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Brig. Gen. Jeffery A. Sinclair faced military trial Tuesday on charges of sexual assault against an Army captain. According to the Los Angeles Times, the now 34-year-old accuser made the allegations against the general in March 2012. She claims that the affair started when she was 29 years old. Although the three-year relationship between the two was consensual, she accuses …
I know, you were all shocked last month when I had to break the news to you that there were perverts on the Internet—even on the hallowed (and supposedly fenced-in) “grounds” of Facebook.
Seventy-five percent of companies estimate that a quarter of their network traffic over the last three months consisted of unified communications-related applications (VoIP, unified messaging, instant messaging), according to a survey from Network General Corporation.
Tudou, a Chinese video-sharing site, has just raised 143 million yuan. But because Tudou’s funding was provided by the likes of General Catalyst Partners, and Tudou’s advertisers include companies such as Ford, KFC, and Pepsi, it would probably make more sense for me to state that amount as $19 million.
I have to wonder if Alberto Gonzales has been watching “Wag the Dog”; the attorney general lacks the power to start a military conflict, but he has put forth a proposal that attacks various forms of copyright infringement. Some onlookers see this as little more than an attempt to divert attention from Gonzales’s own problems.
Google is starting to integrate news results into standard web search results which will eventually mean the end of OneBox results. Under the OneBox scheme of search result display, news links were placed at the top of general search results in a neat cluster.
eBay offers a Marketplace research service that costs $2 to $25 a month.
Video online is nothing new. In 2006 it was used mainly for entertainment purposes. Now more businesses are realizing the value of video to educate and inform customers, critics and shareholders. It is becoming an essential tool for companies to communicate their message.
While online holiday shopping in the US remains robust things are different north of our border in Canada. Canadians lead the world in broadband penetration, time spent online, electronic banking and bill paying. Clearly they are an Internet savvy country but when it comes to making online purchases Canadians prefer to buy at a store.
Online holiday sales keep soaring and breaking records. So far this season online sales have seen a number of milestones. First there was the over hyped Cyber Monday on November 27, 2006 which saw online sales reach $608 million. One week later on Monday December 4, a new record was reached as consumers spent $647 million online.
That is $39 million more than was spent on Cyber Monday according to comScore Networks.
The Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers or JASRAC might be pleased with YouTube’s latest response to the on going saga of copyright infringement. As reported on December 5 JASRAC had sent a letter to YouTube requesting that they improve their screening of copy written material and post warnings in Japanese about uploading such content. YouTube had until December 15 to respond.
It seems that the major broadcast networks idea to create a rival to the popular video-sharing site YouTube could be in jeopardy. As reported earlier in the week NBC Universal, Fox, CBS and Viacom were all in discussions about creating a video site that could compete with YouTube. That all could change.
The major broadcast networks are reported to be in serious talks about creating a site that would rival the popular video sharing site YouTube. As I reported last week the networks are hoping to create a site that would directly compete with YouTube. An announcement on such a deal could come as early as this week.
Recently IBM sued Amazon.com over patent infringement. On Thursday Amazon fired back with a suit of it’s own directed at IBM for patent infringement. The countersuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Amazon disputes that they infringe on IBM patents and that IBM infringes on patents that Amazon holds.
A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation says that teens and kids do there fair share of media multitasking. One area that sees the least multitasking is TV. 55 percent of the time teens are not multitasking while watching TV. The same goes for video games. The activity that has the most multitasking involved is e-mail.
Senator John McCain, Republican from Arizona has recently introduced legislation that if passed could have major implications on the blogosphere. The proposal called “Stop the Online Exploitation of Our Children Act” would require Web sites to remove user profiles posted by sex offenders. In addition commercial Web sites and blogs would be required to report illegal images or videos posted by their users or face a fine of up to $300,000.
The Florida Attorney General’s Office has reached an agreement with America Online concerning the erroneous billing of 6,000 customers in Florida. Attorney General Charlie Crist’s Economic Crime Division began investigating AOL in September of 2005 after receiving over 1,000 complaints from consumers.
Yahoo News and ABC News have agreed to expand their relationship. ABC will be providing Yahoo News with additional video content. The new agreement will add several new features. ABC will offer Yahoo breaking news, features, interviews and video clips from Good Morning America. The agreement is an extension of the current partnership, which started in September of 2005.
China is cracking down on all imported online music and games. The Chinese Ministry of Culture is requiring all distributors submit the imported products for review to official censors. The reason behind the censoring is to protect Chinese business interests and to censor political, violent or sexual content.
Yahoo has officially opened its new search-marketing platform known as Panama to new US advertisers. The new platform was available to current users in October. New businesses that want to use the platform can create an account in five steps. The limited October release allowed Yahoo to receive feedback from users and make improvements based on the users recommendations.