Rock Band is breaking up
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Rock Band is breaking up

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IT'S FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, I'M NATALI DEL CONTE AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. [*] FACEBOOK HAS SOME KIND OF BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ON MONDAY. THE SIGNS ARE POINTING TO PERHAPS A NEW MESSAGING OR MAIL ANNOUNCEMENT. FACEBOOK HAS BEEN SAID TO BE WORKING ON THIS FOR SOME TIME NOW. SO YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT WOULD HAVE ITS OWN EMAIL ADDRESS - AT-FACEBOOK-DOT-COM. A GMAIL KILLER PERHAPS? I DON'T THINK THEY COULD POSSIBLY DO A BETTER JOB AT EMAIL THAN GMAIL BUT WE'LL SEE. WE'LL BRING YOU THE NEWS WHEN WE HAVE IT. [*] VIACOM IS GOING TO SELL OF HARMONIX, THE MAKER OF ROCK BAND. VIACOM OWNS MTV, COMEDY CENTRAL, AND NICKELODEON, AS WELL AS THE MOVIE STUDIO PARAMOUNT PICTURES. HARMONIX WAS AN ODD ADDITION TO THE COMPANY'S MEDIA PRODUCTS AND APPARENTLY VIACOM AGREES. THEY PLAN TO SELL OFF THE GAMING DIVISION BECAUSE IT IS JUST NOT WHAT THEY DO WELL AND SALES HAVE DISAPPOINTED. [*] APPLE HAS TEAMED UP WITH TWITTER TO PROMOTE PING, ITS MUSIC SOCIAL NETWORK THAT LIVES INSIDE OF ITUNES. PING HASN'T REALLY TAKEN OFF LIKE THE IPAD AND APPLE IS GOING SOCIAL TO HELP CHANGE THAT. NOW YOU CAN TWEET ABOUT YOUR MUSIC FROM INSIDE OF PING AND WHEN YOU DO, YOUR TWEET WILL LINK TO AN INFO BOX WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THAT MUSIC AND LISTENING SAMPLES. [*] DID YOU KNOW THAT 35 HOURS OF VIDEO IS UPLOADED TO YOUTUBE EVERY MINUTE? ITS TRUE. YOUTUBE ANNOUNCED THIS ON THURSDAY. THAT BREAKS OUT TO 2,100 HOURS OF VIDEO EVERY HOUR OR 50,400 HOURS OF VIDEO EVERY DAY. IT IS PRETTY STAGGERING. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER HOW MUCH OF IT IS UTTER CRAP. [*] AS YOU GEAR UP TO SHOP ONLINE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, KEEP IN MIND THAT WAL-MART IS OFFERING FREE SHIPPING WITH NO MINIMUM PURCHASE REQUIREMENT. THIS IS STARTING NOW, AND BLACK FRIDAY IS STILL A FEW WEEKS AWAY. THE OFFER IS GOOD UNTIL DECEMBER 20, AT WHICH TIME YOU'LL PAY THE PENALTY OF BEING A PROCRASTINATOR. [*] MICROSOFT HAS RECIEVED A PATENT FOR COMPUTING WITH YOUR FEET. THE COMPANY APPLIED FOR THIS PATENT A FEW YEARS AGO AND AT LAST IT IS THEIRS. IT IS TITLED "FOOT-BASED INTERFACE FOR INTERACTING WITH A COMPUTER." IT WOULD ALLOW YOU TO MOUSE AROUND A COMPUTER WITH YOUR FEET. IT IS NOT ONLY AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT ALL OF THEIR LIMBS OR LIMB FUNCTIONS BUT ALSO WAYS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE OTHER OBLIGATIONS, LIKE A BABY IN THEIR ARMS, TO COMPUTER WHILE MULTITASKING. [*] ANDROID USERS, HUSTLER HAS YOU COVERED. THERE IS A NEW HUSTLER APP FOR GOOGLE'S MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM AND IT - AND I'M GOING TO QUOTE THE PRESS RELEASE HERE - "focuses on current HUSTLER Honeys as well as classic All-Stars from the past 36 years, and includes photos and videos, behind-the-scenes interviews and all new HUSTLER talent." WHOEVER SAID ANDROID WASN'T SEXY? [*] THOSE ARE YOUR HEADLINES FOR TODAY. I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW. I'M NATALI DEL CONTE FOR CNET.COM, AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.

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