News.com Daily Podcast: Restoring an American film classic

Amazon.com suffers an outage, and Warner Bros. gives a digital makeover to The Godfather.

Amazon.com suffers an outage, and Warner Bros. gives a digital makeover to The Godfather.
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Six years ago, Warner Bros. developed digital technologies to make copies of damaged or decaying film negatives and return the movies to their original viewing quality. But the latest project came with added pressure: director Francis Ford Coppola looking over technicians' shoulders as they digitally remastered his masterwork, The Godfather. CNET News.com's Greg Sandoval tells intern Holly Jackson the story of the painstaking restoration process.

Also in today's podcast: Carl Icahn names his price for Yahoo ; the FTC will formally investigate Intel's business practices; Amazon.com goes offline for much of the morning with no explanation; and will Verizon plus Altell be a boon for consumers?

Today's stories:

A digital offer 'The Godfather' can't refuse

Icahn sets price tag for Yahoo

Amazon suffers U.S. outage on Friday

FTC plans formal investigation of Intel

Is the Verizon-Alltel deal good for consumers?

Windows Live Expo set to expire next month

U.S. climate bill blocked, while IEA calls for action

 

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