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+ - EVE Online Melting Down->

Submitted by Ogre332
Ogre332 (145645) writes "There are stories about the current controversy in EVE Online like this one and this one popping up at numerous gaming sites. As a player, the one thing I can say is that the majority of the news reports are getting the story wrong. Players could care less that someone wants to spend $80 on a vanity item for their avatar. Players are pissed that CCP has blatantly lied about their intentions and have responded to these customers concerns by basically telling us they know what we want better than we do. If you consider that a recently leaked internal CCP newsletter added a significant amount of fuel to the fire, then a purported e-mail from CCP CEO HilmarPétursson was like throwing on a keg of gunpowder, and a response to some of these items in the form of a dev blog was not well received at all. People are claiming they are canceling their accounts left and right. Personally, I canceled both of my accounts last night and know of at least 3 friends in game who have canceled a total of 7 additional accounts. This may very well be the end of EVE Online as it was originally conceived."
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AT&T To Launch LTE Network In 5 Cities This Summer 84

Posted by samzenpus
from the look-at-all-that-coverage dept.
tekgoblin writes "AT&T is looking to get a piece of the 4G LTE pie that Verizon has a firm grasp on. They have announced today that they are going to roll out 4G in Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and San Antonio this summer and another 10 markets yet to be determined later in the year."
The Internet

Kazaa To Return As a Legal Subscription Service 133

Posted by Soulskill
from the if-it's-good-enough-for-the-pirate-bay dept.
suraj.sun sends in this excerpt from CNet: "One of the most recognizable brands in the history of illegal downloading is due to officially resurface, perhaps as early as next week, sources close to the company told CNET News. Only this time the name Kazaa will be part of a legal music service. Altnet and parent company Brilliant Digital Entertainment attached the Kazaa brand to a subscription service that will offer songs and ringtones from all four of the major recording companies. For the past few months, a beta version has been available. The company tried recently to ratchet up expectations with a series of vague, and what some considered misguided, press releases. The site will open with over 1 million tracks." The NYTimes has a related story about how the music industry is trying to convert casual pirates by offering more convenient new services.
The Courts

Prof. Nesson Ordered To Show Cause 267

Posted by kdawson
from the does-not-sound-good dept.
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "Professor Charles Nesson, the Harvard law professor serving pro bono as counsel to the defendant in SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, has been ordered to show cause why sanctions should not be issued against him for violating the Court's orders prohibiting reproduction of the court proceedings. The order to show cause was in furtherance of the RIAA's motion for sanctions and protective order, which we discussed here yesterday. The Judge indicated that she was 'deeply concerned' about Prof. Nesson's apparent 'blatant disregard' of her order."

Comment: Re:Why not have both? (Score 1) 202

by Futile Rhetoric (#28501953) Attached to: The Battle Between Google and Facebook

Fair enough, but Microsoft already has a social network with a p. large installed user system (MSN and Hotmail). They would just need to tweak it and add functionality (the same thing Google is doing by adding Wave to Gmail). That is where the big difference is; whereas Google codes stuff that works, and generally works better than what came before (or adds something of value at the very least), Microsoft rarely does.

As far as Facebook goes, I think that ultimately they are just poorly positioned to become a "paradigm of the internets", if you will. It is just too easy to add Facebook-like functionality to Google's already rather impressive set of tools. Plus, anyone expounding on the virtues of social networks should visit this sometimes.

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