Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
YouTube.com is gaining popularity. Traffic has picked up since being mentioned on the influential techie site Slashdot.com. Millions of people make and view home made videos everyday. Videos can be uploaded easily from computer and cell phone. However, media companies such as NBC and CNN question site content. Many people record television episodes and sporting events to post them on YouTube for the world to see. YouTube tries to filter out questionable content. In fact, it informed NBC that a Saturday Night Live skit dubbed "Lazy Sunday" appeared on YouTube. Videos of copyrighted material may turn out to be a big problem for YouTube to monitor. However, upcoming movies and television series feel YouTube is an excellent way to generate buzz by posting clips. YouTube intends to find ways to make the site more profitable by selling ad space. However, it is against "preroll" advertisements which load at the beginning of videos.
Delaney, Kevin J. "With NBC Pact, YouTube Site Tries to Build a Lasting Business." Wall Street Journal. Page A1. Tuesday, June 27, 2006.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Guth, Robert A. and Silver, Sara. "Microsoft Wants Your Office Telephone." Wall Street Journal.Page B1. Monday, June 26, 2006.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Dodes, Rachel and Fong, Mei. "Some Apparel Makers Now See China as a Customer." Wall Street Journal. Page B1. Friday, June 23, 2006.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Two free services, Scandoo and SiteAdvisor, offer features to protect consumers online. Scandoo is still in its test phase. It reviews websites prior to loading. However, you must input search terms through its website www.scandoo.com instead of going through a search engine. In contrast, consumers may download SiteAdvisor from www.siteadvisor.com. SiteAdvisor matches Web sites against a database it has compiled about content. Both services work on Windows and Macintosh computers.
Mossberg, Walter S. "Two New Services Try to Warn You About Sleazy Sites." Wall Street Journal. Page B1. Thursday, June 22, 2006.