Leaked from today's 404 Podcast episode:
- Google Music takes on streaming services like Spotify, iTunes Match, and Amazon Cloud Drive with music encoding at 320Kbps, cross-integration with Google+, and an Artist Hub site for bands to promote their original content. Fans of Hootie and the Blowfish already denouncing the service for its lack of content from Warner Music Group.
- The Samsung Galaxy Nexus lands in the U.K., powered by Google's Ice Cream Sandwich software for Android phones. Cool upgrades in the OS include facial recognition, voice typing, and Android beam for contact exchange by NFC.
- GM announced its new Cadillac User Experience (CUE) navigation display at yesterday's LA Auto Show (full CNET coverage here). Drivers of the SRX coupe and XTS sedan can swipe through various applications on the virtual dock that can display fuel, mileage, speed, or other apps from licensees like Pandora. App store coming soon.
- Want to buy a porn site? Gawker's Nick Denton is selling Fleshbot, a news engine that gives viewers a peek into the porn industry. Sold on an as-is basis, Web traffic currently boasts 25 million monthly pages, 1 million monthly uniques.
- As more .xxx top-level domains are getting snatched up, porn bigwig Manwin Licensing International is suing ICANN and the ICM Registry, claiming that those companies command a monopoly in the lucrative space of Internet pornography. Manwin is the company behind YouPorn, Playboy Online, and plenty of other NSFW sites that I'll research later.
- The HTC Vivid earned a solid 7.6 out of 10 on our CNET review, but the porn studio Vivid Entertainment is charging the smartphone maker for infringing on its label trademark. Lawyers at Vivid Video argue that customers are easily confused and may assume the two companies collaborated on the phone. Actually, why hasn't that happened yet?
- Bathroom break video 1: Learn Windows 95 with Greta.
- Bathroom break video 2: Girl and camel face off in a foot race.
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