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Microsoft Says Google Trying To Undermine Windows Phone

January 3rd, 2013 01:08 admin View Comments

Google

First time accepted submitter Bent Spoke writes “In a bit of delicious irony, Microsoft laments Google is not playing fair by excluding access to meta-data on YouTube, preventing the development of the kind of powerful app readily available on Android. From the article: ‘In a blog post on Wednesday, Microsoft VP and deputy general counsel Dave Heiner said the software giant has spent two years trying to get a first-class YouTube app running on Windows Phone, but to no avail, thanks to the Chocolate Factory’s stonewalling. “YouTube apps on the Android and Apple platforms were two of the most downloaded mobile applications in 2012, according to recent news reports,” Heiner wrote. “Yet Google still refuses to allow Windows Phone users to have the same access to YouTube that Android and Apple customers enjoy.”‘”

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Microsoft Says Google Trying To Undermine Windows Phone

January 3rd, 2013 01:08 admin View Comments

Google

First time accepted submitter Bent Spoke writes “In a bit of delicious irony, Microsoft laments Google is not playing fair by excluding access to meta-data on YouTube, preventing the development of the kind of powerful app readily available on Android. From the article: ‘In a blog post on Wednesday, Microsoft VP and deputy general counsel Dave Heiner said the software giant has spent two years trying to get a first-class YouTube app running on Windows Phone, but to no avail, thanks to the Chocolate Factory’s stonewalling. “YouTube apps on the Android and Apple platforms were two of the most downloaded mobile applications in 2012, according to recent news reports,” Heiner wrote. “Yet Google still refuses to allow Windows Phone users to have the same access to YouTube that Android and Apple customers enjoy.”‘”

Source: Microsoft Says Google Trying To Undermine Windows Phone

YouTube Drops 2 Billion Fake Music Industry Views

December 31st, 2012 12:59 admin View Comments

Google

An anonymous reader writes “YouTube has dropped 2 billion fake music industry views and their offending videos. From the article: ‘Google made good on its promise to weed out views inflated by artificial means last week, according to Daily Dot. Record company sites impacted included titans like Universal Music Group, which reportedly lost 1 billion of its 7 billion views, and Sony, who lost 850 million views. The cuts affected marquee names like Rhianna, Beyonce and Justin Bieber. YouTube said in a statement that the figures had been deliberately, artificially inflated. “This was not a bug or a security breach. This was an enforcement of our view count policy,” the company, which is owned by Google, wrote.’”

Source: YouTube Drops 2 Billion Fake Music Industry Views

Pakistan Lifts YouTube Ban For 3 Minutes, Finds More Blasphemy

December 30th, 2012 12:27 admin View Comments

Censorship

On Saturday, Pakistan briefly lifted the months-old ban on YouTube, spurred by the widely distributed U.S.-made video presented as a trailer for a film titled “Innocence of Muslims” and decried in many places around the world as blasphemous toward Islam. “After months of criticism of the ban, the government decided to allow Pakistanis to have access to YouTube again, saying steps had been taken to ensure that offensive content would not be visible. But those efforts apparently failed, and the authorities quickly backtracked,” writes the New York Times. “Quickly” is right: access to YouTube was apparently open for just three minutes, which seems about right; it shouldn’t take longer than that to discover things on the site to which adherents of any particular religion might take umbrage. What’s surprising is that this took lifting the censorship on a wide scale, rather than just taking a smaller peek through tunneling software.

Source: Pakistan Lifts YouTube Ban For 3 Minutes, Finds More Blasphemy

EFF Looks At How Blasphemy Laws Have Stifled Speech in 2012

December 26th, 2012 12:23 admin View Comments

Electronic Frontier Foundation

As part of their 2012 in review series, the EFF takes a look at how blasphemy laws have chilled online speech this year. A “dishonorable mention” goes to Youtube this year: “A dishonorable mention goes to YouTube, which blocked access to the controversial ‘Innocence of Muslims’ video in Egypt and Libya without government prompting. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, a group based in Egypt, condemned YouTube’s decision.”

Source: EFF Looks At How Blasphemy Laws Have Stifled Speech in 2012

Another Player In the World of Free, Open Online CS Courseware

November 24th, 2012 11:20 admin View Comments

Australia

dncsky1530 writes “UNSW professor Richard Buckland, lecturer of the famous Computing 1 course on YouTube, is now running a large scale open online Computer Science course for the world. UNSW Computing 1 — PuzzleQuest and the Art of Programming starts off with microprocessors and works it way through C with interactive activities while taking students on an adventure of hacking, cracking and problem solving. It’s based around a three month long PuzzleQuest with grand and suspiciously unspecified prizes as well as fame and glory for the intrepid. The next class starts December 3rd 2012.”

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Google Develops Context-Aware Voice Search For TV

November 15th, 2012 11:32 admin View Comments

Google

jfruh writes “Google TV, despite bold predictions from the company’s execs, has singularly failed to take over the TV world. Nevertheless, the company is still plugging away, and one development that might have far-reaching implications is its new context-aware voice search. ‘Context aware’ is the key to revolutionizing the TV-watching experience: you can say the name of a TV show, the name of a channel, the description of a show, or the description of a kind of video you’d like to find on YouTube, and the TV will show it to you.”

Source: Google Develops Context-Aware Voice Search For TV

Actual Final Third Party Debate Tonight

November 5th, 2012 11:30 admin View Comments

Politics

Separate from the debate moderated by Ralph Nader last night, Free and Equal is hosting a final third party debate tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST (pre-debate coverage began at 8:00 p.m. EST). As a follow up to the October 23rd debate, only Jill Stein (Green) and Gary Johnson (Libertarian) will be facing each other for ninety minutes of questions primarily focusing on foreign policy. It appears that this one isn’t being picked up by C-SPAN, but it is being broadcast on RT America on a few cable networks as well as on Youtube (which should work if you have an HTML5 browser, or via the XBMC Youtube plugin). Discuss.

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Actual Final Third Party Debate Tonight

November 5th, 2012 11:30 admin View Comments

Politics

Separate from the debate moderated by Ralph Nader last night, Free and Equal is hosting a final third party debate tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST (pre-debate coverage began at 8:00 p.m. EST). As a follow up to the October 23rd debate, only Jill Stein (Green) and Gary Johnson (Libertarian) will be facing each other for ninety minutes of questions primarily focusing on foreign policy. It appears that this one isn’t being picked up by C-SPAN, but it is being broadcast on RT America on a few cable networks as well as on Youtube (which should work if you have an HTML5 browser, or via the XBMC Youtube plugin). Discuss.

Source: Actual Final Third Party Debate Tonight

Jill Stein and Gary Johnson Debate Online Tonight

October 18th, 2012 10:15 admin View Comments

Politics

Starting at 7 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. PDT), the Green party and Libertarian candidates for President are debating on the Independent Voter Network. You can catch it via a Google+ hangout or Youtube both live and afterward (no word on flashless user unfortunately, unless anyone knows how to access youtube live streams). Since the big two candidates got some time here on Slashdot, we figured you guys might want to argue amongst yourselves about the third party platforms too. Note that there will be another debate with more candidates on Tuesday.

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