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Google downgrades searches for Pirate Sites in a bid for IPTV Streaming Dominance
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Google downgrades searches for Pirate Sites in a bid for IPTV Streaming Dominance

Looks like Google is making a turn for the better despite its anti-Facebook behavior earlier in January 2012 as noted in Chrome 16 beats Firefox and IE8 – Mozilla going Mobile and Cloud OS on Smartphones, Tablets and UltraBoooks. As a way of disclaimer, I’m yet to join Google+. Sorry Googlers; I love my FB, hence my bias!! So it’s good to see Google using their browser and Search Engine Dominance in the form of Google Search and Youtube to fight piracy for Good by de-emphasizing websites that promote illegal downloading of content. After all, their Company Mission Statement states “First, do no Evil”. At that time in January 2012, the California-based Google was effectively downgrading search results for Facebook and instead re-emphasizing and redirecting searched to its fledgling Socia...
Piracy and E-Books in a Tale of Two Cities
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Piracy and E-Books in a Tale of Two Cities

In my last article on Piracy, I spoke of Digital Music and Video Piracy and the actions being taken worldwide to combat its scourge. Not long ago, book sales were down as the web made reading of books and Paperbacks a trifling waste of time, what with so many gadgets that afforded the reader the ability to read anywhere on any device. So the recent declaration by Amazon at their latest Wall Street earnings call that since January 1st 2011 AD, they have been selling more e-books than Paperbacks and Hardcover books combined at a ratio of 100 Paperback for every 115 Kindle versions sold. This after they had declared back in July 2010 that Kindle books were outpacing the sale of Hardcover books at a ratio of 143 Kindle books for every 100 Hardcover sold. Put another way, e-book sales ...
Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet
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Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet

A buzz of excitement is in the air as everyone is making a push for 4G. Or at least what they suppose is 4G. Before I begin, it is good to note at this point, lest we forget, that these competing technologies are not yet 4G, as that seal of approval can only be bestowed by the ITU (International Telecommunications Union), the Telecommunications arm of the UN (United Nations) which has indicated that WiMax and LTE, more specifically WiMax 2 (IEEE 802.16m), are indeed 4G, albeit not officially, according to the ITU. The ITU’s conditionality is simple: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM), effectively the same signal multiplexing inherent in WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access), a descendant of CDMA Networks and speed capability demonstrable in achieving 100MBps and hig...