JM78 writes: TMZ first to break the news, "We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.
Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.
A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived.
Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.
We're told one of the staff members at Jackson's home called 911.
La Toya ran in the hospital sobbing after Jackson was pronounced dead.
Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.
JM78 writes: The New York Times is reporting that "Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray, further complicating the race between the competing technologies." — Read More
JM78 writes: "The fundamentals of American freedom are now gone. You need to watch this. If you support Bush, you need to watch this. If you hate Bush, you need to watch this. If you support any Presidential candidate other than Ron Paul, you need to watch this. If you support Ron Paul, you need to watch this. If you're a Republican, you need to watch this. If you're a Democrat, you need to watch this. If you're a Libertarian, you need to watch this. If you're a Green, you need to watch this. If you're an Independent, you need to watch this. If you're an American with a heart beating in your chest, you need to watch this. You just need to watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqxmPjB0WSs
JM78 writes: National Public Radio: I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted Tuesday on three counts of perjury and a fourth count of obstruction of justice in the investigation of the leak of a CIA agent's name. A federal jury in Washington, D.C., acquitted Libby on an additional count of lying to the FBI.Read Full Story
Just a fall guy or should he really have taken all the blame?
JM78 writes: "Ars Technica is reporting that after the RIAA dismissed its file sharing suit against Patti Santangelo last year, it decided to go after her children. Her son, Robert Santangelo, denies the charges and demands a trial by jury, while accusing the record labels of engaging in a "wide-ranging conspiracy to defraud the courts of the United States." Santangelo also calls the labels a "cartel" that acts in collusion, violating US antitrust laws by "entering into an unlawful agreement among themselves to prosecute and to dispose of all cases in an identical manner and through common lawyers."
JM78 writes: Is Google having second thoughts about its decision to allow censorship on its Chinese service? At the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, the world's great and good gathered to talk, ski, and do business (not necessarily in that order). During one of the sessions, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said, "On a business level, that decision to censor... was a net negative." It arguably was not a success on the moral level, either, but Brin and co-founder Larry Page have always made clear their distaste for the practice. The issue is how the company should apply local laws in countries like China, and Brin's comments have led to speculation that Google was planning a change in policy sometime soon.
Full story here: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070131-8739 .html