Archive for August 2008
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Technorati Acquires BlogCritics, Gets Into Content Game(August 26, 2008 TechCrunch)
Technorati continues to redefine itself under CEO Richard Jalichandra, who joined the company in October 2007. In June they launched Technorati Media, a blog advertising network.
Today they are announcing the acquisition of Blogcritics, a six year old blog network that we first wrote about in 2005. The price, which was all cash, is not being disclosed but our guess is that it is in the $1 million range.
The business concerning the blog advertisement network is active.
Does this wave come to Japan?
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Kei Nishikori of Japan won Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 7-5 at US Open.
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iPhone 3Gs Now Outnumber First Generation iPhones(August 26, 2008 TechCrunch)
Despite a weak battery and questions about how fast it connects to 3G networks , some time in the next week more than 6 million iPhone 3Gs will be in people’s hands around the world. What that means is that the second generation device has outsold the original iPhone just seven weeks after going on sale.
Recently, there seems to be no good news concerning iPhone as long as news is seen in Japan.
– Problem of weakness of battery
– Problem at network speed
– Increasing sales might fall.
I hear that the number of sales of iPhone3G will already have exceeded sales of first generation iPhones however.
And, it is expected that sales of iPhone will be increased.
Happening next if this iPhone can spread more widely is a big wave of the application business.
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If Amazon Really Wants To Get Serious About The Kindle… (August 26, 2008 TechCrunch)
Imagine if Amazon launched a licensing program that gave hardware manufacturers the ability to build Kindle clones, along with an incentive to sell them at near-zero margins. Amazon would give those manufacturers access to the core Kindle hardware specs (there’s no real magic there anyway) and the right to call it a Kindle device so long as they also put the core Kindle software on the device. That software links the device to Amazon’s store, meaning downloads revenue flows through Amazon.
Amazon would then share a percentage of net margin generated from downloads with the hardware manufacturers.
This is an interesting idea.
If a lot of hardware manufacturers enter, Kindle is sure to be paid attention more, and to become the one that the design was refined.
A lot of people will buy Kindle, and software be bought if it does so.
The extra payoff is sure to be brought by Amazon.
There is no extension like iPhone on the character of the product (E book) though present Kindle is a similar business model to iPhone.
Apple might put this idea on the agenda once when thinking about the future though Kindle seems to be selling well now.
YouTube Adds Closed Captioning(August 28, 2008 TechCrunch)
YouTube has turned on the ability to add full closed captions to videos. This will not only allow videos to appeal more directly to foreign audiences, but will give YouTube excellent data for searching videos and targeting ads to them. After all, a complete set of subtitles is the same as a transcript of the video. And you can upload subtitles for as many languages as you want.
It comes to be able to pass on the content of videos also to an foreign audiences as accurately as possible.
The world seems to become more familiar.
They can be turned on and off by clicking on the “CC” button that pops up at the bottom right.
It is likely not to be displayed by the environment well.
When not displayed on this page, it is displayed that it inspects it on the YouTube site.
BLASSREITER Episode:1 (Janan animation)
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Google announces Android Market for phone apps(August 28, 2008 CNET)
Google on Thursday announced Android Market, an online center that will let people find, buy, download, and rate applications and other content for mobile phones equipped with the open-source operating system.
I hear that releasing contents as easily as YouTube in Android Market will become possible according to the article.
Trader registration → Up-loading of contents →Release
I hear that the reason why Google is made naming named Android Market it is that it is thought that the developer should release contents by the more opening under a free environment.
This sounds like the remark to consider iPhone App Store obviously.
I receive the impression whose Android Market is freer than iPhone App Store.
The scramble for an excellent developer might start by Apple and Google.
The LPGA Tour is going to force its burgeoning South Korean contingent of players to learn to speak English or risk losing their playing privileges.
Starting next year, the Tour announced that players who have been on the tour for two years must pass a oral English test or face suspension.
LPGA announced an important thing.
It was “The use of English will be obligated to all players from next year. ”
If an English interview cannot be passed, entry qualifications will be lost for two years.
That is, if English cannot be spoken, participating becomes impossible in the LPGA tour.
This news is a topic also in Japan now.
There are too a lot of Asians, especially the player of South Korea in the LPGA tour now.
I hear that the activity of the player of the United States decreases, and the audience rating in the United States has fallen for that.
In the rumor, it is said that this was done to make the player in the United States participate.
It is regrettable if depriving of the right to play golf only by the reason that English cannot be spoken.