Archive for March, 2011

Netflix: Miramax $100 Million Deal »

Word has it from Reuters that Netflix is about to close a deal with Miramax to stream that studio’s library of films that would be estimated at $100 million over five years. Miramax has more than 700 titles of movies and more. No one at Mirimax nor Netflix responded to a query about the deal […]

MySpace Losing More Users »

It looks like MySpace may soon become empty space as reports show that the former king of social networking sites has lost 10 million users since January to February of this year alone. Facebook on the other hand is now the top of the heap as MySpace lost that 10 million unique users going from […]

FTC Do Not Track Plan Push »

Jeff Chester the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy says, “The Internet has become a serious threat to our privacy.” He’s talking about the growing issue of surfers being tracked, or stalked whenever the go online to search or buy goods or even look at topics. These tracking techniques using both legal and […]

Yahoo Real-Time Search Debuts »

It’s another facelift for Yahoo Inc as the company has revamped its search engine service to detect queries and show off answers from movie listings to weather forecasts in a way that if users type in one word they’ll get responses. This new search service is called Search Direct and displays the answers to queries […]

Google’s Universal Library Rejected By Judge »

Google has hit a federal roadblock in it’s attempts to establish the first universal library which would be archiving all the books ever published on Earth. The reason the federal judge blocked Google on Tuesday was because the settlement deal Google had put out for publishers was too far in granting Google control over the […]

Microsoft Sues Barnes & Noble »

Barnes & Noble Inc is going toe to toe with Microsoft Corp as the latter has filed lawsuits for patent infringement over the Nook electronic book reader. Microsoft basically says that Barnes & Nobel’s e-readers infringe on several of Microsoft’s patents using software that is able to tab between screens and surf the web as […]