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Monday, August 30, 2010

0 Views: The Best Of The Worst Of YouTube

When it comes to online video, there is YouTube and then there is everyone else. Increasingly, videos on the service are getting a million or more views and some stars (like that Bieber kid) are getting made. So just upload a video to YouTube and became the next big thing, right? Well, not exactly.While there are an increasing number of massively huge videos on YouTube, there's also just more videos in general. And despite what you may think, not all of them can be watched every second of the day by everyone on the planet. In fact, there are plenty of -- and very likely more -- videos on the service with very, very few views. And believe it or not, there are some with zero views. Thankfully, there is a Tumblr blog to highlights those.]]>

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Former Playdom Employee Sentenced To Jail Time In Zynga Lawsuit

Last fall Zynga sued rival gaming developer Playdom (recently acquired by Disney) for an array of issues including misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and breach of the duty of loyalty.In short Zynga accused Playdom of stealing its confidential 'Zynga Playbook'. The case continues, but the drama has reached its peak. The court today held one former Zynga and Playdom employee, Raymond Holmes, in contempt and sentenced him to ten days in county jail and a $4,000 fine. Fortunately for Holmes, Judge Mark Pierce then suspended the sentence. That means Holmes won't do the time unless he continues to, well, piss off Judge Pierce. The full order is embedded below.]]>

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Why Not Just Call It “Windows Live Meh”?

Earlier today, Erick wrote about Windows Live Sync becoming Windows Live Mesh. Basically, it's a service that allows people to sync files between PCs and with the cloud. As a product, it sounds great -- as Erick says, there's definitely a huge need for someone to do this right. But as usual with Microsoft, I have to ask: what on Earth is up with the branding?Yes Microsoft needed to combine Live Sync and Live Mesh as they were similar products. But doesn't "Sync" make a lot more sense than "Mesh"? What the hell is a mesh? I had to Google it.]]>

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Reddit And Condé Nast Spar Over Ads Promoting Legalization Of Marijuana

Later this year, California residents will be voting on Proposition 19, a measure that would legalize marijuana in the state. And, given how much controversy revolves around the issue (think of the children!), we're bound to see plenty of ads in the run-up to the November 2 election. Thing is, you won't be seeing ads in favor of legalization on some of the web's most popular sites, because their parent companies are afraid of being associated with a pro-marijuana stance.The issue has come to a head over at Reddit, which reported to its users earlier today that its parent company Condé Nast would not allow it to accept paid ads in support of Prop. 19. Redditors predictably rebelled, voting up numerous stories in favor of the law (see screenshot below). And now, in a daring move, Reddit is fighting back too: it's announced that it will begin running ads supporting Proposition 19, free of charge.]]>

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Zuckerberg: Facebook Photos Used 5 Or 6 Times More Than Competitors — Combined

Yesterday, Facebook held a developer's garage event at their headquarters in Palo Alto. To kick things off, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to talk a bit about the history of Facebook. Notably, he focused on Facebook Photos as being a key catalyst that led to everything the social network is today.He noted that when they launched the product, they didn't have all of the features that their competitors did. For example, they didn't have high-resolution photos and you couldn't print them. But one thing they did have was the social element -- and this changed everything."Those features by themselves were more important than anything else combined," Zuckerberg said of the social elements of Facebook Photos. He then dropped the competitor bomb. "The photo product that we have is maybe five or six times more used than every other product on the web -- combined," Zuckerberg stated.]]>

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What is the Difference in Motorcycle Tires?

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By Nick Dinic

Your motorcycle tires are very important as you have to have them perfect at all times. When you are looking for the tires that suit your ride, a few of the major brands you have to choose from are Avon, Pirelli, Michelin, Metzeler, Bridgestone, Continental and Dunlop. Make sure you have the correct types for your motorbike. If you don’t you may run into some trouble, some of which can turn out to be rather serious and sometimes dangerous. There are a few considerations one has to bear in mind when looking for tires. Below we will discuss some of them.

When it comes to Dunlop, you should check the pressure of your tires on a regular basis. Check them when they are cold, and usually every fortnight too. Check them for abrasions, cuts, bulges and any other signs of damage regularly.

You also shouldn’t use any liquid preparations when you want to stop deflation. This is likely to be the cause of protruding valves which will lead to tire pressure loss. Dunlop is an excellent name that is trusted by millions all around the world. They are quality tires that will last you a very long time if they are properly looked after.

Michelin have been producing tires since the year 1891, so they definitely know what they are doing. By fitting two of these tires onto your motorcycle you are sure to go further before having to change your wheels again. Make sure your tire pressure is always perfect and you treat the bike with respect. That way it will always take you where you need to go, with no hassles!

If motorbike racing is your passion, Bridgestone is there for all your tire needs. They might be a little on the pricey side, but if you want good tires that is what you should expect. They are made from the finest quality materials and are perfect for your prized motorbike.

When it comes to the Metzeler tire range there are many different options for you to choose from. They are all high quality tires that will see you through a good couple of years, as long as you look after them. There are different types for different motorbikes; you make the choice.

Continental tires for your motorbike are also an excellent option. Although they are expensive they are sure to see you through your hard bike times. All the road trips, short drives and racing with your beauty - your bike needs to be pampered, and there is no better way to do that than to treat her with Continental tires.

When it comes to turnover, Pirelli is the fifth biggest manufacturer of tires in the world. That fact alone should give you an idea of how popular they are, and show you that they are good otherwise people wouldn’t keep going back. These are generally cheaper than some of the other brands, but then again that would depend on where you buy it from. The same goes for Avon tires; these keep you in control of your motorcycle at all times, no matter the weather conditions.

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