Monthly Archives: September 2006

How do you solve a problem like YouTube?

[There’s an edited version of this on the BBC News website] Mark Cuban doesn’t think much of video-sharing site YouTube or its prospects for future growth. Speaking to a group of advertisers in New York Cuban, who might be thought … Continue reading

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Unbounded Freedom?

Last night I had a fun time chairing a debate to mark the launch of Unbounded Freedom, a publication from the British Council’s Counterpoint think-tank that offers a guide to Creative Commons thinking for cultural organisations. Christian Ahlert from CC … Continue reading

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Digital enclosures

[You can also read this on the BBC News website] If you buy a Zune player from Microsoft then you’ll be able to share your songs with your friends using its built-in wireless link. However Microsoft, clearly worried about what … Continue reading

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You Couldn’t Make It Up…

The UK record industry wants tax breaks on the money it spends finding new artists, according to a report on the BBC website. Apparently the British Phonographic industry: wants its members to be eligible for tax credits which are currently … Continue reading

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Fame at last…

Since my spat with Jimmy Wales I try to keep an eye on my Wikipedia entry, and was gratified to see that someone had decided I was worthy of vandalism.. Blogged with Flock

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Zune: Microsoft goes for closure

After posting a fairly positive commentary on the Zune player it pains me to say that it looks like Microsoft’s willingness to compromise its technology in order to satisfy the increasingly shrill demands of the content industry means that the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Zuniverse?

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website] Now that Microsoft has announced the players, accessories and online store that make up its  Zune music service we can begin to see how it stacks up against the … Continue reading

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Getting it right

I’ve just downloaded and installed the new release of iTunes, 7.0. It comes with Cover Flow which lets you flip through album covers – I’d used an early version on my Mac and it’s extremely nice. But of course getting … Continue reading

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Who can you trust?

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website too] Most of the discussions about Craigslist, the phenomenally successful classified advertising website that started over ten years ago in the US, focus on the job ads and accommodation … Continue reading

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Converses and Parliament

Converses and Parliament Originally uploaded by BillT. Max and I were in London yesterday, and after watching Arsenal draw 1-1 against Middlesbrough (see the comment below!) we took a trip on the London Eye just as the light was beginning … Continue reading

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