Stories for Oct. 12, 2004

The Weather Channel is serious about the desktop…it has made a series of new management appointments focusing on delivering weather info t… Read more »

Says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of the Norwegian browser maker: “We’re beating Microsoft by a 10 to 1 margin in [cell] phones” Read more »

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Daily digital music related stories, in a convenient wrap-up.
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— Mucking Around With iTunes, MSN Music: MSN… Read more »

The new issue of Broadband Content Report is online now…
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— Verizon To Launch Content Service Next Year… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 11, 2004

My so called vacation is actually a short trip to meet family, see my lovely new niece, and well meet some folks for business as well while I am here. Hanging out with mom is part of the plan, and all this while chasing down stories, […] Read more »

Every operator is developing a mobile music strategy, but how many will be prepared to outsource — and where does Sony StreamMan lie in the… Read more »

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Mobile gaming company Mforma has purchased Siemens Mobile Acceleration’s stake in a Chinese game developer…Its strategic investment in Chi… Read more »

Looks like NBC is getting serious about mobile content/services and tying them up with their new TV shows…in assocation with Crisp Wirele… Read more »

In Japan, KDDI R&D Laboratories have jointly developed a mobile-phone terminal that receives digital terrestrial TV broadcasts with interact… Read more »

Research outfit Analysys has said that mobile operators offering television programming or video services over 3G may be able to generate si… Read more »

Business Week says that all those online games and streamind movies are really going to need bigger pipes and lead to a telecom revivial. But unlike the last time around, the last mile would and should get more dollars. I agree, and have been arguing for […] Read more »

This is a busy week with conferences: tomorrow I’m at the Microsoft’s launch event (see this story for background) at Shrine Auditorium in L… Read more »

I’ve written about this before: BBC’s ambitious project to put its archives online (the Creative Archives project) is now a sorry excuse for… Read more »

The satellite radio service XM, which last month announced it online radio service, has formally launched it now…it is here…
It has a mo… Read more »

Computerworld.com has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Web Producer to join the team! The person in this critical role will be respons… Read more »

John Battelle says that WSJ.com and Economist.com (and by extension their print versions) are irrelevant because they don’t allow deeplinkin… Read more »

Orb Networks, about which I’ve written below, has raised $4 million from Morgenthaler Ventures. Orb will use this investment to expand sales… Read more »

I am getting more impressed with Firefox with each release. It is a powerful browser and you can totally customize the browsing environment until you are happy. And do not get me started on the joys of tabbed browsing. Many Firefox users are near evangelistic about […] Read more »

The private networks might be on their last legs. Latest data from TeleGeography’s Global Internet Geography research service, shows that the Internet backbones now account for over 85% of the world’s cross-border capacity used in fiber-optic networks. The balance of used capacity is dedicated to private […] Read more »

Microsoft is going to launch a new version of Windows XP Media Center in a big splashy ceremony today in LA. Where else! Suddenly LA is all that for the tech types. Anyway they are also going to release a new product called, Media Center Extender, […] Read more »

Motorola’s desire to become a consumer electronics giant might have to wait another day. Reports says that Moto and its manufacturing partner, Proview International of Hong Kong, have ended their alliance to make Motorola TVs for the Chinese market. Thank god! This was going to be […] Read more »

Okay, so I’ve spent some time messin’ with the new Blackberry 7100t, and while it has some well-implemented features, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll never own one. My biggest complaint? Why in hell would the benevolent folks from the north (read RIM) decide to […] Read more »

Tivo To Go, according to company spokespeople is going to come to market sometime this fall. They won’t talk about any specific dates, but then they have house ads promoting the technology. It tells me, TiVo-to-Go is coming sooner than later. Here is a link to […] Read more »

Merrill Lynch is making a bold prediction: the demand for DSL gear after peaking in 2004 is headed south, at least in the US. They predict that the market could fall 15 percent per annum from $506 million in 2004 to $295 million in 2007. They […] Read more »

UK mobile phone operator mmO2 is considering adopting the i-mode technology standard that has attracted more than 40m users across Japan wit… Read more »

Orange is to become the first UK network to launch mobile interactive radio across the UK. The service, will be the “Woolworth’s hit40uk,” a… Read more »

Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, the new owners of the Telegraph Group, have spent 1.72m GBP taking a 7.55 per cent stake in MonsterMob,… Read more »

A fascinating story about the control of UK’s famed soccer club Manchester United. Why does a U.S. milionaire wants to control it? The answe… Read more »

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