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Internet

The potentially never-ending cost of email attachments

What's the cost of sending an attachment through e-mail? The cost to you is essentially free except that it's amortized into the cost of your internet access arrangement. But what's the real cost? And what's the cost of all attachments sent every day? This may seem like a trivial question, but as we move towards "cloud computing" and storing everything, including our e-mail, in the cloud it's worth thinking about what it means and the various effects of storing our email or pictures or videos or social history in the cloud.

The Hole in the Wall Daemon

Some ISP's are discriminating against 3rd party network services

Earlier I wrote about plans by BellSouth and other ISP's to discriminatorially throttle 3rd party Internet traffic. The BellSouth CEO was quoted saying, essientially, those other companies (such as Google) need to pay to use their lines. And that if those 3rd parties did not pay up, they'd throttle however much of their lines those 3rd parties can use.

Google to launch wifi access for the city of Mountain View

You might be thinking "Oh, Mountain View, the home of so many of Silicon Valley high fliers", so of course they've already got excellent internet connectivity out the yinyang. And we do have our fair share of broadband choices, but the choices we have are no more advanced than elsewhere. No Fiber Optics connections at the curb, etc, just the usual DSL or CableInternet choices. ... Mtn View is or was home to Sun Microsystems, Intuit, Netscape, Lycos, Silicon Graphics, oh, and a little company called Google. It's also the town I've lived in for 7 of the last 15 years.

Testing SkypeOut from around the world

I'm on a business trip to India and I want to keep in touch with my sweetie in California. Seeing as how Skype and other VOIP services are supposed to be the cats pajamas for bypassing "outrageous" long distance phone charges, I'm wanting to try this out.

Coming Soon, the NBC Nightly News delivered over the Internet

Boy, it seems like just a couple days ago I was talking about the possibility of broader deliver of television shows over the Internet. er.. Gosh, yes it was just a couple days ago.

Coming soon, Nightly News, free and online Next week, America's No. 1 newscast will stream worldwide after it airs (October 31, 2005, MSNBC.COM)

It is being presented at Nightly.MSNBC.com.

Internet television?

I guess journalists like to find ways to spin the stories they write so there's a life and death struggle, two titans up there clashing against each other, one of them about to stomp the other one into the dust. And what better story than for a surprise newcomer to arise from nowhere and whack the head off the ruling king?

Selling video content online

Will the movie and TV industry make the same mistake the music industry made? Will they stick their head in the sand and ignore the Internet as a possible distribution medium? Or will they embrace it?

Aren't Google and Microsoft supposed to be fighting??

This weekend Mountain View is having its annual arts and wine festival. Castro street is chock full of booths all the way from Central to El Camino, food vendors at every intersection, wine and beer vendors all over, and arts and crafts booths as far as the eye can see. Oh, and new this year, the Dianetics looneys are giving free stress tests.

What's the hoopla about Google over?

There's a growing blowback against Google, for some reason. More and more I'm seeing Google portrayed as the antichrist or something, and that they have some kind of arcane evil intent lurking behind the good-guy image of "do no evil" they portray.

The example in front of me is: It’s becoming a Google World - Eszter Hargittai which refers to Google World

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