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Media Stories for 2010

'Zombie' Satellite Returns To Life 98 comments
Kodachrome Takes Its Final Bow Today 262 comments
A New Idea, For People Who Want To See More Banner Ads 167 comments
VLC For Android May Arrive In Early 2011 90 comments
US To Host World Press Freedom Day 614 comments
YouTube Launches Ads You Can Skip 249 comments
Tandberg Attempts To Patent Open Source Code 187 comments
MP3Tunes 'Safe Harbor' Court Challenge Approaching 94 comments
Why There's Still No Netflix App For Android 291 comments
Windows Phone Permanently Modifies MicroSD Cards, Warns Samsung 426 comments
80% of Daily YouTube Videos Now In WebM 163 comments
How Hulu, NBC, and Other Sites Block Google TV 338 comments
Hulu Plus Now Available To All — But Be Warned 348 comments
Flash Can Rob 2 Hours From MacBook Air's Battery Life 509 comments
New VP8 Codec SDK Release Improves Performance 168 comments
Mozilla Labs Add-On Provides Video and Audio Recording From the Browser 132 comments
1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film? 685 comments
Free E-Books, With a Catch — Advertising 194 comments
Adobe Releases Its Own HTML5 Video Player 139 comments
Are Consumer Hard Drives Headed Into History? 681 comments
AP Proposes ASCAP-Like Fees For the News 146 comments
Big Media Wants More Piracy Busting From Google 186 comments
NY Times Confident of 'First Click Free' Paywalls 193 comments
Apple vs. Google TVs 403 comments
Google TV Details Revealed 180 comments
Masterpieces Online — High Culture At High Resolution 99 comments
Copyrights and CD-Rs Endanger Audio History 202 comments
Google Releases New Image Format Called WebP 378 comments
Game Reviewers Face Odd Bribery From Publishers 148 comments
HDCP Encryption/Decryption Code Released 225 comments
Wikimedia Trying P2P Video Distribution 85 comments
Other Tech the Senate Would Have Banned 264 comments
Bing Crosby, Television Sports Preservationist 148 comments
CD Sales Continue To Plummet, Vinyl Records Soar 431 comments
Blockbuster Files For Bankruptcy 390 comments
Copyright License Fees Drive Pandora Out of Canada 254 comments
Haystack and the Myth of the Boy Wizard 127 comments
Adobe Releases New 64-Bit Flash Plugin For Linux 240 comments
Boxee Box Pre-Orders Start At $229 266 comments
YouTube Begins Live Streaming Trials 90 comments
Ask.com To Shut Down Bloglines 111 comments
September Is Cyborg Month 118 comments
Sony Breathes New Life Into Library Books 374 comments
Wikipedia Entry Turned Into Actual Encyclopedia 96 comments
HDR Video a Reality 287 comments
Open Source VLC Media Player Coming To iPad 232 comments
New Copyright Lawsuits Go After Porn On Bittorrent 209 comments
Flawed iTunes Stands Out Among Apple's Products 390 comments
Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network? 516 comments
Flash On Android Is 'Shockingly Bad' 657 comments
Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes 10, Social Network, AppleTV 579 comments
Neal Stephenson Unveils His Digital Novel Platform 157 comments
'Free' H.264 a Precursor To WebM Patent War? 204 comments
Apertus, the Open Source HD Movie Camera 152 comments
Czech Copyright Bill Undercuts Copyleft, Artists 282 comments
MPEG LA Announces Permanent Royalty Moratorium For H264 262 comments
RIAA President Says Copyright Law "Isn't Working" 473 comments
Introducing JITB — a Flash Player Built On the JVM 126 comments
First 3-D IMAX Porn Movie Made In Hong Kong 201 comments
Lucas Promises Star Wars on Blu-Ray in 2011 420 comments
FFmpeg Announces High-Performance VP8 Decoder 80 comments
Breaking Open the Video Frontier, Despite MPEG-LA 66 comments
Sony's Blue-Violet Laser the Future Blu-ray? 260 comments
The Hell Known As Internet Screening Services 557 comments
WSJ's Mossberg Calls For a Tougher Broadband Plan 332 comments
VP8 and H.264 Codecs Compared In Detail 170 comments
Most Console Gamers Still Prefer Physical Media 232 comments
Seagate Releases 3TB External Drive for $250 272 comments
SanDisk WORM SD Card Can Store Data For 100 Years 267 comments
Stand-Alone Antivirus Software? 159 comments
VLC 1.1 Forced To Drop Shoutcast Due To AOL Anti-OSS Provision 315 comments
Made-For-Torrents Sci-Fi Drama "Pioneer One" Debuts 321 comments
IEEE Working Group Considers Kinder, Gentler DRM 236 comments
Why Beatrix Potter Would Love a Digital Reader 98 comments
Son of CueCat? Purdue Professor Embeds Hyperlinks 94 comments
Smokescreen, a JavaScript-Based Flash Player 356 comments
Ofcom Unveils Anti-Piracy Policy For UK ISPs 234 comments
Low-Level Format For a USB Flash Drive? 252 comments
XBMC Discontinues Xbox Support 213 comments
Is Wired's App Really the Future of Magazines? 207 comments
Flash Destroyer Tests Limit of Solid State Storage 229 comments
H.264 and VP8 Compared 337 comments
Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction For Isohunt 212 comments
ImageLogr Scrapes "Billions" of Images Illegally 271 comments
Google TV Announced With Intel, Sony, and Logitech 224 comments
Theora Development Continues Apace, VP8 Now Open Source 312 comments
No HTML5 Hulu Anytime Soon 202 comments
Obama Calls Today's Ubiquitous Gadgets and Information "a Distraction" 545 comments
Mpeg 7 To Include Per-Frame Content Identification 273 comments
Do Children's E-Books Ruin Reading? 149 comments
When Internet Radios Get Affordable 139 comments
Wikipedia Offers a Book Creator 89 comments
FCC Allows Blocking of Set-Top Box Outputs 288 comments
Will Game Cartridges Make a Comeback? 277 comments
Wales Supports Purging Porn From Wikipedia 263 comments
Scribd Switches To HTML5 177 comments
Canonical Explains Decision to License H.264 For Ubuntu 372 comments
Convert a SIM To a MicroSIM, With a Meat Cleaver 302 comments
Is Apple's Attack On Flash Really About Video? 595 comments
Steve Jobs Hints At Theora Lawsuit 686 comments
Apple Raises E-book Prices For Everyone 327 comments
Skyfire For Android Enables (Some) Flash Video 69 comments
Vatican Chooses Open FITS Image Format 223 comments
Facebook Is Transcoding Video For iPad 277 comments
The Mystery of the Mega-Selling Floppy Disk 558 comments
Ogg Format Accusations Refuted 248 comments
How To Get 39 Megapixels From a 53-Year-Old Camera 347 comments
X264 Project Announces Blu-ray Encoding Support 139 comments
The End of the 3.5-inch Floppy Continues 472 comments
Indian Copyright Bill Declares Private, Personal Copying "Fair Dealing" 192 comments
South Park's Episode 201 — the Expurgated Version 1224 comments
Seattle Hacker Catches Cops Who Hid Arrest Tapes 597 comments
Ubisoft Says No More Game Manuals 400 comments
Cox Discontinues Usenet, Starting In June 306 comments
EU Piracy Estimates — Just How Inaccurate? 124 comments
Media Industry Wants Mandated Spyware and More 373 comments
Hardware-Accelerated Ogg Theora For Firefox Mobile 176 comments
British Chiropractors Drop Case Against Simon Singh 182 comments
Lightworks Video Editor To Go Open Source 205 comments
Comcast Disables VCR Scheduling In New Guide 554 comments
How Neuros Built Their Nearly Silent HTPC 199 comments
Google Funds Ogg Theora For Mobile 183 comments
The Economist Weighs In For Shorter Copyright Terms 386 comments
Rupert Murdoch Hates Google, Loves the iPad 412 comments
Blu-ray Proposes Incompatible BD-XL and IH-BD Formats 252 comments
Landmark Canadian Hyperlink Case Goes To Supreme Court 118 comments
Moog's MF-401 Auto De-tune Fixes Music 79 comments
Adobe Flash Now Officially a Part of Google Chrome 168 comments
Canadian Libraries Want $300,000 To Buy Games 229 comments
BBC Activates DRM For Its iPlayer Content 282 comments
H.264 vs. Theora — Fightin' Words About Patentability 421 comments
SSD Price Drops Signaling End of Spinning Media? 646 comments
Is the Line-in Jack On the Verge of Extinction? 411 comments
Quantum Film Might Replace CMOS Sensors 192 comments
Dueling Summary Judgment Motions In Viacom v. YouTube 89 comments
What Is Holding Back the Paperless Office? 511 comments
Russian ASCII Art Animated Cat From 1968 125 comments
MP3 Player Tax Proposed In Canada 281 comments
Wikipedia's Assault On Patent-Encumbered Codecs 428 comments
The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam 532 comments
A Skeptical Comparison of HTML5 Video Playback To Flash 391 comments
Pharma Marketing Faces a Character-Count Conundrum 176 comments
Real Settles Lawsuits, Will Stop Selling RealDVD 139 comments
Long-Term Storage of Moderately Large Datasets? 411 comments
Technical Objections To the Ogg Container Format 370 comments
Man Swallows USB Flash Drive Evidence 199 comments
Western Digital Launches First SSD 163 comments
Netflix Gauging Interest In an iPhone App 121 comments
The Sad History and (Possibly) Bright Future of TiVo 490 comments
A History of Media Technology Scares 119 comments
Toshiba Developing High-Density 1TB SSD 149 comments
Ex-Pirate Bay Admin Launches Micropayment Service 197 comments
Document Management For Research With Annotation? 122 comments
Sony Announces First 3D Blu-ray Disc Players 145 comments
AU Gov't Still Wants ISPs To Solve Illegal Downloads 218 comments
Oh, What a Lovely Standards War 400 comments
UCLA Profs Banned From Posting Course Videos 134 comments
Murdoch Says E-Book Prices Will Kill Paper Books 538 comments
MPEG LA Extends H.264 Royalty-Free Period 260 comments
And Now, the Animated News 114 comments
Newzbin.com Usenet Indexing Trial Set To Begin Next Week 76 comments
Japan Will Start 3D TV Programming This Summer 105 comments
DRM Content Drives Availability On P2P Networks 211 comments
Does Personalized News Lead To Ignorance? 396 comments
Movie Made By Chimpanzees To Be Broadcast On TV 12 comments
Mozilla's VP of Engineering On H.264 675 comments
Vimeo Also Introduces HTML5 Video Player 369 comments
HandBrake Abandons DivX As an Output Format 619 comments
Italy Floats Official Permission Requirement for Web Video Uploads 131 comments
YouTube Hints At Support For Free/Open Formats With HTML5 133 comments
US DOJ Says Kindle In Classroom Hurts Blind Students 492 comments
Porn Industry Tiptoes Into 3D Video 292 comments
Kurzweil Takes On Kindle With "Blio" E-Reader 168 comments
DVD-CSS's Encryption Not Enough? Here Comes DECE 361 comments
OMNI Magazine Remembered 131 comments
Bono Hopes Content Tracking Will Help Media Moguls 569 comments

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