YouTube is implementing a new system that will allow them to remove copyrighted material from their system. That should make Viacom happy, right? Not as much as you might think. The system requires that YouTube have a copy of the material so that it can be compared to ensure it is illegally posted. Then, the copyright owner has the option to either have it removed or have an ad placed around the video to generate revenue.
So, companies like Viacom that owns multiple television stations and movie brands, will have to submit EVERYTHING they have ever produced to make the system funtion. All I can say is, I wouldn't want to be the one at Google processing all of this new video and uploading it into the content filter.
Facebook, one of the largest social networking sites on the Internets, has agreed to make the network safer. They, along with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, have worked out procedures to attend to complaints about innapropriate content (obscene language, nudity, etc) within 24 hours of the complaint and report to the complaint within 72 hours.
Cuomo said at a news conference. "Facebook will have the safest interactions of its kind on the Internet." "We care deeply about our Facebook users and today we pledge a solution," said Chris Kelly, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer, who was with the Attorney General announcing the procedures. "We believe that safety is an ongoing process."
Now that Facebook is "safe" where will emo kids post their half-naked pictures for everyone to see?
Apple announced a release date for the newest version of OS X (Leopard), for October 26. Apple says about Leopard "With 300+ new features, Leopard is the most impressive Mac OS X version yet." Part of the release is the finished version of Boot Camp, a program they have been beta testing that allows Intel Macs to run Mac OS X and Windows together. This upgrade will be available to must users for $129, unless you bought your computer this month, in which case all you pay for is shipping.
According to Gaming Excellence,
Rockstar is thinking about adding a 16 player, fully unlocked and explorable world right out of box. So, this means that you, and all of your friends can run around without having to ever actually play through the story, but who would want to play the sory when there are hookers to be killed?
As we feared, it was announced that the game will only be available this year as a bundle, including the game, guitar, drum and mic. The bundle will retail for $169 and will be available November 23.
The much anticipated
will be releasing on December 18th, just in time for people to NOT want to go to the store because of the crowds.
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams delivers a reinvented A-life system, online capabilities and a rich storyline, delivering a truly spectacular flight-based action adventure experience," said Don Mesa, Director of Marketing at SEGA of America, Inc. "Appealing to the imagination of gamers of all ages, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams is on track to become one of the most innovative Wii games on the Wii platform."