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Voter Vault

Posted on Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 9:28 AM by Andrew Chadwick

It seems to be becoming a quiet orthodoxy that GOP's Voter Vault trumps the Democrats' 'Deanspace' netroots model. Let's wait and see.

Municipal WiFi

Posted on Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 9:25 AM by Andrew Chadwick

Nice little article on municipal wifi in Foster City, CA. But how long before the telcos move in like they did in Pennsylvania?

GooTube again

Posted on Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 10:48 PM by Andrew Chadwick

Interesting comments from Virginia Heffernan of the New York Times about the universality of video versus text online, reinforcing one of the themes of the book: convergence is finally upon us.


Posted on Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 2:37 PM by Andrew Chadwick

The web 2.0 mini-boom (see chart from FT site) continues with Google's acquisition of YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars. How this will develop is anybody's guess. So much of YouTube's current content is in violation of copyright legislation, but removing it would arguably put a halt to the phenomenal growth of their user base. Deals have been made with Sony, CBS and Universal Music Group, but are Google going to remove all copyrighted material before further deals have been struck? And how many of those deals will it take to make the venue compelling and cheap enough to be funded solely by advertising?

Source: 'Copyright Problems Could Hinder New Partners' FT.com October 10, 2006.

Edited on: Thu, Feb 19, 2009 1:11 AM

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