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[ | 8 Jul 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
BitTorrent – Now with improved destructiveness

Now that the official BitTorrent client with uTP has moved past the beta stage, I decided to test it again to see if it made any improvements in reducing the damage it causes to other applications on the network. What I found was that not only did BitTorrent not improve in its network friendliness, it’s more destructive than ever.

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[ | 8 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Is World of Warcraft Headed Into Privacy Troubles? | Updated: Blizzard Balks

A little while back Blizzard announced a new feature called Real ID that would allow individuals playing World of Warcraft and the forthcoming Star Craft II to see the real names of players they had added to their friends list. The move has been protested vehemently, specifically the fact that this new “feature” will be added into the official WoW forums as well.

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[ | 30 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Research: Competition in NBC/Comcast Merger | ]
Research: Competition in NBC/Comcast Merger

Screening and Simplifying the Competition Arguments in the NBC/Comcast Transaction
Technology Policy Institute
James B. Speta
May 5, 2010
Speta examines the NBC – Comcast merger.  The merger will bring two large corporations that have significant control in their own sectors together with Comcast being majority owner.  Because the combined company would have both production and distribution capability of media and news coverage, the deal has received a significant amount of attention from the non-profit sector, the public and the government.
Speta believes that one of the main competition concerns in this deal is that …

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[ | 28 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Research: “All Lose With YouTube Court Order” | ]
Research: “All Lose With YouTube Court Order”

YouTube, Inc has qualified for the safe-harbor protections of the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). This has occurred even in light of the fact that it was stated in court that YouTube founders, “not only were generally aware of, but welcomed” piracy.

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[ | 25 Jun 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Podcast: iPhone: Our review, broken antennas, and the future of FaceTime

Welcome to the show. It is June 25th and today will be a Q&A discussing the iPhone 4, the broken antenna, and the future of FaceTime with George Ou and Nick R Brown.

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[ | 21 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Research: Over-the-Top TV Delivery | ]
Research: Over-the-Top TV Delivery

In November of 2009, video views online exceeded 31 billion. As TDG describes it, this “New Territory” is bringing everyone in the content delivery ecosystem to the table. The question at this point will be what model proves successful in profiting from online video.

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[ | 14 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on ESPN Headed to Xbox 360 | ]
ESPN Headed to Xbox 360

Over at the E3 conference it was just announced that ESPN would be headed to the Xbox 360. The offering will be free to Gold subscribers and is essentially ESPN3 (Previously ESPN360.com). It will offer 3,500 live or On-Demand sporting events at launch.

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[ | 9 Jun 2010 | 13 Comments | ]
Estimate of network bandwidth for iPhone 4 FaceTime

From my estimates, FaceTime video conferencing on iPhone 4 will take 667 Kbps to 2 Mbps. If my assumptions about the resolution and frame rate of FaceTime is correct, it explains why FaceTime is limited to Wi-Fi operation.

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[ | 9 Jun 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
If Apple allows interoperability, the industry must follow

Matt Hamblen of Computer World wrote about Steve Jobs’ lofty goals for the iPhone 4’s video conferencing feature “FaceTime” to become an open standard.  Open standards are always welcome, but the industry generally looks at these invitations with suspicion and for good reason.  Just because a standard is “open” doesn’t mean it is royalty free.
However, and despite being a newcomer, Apple has made video conferencing more relevant than ever because they have passed some magical threshold of usability and market share.  It’s one thing to have a dominant market share …

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[ | 7 Jun 2010 | 9 Comments | ]
Apple’s iPhone 4 a massive leap in technology

Apple’s iPhone 4 has been officially unveiled and the technology leap is staggering. The good news for existing iPhone contract owners is that AT&T is letting them upgrade immediately.