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Monthly Archive for June, 2010

: June, 2010

Hulu subscription may be imminent.

The rumored Hulu Plus subscription service may make its beta test more public as soon as the end of the month. Other details are similar to what were discussed here earlier: $9.95 a month, with access
Categories: General

YouTube wins in case against Viacom.

As mentioned previously, the case between Viacom and YouTube over copyright infringement (with the awe-inspiring $1 billion amount sought by the media giant) was getting ugly, with both sides

iPad vs. Kindle update: Book pricing, availability.

Now that the iPad has been on the market for a few months (and so I can dust off that awful Photoshop I made once more), has Apple supplanted Amazon as the best choice for books? Perhaps, perhaps not.
Categories: General

Facebook earns $800M in ’09?

A private company like Facebook is not required to divulge numbers, but it doesn’t stop people from making educated guesses nonetheless. Previously, it was estimated that Facebook brought in about

Get a leg up on what to read next.

If you’re an avid reader like I am, you sometimes find that locating your next book can be a little challenging if you don’t have a clear direction. The Kindle’s new social media options might help,

A slightly more transparent Twitter.

Twitter’s management, in an effort to make outages more transparent, is now including a link to their status blog on the infamous “fail whale” page to help people understand what’s going on. I still

Proposal: Free Wi-Fi on Metro-North for everyone.

As mentioned in a previous post on the subject, the MTA is accepting proposals to install Wi-Fi at stations and trains in the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road system. Another company, NYFI, has

Pixel-perfect animation.

Good morning! Stop-motion animation + candles = Coolness.

Could Twitter suffer Friendster’s fate?

In a posting called “Do you have fail whale fatigue?”, my colleague Jamie DeLoma applauded Twitter’s engineers a few days ago for being so upfront about the problems they’re having and what they are

Kindle 2.5 update makes nice improvements.

With the e-book market heating up (and with the AP finally weighing in on the appropriate way to spell e-book!), the timing was right for Amazon to tweak the Kindle software, which hadn’t been touched
Categories: General