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Comment: Re:Myspace taking over...... (Score 2, Insightful) 213

by ashot (#15864318) Attached to: Google Signs $900m MySpace Deal
I think you are missing the point. When you put it inside myspace, it subconsously feels like it is still *in* that familiar space. The concepts and the layout are easy to digest, and you don't feel like you ever left your own backyard, so, you're (you being a myspace user) more likely to be willing to go, and you're more likely to stay.

Or maybe its just Rupert flexing his muscle.

Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Talks End 389

Posted by Zonk
from the begun-the-format-wars-have dept.
Last minute talks to unify the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray formats have failed. Matsushita, owner of the Panasonic brand, has stated 'the market will decide the winner.' From the article: "The two sides held talks last year in the hopes of avoiding a prolonged format battle similar to the one between Betamax and VHS videotapes in the 1980s, knowing that it could discourage consumers from shifting to the advanced discs and stifle the industry's growth. But the talks soon fizzled out, with each side reluctant to establish a format based on the other's disc structure. At stake is the $24 billion home video market and a slice of the personal computer market as PCs will be equipped with Blu-ray or HD DVD optical drives."

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