iPod vending machine spotted at airport

Source Title: ipod vending machines... Source Url: http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=11525&Page=1&pagePos=4 Story Text:

Spotted (by Mahmood Al-Yousif) at Atlanta Airport has been the first of what could maybe one day be many iPod vending machines. While not a 100 per cent iPod-dedicated device (the machine also sells batteries, phone cards, prepaid phones and printer cartridges), the existence of the vending machine does underline the mass market commoditization that's taking place around the product.

Napster creator signs EMI to new Snocap system

Source Title: Snocap signs up EMI... Source Url: http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=11519&Page=1&pagePos=10 Story Text:

The man behind the first-ever Napster Shawn Fanning has signed EMI as a user of his new Snocap music tracking system.

Audio: Revenge of the Sith - Bloodbath

Source Title: Revenge of the Sith is the greatest Star Wars film ever. Source Url: http://calacanis.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000690042471/ Story Text:

Jason Calacanis of Weblogs Inc reviews revenge of the sith and labels it a dark, brutal bloodbath...

Audio: O'Reilly Radar - News from the Future

Source Title: O'Reilly Radar: News from the Future Source Url: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail446.html Story Text:

Wonderful presentation from O'Reilly's ETech with Tim O'Reilly and his CTO Rael Dornfest on the latest trends and patterns in technology. A very worthwhile listen if you like a little future tech talk...

Audio: Malcom Gladwell at SXSW

Source Title: SXSW Interactive 2005 Source Url: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail478.html Story Text:

Seems like Malcom has been working hard to promote his new book, Blink, this must be the third audio i've heard from him in recent months, but it's a treat, trust me..

Mental SEO Audio

Source Title: SEO Audio Source Url: http://www.seobook.com/archives/000787.shtml Story Text:

Aaron points out a couple of audio bits that may make you smile on a Tuesday morning. First up, WeBuildPages Theme Tune - That's way, way too funny...

WebmasterRadio Launch Archives, but no Downloads...

Source Title: WebmasterRadio.FM Releases Show Archives Source Url: http://www.stuntdubl.com/?p=209 Story Text:

The good news is, you can now listen to archived shows from WebmasterRadio.fm. The bad news is, you can't download them to play on the move...

Audio: The Big Business of MMPORPG

Source Title: Bill Gurley Source Url: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail327.html Story Text:

Somewhat offbeat for Threadwatch, but this ITConversations recording of Bill Gurley at Web 2.0 had me absolutely riveted this morning...

Google on a Video Frenzy

Source Title: Google queues up video Source Url: http://news.com.com/Google+queues+up+video/2100-1025_3-5653879.html?part=rss&tag=5653879&subj=news Story Text:

There are a couple of interesting stories out there today involving Google and video - #1 is that video.google.com is to accept submissions, whatever that means, and #2 is that they're to feature on Al Gores new Internet invention, Current.tv, a citizen journalism project for user created video content.

Podcasting Picks up Speed

Source Title: Podcasters look to net money Source Url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4371555.stm Story Text:

Last year, as the word podcast began to spread like wildfire, we took a look at it in several posts here at Threadwatch and despite still thinking that the majority of amateur radio like podcasts suck, i have to confess to being a fan of the medium in many ways.

UK's Channel 5 offering TV Downloads

Source Title: Five offers programme downloads Source Url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4368435.stm Story Text:

The BBC are reporting that the UK's Channel 5 will start providing limited downloads for some parts of it's programs..

AllofMP3.com Dodges Bullet

Thread Title: AllofMP3.com Dodges Bullet Thread Url: http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-media/allofmp3com-dodges-bullet-035056.php Thread Description:

Anyone who downloads MP3s will be aware of AllofMP3.com. They have experienced massive viral growth recently. You can download whole albums and they have pretty much every album going. They survived by being based in Russia and exploting a legal loophole in Russion law in regards to the distribution of copyrighted material in electronic format.

These guys upset a LOT of people at the The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and it seemed only a matter of time before they got closed down in the same way as previous sites.

But, it would appear that have survived (for now)!

The DA’s office determined that while Allofmp3’s action are in fact theoretically illigal - they do not have the permission of all the artists they feature on the website to distribute their music - in the Russian copyright law there is no specific prohibition of digital distribution over the internet, thus the law couldn’t be applied against them.

I really admire the ingenuity of some of these operations that flagrantly flout the law by exploiting such legal loopholes. Trying to think up a few on my own now!

Audio: Spammers are Scary?

Thread Title: Pirillo interview with spammer scary Thread Url: http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2005/03/14.html#a9630 Thread Description:

Oilman's interview with Chris Pirillo is scaring poor young Robert while Peter seems to find it as amusing as i do...

If you've ever met Oil in person, you'll know that's he's pretty tall, but far from scary heheh.. I see rcjordan is adding to the fun in the comments on Scobles post aswell...

The kicker is that i can't listen to it, after a year of trouble free "Advanced Linux Sound Architecture" im busy on the Gentoo forums asking for help to get the damn thing fixed.. sigh..

Audio: Search is a Platform

Thread Title: Search is a Platform. Where is it Going? Thread Url: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail319.html Thread Description:

Whoooa, this looks cool - I've not listened to it yet, but it has me excited about it just from the text intro! From ITConversations Web 2.0 recordings John Battelle moderates a panel on Search as a Platform. The panelists are:

Steve Berkowitz, CEO, Ask Jeeves, Inc. Udi Manber, CEO, A9 Louis Monier, Director, Advanced Technology Group, eBay Christopher Payne, Corporate Vice President of MSN Search and Shopping, Microsoft, Inc. Jeff Weiner, Senior Vice President, Search & Marketplace, Yahoo

Sounds good eh?

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Audio: Larry Lessig on Intellectual Property

Thread Title: The Comedy of the Commons Thread Url: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail349.html Thread Description:

Larry Lessig speaks on the SDForum Distinguished Speaker series on the subject of "The comedy of the commons". Most of the presentation centers on intellectual property and as one who's never paid that much attention, but is aware of the general arguments, it was a complete eye opener.

It's an outstanding listen, and pretty funny in places - particularly his impressions of Idaho congressmen - well worth the time (it's quite long).

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Brightcove - The Future of IP Video?

Thread Title: BrightCove, the new IP Video platform Thread Url: http://www.gigaom.com/2005/03/01/brightcove-the-new-platform/ Thread Description:

Om Malik reports on Jeremy Allaire's new IP Video project Brightcove

Jeremy is the guy behind ColdFusion of course, and his new venture sounds exciting: As opposed to TiVo and Akimbo, Brightcove will not be going the hardware route to IP video, but rather, a software platform to span many, many devices:

Instead of developing a hardware platform, the company will base everything it does on open standards, and will essentially be a software platform that will run on any kind of device - Microsoft Media Centers to TiVo to connected DVD players. In other words, he is gunning for a market that is the super nova of consumer-acquired devices.

Om goes on to point out that this is not an option for large broadcasters, but rather for video bloggers and short film makers.

Audio: Dan Rosenzweig & Marc Andressen at Web 2.0

Thread Title: Lessons Learned, Future Predicted Thread Url: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail316.html Thread Description:

Great session hosted by John Battelle at the Web 2.0 conference last year featuring Yahoo's COO Dan Rosenzweig and Netscape founder Mark Andressen

Much of the talk centers on browsers as Mark also created(?) the Mosaic browser of yore but much more is discussed and it's a belter of a listen.

Intro blurb stream Mp3

Audio: Malcom Gladwell on the Science of Decision Making

Thread Title: Malcolm Gladwell Thread Url: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail419.html Thread Description:

Malcom Gladwell speaks on ITConversation's Tech Nation - I've not listened to it yet, but the last one he did was fantastic, so i'll take a punt on this one being worthwhile also..

We have two kinds of thought, Malcolm says. The first is the rational, deliberate and conscious thought that we analyze and cherish. The other is the kind of thinking that occurs below the level of awareness, and it doesn't happen slowly and deliberately, but really quickly. We tend to dismiss the latter in our society, but in the past few years psychologists have referred to this as the product of the adaptive unconscious. It's a kind of a big computer that does all the background tasks. It's powerful and fast, but because it's not part of our consciousness, it's rather mysterious.

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Inside Google - The Movie

Thread Title: Google: A Behind-the-Scenes Look Thread Url: http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.asp?rid=2459 Thread Description:

University of Washington video about Google

Search is one of the most important applications used on the internet and poses some of the most interesting challenges in computer science. Providing high-quality search requires understanding across a wide range of computer science disciplines. In this program, Jeff Dean of Google describes some of these challenges, discusses applications Google has developed, and highlights systems they've built, including GFS, a large-scale distributed file system, and MapReduce, a library for automatic parallelization and distribution of large-scale computation. He also shares some interesting observations derived from Google's web data.

Audio: Is this a bubble yet?

Thread Title: So, Is This a Bubble Yet? Thread Url: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail311.html Thread Description:

ITConversations run an audio of a panel at Web 2.0 chaired by John Battelle and featuring Safa Raschtchy and Lanny Baker of Piper Jaffray, Bill Janeway and Danny Rimmer.

The topic, the web's financials - it's from October so much has happened since but it's damn good stuff. stream mp3