Wednesday, November 29, 2006
  • Google, Michigan Protesters Lobby For 'Net Neutrality'

    A mix of Michigan consumers and diverse special interest groups held a rally Tuesday at the state house in Lansing to protest a pending state law, the "Michigan Video Franchising Bill," which would allow phone companies to bypass cities and counties for TV service approval. Opponents, including Google and consumer groups, say the bill will allow telecoms to sidestep consumer protections, cherry-pick which communities get high-speed broadband and video services and ignore principles of "Net Neutrality." ...Read the whole story

  • YouTube Takes Clips Mobile

    In a move likely to spur the growth of mobile video, YouTube will allow subscribers of Verizon Wireless' V Cast media service to view a selection of videos on their mobile phones starting in early December. The deal marks YouTube's first major agreement with a wireless carrier and gives Verizon at least a temporary advantage over its competitors in trying to lure customers to sign up for lucrative data services. ...Read the whole story

  • New Site Uncovers Pirated Movies

    A new site,, directs Web users to movies currently available for free online. As of Tuesday, the site--which quietly launched last week--directed provided links to free streams of films including "Bend it Like Beckham," and "X-Men 3." Users had uploaded the movies to YouTube, Bolt and other video-sharing sites. ...Read the whole story

  • Motorola Plugs Bluetooth On Dennis Digital

    With the help of Carat Fusion, Motorola is further delving into non-traditional media advertising. Carat is working with Dennis Digital's to host an interactive section of the site dubbed the Motorola Pad. There, visitors can explore the digital bachelor-pad and learn about various Motorola products like its Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and headsets. ...Read the whole story

  • ESPN, G-Mail Popular On Cell Phones

    ESPN and The Weather Channel have a much greater proportion of users on mobile devices than PCs, while the search functions of Yahoo and Google are just the opposite. That's one of the findings of a new service started jointly by Telephia and comScore Networks, comparing mobile and PC-based Internet audiences. ...Read the whole story

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