I happen to spell golf f-l-o-g, but I understand that some people like this game of maneuvering small white balls into small white cups. Even more than beer pong, apparently.
Finally, someone at a major television network gets it: unreasonably restricting access to great content drives piracy.
Unfortunately, the major television network is in Australia.
Twitter has taken the extraordinary step of kinda sorta partially apologizing on its blog for taking down UK journalist Guy Adams’ Twitter account. Even more significantly, the company’s top lawyer wrote the blog post — not the communications staff.
Wow, that was quick.
Yesterday Twitter suspended UK journalist Guy Adam’s account for tweeting negatively about NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, including tweeting an email address of the NBC executive in charge. Today we’ve learned that it was not NBC that initiated a complaint, but Twitter, which took the surprising step of proactively informing NBC.
What’s private, and what is public? That’s the question that will determine whether you agree with Twitter’s decision to suspend Guy Adams’ account.
If you’re reading from down under, relax. Ditto to those swathed in red, white, and blue. No Olympic gold medals have been handed out yet. At least, not for long jump, shotput, or table tennis.
Microsoft and NBC have broken off their web news partnership. The MSNBC.com web site will now become NBCNews.com while Microsoft will create its own site.
HTML5 development platform-maker Particle Code has beenacquired by Appecelerator for an undisclosed sum, the company announced Monday. The deal brings together the business side of the house, as well as deep tech, says Particle Code chief executive officer Galia Benartzi.
Ivi is announcing today it will offer a PC-based live TV service on the web.
Hulu, the NBC Universal-News Corp. joint venture designed to compete with video site YouTube, has launched a testing version of its site. But it is more of an anti-YouTube than a competitor, because it focuses less on user-generated content.