Quite a few news bits that we didn’t think needed their own stories:
- Yahoo has gotten into the DVR game, by buying up a software DVR company, Meedio, and re-launching the product as Yahoo Go to TV. The sw turns your PC into a DVR; just hook your computer up to your TV/cable box. So far, it’s only in beta and it shows in the lack of hardware support and features. CNET reviews it.
- Skype has managed to snag 100 million customers, up from 50M in Sep 2005. Not bad.
- Internet2 researchers announced that they’ve set a new speed record – 8.8 gigabits per second. Download an entire movie in seconds. *drool*
- Intel set to spend $1 billion to promote the Web around the world. Good for them. On the other hand, this raises the age old question about poverty and basic needs versus apparent luxuries.
- Blogger speculates on a cheap Google PC-like device for home use. Would you buy it?
- Michael Dell admitted in an audio interview to being interested in selling PCs running MacOS. That should be very interesting. I think Apple should listen. It would certainly push the sales of MacOS way up. Now all Apple has to do is create some kick-ass, must have application that Mac users want and voila – another $ windfall.
- No word on when this is coming out, but get set to receive ad-based TV programming pushed over the Internet to your TiVo.