Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
Microsoft unveiled its eagerly awaited new generation Xbox One videogame console, touting it as a home entertainment hub that goes far beyond games. “Today, we put you at the center of a new generation in the living room,” said Don Mattrick, head of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business, unveiling…
Call of Duty: Ghosts will set a new Benchmark for the Next Generation All-New World, Story, Characters and Experience, All Powered by New, Next Gen Call of Duty Engine from the Developer that started it all, Infinity Ward For an Exclusive First Look at the Game, Tune in to Xbox: The New Generation…
Coming through the pages of the startupmemphis blog by Commercial Appeal James Dowd I was pleasantly surprised to read that Ashton Kutcher would be returning to the main stage next week at TechCrunch Disrupt.The annual Disrupt event held in New York City is one of the most talked about startup events…
Britney Spears goes sky high on Google + Britney Spears has become the first person in the world to reach 6 million circles on Google+, according to Starcount.com, the social popularity tracker. The popstar has fought off stiff competition from her closest rival on the network, Lady Gaga, to reach…
FILESHARING AN ALBUM by Beyonce has got a Swede in some very big trouble. The pop star represented by Sony saw an early preview of her album released to filesharing websites before anyone had the chance to hype it up and push it to the market. According to a post at Torrent Freak, Sony cried havoc…
Anonymous defaces US government website in memory of Aaron Swartz (via The Inquirer)
HACKTIVISTS claiming to be Anonymous have defaced a website belonging to the US Department of Justice (DoJ), turning it into a celebration of the life of internet activist Aaron Swartz. This is the latest in a flurry of activity designed to raise awareness of Swartz’s passing and his beliefs, and follows…
Aaron Swartz, the Internet political activist who co-wrote the initial specification for RSS, has committed suicide, a relative told CNN Saturday. He was 26.
“Great minds carry heavy burdens,” wrote one user on Reddit, a popular social media website that Swartz helped develop and popularize following a merger in 2006.
Swartz also co-founded Demand Progress, a political action group that campaigns against Internet censorship.
A young prodigy, his passion pushed limits and landed him in legal troubles in recent years.
In 2011, he was arrested in Boston for alleged computer fraud and illegally obtaining documents from protected computers. He was later indicted from an incident in which he allegedly stole millions of online documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He pleaded not guilty in September, according to MIT’s “The Tech” newspaper.
Two years earlier, the FBI investigated him after he released millions of U.S. federal court documents online. No charges were filed in that case.
Swartz, who completed a fellowship at Harvard’s Ethics Center Lab on Institutional Corruption, frequently blogged about his life, success and personal struggles. In some instances, he wrote about death.
“There is a moment, immediately before life becomes no longer worth living, when the world appears to slow down and all its myriad details suddenly become brightly, achingly apparent,” he wrote in a 2007 post entitled “A Moment Before Dying.”
YouTube says it has found the music industry with their hands in the cookie jar
(Tom’s Guide) The video service deleted more than 2 billion fake video views in the channels of Universal, Sony, and RCA, according to Daily Dot. The decision apparently was made when YouTube found out that the companies were using view building services hired from sites such as Fiverr to create video views that never existed.
Sony/BMG’s was hit the hardest with views dropping from a total of more than 850 million to just 2.3 million. RCA declined by 159 million views to a total of 120 million. Universal lost more than 1 billion views and now stands below 6 billion.
Google confirmed that the companies violated its terms of services, which prohibits users from artificially inflating video views. Google noted that the view stripping was “an enforcement of [the company's] viewcount policy”.
Services that promise the perception of greater user exposure have become commonplace on the web. There are plenty of sites such as YouLikeHits, which allow users to increase the number of Facebook likes and Twitter followers. The tradition goes back to the news aggregation service Digg, which created services that would sell “diggs” to vote Internet content to the front page.
North Carolina voice-over company taking the market by storm
Writing and directing films, acting and capitalizing on trends makes George McPherson aka “Top Actor,” one busy, multifaceted entertainer and business man.
The savvy entrepreneur has recently launched voice-over company, ‘McPherson Voice-Over Solutions,” which boasts professional-grade production, topped with the best qualified voice over talent ready to tackle almost any project.
Priding itself on presenting the very best in voice-over solutions and identifying the unique expectations of each client, the company recognizes the key to successful voice-overs, is understanding that the tastes and needs of each client are different.“The voice-over industry is on the rise and technological advances have helped us open the doors to the global demand for these unique services. Companies all over the world are drawn to the voice over community to find voices for everything from television commercials, radio promotions, to phone system recordings to YouTube videos, we are thrilled to offer our services, “George McPherson said.
McPherson Voice Over Solutions is a passionate and experienced voice over company that believe ‘voices’ are just as important as the words that are spoken.
To connect with McPherson Voice –Over Solutions, visit http://mvosolutions.wix.com/
To hear his voice or hire him for your audio/video project, visit https://soundcloud.com/
About George McPherson
Actor George McPherson was born in Charlotte, NC aka the “The Queen City.” After graduating East Mecklenburg High School in 1995 he immediately joined the US Army and rose to the rank of sergeant at 21 years of age. McPherson went on to become a Staff Sergeant in the US Army and the Air force; he also was a Detention Officer for two years. These professions taught him the discipline he would need in his new career. McPherson started with a few extra roles in Atlanta, Ga. before he thought of the idea to undertake producing his own short film. Producing his first short film in 2008 called “QC Redemption”.
George has starred in local and national commercials, he has also appeared in several feature films and TV shows. He is determined to perfect his craft, make a name for himself, and become your favorite actor’s favorite actor.
Roundup: Newark releases secret Facebook fundraising emails; Obama returning to D.C. (via NJ.com)
Happy holidays. Hope you got to enjoy some holiday cheer with friends and loved ones. Today’s political roundup will help you get caught up with what’s been going on in the world of politics. Here are the top stories from New Jersey and on the national scene: Jenna Portnoy, Statehouse reporter for…
Opera + Boxee, just in time for Christmas (via http://jtn-network.com)
@JTN GADGET-TECH Technology ,Trends & News San Mateo, USA — December 19, 2012 Opera Software and Boxee today announced that the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) is powering the HTML5 experience on Boxee TV, a brand-new streaming media player that offers the world’s first cloud…
By Tawanda Cawthon
A new video captures the giant asteroid 4179 Toutatis zipping through space on its flyby of Earth earlier this week, according to a NASA report.
The asteroid Toutatis video, which is about 40 seconds long, combines 64 radar images taken Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 12 and 13) by NASA’s Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif. On those days, Toutatis was about 4.3 million miles (7 million kilometers) from Earth, or about 18 times farther away than the moon is.
The images captured have been turned into a video of the asteroid’s trip for your viewing pleasure.
While Toutatis is listed as a potential threat to Earth, it is unlikely to collide with the Third Rock from the Sun any time in the next four centuries. It is possible that this three-mile-wide asteroid could crash into Earth sometime in the distant future.
Apple Maps glitch could be deadly: Australian police (via AFP)
Australian police Monday warned motorists about using Apple Maps on the iPhone’s latest operating system after rescuing several people left stranded in the wilderness, saying the errors could prove deadly. Victoria state police said drivers were sent “off the beaten track” in recent weeks while attempting…
Your Industry Evening Report
Internet radio is growing in popularity, and it’s not just with consumers. Advertisers large and small are catching on to its ease, affordability and effectiveness. Gone are the days when local merchants place their faith in radio stations when they want to promote.
Internet radio is the new 30, and let it be known that the EOTM Radio network was one of the 1st to say this.
Google has led the charge in using web metrics & analytics. The company has several initiatives teaching how to account for ad dollar spends and online activity. For every convert, Google gains. Which is NOT a secret.
Show a person how you can measure using stats and, if they’re smart, they’ll soon figure out their weaknesses and make improvements.
Google has a set of tools for web site operators, one being “Insights for Search.” Using this, a person can track consumer demands, as measured by the traffic these terms generate at Google over time. Understand that “Insights for Search” represents the quantity of search occurring on keywords relative to the overall search traffic.
Interest in advertising on radio is dropping because interest in online advertising is increasing. Local businesses are trying to learn how they can best use the internet for advertising and promotion.
Radio is, and has always been, in the best position to help these merchants, however, today however, it’s called “Internet Radio”. Start your internet marketing campaign today! Contact EOTM for a free confidential marketing analysis at 213-290-3573.
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Record sales for latest ‘Call of Duty’ game (via AFP)
The latest installment of the blockbuster video game “Call of Duty” raked in more than $500 million in the first 24 hours, making it “the biggest entertainment launch of the year,” its publisher said Friday. Activision Blizzard said “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” was an instant hit as it launched this…