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Don't accept surveillance as the new normal space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – Page A13
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-- Technology writer based in TorontoAs The Globe and Mail reported yesterday - based on classified documents obtained from a confidential source - U.S. intelligence officials appear to be mapping the communications traffic of several large Canadian corporations, including Rogers Communications Inc., one of the country's largest Internet and telecom providers. Perhaps the most depressing aspect of this news is how completely unsurprising it is.  FULL STORY arrow
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Welcome to the social network, where your privacy has to be flexible space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Friday, July 17, 2009 – Page A1
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-- mingram@globeandmail.comPrivacy? What a quaint idea. Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy said a decade ago that we have no privacy any more, and that we had better start getting used to it.  FULL STORY arrow
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As one experiment ends, a new one begins for Policy Wiki space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 – Page A7
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-- With the tabling of the federal budget, The Globe and Mail's first experiment in merging public-policy debate and social-media tools - the Public Policy Wiki, a joint venture with the Dominion Institute - comes to a kind of conclusion, although the discussion we helped to start will continue as long as Canadians have ideas they wish to share.  FULL STORY arrow
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ONLINE DEBATE space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 – Page A7
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-- The possibility of the defeat of the Harper Conservative government and its replacement by a Liberal-NDP coalition with Bloc Quebecois support has provoked a huge debate across the country.  FULL STORY arrow
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J&J's Motrin headache just another 'flash flood' in cyberspace space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Friday, November 21, 2008 – Page R21
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-- What I like to call the ''flash flood'' phenomenon on the Web, in which outraged consumers band together through blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other sites, has become fairly commonplace by now: A TV show gets cancelled, a company's product turns out to be less than advertised, and boom - an instant protest group forms, using blogs and other ''social media'' as a megaphone to make its collective voice heard.  FULL STORY arrow
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MORE DOWNLOADING EXPERIMENTS FROM NINE INCH NAILS space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, November 6, 2008 – Page R3
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-- If there's one thing Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor has proved over the past year or so, it's that he isn't afraid to experiment when it comes to new distribution methods for his music and new ways of reaching his fans. He has done a Radiohead-style album, where fans could pay whatever they wanted, he has offered different packages of downloads and one-of-a-kind merchandise for different levels of payment, and he has even given an entire album away for nothing.  FULL STORY arrow
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EMPOWERMENT FOR GIRLS NOW ONLINE space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Amy Poehler may be a household name for her portrayal of Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live, but she isn't resting on her laurels. The comedienne wants to use her fame to help teenaged girls realize that there is more to life than just being pretty and that they don't have to disguise the fact that they are smart or funny.  FULL STORY arrow
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WHY SUE WHEN YOU CAN MAKE MONEY OFF ILLEGAL CONTENT? space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 – Page R2
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-- It's one thing to turn a blind eye - as some TV networks do - to the uploading of pirated content that occurs daily on YouTube, MySpace and other social networks and services. To use just one potential metaphor, that's a bit like the approach some countries take when it comes to prostitution or marijuana: They know it's out there, but as long as it doesn't cause any real trouble, then they don't bother prosecuting it.  FULL STORY arrow
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NOTHING IS CERTAIN IN SECOND LIFE, NOT EVEN TAXES space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Monday, November 3, 2008 – Page R2
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-- If you create a virtual world, odds are that you're going to wind up with everything that occurs in the real world, including crime, sex, economic upheaval and so on. No one knows that better than Linden Labs, the creators of Second Life.  FULL STORY arrow
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LIMEWIRE AND COMEDY CENTRAL RECORDS MAKE A DEAL space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, October 30, 2008 – Page R3
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-- The file-sharing network LimeWire - which is currently being sued by several major record labels for allegedly contributing to copyright infringement - has signed a deal with Comedy Central Records that will make it easy for users of the peer-to-peer application to find and buy legal versions of comedy videos from Lewis Black, Mitch Hedberg and others.  FULL STORY arrow
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SETTLEMENT REACHED IN BOOK TRADE'S BATTLE ROYAL WITH GOOGLE space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 – Page R3
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-- After three years of legal battles, Google says it has finally settled a dispute with U.S. publishers and authors over its book-scanning project.The project has been under a cloud since 2005, when the Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild filed class-action lawsuits against the company, alleging that scanning books was copyright infringement.  FULL STORY arrow
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BRITISH CITIES ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF SINGING BENCHES space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 – Page R2
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-- Residents of a number of British towns will be getting a surprise in the coming months: park benches that play music. The benches are being built as a promotional effort for cellphone maker Nokia's ''Comes With Music'' service, which will allow cellphone buyers to pay a flat fee when they get a new phone and have unlimited streaming of more than two million songs to their mobile device. Each bench will have three Nokia handsets embedded in it, and headphones available for multiple listeners.  FULL STORY arrow
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AC/DC ALBUM LOOKS TO BE A MONSTER HIT ONLINE AND OFF space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Monday, October 27, 2008 – Page R3
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-- The legendary British rock band AC/DC is one of the few holdouts when it comes to selling music through the iTunes record store, a stand the group has taken in part because it refuses to sell individual songs as singles - ''We don't make singles, we make albums,'' says guitarist Angus Young - and Apple won't let the band restrict its iTunes sales to just albums.  FULL STORY arrow
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MONGOLS BIKER GANG KEEPS ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE FEDS space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, October 23, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Chicago crime boss Al Capone was finally brought to justice not because of all the bootlegging, murder and fraud he engaged in but because of tax evasion. Now, the U.S. government is trying a similar tactic in its fight against a criminal biker gang called the Mongols. Federal prosecutors say they want the courts to award them the rights to the gang's name, and any imagery associated with it.  FULL STORY arrow
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LEGIT ONLINE TUNES - BUT ONLY IN THE U.S. space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 – Page R3
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-- The world's major record labels still spend a lot of their time suing music fans and shutting down online music services, but at least one thing seems to have changed in the past decade or so: The industry appears to see the value of allowing users to keep the music they own in an online ''music locker'' that they can access from anywhere.  FULL STORY arrow
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JON STEWART'S LOW-TECH BACKUP space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Comedian Jon Stewart is a funny man, but that's not the only reason so many fans turn to The Daily Show for their news. He also has facts to back up his merciless skewering of politicians and parties. The guy who comes up with most of that research is a 37-year-old named Adam Chodikoff, who was profiled in the latest issue of Women's Wear Daily magazine.  FULL STORY arrow
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RADIOHEAD SAMPLES 'PAY WHAT YOU WANT' BUT WON'T TALK SALES space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, October 16, 2008 – Page R3
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-- The music-industry site Music Ally has news of some numbers relating to Radiohead's pioneering ''pay whatever you want'' experiment with their album In Rainbows. The stats come from a speech given by Jane Dyball, head of business affairs for the band's record label, Warner Chappell. The unfortunate part about her comments, however - which were made in honour of the one-year anniversary of the album's release - is that they don't really tell us a heck of a lot that we didn't already know.  FULL STORY arrow
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OBAMA TARGETS GAMERS WITH ADS space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Video-game advertising - not ads for new video games, but what's called ''in-game'' advertising - isn't new. Game aficionados have been seeing Coke logos, Budweiser slogans and other ads pop up on the sides of racetracks and basketball stadiums in video games for at least a year or two. But what is new is a political candidate using that tactic as part of the marketing campaign for his presidential bid.  FULL STORY arrow
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THE UPS AND DOWNS OF GOOGLE BOMBING space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 – Page R4
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-- So how can a band get some positive attention in these multiplatform, attention-deficit times we live in? You could try what Captain Caucasian and the Raging Idiots (above) did.  FULL STORY arrow
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Think MTV, but this time on the Web space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, October 9, 2008 – Page R3
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-- It has been more than 25 years since MTV first launched, so plenty of people have probably forgotten what a splash it made at the time. A whole television channel about music? It seemed crazy. Now, a music start-up called LP33.tv wants to take up the same kind of position on the Web - an all-in-one community that features new bands, shows videos, allows fans to interact with their favourite artists and so on.  FULL STORY arrow
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DRUNK AGAIN? MAIL GOGGLES COULD STOP THOSE EMBARRASSING E-MAILS space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 – Page R3
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-- It sounds like something that started as an April Fool's joke, or maybe over a few beers: The latest advancement from Internet giant Google is designed to help avoid those awkward episodes where you have to apologize for a late-night e-mail you sent while intoxicated.  FULL STORY arrow
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NEW MEDIA: TINA BROWN'S BACK, AND THIS TIME IT'S VIRTUAL space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 – Page R2
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-- After months of speculation, former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor Tina Brown has launched her new online venture, known as The Daily Beast, a name taken from the fictional newspaper in Evelyn Waugh's 1938 novel Scoop. Depending on what kind of math you're using, The Daily Beast - which looks more than a little like fellow high-society maven Arianna Huffington's site The Huffington Post - is Brown's sixth or seventh media venture.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thief uses web to enlist unsuspecting accomplices space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Monday, October 6, 2008 – Page R3
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LETTERMAN RANT HELPS CBS MAKE PEACE WITH YOUTUBE space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, October 2, 2008 – Page R4
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-- If you've been paying attention to the American election campaign, you may already have seen the clip from Late Show with David Letterman in which the comedian laces into Senator John McCain - not just once, but over and over - for skipping out on an appearance on the program. The presidential candidate said he had to fly back to Washington because of the banking crisis, but instead showed up on TV doing an interview with Katie Couric.  FULL STORY arrow
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FILMINUTE FESTIVAL - GONE IN 60 SECONDS space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 – Page R3
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-- If you like the idea of the Toronto International Film Festival but don't like the thought of having to sit there for hours watching a movie that might not be worth it, then a film festival called Filminute is for you. The festival, which is in its third year, features films that are less than a minute long. In fact, you could watch every single movie that makes up the short list at this festival - 25 movies in all - in the time it takes to watch the trailers, promos and commercials that run in most theatres before a mainstream Hollywood release.  FULL STORY arrow
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GWYNETH PALTROW'S GOOP STILL A MESS space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, September 25, 2008 – Page R3
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-- She's hardly the only celebrity to try to leverage her fame into some kind of online media entity - she has a long way to go before she catches up with the two leaders in that field, Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey - but Gwyneth Paltrow may be the first to try to move directly from acting to lifestyle advice, with the launch of a site she is calling Goop.  FULL STORY arrow
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POLICE INVESTIGATED SAARI'S VIOLENT YOUTUBE PAGE space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Whenever there's a terrible event such as the shooting at Dawson College in Montreal in 2006, or the shootings at Virginia Tech last year, many people look at the YouTube videos uploaded by the killers and wonder why someone didn't alert the authorities to the murderous themes in their videos.  FULL STORY arrow
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E-MAIL ENDS UP AS FODDER FOR THE BLOGOSPHERE space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Monday, September 22, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Have you ever sent an e-mail and then wished that you hadn't?If so, you can probably sympathize with Adam Kluger, a celebrity agent whose stock in trade is getting the names of products into the lyrics of pop songs. He sent a pitch to Jeff Crouse at Double Happiness Jeans last week, offering to put the company's name in the lyrics of a song sung by ''one of the world's most famous recording artists'' (Kluger's clients in the past have included hip-hop singer Ludacris and the all-girl band The Pussycat Dolls).  FULL STORY arrow
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BANDCAMP BUILDS NEW WEB SHELTER FOR MUSICIANS space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, September 18, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Much like other content-related industries, the music industry is being transformed by the Web, and artists such as Trent Reznor and Girl Talk have been experimenting with a number of different ways of adapting to that transformation, including ''pay what you want'' downloads and other features. In addition to those experiments, a number of Web services and companies have launched to try to help musicians evolve - including Topspin Media, which was founded by former Winamp and Yahoo Music exec Ian Rogers, and RCRD LBL, which was started by Peter Rojas, founder of the popular gadget blog Engadget.  FULL STORY arrow
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TRAILERS ON IMDB ? WHO WOULD HAVE IMAGINED IT? space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Almost a decade after Amazon first acquired the website, the Internet Movie Database (which actually dates back to 1990, before most people had even heard of the Internet) is finally getting the ability to stream movie trailers and TV shows from the site, so that when users go and check the site for reviews of a film or show, they can watch some of it right in the page. There's also a link where fans can click to buy the movie or show from Amazon's online store.  FULL STORY arrow
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INTERNET RIPPLES FROM A WRITER'S SUDDEN DEATH space
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 – Page R2
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-- In what has become (or is quickly becoming) a standard Internet phenomenon, within hours of the news that celebrated U.S. novelist David Foster Wallace had been found dead in his home in Claremont, Calif. - the victim of an apparent suicide - there were tributes, reminiscences and links to video clips of the author scattered across various blogs, social networks such as Twitter and websites such as YouTube.  FULL STORY arrow
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OASIS KARAOKE - BACKING VOCALS BY THE GALLAGHER BROTHERS space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Monday, September 15, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Noel Gallagher, the guitar player for British rockers Oasis, may have still been recovering from a bruising he got earlier last week - when a crazed fan attacked him from behind during the group's show at the Virgin music festival in Toronto - but that didn't stop the band from pushing ahead with an unusual marketing campaign for their upcoming album, Dig Out Your Soul.  FULL STORY arrow
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, September 11, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Amid all of the hoopla at Apple's recent ''Let's Rock'' event - which included the launch of multi-coloured iPods, a slimmer Nano, the addition of a playlist recommendation engine and a joke by Steve Jobs about reports of his death - came the news that NBC has rejoined the iTunes store.  FULL STORY arrow
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Whoops, Google blooper downs airline space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 – Page R3
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-- On Monday, shares of United Airlines lost about $1.2-billion in value after a story about the airline's 2002 bankruptcy somehow got pushed onto the website of a Florida newspaper, was picked up by Google's news-aggregation service, then made its way onto the Bloomberg news wire and out to hundreds of thousands of stockbrokers and traders.  FULL STORY arrow
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Well, the day has finally come. A video on YouTube has topped 100 million views, and for better or worse it belongs to Canada's pop princess, Avril Lavigne. The video for her song Girlfriend is now at about 110-million views, well ahead of second-place holder Judson Laipply's Evolution of Dance.  FULL STORY arrow
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ONCE ANTI-NAPSTER, METALLICA CHANGES TUNE ON DOWNLOADS space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, September 4, 2008 – Page R3
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-- My, how times have changed. It wasn't all that long ago that the heavy-metal band Metallica was known for its strident opposition to online music services such as Napster, which the group claimed were nothing more than a front for piracy.  FULL STORY arrow
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APPLE'S ITUNES RESURRECTS ART OF THE ALBUM COVER space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 – Page R3
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-- As Apple's iTunes music store has grown larger and larger - to the point where, with more than five billion songs downloaded, it unquestionably dominates the world of digital music - some nostalgic music fans continue to feel a twinge of nostalgia for the old days of compact discs, or even LP albums.  FULL STORY arrow
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NO SHORTAGE OF WAYS FOR FANS TO CONNECT WITH CLEESE space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Thursday, August 21, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Just a couple of years ago, legendary British comedian John Cleese said he was retiring from writing and performing, telling interviewers that he didn't think he could ever eclipse some of his earlier television hits such as Monty Python or the Fawlty Towers series.  FULL STORY arrow
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 – Page T3
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-- Surveys often find that media consumers have a fairly low opinion of the credibility of the news media.A new Web service called NewsCred, which launched yesterday morning, wants to help change that by allowing readers of news sites and blogs to say whether they think a particular report or story is credible or not.  FULL STORY arrow
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BONO ACCIDENTALLY LEAKS NEW SONGS space
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008 – Page R2
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-- It's hard enough for bands to keep their new songs from turning up on the Internet before their official release. Now they apparently have to worry about accidentally leaking new tracks themselves.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, August 18, 2008 – Page R3
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-- At first, it seemed almost too good to be true: a website where one obsessed audio fan had encoded and uploaded thousands of rare and collectable 78-rpm recordings, and was providing them for free to anyone who wanted them. And after an initial report from Wired magazine, the website suddenly disappeared and was unreachable.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, August 14, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Candid photography has been a popular pastime ever since cameras were first invented. However, Google has turned that phenomenon into an industry with its ''Streetview'' service, in which the company's camera-equipped cars take 360-degree photos of streets in the U.S. and other countries so that users of Google Maps can see pictures of where they're going.  FULL STORY arrow
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THE UNEXPECTED BENEFITS OF THE WRITERS STRIKE space
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008 – Page T3
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-- Like the mini ''baby booms'' that suddenly appear nine months after a blackout, the Hollywood writers strike continues to produce unexpected benefits. One of the bigger booms came last month, when Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, came out with a three-part comedy-musical called Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. The episodes - which were available for streaming on a dedicated website and through NBC's Hulu video portal, and could be downloaded through iTunes - were watched and downloaded millions of times.  FULL STORY arrow
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SALON OPENS ITS DOORS TO A NEW WEB MODEL space
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Salon, an online magazine started by mainstream journalist David Talbot in the mid-1990s, was one of the first major online media outlets, along with Slate (started by Microsoft and now owned by The Washington Post). But apart from experimenting with a variety of advertising vehicles - including the current ''watch this ad and read the site for free'' model - the site hasn't done much to push the boundaries of the magazine-on-the-Web approach. That seems to have changed, however, with the launch of Open Salon, a public blogging network and social-media aggregator.  FULL STORY arrow
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QUAKING AND TWITTERING space
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Thursday, July 31, 2008 – Page R3
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-- In some ways, it's a marriage made in heaven: an earthquake and one of the latest geek social networks. When a magnitude-5.4 quake struck near Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, there were messages being posted to the Twitter network before the rumbling and swaying of buildings had even stopped. The message that seems to have been the first, from a computer-science student named Vixy, said simply: ''earthquake.'' Other messages were a little more elaborate (none was overly wordy, since Twitter restricts messages to just 140 characters).  FULL STORY arrow
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BAND SENDS MESSAGE WITH FREE CD: KILL NEW COPYRIGHT BILL space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 – Page R3
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-- From the excellent Torontoist blog comes news that a Canadian band - the Craft Economy - has one-upped itheir previous CD experiment (in which they stapled free CDs to telephone poles last year) and has included with their new batch of discs a statement criticizing the proposed federal copyright bill, C-61.  FULL STORY arrow
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THE PAUSCH EFFECT: VIRAL VIDEO WITH A DIFFERENCE space
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 – Page R2
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-- There's no question that Randy Pausch - the Carnegie Mellon University professor whose inspirational ''last lecture'' video became a media sensation over the past six months or so, and who died on Thursday from pancreatic cancer - was a YouTube phenomenon. But, in a lot of ways, he was unlike virtually every other ''viral video'' hit that has taken off on the video-sharing site.  FULL STORY arrow
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HOW DO I RATE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS space
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008 – Page 9
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-- If your company has any kind of consumer-facing Web presence--and most companies do--or you're an entrepreneur with your own website, chances are that you've run into one of the biggest grey areas on the Internet: How do you compare your website's performance to that of your competitors? In other words, how do you figure out whether your site is just a collection of words and pretty pictures, or whether it's actually reaching your customers?  FULL STORY arrow
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DRUNK HISTORY VIDEOS TEACH THROUGH COMEDY space
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Thursday, July 17, 2008 – Page R3
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-- It's not the most politically correct humour - in fact, it's pretty much the exact opposite, since it involves frequent swearing and conspicuous alcohol overconsumption. Nevertheless, the series of YouTube sketches known as Drunk History are surprisingly funny. Not only that, but they do a pretty good job of educating viewers about historical events. The videos appear on YouTube and also on the comedy site Funny or Die.  FULL STORY arrow
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EXPERIMENTAL ONLINE TV SERIES A HIT space
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By MATHEW INGRAM
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 – Page R4
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-- Writer and producer Joss Whedon has a mixed track record when it comes to TV shows. He was the creative genius behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one of the most popular shows of the past decade or so (as well as the spinoff Angel), but at the same time, he was also the creator of Firefly, which never really took off and was cancelled despite an online protest (although it did spawn the movie Serenity).  FULL STORY arrow
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WHAT IS A BLOG WORTH? ASK GAWKER space
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Monday, July 7, 2008 – Page R3
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-- If you're any kind of online publisher - a traditional outlet looking to learn about online media, or a blog network looking to grow - you could do a lot worse than to follow the career of Nick Denton, a former traditional journalist who has become a new-media mogul thanks to the Gawker Media network of blogs. Denton has been conducting a kind of ongoing media workshop for the past couple of years, right out in the open (more or less).  FULL STORY arrow
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ADS OR CONTENT? ONLY GOOGLE CAN TELL space
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Thursday, July 3, 2008 – Page R3
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-- It's hard to know what to think about the announcement of a deal between Google and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane - and not just because this deal was originally talked about almost a year ago. To recap, the cartoonist and the search engine have teamed up to offer a series of 50 two-minute ''webisodes'' - animated clips that will be distributed through Google's AdSense program and will be collectively known as Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy.  FULL STORY arrow
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NOKIA'S DEAL WITH RECORD FIRMS COULD HAVE MUSIC FANS HANGING UP space
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 – Page R3
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-- According to a news release from Nokia, the mobile-phone maker now has three of the Big Four labels signed on for its upcoming ''Comes With Music'' service, which is expected to launch later this year (EMI hasn't signed up yet, but apparently it is planning to).  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, June 30, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Not that long ago, the artist known as Prince seemed to be happy experimenting with new music business models - setting up a subscription service for fans to get his new music online, and then last year giving away a new CD with copies of a British newspaper (The Mail on Sunday). But something seems to have changed in the past year or so, because his Purpleness has been engaging in a digital crackdown in all sorts of ways.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, June 26, 2008 – Page R2
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-- The past year has seen a number of moves by artists and musicians to experiment with distributing their work outside traditional industry channels, including the launch of R.E.M.'s new album, Accelerate, by streaming it through the iLike service on Facebook, and Trent Reznor's free album giveaway.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 – Page R2
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-- In just a little more than two years, the Huffington Post has gone from being a side project for socialite Arianna Huffington to a new-media powerhouse whose Web traffic dwarfs that of many traditional media competitors and even threatens to topple the legendary Drudge Report for largest media destination site, with close to four million unique visitors a month.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Some things achieve YouTube fame through some bizarre confluence of interest and desperation, like the six-second-long video clip of a startled prairie dog that took on epidemic proportions last year. Other things need a bit more, well ... assistance. At the moment, a fan site devoted to singer Avril Lavigne is pushing hard to get her Girlfriend video to become the most-watched YouTube video ever - and is using some shady tactics to get there.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, June 23, 2008 – Page R3
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-- The latest artist to try the ''pay what you want'' album release idea is Girl Talk, a club DJ whose real name is Gregg Gillis. His latest compilation of remixes and mash-ups is called Feed The Animals, and is available through a link on his MySpace page or through the website for his record label, Illegal Art.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, June 19, 2008 – Page R3
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-- The global music agency known as the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (hey guys, how about updating the name?) has come out with what it says are some depressing numbers for worldwide music sales for 2007 and is using the new figures to lobby for legislation that would force Internet service providers to nab illegal music downloaders.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008 – Page R2
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-- Can Lance Armstrong, the legendary competitive cyclist who won the Tour de France seven times and overcame cancer, turn his ''Livestrong'' personal brand into an online media powerhouse? His financial backers are betting on it. Earlier this year, Armstrong formed a partnership with a company called Demand Media to create a website devoted to healthy eating and an active lifestyle, and that site - Livestrong.com - launched yesterday with much fanfare.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 – Page R2
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-- NowPublic.com, a leading Vancouver-based ''citizen-journalism'' site that allows users from around the world to post their comments, photos and video of news events, has relaunched its website with new features. Among them is the ranking of contributors to the site on the basis of their activity level, so that other users can gauge how trustworthy their contributions are likely to be.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, June 16, 2008 – Page R3
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-- A number of institutions, from the World News Association to a group of Belgian newspapers, has lashed out at Google News for ''stealing'' their content by excerpting and linking to it. Now it's the AP newswire's turn - but it's going after what amounts to a group news blog.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, June 12, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Not that long ago, I wrote about the launch of Mission: Metallica, a new website offering a kind of ''music as a service'' plan for fans of the veteran metal band, including everything from high-quality downloads of the upcoming album (and without any digital-rights management restrictions) to behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the recording studio, limited-edition lithographs and so on. A pretty smart offering, in a lot of ways - and certainly a nice surprise coming from the band that was noted for going after Napster in the early days of the digital-music revolution.  FULL STORY arrow
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WEEZER'S VIRAL VIDEO A BARENAKED HOMAGE? space
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008 – Page R3
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-- One of the latest ''viral'' videos making the rounds is the new music video from Weezer, the alternative band behind such hits as Buddy Holly and Beverly Hills. In the clip, singer Rivers Cuomo and the other members of the band appear along with a troupe of Internet ''celebrities,'' including Gary Brolsma (the Numa Numa guy), the EepyBird guys (who gained fame for their creative use of Diet Coke and Mentos) and Tay Zonday of Chocolate Rain fame.  FULL STORY arrow
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'I DON'T AGREE THAT IT SHOULD BE FREE, BUT IT IS FREE' space
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 – Page R2
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-- Not long after Radiohead launched its album In Rainbows as a ''pay whatever you want'' download experiment, Trent Reznor - the lead singer and creative genius behind the alternative band Nine Inch Nails - decided to do the same with an album by Saul Williams, a hip-hop artist whose album Reznor produced.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, June 5, 2008 – Page R3
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-- With all of the audio and visual possibilities that the Internet offers, does it make sense that books are still mostly text, even when they appear online? Some authors apparently don't think so: For her new mystery/suspense novel Thy Will Be Done, British Columbia-based author Nicola Furlong and several colleagues decided to create a kind of amalgam of text, audio, video and still images called a ''Quillr.'' In a sense, they have created their own TV-style adaptation of the novel.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Joining a group that includes Nine Inch Nails, Oasis and Radiohead, singer-songwriter Tori Amos has split with her record label (Sony/BMG), and is planning to do something independent, although it's not clear what. Amos writes on her website: ''This is an exciting time. There will be many ways in the present and in the future for artists to cross what has become the new unchartered Music Frontier. Ways that may seem impossible today but in a month's time will seem probable.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008 – Page R3
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-- In March, the Vancouver Film School announced that it was holding a contest for aspiring filmmakers and would hand out three full scholarships to attend the school, worth $11,000 to $52,000 each. All that contestants had to do was upload their video submissions to YouTube and answer the question: ''What matters to you?''  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, June 2, 2008 – Page R3
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-- This is one for the irony file, right up there with the news that Napster is trying to remake itself (a third time) as a music-download service. It seems that Metallica - the band that, more than any other, became known for its opposition to Napster and everything that the Web stood for - just launched a new site called Mission Metallica, which offers fans all kinds of special features, including the ability to hear tracks from the new album before it comes out some time this fall.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, May 29, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Most companies with websites would like nothing better than for Google, which dominates the online search business, to link to their site. In fact, Google makes billions of dollars a year because companies and websites effectively pay it to do just that, in the form of keyword advertising. Not Copiepresse, the Belgian newspaper association, however: It would like Google to stop linking to its members' websites, and has sued the search firm. In the latest round of this ongoing case, Copiepresse is asking for $77-million in damages that it claims Google owes.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Are you sure that all of the songs on your iPod were legally acquired? What about the music or movies or other digital content on your laptop? You could be subjected to some nasty questioning next time you cross the border, if a new international trade body has its way - and your ISP might decide to rat you out to the government as well.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008 – Page R4
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-- As blogging has become more mainstream, so has the phenomenon of ''live blogging.'' That's where a blogger covers an ongoing news event in real time, posting new information as it emerges. Live blogging has become commonplace for technology-related events such as Steve Jobs's keynote speeches, but has also become popular in other spheres as well. Both ABC News and The New York Times have live-blogged recent political debates.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, May 26, 2008 – Page R3
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-- At the Mesh 2008 conference in Toronto this week (full disclosure: I am one of the co-founders of the conference) Ethan Kaplan of Warner Brothers Records talked about how value in the music business no longer resides in ''the artifact'' - that is, the song or the album - but has moved elsewhere. In a nutshell, the vice-president of technology for WBR said, the value now lies in the experience that is created around the artifact.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Put this one in the irony file. In the late 1990s - eons ago in Internet time - a university student named Shawn Fanning and a couple of friends created a music-sharing service that they used to trade songs among themselves, and they called it Napster (a nickname that Fanning got as a result of his curly hair). It arrived about the same time as the invention of the MP3 file, and the combination of the two things was like tossing a lighted match into a pool of gasoline. Within a year or two, Napster had tens of millions of users.  FULL STORY arrow
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Google Maps charts course of world domination space
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Thursday, May 15, 2008 – Page R2
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-- When Google Maps first appeared on the scene, it wasn't a big game changer in the online map market. MapQuest was pretty well established, and Google didn't really seem to have much that was different, apart from the ability to click and drag the map around (hey, in 2005, that was a big deal).  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 – Page R2
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-- Not unlike the music and movie industries, the book-publishing industry has been wrestling with how to adapt to the digital age. While books may not be swapped online by the millions, the way that songs and movies are, the Web has still forced authors and publishers to look at how they do business and whether that needs to change. Some authors, such as Brazil's Paul Coelho, have even taken to ''pirating'' their own books by uploading copies to peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, and some major publishers are experimenting with giving chapters away online for free.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008 – Page R2
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-- Like many others, I woke up yesterday to news of an earthquake in China. Unlike some, however, I didn't get the news from the radio or TV - I got it from Twitter, a group-chat/instant messaging client that has been gaining in popularity as a real-time news application. Much as with the forest fires in California last fall and other recent news events, Twitter had the news even before CNN started picking up what was happening, and with more personal detail. According to Search Engine Land, Twitter even beat the U.S. Geological Survey.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, May 12, 2008 – Page R3
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AFTER THE GOLD RUSH? THE BLU-RAY RUSH space
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Thursday, May 8, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Jonathan Schwartz of Sun Microsystems is a pretty hip-looking guy for a chief executive officer: He has a long ponytail and often wears jeans and turtlenecks. Standing next to Neil Young at the recent JavaOne software conference, however, Schwartz looked more like a typical stuffed shirt than he ever has, since the legendary rocker was wearing his favourite wardrobe: jeans, running shoes and a denim shirt over a T-shirt. And a baseball cap.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 – Page R3
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-- You've probably heard about the lawsuit launched by J.K. Rowling, the billionaire author of the Harry Potter books, against the author and publisher of a book known as The Harry Potter Lexicon, a compendium of facts from the popular series. The case was heard last month in New York, and a decision is expected soon on whether the Lexicon - which is based on a website of the same name - is in fact copyright infringement.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Not long after Radiohead offered its new album In Rainbows through the band's website for whatever fans wanted to pay, Nine Inch Nails' front man Trent Reznor took a similar approach with a new album he produced by hip-hop artist Saul Williams. The response was relatively lacklustre, however: Fewer than 20 per cent of those who downloaded the tracks paid for them, and from some of the interviews he gave about the experiment, it sounded as though Reznor wasn't all that happy with the way things turned out.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008 – Page 20
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-- When it comes to creative ways to make use of the Internet, most of the attention usually focuses on Google, either because of its dominance in online search and advertising, or because of its other Web-based services, such as Gmail and YouTube. Of course, the fact that the company is worth $120 billion or so might have something to do with it as well.  FULL STORY arrow
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WANT IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY UPDATES? GO TO FACEBOOK space
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Monday, May 5, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Facebook may be mostly fun, but the social networking site has a serious side as well: as a communications tool in emergencies, according to a recent study published in New Scientist magazine.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 – Page R3
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-- If you know who Tron Guy is or what LOLcatz are, or if the name Leeeeroy Jenkins means anything to you, then you need to get out of the house more.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 – Page R2
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-- Over the past couple of years, as the American newspaper industry has watched advertising rates and subscription rates dwindle, there have been a number of predictions that a ''major'' newspaper would eventually cease print publication and move exclusively to the Web.  FULL STORY arrow
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HOW MANY TRUE FANS DOES AN ARTIST NEED TO SURVIVE? space
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Monday, April 28, 2008 – Page R4
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-- The traditional record industry is in upheaval, as CD sales slide and illegal downloading continues to climb. Some artists, such as Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, have been able to make money by taking their music directly to their fans. But can connecting with their fans directly replace the traditional record label model?  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, April 24, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Online video contests aren't anything new, but the political lobby group MoveOn.org has taken the idea to a whole new level with its Obama In 30 Seconds project.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 – Page R2
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-- After more than a year, an independent Web-based movie venture called Filmaka is finally out of ''beta.'' The project has a couple of high-profile backers: indie film producer Deepak Nayar (Bend It Like Beckham) and former Fox TV network honcho Sandy Grushow, who gave the world shows such as The OC, 24, The X-Files and American Idol.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 – Page R4
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-- After being blocked from broadcasting in Russia, the BBC World Service has formed a content partnership with one of the world's largest blogging networks. The deal with LiveJournal - a blogging service formerly owned by SixApart Inc. of California and recently acquired by Russian media firm SUP - will see bloggers provide local news stories and commentary for the Russian version of the BBC's foreign news service.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, April 21, 2008 – Page R5
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-- It's hard to imagine an example that sums up the conflicting ambitions and tensions within the TV business better than the latest announcement about Gossip Girl, a show that appears on the CW network (which is co-owned by CBS and Warner Brothers).  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, April 17, 2008 – Page R3
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-- The music industry in Britain - represented by an umbrella organization called the Music Business Group - is pushing legislators for an ''iPod tax'' to compensate rights-holders for music that is copied from a user's PC to a portable player. If the group is successful, Britain would join France and Finland as the only countries to tax iPods and other portable music players for copyright purposes.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 – Page R2
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-- Add Portishead to the list of groups that are looking at new ways of building critical ''buzz'' around their albums before they actually release them. It used to be that bands would send a track or two to a chosen radio station, and maybe play a charity gig or appear at a record store - but that's just not good enough in the Internet age. Now, a growing number of groups are streaming their entire albums online for free.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, April 14, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Neil Berkett, the new chief executive officer of Virgin Media (the Internet service provider owned by gazillionaire Richard Branson) isn't the type to settle into a new job before picking a fight, apparently.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, April 10, 2008 – Page R2
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-- It seems a little desperate to me - Hey look! Celebrities like hockey! - but the National Hockey League has announced a raft of celebrity hockey blogs as part of the lead-up to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Appearing on the NHL website will be Canadian-born director Jason Reitman (who directed the hit movie Juno and has done some NHL commercials); former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star David Boreanaz; Lauren Conrad of the hit show The Hills; country singer Dierks Bentley; and Jay and Silent Bob creator Kevin Smith. There were some celebrity blogs last year as well, including one by singer/dancer Willa Ford (who is engaged to Dallas Stars forward Mike Modano).  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008 – Page R2
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-- You may never have heard of Uwe Boll, a German filmmaker best known for making movies based on video games, but he is noteworthy in at least one respect: Over 100,000 people have signed an Internet petition begging him to stop making films, and that number has more than quadrupled in just the past few days.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008 – Page R4
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-- According to a report in the Bits blog at The New York Times, the long-running lawsuit between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a couple of his former Harvard classmates could soon be coming to a close, with a legal settlement between the two sides.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, April 7, 2008 – Page R3
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-- Craigslist.org has gotten a reputation for being the ''people's champ'' of Web-based businesses. Despite its massive size - it is one of the most-visited websites in the world, with about nine billion page views a month - the site carries no advertising, and founder Craig Newmark has said he isn't interested in making millions of dollars (although he appears to be doing so anyway, according to some estimates).  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, April 3, 2008 – Page R2
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-- The book-publishing industry seems to be slowly coming to the realization that digital media affects them just as it does the music and movie business: A spokesperson for the London-based Society of Authors told The Times on Tuesday that ''book piracy on the Internet will ultimately drive authors to stop writing unless radical methods are devised to compensate them for lost sales.'' (I know - what about a tax on Internet service providers? Some in the music industry seem to think that's the answer to their problems.)  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008 – Page R2
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-- In their continuing attempt to find new business models for music, record labels are trying a number of different experiments - including giving away music with cellphones, or at least building access to an unlimited stream of ''free'' songs into the purchase of a phone or cellular plan. Nokia has been working for the past several months on such a plan, called ''Comes With Music.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008 – Page R2
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-- Instead of taking you to something worthwhile, the Rickroll link sends you to YouTube and a video of the classic 1980s pop singer Rick Astley performing his hit Never Gonna Give You Up. Astley is the British nightclub singer who hit the charts in 1988 thanks to his deep baritone singing voice, a voice that was in dramatic contrast to his prep-school white-kid looks.  FULL STORY arrow
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