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Monday Evening Links
by Revcb 07:04PM Monday Jan 14 2013
Where AT&T Might Go With LTE [lightreading.com]
FCC Spectrum Strategy Tested In TV Auction, Sharing [investors.com]
FCC Chair Genachowski's Legacy Lies in Wireless Spectrum Policy [videoworldinsider.com]
Rogers to buy Shaw's Mountain Cable, spectrum licenses for C$700 million [reuters.com]
Bexar County, Texas will open the first 100% digital public library system in the country [theverge.com]
Amazon Instant Video now available on Nintendo Wii [slashgear.com]
Dell Said to Be in Buyout Talks With Private-Equity Firms [bloomberg.com]
Linksys zero-day shows up [theregister.co.uk]
Verizon not the only carrier eyeing LTE Broadcast [fiercebroadbandwireless.com]
M2M and the Internet of the pampered self [fiercewireless.com]

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Beans

join:2005-07-16
united state

Verizon broadcast

I just want to be able to get live tv over my phone. Any channel that is playing on the home tv, I want on my mobile as a standalone service.
openbox9
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Germany
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Re: Verizon broadcast

Slingbox?

Anyway, there's little motivation for VZ to simply reproduce the channel lineup available in your house on your mobile device. The service needs to be additive to justify a premium, not replicative that should just be included in existing service.

meeeeeeeeee

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Newburgh, NY

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First 100% digital public library...

Isn't it sad that in this nation, THIS was not done years and years ago by the Library of Congress and that every book published could not be found there, for the continuation of knowledge and the good of the people. I'm sure a fair and equatable system of compensation to those that worked and authored, edited and contributed to the works could have been found, leaving out the dead wood publishing companies that have long held knowledge for ransom.

Last week, a gentleman who has long fought to wrestle knowledge away from those that "OWN" it and put it into the hands of people like you and I perished. Mr. Aaron Swartz HANGED himself rather than face further persecution by "the Government" and face decades in prison for the simple crime of bringing knowledge, not derived by the "owners"... they only profiteered from other's work, to the public.

Sadly, it is YOUR Tax Dollars that support institutions like MIT and our "Justice Department" that persecuted this noble man to death. I long ago stopped paying my tax money for this. I will not finance the death of good people. I will not finance the MURDER of Patriots like Mr. Swartz. I will not finance a government of corrupt people who only work to further themselves.

Funny over the years I was a big supporter of MIT, it was a place of education, where minds were taught to think. It became only a business... out to make money, no matter what the cost. I can never support it again, and I hope others follow suit.

In honor of Mr. Aaron Swartz, an AmeriCan Patriot.
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"when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government." - The U.S. Declaration of Independence
openbox9
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Germany
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Re: First 100% digital public library...

Dramatize much?

Regarding the article, this effort seems extremely limited. I question the efficiency.
said by The Verge :

Wolff says this system won't be a replacement for the County's City library system, but an enhancement to it. They plan to save money by using buildings which are already owned by Bexar County, and have estimated that beginning costs are around $250,000 to secure the first 10,000 titles for the library.

I understand the cost of acquiring content, but why are physical facilities required? Why continue dumping money into existing libraries? Why not work together at the national (world?) level and create the library accessible by anyone, anywhere, anytime, as you suggest?
Kearnstd
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Re: First 100% digital public library...

Google has wanted to scan every book and let it be read online. Pretty much every publisher around the world shit themselves at the mere mention of such and had their lawyers on the phone by the next business day.
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openbox9
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Re: First 100% digital public library...

Licensing requirements would need to be addressed, no different than any other library. My guess is that Google wanted to do it out of the kindness of its heart, rather than license the content and compensate owners appropriately.

Jason Levine
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USA

Amazon Instant Video on Wii

And yet, they still don't have an Android app. Well, they actually do, but it's only for their Kindle Fire tablets. If you have a Google Nexus or just an Android smartphone, you can't get Amazon Instant Video.
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-Jason Levine