIGHT at 7:15 at the Clearview Chelsea Theater on twenty-third street. Get there early to help us reserve a row! Seriously, if four listeners show up I'm going to throw a temper tantrum, fist pounding on the pavement and all.
MySpace, the social network owned by News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Media, announced Wednesday that it has hired five new members for its executive team--three senior vice presidents and two vice president--in fields ranging from engineering to customer service. They're coming from a mixed background of media and tech.
Manu Thapar, former vice president of engineering at Yahoo, has been hired as MySpace's senior vice president of engineering, a role that involves architecture and security management as well as the creation of an offshore development team. Another Yahoo veteran, Tish Whitcraft, has joined MySpace as senior vice president … Read more
Looks like some big-media deal-making went into this one.
Users can browse their Photobucket albums, as well as upload images from the iPhone to the service with a single click. The application costs $4.99.
But Photobucket had a more interesting announcement on Thursday, namely a multiyear partnership with Ask.com, the search engine owned by new-media conglomerate InterActiveCorp.
Through the deal, Photobucket will use exclusively Ask.com search for its … Read more
How many of us are really comfortable crossing over to the other side?
You know, those people who do and believe things that you really don't like.
For some, that might be David Duke. For others, Doris Duke. And, for me, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Nowhere is this reluctance greater than in politics.
The media, each as objective as a Vegas casino owner, have abdicated their objectivity throne and decided to cater to their own skewed crowd.
Those barely left of center wander off to the New York Times, the Huffington Post and the Bill Maher Bible Study Group. … Read more
While some attendees grumbled that speakers were less than forthcoming, that could most certainly not be said for Rupert Murdoch, who was plenty outspoken in his evening chat.
I posted my take earlier, but here's some video, courtesy of the All Things D site.