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Samsung Buys Boxee, Immediately Kills Cloud DVR

Keeping your work and your media in the cloud is totally awesome, right up until the moment when you’re kicked off the cloud. That’s the tragic lesson of the Boxee Cloud DVR (digital video recorder), the set-top box of many couch potatoes’ dreams. The key feature of the product–free cloud storage for your programs–will end tomorrow now that Samsung owns Boxee. [More]

Bloggers: TSA "Strongly Cautions" Against Writing About Security Loophole

Bloggers: TSA "Strongly Cautions" Against Writing About Security Loophole

It seems the TSA isn’t so happy about the dissemination of a blogger’s contention that you can sneak dangerous stuff through security by placing it along the side of your body. The blogger says reporters complained that the TSA tried to get them not to write about the story. [More]

One ESPN Employee Canned, Another Suspended For Racial Slur

Use of a clumsy-at-best, racist-at-worst reference to New York Knicks hoopster Jeremy Lin by ESPN journalists have resulted in the firing of a headline writer and the suspension of an anchor. The journalists both used the same racially insensitive cliche to describe poor play by Lin, who is of Taiwanese descent. [More]

TechCrunch Provides Complaint Letter Template For Their Own Redesign

TechCrunch Provides Complaint Letter Template For Their Own Redesign

AOL-owned technology blog TechCrunch is extremely interested in your opinion of its new redesign, so they’ve created a helpful complaint letter template full of swearing and finger-pointing so that you, the user, can compose your thoughts more efficiently. [More]

Tell The FCC To Nix The NBC Comcast Deal

Tell The FCC To Nix The NBC Comcast Deal

If you don’t want Comcast to own NBC, you can use this handy dandy online petition Consumers Union put together for you to tell the FCC. As the agency continue to mull over the deal, perhaps your opinion may help sway theirs. But why might Kabletown owning the peacock be bad for consumers? [More]

Big Media To Crack Down On Copyright Pirates

Big Media To Crack Down On Copyright Pirates

On his Reflections of a Newsosaur blog, Alan Mutter says a company called Attributor has rounded up several big media companies and is set to go after sites that hock their content for free. [More]

Al Franken Makes Comcast's CEO Look Like A Tool

Al Franken Makes Comcast's CEO Look Like A Tool

Love him or hate him, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), former employee of NBC, made Comcast’s befuddled CEO Brian “Comcatastrophe” Roberts look like a complete tool during yesterday’s hearing on the proposed Comcast/NBC mergepocalypse. [More]

Other Cable Companies Are Pissed About The Comcast NBC Merger

Other Cable Companies Are Pissed About The Comcast NBC Merger

The Comcast/NBC merger probably sucks for consumers, but it sure as hell sucks for other cable companies. Like, for example, WOW!. They are a smallish cable company that competes with Comcast in Chicagoland and in Detroit. [More]

After 3 Months, Only 35 Paying Customers For Newspaper's Web Site

After 3 Months, Only 35 Paying Customers For Newspaper's Web Site

Newsday is a Long Island newspaper. Some people bought it for $650 million and put it behind a pay wall. Three months later, they’ve got 35 subscribers. Yes, 35. [More]

New York Times Announced Vague Plans For Metered Charging

New York Times Announced Vague Plans For Metered Charging

Likely assuming no other newspaper will still be around in 2011, the New York Times announced its engagement with the bad idea that it will begin charging readers to check out its stuff online. [More]

Comcast One Step Closer To Owning NBC Universal

Comcast One Step Closer To Owning NBC Universal

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Vivendi has negotiated a tentative $5.8 billion deal to sell its minority stake in NBC Universal to General Electric Co. This means that GE is closer to being able to sell NBC to Comcast. [More]

Creator Of Baby Einstein Vids Admitted In 2005 She Didn't Know What She Was Doing

Creator Of Baby Einstein Vids Admitted In 2005 She Didn't Know What She Was Doing

A website that focuses on female entrepreneurs interviewed the creator of the Baby Einstein video line back in 2005. As Boing Boing pointed out yesterday, her explanation of how she developed the videos is pretty funny. Well, Boing Boing calls it “damning,” but it’s funny that everyone—Disney included—took the product line so seriously.

http://consumerist.com/2009/08/07/newspaper-death-watch-the/

Newspaper Death Watch: The Boston Globe has joined Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in announcing that they will begin charging for their respective websites. [Editor & Publisher] (Photo:inju)

Soderbergh Subverts The Theater Experience Again

Soderbergh Subverts The Theater Experience Again

One of the hotter indie flicks of the summer, Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience, debuted on Amazon’s rental service this week, way before the movie opens in theaters May 22. At $9.99 for a three-day rental, the movie is also cheaper to rent than it will be to see at many theaters.

Chicago Tribune Fires Reporter Covering The Recession

Chicago Tribune Fires Reporter Covering The Recession

Let’s pause a moment to consider this sentence from Crain’s Chicago Business. “On the same day the Chicago Tribune cut 53 jobs from its newsroom, its parent Tribune Co. asked a Bankruptcy Court to approve of $13.3 million in bonuses and other incentive payments to 703 employees.”

http://consumerist.com/2009/03/17/newspaper-death-watchthe-146-year-old-seattle/

Newspaper Death Watch:The 146-year-old Seattle Post-Intelligencer will stop publishing after today and will become an online only publication with about 20 reporters and editors. [MSNBC]

It's Official: Newspapers Are Dying

It's Official: Newspapers Are Dying

Next week, the 146-year-old Seattle Post-Intelligencer will probably stop publishing, following the Rocky Mountain News into oblivion. After its demise, the Tucson Citizen will probably be the next to go.

http://consumerist.com/2009/02/23/two-philadelphia-newspapers-the-inquirer/

Two Philadelphia newspapers, the Inquirer and the Daily News filed for bankruptcy Sunday. [NYT]