Saturday, May 19, 2007

viacom makes a deal with joost

Joost, the new P2P - based video start-up will "broadcast" Viacom's music videos, and other programs. The roster includes MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount motion pictures. This news was broke by The Wall Street Journal. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Viacom now becomes a "key launch partner".

Joost is about TV-like programming. Joost just recently closed a $45 million dollar financing deal.

Joost can be accessed with a broadband Internet connection and offers video content to viewers for free. Joost features more than 150 channels with programming across all genres, including: cartoons and animation; entertainment and film; sports; comedy; lifestyle and documentaries; and sci-fi. Warner Bros. Television Group also announced it will be bringing progam offerings to Joost as well. The Warner Bros. Television Group is experienced in bringing new television viewing models to the evolving television industry.

Joost offers instant messaging, chat and search in the television watching experience. The viewer has control over what and when to watch a program.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

rush limbaugh happenings

Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh made an offer to help the sagging ratings of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. He offered to be interviewed live. Rush said that he had been approached by other news media outlets for an interview...and so far has declined all of the requests.

His offer to CBS came from Rush himself and he was serious about the offer.

Recently Rush has come under fire for airing a parody song about Barack Obama called "Barach, the Magic Negro" that sounds like Al Sharpton is singing the song through a blow horn. Obama has played down the rumbling.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

military has own youtube channel

The military has launched its own military youtube channel. It's called the Multi-National Force Channel. You will see combat action and eye-catching footage. One pundit says this should be a good counter to CNN's bias reporting on Iraq. The material will not be overly graphic. According to the L.A. Times, the channel was viewed 120,000 times in the first month.

Link to Operation Tomahawk Strike 11 video

It is the 17th most subscribed to youtube channel this month! A recently home-made video was seen over 354,00 times. source story

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

bird flu symptoms reported in indonesia

Health officials are alarmed at an increase in bird flu symptoms reported in an Indonesian hospital. The virus is said to have spread among birds in Vietnam and Thailand. Four Indonesians have died in the last week. Indonesia plans to prohibit people from keeping fowl in their backyards.

The World Health Organization says this spike in cases was expected.

Read the story from Reuters

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

blogging reflections of 2006

Bill Elmore of wrote an interesting article about blogosphere of 2006. The item most talked about seems to be data breeches. Several high profile incidents were reported on. The "handling" of private data couldn't be more important. Companies that deal with this information need to ramp up their efforts to keep that data safe and away from possibilities of theft.

In Bill's article, he notes that data breeches aren't going away in 2007. Companies still won't put a high priority on keeping data safe. That's a word to the wise. Be careful yourself. We need to take preventative measures so our data isn't breeched.

link to Bill's article