Looks like it only took a little while for Yahoo to get their game on after dropping Terry Semel. The word is that they have been in talks with News Corp. for a possible trade. MySpace for a 25% stake in Yahoo ($9.5 billion).
EMI let out the first bits on what the customers think about DRM-less files. So far? Sales are going great, for instance Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album typically sold 830 units/week with DRM. Now with the new format they're averaging 3,600 units/week. Shizam!
YouTube is going international on us. They have…
In a mainstream blow for HD DVD, Blockbuster formally decided to pickup Blu-ray as it's direction for HD disc rentals. If only there were an online version of Blockbuster that carried both formats...
You can add Flickr to the list of major websites that China has taken the ban-stick to. At first Yahoo thought it was just a technical glitch, but later found out that the images were actually being blocked.
Peripheral maker Mad Catz made a profit of $6.4 million. If that's true, then peripheral manufacturing is the market to get into. Since I have never touched a MadCatz product that didn't suck, and they're making a profit.
Google is in the process of acquiring yet another company. This time it's Panoramio, a Spanish photo-sharing website that specializes in location tags for their images.
Comcast was so close, they released a new service called TVplanner that allows you to search through you're TV listings online. All seemed promising until we realized there isn't any remote DVR programming.
Social networking site Facebook announced that it will begin to allow anyone to upload user-created applications to the site through the evolution of what they call Facebook Platform. You'll even be able to grab revenue off of your own ad space.
HP won an a contract with NASA worth $5.6 billion dollars. The contract will have HP supplying the US space agency with computers, servers and printers for the next seven years.
For those of you who have been trying to keep their computers Microsoft-free by using OpenOffice, be weary of a new macro worm. Upon activation it will automatically start downloading bunny-man porn.
The little phone provider that could, Alltel Wireless, was picked up for a very respectable $27.5 billion. Surprisingly, Verizon didn't end up being the admirer, it turned out to be a combination of investors, TPG & GS Capital.
This looks like to be the first real benefit from adding a Blu-ray drive to the PS3. Midway's unreleased game, Stranglehold, will come with an HD version of the movie Hard Boiled, making it the first Game/Blu-ray single disc.
Stanford University has hit a new low. In what looks to be an effort to stay off of the Motion Picture Association of America's list of worst downloading universities. Stanford has decided to start issuing $100-$1000 reconnect fees if you don't respond to a DMCA complaint.
CBS showed today that they are at least starting to understand what consumers want. They are planning on syndicating their online content to other sites like Joost or AOL, instead of keeping it all on CBS.com.
Hitachi is betting that you like your storage fast and portable with their latest drive the Travelstar 7K200. This laptop drive will give you 200 GB of storage at 7200 rpm, and it still manages to keep heat and power consumption down.
Joost added two new partners today, Warner Bros. and Heavy.com. While Heavy.com will be showing off new content, Warner plans on only shelling out "vintage" shows.
Those sneaky German car manufacturers are at it again. Volkswagen was caught using invisible text on their website in order to gain more hits from Google.
It may not be full-fledged demo's worth, but at least it's something. Nintendo added 30 second clips to their Virtual Console website. Now you can make sure that the image in your head matches the real thing.
In a very unsurprising move, Yahoo! finally announced that they will kill off Yahoo! Photos. Instead they are asking their users to move on over to their other photo service Flickr.