Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Daily Motion


Forbes.com - Magazine Article: "
Technology
YouTube's Doppelganger
Andy Greenberg 11.29.06, 6:00 AM ET

It's getting tougher and tougher to break copyright law on YouTube these days. The site now performs frequent purges of television shows and other proprietary content uploaded by users. But those forbidden files can still be had. They've largely migrated to DailyMotion.com, another video-uploading site that replicates YouTube's model of user-provided videos. DailyMotion, by contrast, seems to do little if any regulation of copyrighted material, nor does it limit the lengths of clips.

At any given time, DailyMotion hosts hundreds of copyrighted television episodes, allowing users to watch the shows free of charge and without commercials. And try as they might, television networks have had little success in plugging the streaming-video leaks in their intellectual property dam.

DailyMotion, based in Paris, displays no advertisements and has no apparent source of revenue. Its executives couldn't be reached for comment, and its business model remains a mystery. But if the site's goal is to build a large audience before seeking profit, it's starting to succeed. Its market share, though a tiny 0.22% compared to YouTube's 65%, has increased 300% in the past three months, according to researchers at the Web analysis firm Hitwise. DailyMotion recently claimed its millionth registered user, and according to analysts at ComScore Media Metrix, the site had 7.6 million unique visitors in September.

DailyMotion's store of contraband has lately been attracting the attention of a more entrepreneurial set of technorati. The site's fans have created a small industry of 'portals,' amateur pages that catalog entire seasons of television shows and link to those shows "

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By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent
Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 22/11/2006

By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent
Your view: tell us what you're proud never to have done
Join our society of rebels and non-conformists
It was Groucho Marx who best summed up that nagging feeling we all periodically suffer from: that we don't really like the rest of mankind.

'I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members,' he said.
Today, The Daily Telegraph, inspired by our readers, launches a new club for people who, like Marx, want to stand out from the crowd and are strongly inclined to go against prevailing fashions.
They do not buy iPods because their neighbours have them, and they certainly do not 'drizzle' truffle oil on their carpaccio because Nigella Lawson tells them to.
It was Bryan Dixon of Winchester, Hants, who started it. Sorely provoked by the wall-to-wall praise from the media for the new West End production of The Sound of Music, he wrote to The Daily Telegraph in clarion tones.
'Now is the time to bring to the attention of music lovers The Society of People Who have Not Seen The Sound of Music and Have No Intention of Doing So. I believe that I am the only member of this society.'
His letter was published last Friday and it quickly became clear that he was not alone at all. The letter was a lodestone and, ever since, readers have deluged our website and letters page.
Not only have they written in about Rodgers and Hammerstein's singing nuns, but to declare their intense dislike of many other modern cultural icons, modes of behaviour or consumer wizardry.
Gathering themselves around the umbrella of what we have deci"
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Google logo graphics we will never see (Googleism)


Telegraph | Expat | Unfriendly, Suspicious, Arrogant...:

"Unfriendly, Suspicious, Arrogant...


By Catherine Elsworth and Melissa Whitworth
Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 22/11/2006

The land of the free has become the home of the rude thanks to the 'arrogant' and 'unpredictable' immigration officials who police its borders, according to a survey of travellers.
The nation that once welcomed all with its Statue of Liberty and declaration E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one) is now considered the world's most unfriendly.

Worst country: experts fear that rudeness is turning away the tourists
Visitors are staying away, costing the country billions of dollars in lost revenue, and the situation threatens America's already battered image, according to the group behind the survey.

The Discover America Partnership, a group of travel industry leaders, found that two thirds of the 2,011 foreign visitors ..."

Monday, November 20, 2006

Orange Book News

Court Strikes Down FDA's Delisting of Drug
When Patentee Has Not Sued Generic Maker

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's policy of delisting a drug from the Orange Book at the request of the patentee when the patentee has not sued the generic drug maker that has challenged the patent through an abbreviated new drug application is inconsistent with the relevant federal statutory provision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Nov. 14 (Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. v. Leavitt, D.C. Cir., No. 06-5154, 11/14/06).


 

 

Sunday, November 19, 2006

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

17,000 School Children Hurt Annually in Bus-Related Accidents




About 17,000 children are injured in U.S. school bus accidents annually, according to a study in the November issue of Pediatrics.

The study, based on data collected from 2001 to 2003 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, found an annual rate of 21 injuries per 100,000 children age 19 and under. The injuries were most often due to vehicle crashes (42%) and mishaps as children got on and off the buses (24%).

Head injuries were most common in children age 9 and younger, accounting for about half of their injuries, while older children were most likely to suffer injuries to the lower extremities.

The authors said this is the first national study of nonfatal school bus-related injuries requiring hospital care, and finds these accidents to be much more common than previously reported.


Pediatrics article (Free abstract; full text requires subscription)

Associated Press story (Free)


I wonder what the rate is for firearms injuries?

Monday, November 06, 2006

Saturday, November 04, 2006

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