Some of us at Crave debated whether to post this item because of public-health responsibilities. We try not to encourage anything that might worsen the national epidemic of hoarding that apparently affects many of our readers (and some staffers).
So if you have any pack-rat inclinations, please proceed with caution as you read about this latest offering from Ultra. The "SpaceStation" is a hub about the size of a credit card that can dock six USB flash drives in capacities of 1GB or 2GB each.
It's probably a safe bet that you won't find Eliot Spitzer listed among "Kristen's" friends on MySpace, even though the alleged prostitute in the sex scandal seems to have quite a few.
But thanks to the magic of social networking, we get a fairly intimate look at one of the players in a sex scandal that brought down the governor of New York.
Two days ago, we learned that Spitzer--the politician who made his reputation as being tough on crime--had been implicated in a prostitution scandal. We got to see Silda Wall Spitzer stand by … Read more
DivX, parent company of defunct video-sharing site Stage6, on Tuesday disclosed how it came to the decision to shutter the service rather than to sell.
"Potential copyright litigation" was one of management's top considerations leading up to the shuttering of Stage6, Dan Halvorson, DivX's chief financial officer, said during a conference call to announce the public company's fourth-quarter earnings. There was reason for concern. Turns out DivX, a maker of Internet-video technologies, had lost a bid to avoid fighting costly copyright suits just a few weeks before Stage6 was closed, records show.
Halvorson almost certainly … Read more
You won't hear up-and-coming rap star Flo Rida griping about fans pilfering his songs on P2P sites, or complain that technology is hurting the music industry. Don't talk to him about so-called digital divides either.
As one of rap music's fastest rising stars, Rida, 28, is new enough to music success that fans are still precious to him. This is a guy who used to shout out his cell number during performances.
This "personal touch" has helped, he says. His song "Low," recently spent 13 weeks as the top-selling ringtone in the country, … Read more
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After 20 years of construction and a $120 million price tag, the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona is collecting visual information from the depths of the universe--and the results are impressive. Using two 27-foot mirrors, it's just produced images of a spiral galaxy 102 million light years away from our own.
Read the full story, with pictures, at BBC News: "Giant telescope opens both eyes"
This post was updated at 6:49 a.m. Pacific time to add comment from Facebook.
Facebook may be getting closer to launching a music service that competes with Apple's iTunes, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.
Sources told the publication that Facebook has been approaching major record labels about licensing deals so that it can sell music through its Web site.
It's a long-standing rumor that has once again floated to the surface of social-media chatter.
Music sales would provide Facebook with an alternative revenue stream--the site currently relies on advertising, which many have said is precarious for … Read more
Brad Greenspan, co-founder of MySpace.com and founder of LiveUniverse, an online entertainment network, announced that his company has acquired ailing video-sharing site Revver.
Greenspan said in a statement that he plans to merge the offerings of Revver and LiveVideo.com, his company's social-network and video site. Revver will continue to operate under its own brand.
But the ex-MySpace executive did not pass up the opportunity to take a few swipes at his former company. Greenspan opposed the 2005 sale of MySpace to News Corp. and has badmouthed MySpace and its parent company ever since.
Half of his press … Read more
News Corp.'s MySpace and Viacom's MTV are partnering again, and this time it's on a weekly TV show. But the program, a countdown show called MySpace Chart, will only air on the U.K. network MTV Two (the equivalent of the U.S. MTV2 channel) and there are no plans yet to bring the show stateside, an MTV Networks representative told CNET News.com.
Members of the social network, which initially gained traction as a way for independent music artists to gain buzz, will vote on select music videos each week that will then be showcased in … Read more