What do you do about your online archive which has stories which are now out of date? For example, a company went under and you wrote the story. Now it has been revived but the search engines keep delivering that old article. Drastic measure The drastic measure is to take it out of your archive
The US Congress is taking ”piracy” of US intellectual property seriously by proposing to attack the financial basis of foreign sites running copyright material without permission. Two acts are in Congress to let media owners force search engines to stop linking to “pirate” sites and stop US advertisers advertising. Wikipedia offline in protest The opposition
Google’s takeover of Motorola’s mobile phone operations may strengthen its hold on the master switch of the Internet, to the detriment of all users. The Cycle: Open then closed Communications technologies before the Internet have gone through an open founding phase and then become closed. One company or a select few have been then able to have
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Google and its subsidiary YouTube are taking steps to generate their own content. Until now both have relied on the content of others. The move by YouTube to generate its own high-quality original content has got the most coverage. It wants to complete with Internet-based TV. It has signed up sporting coverage already. The move
I was captivated as a child by the idea that the planet is an entirely closed system. I hadn’t yet encountered the brilliant James Lovelock or his elegant, totally sensible Gaia theory, but could see that something very clever was going on. If literally nothing escaped our atmosphere – ever – then water, for example, was a
Flicking through the news headlines, I noted that MySpace has again cut jobs. They’ve now lost two-thirds of their workers over the last 18 months , as part of their “refocused” business strategy. With the might of News Corporation behind them, of course they should stand a decent chance of survival. Prosperity is another matter, especially in such a crowded – and polarised – social media space.
So, Eric Schmidt of google reveals how we are finally catching up with the future, as immortalised by Star Trek!! He’s telling us that in a few months time, users of Android (google) smartphones will “…be able to speak into the phone in one language, and have the phone read back the translation aloud in another language.” [remember
I clicked through to a Google map today, for an office location, only to see my screen peppered with YouTube screengrabs. Each one then linked to a YouTube clip. Fine, I guess, as after all Google does own the clip sharing site. But to me it’s also another example of Google dissipating it’s core promise of