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Google Inc. deal with YouTube? Maybe they’ll make a movie about it?

Now, as rumours go, this is a good ‘en. And if you’re a frequenter of Ars Technica like myself, then you’re inclined to take this with a catering sack of salt. Rather than deal with the nuts & bolts financial aspect (which I have neither the head nor the stomach for), I’ll deal instead with […]

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The future of web-based news content

It’s not as if Google didn’t know what they were taking on when they started offering a news service. After all, they were turning news coverage into an Internet commodity. So what’s wrong with this picture? Well, on the face of it, the average web surfer wins, but are the news media publications the losers? […]

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When newspapers, ‘blogging, recycling and wireless access meet…

For those that know me well, they know that I like to follow trends. I love to explore patterns, especially those of a technological slant, and even more especially if there’s a social connection, which there inevitably is. So futurology is my thing. And exploring socio-technological trends is where I’m to be found most happy […]

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Change is always good news…

The times are indeed changing. The great thing about change is that it is inevitable, incontrovertible and most importantly of all, essential. So the season of change is upon the publishing industry, and the quarter most affected by this renewed change is that of the purveyors of news: “When Web users wanted to carve up […]

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A divided ‘Net?

Karl Auerbach’s prediction that the internet is balkanizing into groups of people who only accept traffic from each other took another step closer to reality today. The veteran TCP/IP engineer and ICANN board member has warned of the effect for years. “The ‘Net is balkanizing. There are communities of trust forming in which traffic is […]