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GNC-2011-04-04 #660 Media on Demand Launch



I share with you tonight our upcoming Media on Demand / PPV offering that we will introduce at NAB. Very excited about this new product offering and making it available to all of the content creators we work with and the new genres we will be expanding into. If you are going to be in Vegas at NAB stop in and see the team at the show. I have an action packed tech show for you as well.

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Can Engadget keep it’s Mojo?
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Bonus for Oil Safety (YGTBFKM)
Cablevision 300 channel iPad App!
D-Link Wireless Camera
Sprint Tap and Go Payments.
Bionic Eye.
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Rdio Review.
Sony New Headphones.
WordPress Themes.
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MLB Subscription Work Around.
YumTable
Managing your Reputation.
Packing your Suitcase.
Automating Facebook Postings.
Windows 8 + Built in = PDF Reader = Winner!
Not in my Coffee!
* Cool Spatula!!
Do we really need this?
Love Watch – Hate Price.
Cydia gets Advertiser.
NY State RFID Drivers License.
Russians Off to ISS.
Not my back yard.
Shuttle Launch Delay.
Google Crisis Team Overview.
FCC smacks North Carolina Legislature.
Chemical THC.
P2P Rulings Everywhere no consensus.
8mp Camera iPhone 5?
Data Caps around the World.
Appleseed Program by Apple.
Major e-mail hack rundown.
Fed Appeal court gets first P2P damages appeal.
Woz and Normal People use Tablets.
Financial Times says No Way to Apple.
App Stores Data Run Down.
Library with no Books.
Baldness Cure?
More math for High Schoolers?
Harvard Business Review on MPAA and RIAA.
COICA support declines.
Copyright Infringement Tested.
Senators who stopped Whistle Blower Bill.
EU appoints IFPI Reps to set EU Copyright Rules.
Instacast Podcast Player.
,ly sites in trouble?
Mozilla goes after slow plugins and apps.


Firefox 4’s First 48 Hours



Firefox 4 was released a few days ago after what seemed like the most Beta versions a product has ever had (12 + the RC I think it was).  It had a lot to live up to since Firefox 3 is the record holder for the software with the most downloads in the first 24 hours – 8,002,530.  Plus, a week earlier, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 9 and did some strutting about their more-than-just-respectable 2.35 million.

The Mozilla blog just posted an interesting graphic depicting the numbers surrounding Firefox 4’s first 48 hours of life.  Among the numbers was the surprising fact that the high, but not record, download rate on day one (7.1 million) was surpassed on day 2 (8.75 million).  They also put some perspective on those numbers by pointing out such facts as the 48 hour average was 5,503 downloads per minute and the peak was 10,200 per minute.

If you haven’t yet installed it, then you can visit the Firefox download page and perhaps become part of the next Mozilla graphic.  I think they can rest easy that Ed Bott’s dire prediction can be written off for now – both Firefox 4 and IE9 are solid browsers that have a big place in the market.


GNC-2010-02-09 #550 Big Studio Surprise!



Came home from Chicago to a Studio surprise that I was not expecting. Had a great trip to Chicago, great meetings with the team out there shaping up to be a year of growth and opportunity. Lot’s to share on today’s show. One thing is for sure better being here warm than freezing in the Windy City.

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GNC-2009-03-20 #461 Fantastic Show Today



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Mozilla Foundation Releases Firefox 1.0



The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 1.0, the long-awaited competitor of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser. Developing a loyal following during beta testing, Firefox was released at 1 A.M. PST today and users from around the world quickly brought the mozilla.org servers to a grinding halt.

The web browser is everything that I expected it would be: sleek, simple, streamlined, fast, and above all, not susceptible to many of the web-borne security maladies that afflict Microsoft’s browser. Firefox includes support for hundreds of extensions that add functionality to the core product.

According to the Mozilla Foundation’s website, Firefox benefits include:

1. Pop-up Blocking
Firefox includes an integrated pop-up blocker that lets users-not websites-decide when they will view pop-ups. Mozilla continues to set the standard in assisting users avoid annoying pop-ups.

2. Online Fraud Protection
Firefox helps users protect themselves against online fraud such as “phishing” (attempts to trick users into giving away their passwords) and “spoofing” (fraudulent sites masquerading as popular, trusted sites) by clearly displaying the true identity of secure sites.

3. Faster, Easier, More Accessible Search
Firefox tightly integrates support for leading search services into the toolbar, including Google search, Yahoo!, eBay, Amazon, Dictionary.com, Creative Commons, and more. The new Firefox Start Page also provides access to Firefox information, resources and application tips, coupled with an integrated Google search box.

4. More Efficient Browsing
Firefox’s innovative Tabbed Browsing allows many web pages to load within the same window, improving the speed and utility of web browsing. Firefox also introduces Live Bookmarks, which allows users to easily glance through the latest news and blog headlines.

5. Easy Migration
With Firefox it’s easy to switch from Internet Explorer and other browsers. Firefox imports your existing bookmarks, passwords, cookies, and other data.

Dave’s Opinion
I was finally able to get a copy of the program this afternoon by logging directly into the foundation’s FTP server, and not coming in through the website. I’ve been testing and recommending the program to students and clients for months, and so far, no one has told me that I’ve steered them wrong. This is definitely a web browser worth trying.

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