Posted by various nefarious weblies
bin ein MP3 | November 18
Posted by netwebly
Fresh off its peace accord with Universal,
MP3.com is reminding people that it too has
a network of international web sites, albiet on a slightly smaller scale
than established e-commerce giants like Yahoo.
With an email campaign and a blizzard of press releases the company is
encouraging people to stop on by. The network includes a German
language version of the site (who could resist Mein.MP3.com?).
A Spanish version
(Alterinva y Hip Hop y Rap). And a french
version - downloadez
vous le MP3!
ads on all versions
of the site are still in english, as are instructions for doing things
like downloading MP3 players and configuring
have to wonder what the average
French person will
make of instructions like "For the most precise functionality, you
will need a separate ripper and encoder."
us find this stuff hard enough to understand already.
Empire Strikes back - Netscape 6 arrives | 11.19.2000
Posted by some webly
official. Netscape 6.0 is out and being met by modest enthusiasm by web
surfers. Most observers seem to agree that the final cut of the new version
is a major improvement on Netscape4.x - which was generally considered
to have been among the worst browsers ever to sail the web. After years
of waiting, Netscape fans seem to be overjoyed to finally have an alternative
to the ubiquitous Internet Explorer. People are apparently downloading
the new release in much higher numbers than had been anticipated according
sound you hear? Web developers around the country throwing themselves
off the tops of the tops of high buildings as they realize how much time
they are going to have spend making sure their pages don't explode when
viewed in the new browser. According to webmonkey
- the new browser presents designers with - ahem - a couple of new challenges.
How Nice of them Part I
Posted by hr webly esquire.
to a recent survey conducted on the behest of vault.com
about 40 percent of employers
monitor Internet use in the workplace, a
figure that will probably dismay many privacy advocates.
Employers may have reason to be getting snoopy, however. The same survey
asked employees how much time they spend on personal surfing each work
day. Nearly 25 percent said they spend at
least an hour a day. About 12 percent said
they spend two hours a day engaged in such highly
frowned upon activity.
a follow-up Vault presents a not particularly innovative top
ten list of ways to avoid getting caught surfing
at work. For
some reason, crawling under your desk and pretending to be invisible isn't
one of the tactics they recommend.
Make Money/Stop Napster - MediaDefender | 11.11.2000
Posted by american
The Wall Street Journal's
Interactive Edition is reporting
that a new Los Angeles based start-up called MediaDefender is on the prowl.
According to the Journal the company's plan is to disrupt illegal file
sharing by flooding Napster (and other P to P networks like Gnutella)
with bogus recordings. The idea described in the article is very similar
to the original napster bombs promoted by Napster haters like StopNapster.
The difference of course, is that, MediaDefender has found venture capitalists
willing to ante up US 1 million in funding to back their project. Analysts
tactfully warn that such tactics could provoke a backlash by annoyed Napster
fans.... Of course, if the quality of their web site is any indication
of the quality of their napster bombs, MediaDefender may be some time
away from provoking anybody.
Posted by netwebly
In an ironic twist on the whole Net privacy/
corporate responsibility in
the digital age
theme that's seen wide play in the media
for the last six months, Canadian privacy firm Zeroknowledge
has trademarked the word freedom, which as it happens, is the name of
the privacy protection software the company markets to surfers.
joins the ranks of other beloved words that have been appropriated by
technology companies in recent years including Democracy, Liberty,
Peace and Love.
Accurate Poll results: One in a billion?
Posted by emporer zerg | 11.12.2000
If you've been sitting around scratching your head
and wondering when election hell will officially be over, here's a juicy
stat for you to mull over. According to a report that appeared in the
Online Journalism Review, the odds that
a recount will correctly
account for all of the votes cast in Florida are
less than 1 in billion.
report, by statisticians Lynn Miller and
Rand Wilcox, concludes
that the only fair remedy is to hold a new election. Let's get this straight
- they're having so much fun now they want to start all over and do it
We like Saturday
Night Live's proposal better.
Posted by emotional love webly
on our favorite geek news discussion community
this weekend, at least one question worth its weight in gold. If
a company like Microsoft will let me upgrade
older versions of my software for a reduced
price, why do the record labels insist on charging me full price when
I want to buy a CD or an MP3
of a recording I already own?
other words, when I walk into a record store and
slap my money down, am I paying for a piece of plastic which happens to
have music on it, or am I buying a license to a recording?
What's a couple of million between friends?
Posted by the webly that stole christmas | 11.19.2000
The other labels are reportedly extremely
pissed off about the details of the deal between
Universal and Mp3.com. Several are
angry enough that they are considering litigation to force MP3.com to
renegotiate their own deals. Reuters is reporting
that lawsuits may come as early as next week....One estimate: renegotiation
could set MP3.com back another $134 million....
in Action: The eBay way
Posted by webly clarence thomas | 11.12.2000
Now awaiting your bid at eBay: several hundred copies
of the ill-fated early edition of the New York Post which ran the "Bush
Wins" headline as well as hundreds of sample West Palm Beach ballots.
some cases bidding has reached as much as $100
for copies of the now infamous edition of the New York paper which ran
a huge Bush Wins across its cover. Plenty of copies are still available
for under ten dollars.
to EBay Sellers: Your ballots might be worth more if punch out all of
bid five dollars!
Posted by netwebly | 11.12.2000
Ah, the sweete ironies of the information superhighway
off ramp. Politics.com, the ambitious web
site that discovered the hard way that people don't
like reading badly written articles about politics very much, has put
its domain for sale on GreatDomains.com.
company, which has the historical distinction of being the only company
to trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol
POCO, is hoping to remain publicly traded
and to do something else not involving politics.
excitement is building down here in West Palm Beach County
Posted by emperor zerg
Faced with the inevitable chorus of critics damning their election
night coverage the Networks have been
scrambling to undo the damage with markedly mixed
results. Several have come the only thing more boring than listening to
pundits discuss the legality of the butterfly
It turns out that watching tired volunteers recount butterfly ballots
via Live Recount Cam is much more boring.
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