Tech News Today 127
Recorded: November 30, 2010
Published: November 30, 2010
Tech News Today 127: Comcast, L3 And Net Neutrality, Who's Right?
What is going on between Comcast, L3 and net neutrality, P2P domain name serving, aliens, and more.
- Tom Merritt ( )
- Jon Strickland
- Harry McCracken
- Reid Fishler
- Jason Howell
- Comcast Squeezes Money From Level 3 For Streaming Video
- -FCC looking into Comcast / Netflix blocking threat, Level 3 responds as analysts chime in
- -Forget Net Neutrality, Comcast Might Break the Web
- -Level 3 Shaken Down By Comcast Over Video Streaming
- Peter Sunde attempting to create p2p alternative to ICANN
- -BitTorrent Based DNS To Counter US Domain Seizures
- DDoS Attack On Wikileaks Increasing
- -Wikileaks Switches to Amazon After Distributed Hacker Attack
- -China Blocks Access to WikiLeaks
- Hold on to your abacuses folks, it's time for salesorama. Microsoft announced that they have sold 2.5 million Kinects in the US over 25 days. ReadWriteWeb points out that's more than the iPad sold in its first 60 days. With me? Sony quickly announced 4.1 million Move controllers shipped. That means to stores, not actually sold. What does it mean? Do the math.
- Bad news for RIM as JPMorgan Chase and Company will give its investment bankers iPads. The idea is to give them another mobile weapon in their road warrior lifestyles, as well as a little personal enjoyment.
- Dmitry Sklyarov, once jailed for breaking the DRM on Adobe eBooks, has done it again. He and his colleagues at ElcomSoft in Russia have cracked software used to verify that images taken with Canon cameras haven't been altered. Canon has billed the service as a way to verify the originality of an image. Not anymore!
- Check your email folks, you could be selected to help Panasonic test out its upcoming Jungle gaming handheld game console. The Jungle will be a clamshell design with both a keyboard and a touchscreen but will focus on online gaming. Panasonic claims they're doing something very different. Sending out samples into a Twitter-mad world is certainly different.
- Intel's Sandy Bridge processor is set to be unveiled January 5 at CES in Las Vegas, CNET reports that Intel Vice President L. Smith confirmed the processor will have special media acceleration capabilities. The capability would make operations involving video, like playback, streaming, and conversion, much faster according to Smith.
- Are you or a Linux Hippie you love worried about Attachmate's acquisition of Novell? Rest your weary beard. Attachmate intends to continue developing the SUSE platform and will support the community-driven openSUSE project. The company has also confirmed that it has retained the UNIX copyrights, the intellectual property at the heart of the SCO dispute.
- The long national rumour trail of Google buying Groupon continues, as AllThings D now reports the price at a more substantial $5.3 billion and could be announced as early as tomorrow. Kara Swisher at ALL Things D calls a jobs plan for antirust lawyers considering the still pending investigation into Google's acquisition of travel data firm ITA Data.
- The new WinAmp for Android is coming out of beta and if you run WinAmp on your desktop it gives you the enviable feature of syncing your music over WiFI. It al;so adds ShoutCast radio stations. WinAmp is not against doing an iPhone app, but say Apple seems to have that whole music management thing well in hand, and they'll focus on Android for now.
Kickers and Weird Science
- Verizon hosting 4G LTE news conference tomorrow to discuss launch plans
- Google’s Secret Social Initiative Delayed Until Spring 2011
- Father of British computing Sir Maurice Wilkes dies
- Venue Pro makes brief appearance on Dell's website: $150 on-contract, December 14th launch?
- Be a part of TNT this holiday season!
"To the TNT team.
In regards to you story on episode 126 about Microsoft offering a TV service or Streaming Cable services.
In Australia XBOX is now offering almost complete streaming of our FOXTEL Cable/Satellite PayTV service.
Channels are offered in Bundles and pricing is very competitive when compared to a standard Satellite Subscription.
Good to finally see a good streaming service arrive in Australia.
I have been using it now for a week and its working great on my 42"" TV through the XBOX 360.
Love the show, keep up the great work.
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