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YouTube to Stream Live NHL & NBA Games?

February 24, 2011 Comments off

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YouTube’s success in streaming the 2010 Cricket Indian Premier League, has led to the Google-owned company to negotiations with the NBA and the NHL to broadcast basketball and hockey games (Bloomberg). The success of last year’s IPL cricket matches shows the average time spent on YouTube per user increasing from 15 minutes to 40.

It’s not just North America that is in negotiations. Google is also courting pro soccer leagues in Europe. Though it will be costly, the ad revenue of an increase in viewership averages could make the venture quite profitable. More importantly, it would be another of the first nails in the cable TV experience’s coffin.

YouTube is also trying to augment other content such as longer clips of movies and TV shows in direct competition to the Hulu’s and Netflix or even live concert streams, such as the U2 concert in October 2009.

(via VentureBeat)


Ex-Girlfriend of Jack Weppler Gets Back at Him with Photos on Google Images?

February 4, 2011 3 comments

Check out NewsOnEdge for updated details and commentary.

If you google “Jack Weppler” the result is a whole slew of pictures, allegedly of Jack Weppler, with defamatory slogans on them.

The story goes like this Weppler broke up with his girlfriend, who decided to get back at him by uploading some pictures with defamatory, but funny slogans.

Google vs Bing on the Colbert Report

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment

The Colbert Report (funded by Bing) speared the Google vs Bing copyright issue last night. “For the first time ever,” said Colbert, “someone’s search history has been busted for something other than porn.”

Per DigitalTrends:”Google staged a “sting operation” that they say showed Bing had duplicated their results. They did this by tricking them into copying results for made-up words, like “hiybbprqag.”

Search Engine Land then reported the bust. This prompted Microsoft to issue a series of rebuttals, ranging from the suspiciously vague to “we do not copy Google’s results.”

Check out the video (and much more information about this) at DigitalTrends. (image via Seolair)

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Will Offer Double Xp Next Weekend » Tech Jackal

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Double XP has been announced for  Call of Duty: Black Ops, a first person shooting game available on PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii.  Starting at 6pm GMT today and lasting until Monday, developer Treyarch and publisher Activision hope gamers will be encouraged to download the newly released content pack, “First Strike”.

(via TechJackal)

Battlefield 3 Coming Fall 2011; Available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Battlefield 3 releases fall 2011 and will be available on PS3,  Xbox 360 and PC , promising single player with co-op, online multiplayer (up to 64 players in the PC version) and the chance to pilot jets!

Check out the official Battlefield 3 website for a short teaser trailer for the game and any newly released information on the game. Happy shooting!

(via GameSpot)

Untethered iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak by Greenpois0n Available Now

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment

The Chronic Dev Team has now released an untethered jailbreak for devices (such as  iPhone, iPad and iPod touch but NOT iPhone4) running iOS 4.2.1, which is available at GreenPois0n. It is easy to install and jailbreak, with only a few clicks of the mouse. At the moment, the tool only runs on Mac OS X platforms but a Windows version is on the way.

iOS 4.3 has apparently been patched to accommodate for the exploit used for 4.2.1 so, if you want to jailbreak, don’t update to 4.3 until more hacks have been made.

Attach your device to a Mac, do a clean iOS 4.2.1 restore and then use the new Greenpois0n jailbreak tool. Upon restarts, open the Loader app and let it run. More information at Techtree.