VBWeekly: Megaupload, Kodak and iBooks

In this week’s installment of our weekly video show, Christopher Peri and I talk about one of the most entertaining news stories so far this year: The colorful indictment of alleged pirate content site Megaupload.com. The site’s founder, Kim Dotcom, is an amazing character, who lived large (in a New Zealand mansion surrounded by gorgeous, rare cars) and became the #1 ranked Modern Warcraft 3 player, amazingly enough. We’ll be watching this story closely to report on the allegations and Megaupload’s spirited defense.

We also tackle the sad story of iconic camera company Kodak, which went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, ending more than a century of innovation and invention.

And finally, we discuss Apple’s attempt to reinvent the textbook market by creating a new version of iBooks. The catch? Students need to have an iPad to use these newfangled textbooks.