Pandora, Nearing Survival Deal, Gets New Threat From NAB

CNet earlier today broke a story »9/26/08 7:16pm9/26/08 7:16pm about how the National Association of Broadcasters—traditional broadcasting conglomerates and others who think HD Radio is more vital than the internet—is trying to kill a brand new bill that could save Pandora and other web radio services. We've done some reporting of our own, and the…

Bill Gates Says White Space Is for Free Wi-Fi; Broadcasters Want License and Regulation

Referring to Microsoft's desire to use soon-to-be-opened broadcasting bandwidth for low-powered unlicensed wireless devices, Bill Gates argued that it will make for improved Wi-Fi, a term he appears to be using as simply non-regulated, subscription-free wireless. He said: »3/14/08 12:00pm3/14/08 12:00pm

Bill's opponents see this not as an…

Red "Pocket Professional Camera" AKA "Scarlet" To See Daylight at NAB

Jim Jannard, the rambunctious Oakley founder and Red HD camera revolutionary has taken a leak into his own hands and confirmed that the company's next camera, a pocketable pro dubbed Scarlet, will be shown at this year's NAB. Jim: I'm glad you're pushing the tech toward consumers. This sounds like an interesting… »1/02/08 9:32pm1/02/08 9:32pm

NAB's XM/Sirius Satellite Radio Merger Poo-Pooing Debunked

According to a new study by Arbitron and Edison Media Research, the National Association of Broadcasters' fears of a merged satellite radio company unfairly competing with terrestrial broadcasters are mostly unfounded, since digital radio listeners actually listen to more traditional radio than everyone else. The NY… »4/23/07 9:30am4/23/07 9:30am

NAB President: XM-Sirius Merger "Not About the Consumer"

Today, Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin hit Capitol Hill again to tell a Senate committee that the proposed merger would bring "more choice, lower prices" to consumers since it's trying to compete with a larger ecosystem that includes traditional radio and MP3 players. Yet at NAB '07 yesterday, NAB President David Rehr told… »4/17/07 9:40pm4/17/07 9:40pm

NVIDIA Ships 128-Core Graphics Cards for High-End Film Editors, Graphics Pros: Apple 'Excited'

NVIDIA just cranked up its highest-end Quadro graphics cards a notch or two, rolling out three products, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 5600 (pictured above), and NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS Model IV that the company says represents the biggest leap in performance for its graphics cards yet. One giant leap indeed,… »3/05/07 8:21am3/05/07 8:21am