Yahoo is launching Yahoo Platinum on Monday, offering video clips from FOX, CBS, and ABC for a monthly fee of $9.95. When RealNetworks launched its RealOne SuprPass service it locked previously free SuperPass content from MLB, NBA, ABC...
Always a fan of Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, when its word collides with the Net Neutrality debate and regulation of the Internet, fun is bound to ensue. Enjoy!

X10 to pay $4.3M

Three tech-saavy brothers in their parents home created the pop-up and pop-under technology and business model and entered into a contract with the now-well-known X10 wireless company. X10 refused to pay them for it. "These were young guys who...
Expecting huge web traffic after setting down on Mars, NASA engineers had to pull off another amazing feat. They have put in place a massive farm of 1,300 servers to handle the load of curious earthlings looking to...
Apple has yet to release its final 1.0 version of its web browser, named "Safari", but Microsoft has already announced it is stopping development of Internet Explorer for the Macintosh because of the new browser. Okay, reality check:...

Google and YouTube

So, the big news of the week is that Google has bought YouTube for $1.65 Billion, and Chad and Steve are ecstatic. Everyone is asking: Why would Google pay so much? After all, every web developer on...
Some assembly required. You can buy your own Navy F/A-18A Blue Angel Hornet fighter jet... on eBay, where else? Mike Landa has listed the jet, and claims the jet came out of military service in 1994, and that it...
This past week, the technology team at b5media threw on the afterburners to get us moved onto an entirely new infrastructure.  After months of planning and investigating a dozen hosting providers, we have finally flipped the switch...

The 5 Year Mark

It has now been 5 years since the NASDAQ crash, signalling the start of the dot-com downturn. Now, in hindsight, the past 5 years have seen hardship in many sectors of the economy, but it started in technology,...
The next version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 8 went to Beta 2 yesterday, on its final path to release, probably this fall (although Microsoft hasn't announced a final release date yet).  Although I almost exclusively use Firefox for...
Recap: In 1999, Eolas Technologies sued Microsoft claiming that it held a patent on browser plug-ins which allow browsers, such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer, to embed other programs, such as Macromedia's Flash in a web page. In August,...
Today, my latest project launched! Take a peek at Green Living Online, the new site for Green Living Magazine which promotes healthy lifestyles that are good for you, your family and the environment. Our partnership with the...

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