There was an interesting development in the Apple v. Adobe Flash War this week. Adobe decided to discontinue development of tools for making Flash apps for the iPhone family of devices. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is. Ninety-eight percent of desktop and laptop computers (including Macs) can run Flash video […]
I wrote this article back in September of 2009 in response to the FCC Chairman's first articulation of the Six Principles of Net Neutrality. The US Appeals Court ruling against the FCC (and in favor of Comcast) earlier this week has spurred a fair amount of discussion. The Legislature will have to figure out if the FCC has the authority to enforce the rules it is mandated by Congress to create. That is really what the lawsuit was about. However, the spirit of the Net Neutrality, which these six principles vaguely describe, is still a topic that needs serious discussion. How should we think about it?
Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: CBSSports.com and Masters.com are going to make sure you don’t miss Tiger Woods’s return to golf. Both sites have increased their streaming video coverage by 50%. It’s going to be all Tiger all the time! But you may have to worry about Comcast purposely throttling your […]
On Monday, September 21, 2009, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined the concrete actions he believes the Commission must take to preserve the free and open Internet. He said, "The Internet is an extraordinary platform for innovation, job creation, investment, and opportunity. It has unleashed the potential of entrepreneurs and enabled the launch and growth of small businesses across America. It is vital that we safeguard the free and open Internet."
7 Billion Smartphone Applications to be Sold by 2013: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer September 23, 2009
If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. A report by the Yankee Group believes that smartphone users will have downloaded over 7 billion applications by 2013. The research group estimates that in the next 4 years smartphone users will quadruple, effectively bringing sales of apps to $4.2 billion […]