Discussed podcasting with Leo Laporte, host of one million podcasts, the largest one being This Week in Tech (commonly known as TWiT).
Google Share loss mounts to Billions
China? US? Just overpriced?
"Google is under mounting pressure from many traditional industries: telecommunications companies do not like its plan for free internet phone calls, book publishers and newspapers have filed a lawsuit to try to prevent it from digitising library materials, governments are worried about its satellite-imaging service Google Earth and privacy advocates have a growing list of concerns about everything from its e-mail service to its desktop search function, both of which may make it easier for hackers or government agencies to gather information about individuals without their consent."
Is Verizon a network hog
They're planning a television service, and have allocated a swath of their bandwidth (which could otherwise be used for net and phone traffic) to back this service. From the article: "Leading Net companies say that Verizon's actions could keep some rivals off the road. As consumers try to search Google, buy books on Amazon.com, or watch videos on Yahoo!, they'll all be trying to squeeze into the leftover lanes on Verizon's network. On Feb. 7 the Net companies plan to take their complaints about Verizon's plans to the Senate during a hearing on telecom reform."
Ad companies not buying DVR ratings
Nielsen on Dec. 26 began issuing national DVR ratings, in addition to its live-viewing ratings, including data on the number of times shows that were recorded are played back, either that same day or within a seven-day period. Previously, DVR viewing was not tracked in any manner.
But buyers complain that the data is deficient in two major regards. They contend the sample from which the data is gathered does not reflect the general population, which makes the data derived from it unreliable.
Further, the Nielsen data does not answer the question most at the heart of media buyers? concerns: How many DVR users are fast-forwarding through commercials?
Analog TV death sentence: Early Feb. 17, 2009 for US http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-6034105.html?part=rss&tag=6034105&subj=news
Thanks to Andrew for the segue picture. I believe Veronica put it up on Flickr.
Nick NO MORE GooBuntu????????
Bob the patent lawyer
First off, big shout out to you guys. Listen every day and though your anti-software patent rant needles me sometimes (I'm a patent attorney, btw), I thoroughly enjoy your perspective and commentary. Plus you make me guffaw while driving.
Anyway, just saw this from Digg about CBS selling Survivor episodes:
However, look at the last paragraph:
New episodes will be available shortly after midnight following the airing of new episodes on TV. Customers will be able to watch the episode for a 24-hour period after paying.
Is it my imagination or do they just not understand what the consumers really want? Do they watch their own stuff? Pay 1.99 and have to watch it within 24 hours....Give me a break...I will Tivo it and watch it when I damn well please, and skip the commercials.....Though if I could pay $1.99 and have it, say like Lost, I think I might do that as well. Idiots...just plain idiots.
Keep up the great podcast and the great work. Love you all. Big shout out to my fellow Mac-user, Veronica. Mac using patent lawyer here.
To the magnificent Molly, the often voracious Veronica, and err ...Tom Love the podcast - so much easier than using British spy rocks to listen in. Please keep up the splendid work but could you reduce the amount of "awesomes" and maybe replace some of them with say "jolly good" or "excellent" (obviously with a Mr Burns inflection). I'm sure her Majesty the Queen would "totally love you" even more if you did.
I have attached a flash movie to illustrate my point which includes some hidden (incriminating) audio of Molly.
Also there's an interesting piece on our latest pop sensation - the Arctic Monkeys making good use of the internet here:
Kindest of all regards
Adrian (Bedford, England)
PS we're bored of Madonna, please take her back.
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?