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Someone from Edmonton
Windows 7 MEDV virtualization
Hi Buzz crew,
You’ve discussed the topic of twitter as news source before… today
here at in the Netherlands we had an attack on the Royal Family during
the Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) celebrations in which 4 people died, 5
were left serious injured and 8 had minor injuries. I followed the
news both on Twitter, TV and the major news sites. Twitter and
national TV were on an equal level with getting information, but
international news sites like the BBC News and CNN didn’t publish
anything for the first 1 1/2 hour. Even now more than an hour after
the press conference they don’t have the facts as presented there.
It is clear to me that here the traditional websites have lost from
both the old TV news and twitter.
David van Enckevort
WTF? I thought we had all agreed that there was still a whole lot of dark fiber still…
Experts Warn Internet Is Running Out of Bandwidth
Mike In Orlando (you don’t know me) - http://www.dtc.umn.edu/mints/home.php and - http://www.techworld.com.au/article/268462/internet_bandwidth_health_still_trouble_report_says
Hey Buzz crew, I was listening to episode 958 (been a little behind on the episodes because of work, darn it!) where you were talking about the Pre vs the Iphone, and specifically where you were speculating about a GSM version of the Pre, so I wanted to share with you that down here in Mexico, Telcel (largest mobile carrier in the country) WILL have a GSM Pre this year, a nephew works there and he showed me the commercial offering Palm sent to Telcel, sorry can’t share that with you, I only saw it, couldn’t get my hands on it.
So the GSM version of the Pre does exist, only the US won’t see it (at least at first), and I think it’s only because of the deal between Palm and Sprint, sorry
Love the show,
David from Mexico
Blizzard has sent C&D letters to iPhone developers who released free (and ad-free) iPhone apps related to world of warcraft. One of the apps: Characters only fetches xml data from the World of Warcraft Armory website, something that many other websites (wowhead, talentchic, curse gaming etc) are already doing. ( http://www.wowinsider.com/2009/04/29/blizzard-sends-a-candd-to-warcraft-characters-other-iphone-apps/ Blizzard’s letter can be found on http://rudip.com/2009/04/farewell-and-thank-for-all-the-fish/ ).
This is not the first time that Blizzard C&D’d an iPhone developer, they did that in August 2008 ( http://www.wowinsider.com/2008/08/23/blizzard-candds-iphone-armory-app/ ) but that application was being sold for money.
Why is Blizzard stifling innovation by preventing those free applications from existing on the App Store? So is it okay only for websites to fetch data from their armory website? or is Blizzard planning on releasing their own armory application? In that case they are just bullying other developers and creating a monopoly!
Blizzard doesn’t own the App Store.