Without wanting to sound pompous, CNET may have taken my advice. A few months back (May 13, 2005) I wrote in a WSJ.com column (subscription only; non-subscribers will have to take my word for it or check out News Visualization posts in Loose Wire’s Design & Innovation section) that to me it’s slightly daft that most news Web… Read More »
Flickr is now part of Yahoo! As CNET reports, Yahoo has bought photo-sharing site Flickr : Yahoo has purchased online photo-sharing service Flickr, less than a week after the Internet giant launched a beta test of a new blogging tool. Vancouver, British Columbia-based Flickr lets users upload digital photos from computers and camera phones, put together photo albums, and… Read More »
More music download site musical chairs: CNET Networks will buy MP3.com, one of the first online music services, from Vivendi Universal Net USA. AP reports that CNET, an online magazine/download site, will launch new digital music service launching next year. Vivendi acquired MP3.com in May 2001 in a $372 million cash-and-stock deal.
Sometimes I wonder whether it’s ever going to be possible to produce a watertight way of limiting access to digital music. Take Apple’s very popular iTunes, for example. CNET reports that an independent software developer has created a program that lets users of iTunes for Windows grab song files from other people on a computer network, using a… Read More »
A rose by any other name? CNET reports that Gator, the controversial advertising software and e-wallet company, has “changed its name to better reflect its business in behavioral marketing”. The change, CNET says, distances the company from a name that has become synonymous with “spyware”–that is, ad-tracking software that can be installed surreptitiously. Despite landing such Fortune… Read More »