New Blog Site, New Feed

October 30, 2006

I have moved the blog to its own domain. You can find The Connected World now at http://www.theconnectedworld.net

The new feed address is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/theconnectedworld

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YouTube Asked To Remove 1,000 Sports Clips

October 27, 2006

A digital rights company representing sporting bodies has asked YouTube to remove about 1,000 videos for copyright infringement – and believes there are as many as 10,000 more illegal clips on the website.

At what point does YouTube become boring and uninteresting as it’s content gets sucked out? At what point will Google be unable to maintain and improve YouTube as it is overwhelmed with takedown requests? Maybe that’s the strategy all along. Bleed ’em dry and max them out with work. YouTube, your 15min of fame is up. Time to move on to the next hot thing.

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The Problem with DRM

October 25, 2006

Other than the fact that it limits control over content that we purchase, sooner or later, you’re going to get hacked.


The Boy Scouts and the MPAA

October 24, 2006

Another great and insightful post from Dave Slusher. The battle for the next generation of Internet users is on. What are we going to call these guys, the YouTube/Google generation? The GooTube generation?

Here is a link to the pdf describing this program.


Craig Newmark (aka craigslist) Won’t Sell Out

October 20, 2006

He’s sitting on one of the hottest Internet properties, but Craig Newmark of craigslist has no interest in taking the money. Newmark says he doesn’t need the money because he has all he needs to live comfortably. It’s a remarkable statement on humility but I disagree with him on charity. Newmark says he is also not interested in taking the money to give to worthy causes. “Finding a good cause is incredibly hard and time-consuming” he said. What? Are you kidding me? AIDS research, cancer research, diabetes, or just talk to Bono; he has a ton of things you could do with a few million dollars. When the time and the situation is right, Newmark should absolutely take the money and use his unique opportunity to have a major impact for good on the world.


Yahoo Targets Internet Growth Areas

October 18, 2006

Where are the growth opportunities in the Internet economy? Take a look at where Yahoo is planning its future investment. Social media, video and mobile access. I think  Yahoo Logo they’re right on with this outlook but they did just get beat out for YouTube (video) and they were not able to complete a deal with Facebook (social media). About the only place Yahoo has some traction is in mobile phones. Yahoo Go is available on several popular phones and they plan to be everywhere by the end of the year. Yahoo’s mobile stuff is actually quite good and useful. They’re doing better than most, but watch out because Google maps is available on phones as is gmail and the google rss reader.


Tattoo Your RAZR – Wicked Cool

October 18, 2006

Always finding new ways to breath new life into the RAZR line, Motorola and T-Mobile have introduced new RAZR models with laser tattoos based on the work of artist. These phones look great and if I weren’t so interested in moving to a smart phone, I’d want one.