Posts Tagged ‘greed’

About that NFL live blogging ban…

Sunday, October 4, 2009 10:12 No Comments

The belief that banning any tweeting or live blogging during games will keep profits high is far from the truth. Have you ever followed a game by a live blog type of coverage? It’s good for “to the point” information and quickly read through. However, it’s far from the visual experience watching it on TV or seeing it live would be. Though the rich suits in charge of these mega-million dollar teams don’t have the slightest clue on how their market operates. Do you really believe that a die hard sports fan, the ones who give the leagues the most money, are going to stop going to games and paying for expensive sports cable packages and instead start following games by live tweet?

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What we’ve got here is…failure to communicate

Thursday, October 1, 2009 7:34 No Comments

The NBA recently announced they were following in several other industries footsteps by banning any social networking use by players, coaches, and other staff alike. At first, many will come to believe it’s to prevent embarrassing situations and outbursts. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth and anyone with a grain of [...]

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CyanogenMod: “Yep…It’s over”

Monday, September 28, 2009 6:35 2 Comments

Android has been looking more and more tempting as of late over my iPhone as AT&T and Apple continue to restrict more and more content (read: users’ rights) and make the iPhone less and less relevant. To anyone with an Android device, getting even more potential out of said unit involved using CyanogenMods and [...]

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Copyright laws have become nothing more than freedom killers

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6:19 2 Comments

At one point in time, someone dreamed up the idea of copyrights and associated laws that would protect the creators content and idea yet at the same time encourage new and innovative products to come forth. In the decades that have passed, sad events and misinterpretations of copyright law have transpired. It is [...]

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Microsoft giving netbook OEM’s a little bit of sticker shock

Monday, June 15, 2009 11:50 No Comments

If you where a multimillion dollar netbook manufacturer who was looking forward to the next Windows OS to replace the dinosaur also known as Windows XP, you may want to either cling to XP’s dying heart beat or venture out into the unknown (linux) all together.  It seems Microsoft is on course to screw up [...]

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China Mobile not greedy /sarcasm - claiming 50%+ stake on app store sales

Sunday, May 31, 2009 12:35 No Comments

Users on China Mobile’s network have been for some time now waiting for an *official* release of Apple’s uber phone heard ’round the world.  While the phone has been available for quite a while now unlocked and “illegally”, according to Apple’s stance on unlocking and jailbreaking, having a legit offering will no doubt entice the [...]

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Palm doing it all wrong - Pre to require deivce specific micro USB cable?

Sunday, May 24, 2009 18:07 No Comments

Apple is known for running a tight ship in regards to iPod/iPhone 3rd party accessories in that not just everyone can pop out a sync cable or home speaker dock.  Perhaps one of the more shady practices that Apple has regarding iPod’s and iPhones is the need to purchase special “Apple approved” video out cables [...]

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The real reason iPhone OS 3.0 won’t be bringing MMS to original iPhone: Greed

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 13:53 No Comments

When Apple revealed the iPhone OS 3.0 to the world, many Mac addicts and techno junkies gushed at the plethora of updates that the latest revision was displayed to bring.  Some of the biggest highlights obviously were copy, cut, & paste as well as MMS.  After letting the world stare at the slide long enough [...]

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EU bends over to copyright/record labels…extends musical copyrights another 20 years

Monday, April 27, 2009 10:01 No Comments

The world is truly truly turning into a world run by the greedy few.  The sickness: The EU pressured by copyright holders and music labels to increase the current 50 year limit on copyrights has bent over and extended it by another 20 years for a grand total of 70 years.  The whole reasoning behind [...]

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