In recent days, a few blogs have picked up on the fact that the battery on Sony's upcoming PSP Go will be sealed into the unit and not be user-replaceable, just as it is on all of Apple's latest portable devices and plenty of other new gadgets. The integrated battery isn't new news. But what caught people's attention was an old quote from John Koller, Sony's director of hardware marketing, which PlayStation Insider recently ripped off from a June Ars Technica article that had Koller explaining that the move to a built-in battery was a … Read more
Insiders question label deal for Pirate Bay bidder Just as the press began eying Global Gaming Factory with suspicion, it came up with funding, a potential record deal and potential buyers. How much of that was real? (Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval) August 27, 2009 1:18 PM PDT
Is Pirate Bay sold? Don't believe it Global Gaming Factory X says its deal to acquire The Pirate Bay will go through, but nothing about this deal seems certain. (Posted in … Read more
Global Gaming Factory X, the software maker and Internet cafe operator that allegedly plans to acquire The Pirate Bay, said three weeks ago that it was close to inking a deal with one of the four major record companies. During the past five days, however, numerous music industry insiders have told CNET News that there's no truth to that claim.
At a press conference Thursday in Stockholm, Global Gaming announced that stockholders--which amounted to one plus company CEO Hans Pandeya--met and agreed to go ahead with the acquisition of the BitTorrent search engine. Much has been written about … Read more
Yes. Snow Leopard reviews are out, and I have my favorite. But the more interesting story is Mozilla finding out that people didn't want to upgrade because they're afraid of the awesome bar exposing their porn. So they introduced private browsing mode fast. We also welcome Jon Strickland from HowStuffWorks to the show and he helps us understand how we can turn any story into an Apple story.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) Episode 1051
Update: 8:22 a.m.PT To include news of board vote and reports that Global Gaming's stock may not resume trading for weeks.
As expected, Hans Pandeya, CEO of Global Gaming Factory X, told reporters in Sweden on Thursday that his company's acquisition of The Pirate Bay will go through.
Everyone reading that statement should take it with a grain of salt, or maybe a whole shaker full.
Global Gaming, a Stockholm-based software maker and operator of Internet cafes, stirred up a media storm in June by announcing that the company, which only generated about $800,000 … Read more
File-sharing sites haven't had a great year, especially in court, but on Wednesday they received a smidgen of good news.
The Motion Picture Association of America asked a federal court to rule that Isohunt was liable for copyright violations committed by its users, but the judge in the case was unconvinced. In his order, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Wilson said the studios had yet to prove that the Isohunt's users had broken U.S. law.
Lawyers for the MPAA, the trade group representing the six major Hollywood film studios, are trying to convince the judge that … Read more
In today's podcast we get CNET News reporter Greg Sandoval in the studio to chat about what's happening to popular BitTorrent sharing site The Pirate Bay, including why it's back up, though probably not for long.
We also cover celebrity search terms that might end up infecting your computer with malware, along with Yahoo's latest acquisition that puts the company in a space to go after a larger market segment than before.
Monarchy, mercantilism, and Talmudic tech are on the table today. We get a little obscure in our references...at least I do...but Leo and Brian keep us on track talking about the new Sony Reader, and how the Pirate Bay is unkillable. In bad news, SCO is back, and this time it's personal.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1049
Sony unveils three would-be Kindle killers--Pocket, Touch and now, 3G Wireless with AT&T http://paidcontent.org/article/419-sony-unveils-new-reader-digital-books-pocket-touch-and-now-3g-wireless/ http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=23187 … Read more
Update 7:27 a.m. PT: To include news that the Pirate Bay is back online and statement from site's operators.
The Pirate Bay--the BitTorrent tracker revered by file sharers across the globe and reviled by some of the world's biggest entertainment companies--is under siege like never before.
Black Internet, the largest Internet service provider supplying bandwidth to the site, said Monday that a court in Sweden has threatened it with fines unless it discontinued service to Pirate Bay. The site's operators did find an alternative Web connection and got Pirate Bay up and running, though only … Read more
8-25-09, 8:07 a.m. To include that The Pirate Bay is back online. To see a detail story on the site go here.
A Swedish district court has ordered an Internet service provider there to stop servicing The Pirate Bay.
The most popular BitTorrent tracker in the world appeared to be inaccessible to many in the U.S. on Monday morning but the blog TorrentFreak reported that the site had found a new connection to the Web and there were reports from readers that they were able to log on to the site. Citing a source close to The … Read more