John Markoff of the NY Times reports that: Onstage at the Macworld Exposition in San Francisco last week, Apple’s chief executive, Steven P. Jobs, proclaimed 2005 as “the year of high-definition video,” a strange declaration from someone who was not trying to sell television sets. He kept his laser-like focus on the iPod and the […]
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Just in case you missed this while traveling on Friday, here’s the CNN.com version of what’s going on at TWC: NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – Three senior executives are leaving Time Warner Cable, the company said Friday, as it seeks to bring day-to-day operations and its marketing functions under a single leader. The departing executives are […]
This item has appeared all over the news in the last few days. It is a pretty interesting play: IBM says it is providing free access to the information in 500 company patents to individuals and groups working on open source software. The company said it believes this is the largest pledge of patents of […]
The power of television is sometimes described as, “… man enthralled with his own image.” The incredible popularity of voyeuristic television seems to bear this out. Now, mix in a little Shadenfraude and you’ve got a perfect recipe for big ratings … so hope the executives at E! Entertainment Television. There are no cameras allowed […]
There’s an old cartoon that goes something like this: It’s a diagonal split screen below a man is receiving a PC from Lucifer and above the same man is receiving a Mac from an Angel – the caption, Welcome to heaven here’s your Mac … welcome to hell, here’s your PC. Considering only 3-5% of […]