How to make Twitter the ultimate news ticker

Recent events, tragic and triumphant, emphasize the social web's role as a central source for disseminating breaking news. But getting the facts right continues to be a challenge, and a solution requires cooperation and technical innovation.…

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Apple settles into the set-top

The swapped-out Apple TV components suggest Apple expects to be cranking out more or less the same set-top box for some time yet. The new components consist of chips it is already buying in bulk for other products. It’s a cost-savings move, in other words, aimed at making the manufacturing and supply chain of the current Apple TV set-top a little more efficient.…

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NBC and the Olympics: Old ways still earn gold

Although the networks have complained in recent years about the high costs of rights for major sporting events, to say nothing of the impact those high costs have on the carriage fees the networks demand from pay-TV distributors, nothing in NBC's experience with the London Games suggests its time to change that formula.…

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So you want to watch Fox shows on Hulu?

We tried (unsuccessfully) to access Fox shows using its new authentication system on Hulu, getting hung up by the pay TV login that only works for Dish subscribers. Since Dish is the only distributor on board, everyone else's experience will probably be similar to our own.…

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Enole: It's Like OpenID for Your Phone

An ambitious startup named Enole is trying to bring the spirit of OpenID to the mobile environment, by building a near-field communications (NFC) platform that developers can build on to get devices to carry their owner's identity. It's sort of like OpenID for your phone.…

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