Man, HTC is becoming everyone's favorite law court gimp. Now even porn behemoth Vivid—the largest in the world—is threatening to sue them. Vivid sent a cease and desist letter saying that their HTC Vivid smartphone is breaching their trademark.
Remember Google TV? Me neither. Maybe now you will: mega-porn producer Vivid Entertainment is launching a 24-hour porn HDTV channel, available for free to subscribers of vivid.com. Vivid says they have spent a year developing this. Whatever. ON WITH THE DEMO.
Porn! There just aren't enough ways for me to acquire it. If only I could pause my game of Shadow Complex and download Tristan Taramino's Expert Guide to Oral Sex 2, I'd be happy. And so would the porn industry.
So you're trying to sell a "like new" Powerbook G4 on eBay. What makes your Powerbook any more enticing than the next guy's? How about 50 preoloaded full-length porno flicks?
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Once again, the porn industry thrusts first, and boldly, into unexplored technological territory. Where Hollywood has been afraid to allow people to download movies, their younger, but more profitable brother down in the valley have been quite open to it.