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Intel to Unveil Chips for Improving Video Quality on the Web
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From the NYT:  Intel plans to announce a family of microprocessor chips on Monday that it says will speed the availability of high-definition video via the Internet. As consumers clamor for more Internet video, a huge computing burden is placed on companies like Google, Microsoft and providers of digital video,

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
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I Want My iTV
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Cliff Sullivan from BusinessWeek writes, But I won’t be getting it soon. While the technology is mostly in place, the players—from cable companies to film studios—can’t agree on how to make it happen. I want to listen to music, have a box pop up

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
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Imagine PS3 as a digital media center
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As Brier Dudley from the Seattle Times points out in his latest article, A lot of people who bought fancy TVs over the past year or two have been looking for ways to get more digital content on their screens. They’ve been waiting for high-def player prices to

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Ryan Petty
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Class Action Suit Hopes To Sue “A La Carte Cable” Into Existence
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A new class action lawsuit accuses the cable and satellite industries of acting illegally by only selling channels in bundles in order to milk customers. If Congress won’t do it, this lawsuit might. read more | digg story

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Ryan Petty
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Sizing up the IPTV Experience
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One quote from the IPTV World Forum in London really stood out was from Accenture’s Arjang Zadeh, stated: “quality, not content, is king.” Well, yes and no. It is not that simple, so let me explain. Why would such a quote stand out in one’

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Ryan Petty
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RIAA slams FAIR USE Act
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Although the FAIR USE Act introduced yesterday will have little more than a symbolic effect on the DMCA, that isn’t stopping the Recording Industry Association of America from unloading on the bill with both barrels. “The DMCA has enabled consumers to enjoy creative works through popular new

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Ryan Petty
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How to Explain DRM to Your Dad
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Excellent Wired article on how to explain DRM to the layman.  Some very interesting examples on the real impact of DRM on consumer. Be sure to check the comments.

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
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Why I joined the EFF
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Recently, I joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Some might equate the EFF the ACLU of the digital world. So, those of you that know my political leanings might ask, why? Let me try to explain. Regular readers of this blog know that I work in the telecommunications industry. Specifically,

Ryan Petty
Ryan Petty
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