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Oh Canada! Why Are You So Hard on Netflix?
September 26, 2012
There has been a lot of news about Netflix and Canada recently, including some bizarre quotes from a Netflix executive, so journalist Peter Nowak is with us to explain and expound upon the backstory of what's turned into a pretty entertaining and pretty important story north of the border. First off, let me ask you about some interesting quotes that I just mentioned from the Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
Can Nokia Find a New Niche?
September 19, 2012
Hello, and welcome to a TechNewsWorld podcast. My name is David Vranicar, I'm a reporter for TechNewsWorld, and today we're going to be talking with Jessica Dolcourt, a senior technology editor. We have enlisted Jessica today to talk about Nokia, a company that she has written about extensively and whose products she has reviewed extensively.
Combatants Getting Down and Dirty in Chinese Search Wars
September 12, 2012
Today we're going to be talking with Tech In Asia Editor Charlie Custer about the ongoing spat between a pair of Chinese search engines -- the dominant incumbent, Baidu, and a newer search engine, Qihoo, which has launched recently and which has caused some waves in the Chinese search engine world.
Opening the Vault: How Classic B-Ball Footage Finds New Life Online
March 15, 2012
March Madness is upon us, and there are few better places for hoops fans to get their fix than the NCAA Vault. The Vault, powered by Thought Equity Motion, is a treasure for hoops nuts, hosting video content of the NCAA Basketball Tournament dating back to the 1970s -- dunks, buzzer-beaters, even entire games.
ACTA Action, Part 3
March 02, 2012
With SOPA and PIPA out of the picture for the foreseeable future, ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, has becomes the world's eminent piece of online piracy legislation. Many countries, including the U.S., have signed the agreement, but questions linger. In Part 3 of our three-part podcast about ACTA, TechNewsWorld speaks with Maira Sutton from the U.S.-based Electronic Frontier Foundation
Rewards for Recycling: Q&A With Gazelle CEO Israel Ganot, Part 2
August 24, 2011
In the fast-moving world of consumer electronics, last year's gaming system and smartphone are old news. Luckily, however, they're not entirely worthless. Electronics recommerce company Gazelle buys this equipment, offering consumers cash, as well as free packaging and shipping -- and then resells it for a profit.
Fighting the Good Global Cybercrime Fight: Q&A With Security Guru Mikko Hypponen, Part 2
August 24, 2011
Mikko Hypponen has spent the past 20-plus years studying malicious software, including everything from "Brain" -- the first PC virus, dating back to 1986 -- all the way up to Stuxnet and today's most sophisticated global malware. He's widely considered one of the world's foremost experts on information security, and he's played a key role in taking down numerous international rings of cybercriminals.
Rewards for Recycling: Q&A With Gazelle CEO Israel Ganot, Part 1
August 23, 2011
Gazelle takes your old cellphones, laptops, digital cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, game systems, calculators, e-readers, LCD monitors, tablets, and any other out-of-date electronic equipment cluttering up your home or office, and turns it all into cash. It has paid out more than $25 million to 175,000-plus customers and kept 300 tons of electronic waste out of landfills.
Fighting the Good Global Cybercrime Fight: Q&A With Security Guru Mikko Hypponen, Part 1
August 17, 2011
It was once the case that computer viruses and other malicious software were written primarily by hobbyist hackers. Their motivations, for the most part, were simply bragging rights and the respect of their peers -- desirable rewards, to be sure, but certainly not the sole focus of any career. The results of their efforts, meanwhile, could spread only as fast as a floppy disk could travel. How things have changed.
Keeping the Desktop Dream Alive: Q&A With Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin, Part 2
June 21, 2011
Where is Linux going? For Part 2 of this interview, LinuxInsider continued speaking with Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin to discuss Linux in a wider variety of technologies, new programs intended to make it easier for businesses to switch to open source computing, and open source's ability to compete in the consumer mobile space.
Keeping the Desktop Dream Alive: Q&A With Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin, Part 1
June 17, 2011
In 2007, Linux was heralded as the desktop of the future. However, the history of Linux on the desktop has been a story of strong support from a relatively small group of diehards but little real impact on the market as a whole. And by last year, there was even talk that the dream of the Linux desktop had been shattered. Why is Linux not doing so well on front-end desktops and on laptops?
The Tech Addict's Road to Spiritual Bankruptcy: Q&A With Jane Velez-Mitchell
April 29, 2011
Jane Velez-Mitchell, host of her own TV show, "Issues," on HLN and author of a newly released book, Addict-Nation, An Intervention for America, well remembers the genesis of one of the topics in her book. She and her partner were about to become intimate, she cheerfully relates -- until she got an overwhelming urge to check her BlackBerry for email first. Uh oh, was her next thought. "Is this the sign of an addiction?"
'The Best Software Doesn't Need Support': Q&A With SugarCRM CTO Clint Oram
April 19, 2011
Computer software requires an enormous amount of support. That fact has enriched companies such as Oracle and SAP, which levy annual support fees of about 20 percent of the sale prices of their applications. That's one of the things that just sticks in the craw of Clint Oram, chief technology officer and a co-founder of SugarCRM, as he told CRM Buyer during a recent interview held prior to SugarCon 2011.
The Contact Center in the Cloud: Q&A With LiveOps VP Jeremy King
December 14, 2010
LiveOps is a cloud-based company that has two businesses. It began by providing call center outsourcing services through a network of more than 20,000 independent home-based agents, then began offering its contact center Platform as a Service. Monster.com describes LiveOps as the nation's largest domestic outsourced call center.
Silo Busting: Q&A With EDL CEO Bill Loumpouridis
December 09, 2010
At Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2010 conference this week, EDL Consulting showed off version 2.0 of CloudCraze, which it touts as the first e-commerce platform built natively on Force.com. CloudCraze is claimed to provide the functionality of more expensive enterprise multi-channel commerce packages at a fraction of the price, and its implementation takes one-quarter the time traditional commerce software does.
Keeping Your Megasite Ticking: Q&A With Facebook Engineer Robert Johnson
December 07, 2010
Since it arrived in 2004, Facebook has faced its share of unwelcome stories in the media, and it seems that security and privacy issues are a repeating theme. But when was the last time you heard about Facebook's site crashing? With more than 500 million active users worldwide, half of whom log in daily, Facebook chalks up some impressive statistics.
Retargeting Can Put Fickle Online Shoppers in a Buying Mood: Q&A With AdRoll CEO Aaron Bell
November 15, 2010
As an Internet marketing tactic, retargeting has never quite reached its stride. However, updated technology, changing market dynamics and new offerings by vendors -- especially Google's entrance into the space -- is changing that. Briefly, retargeting is a marketing response triggered when a consumer expresses an interest in a product's ad but doesn't take action.
'What Is the Real Value of Copyright?' Q&A With BitTorrent CEO Eric Klinker
November 12, 2010
Once the pariah of the media world, peer-to-peer software has come a long way since the days of Napster and college kids with hard drives stuffed with pirated music. Now, current P2P software provider BitTorrent boasts 80 million users, which, as CEO Eric Klinker is quick to point out, is somewhere between four and five times the size of cable giant Comcast's customer base.
Get Ready to Kiss IPv4 Goodbye: Q&A With ICSA Labs' Guy Snyder, Part 2
October 28, 2010
The drive to IPv6, the newer Internet communications protocol, appears to be driven by major networking vendors. Their contention is that we're running out of IPv4 network addresses. They've got the Obama administration behind them, and the White House is pushing to have all federal departments and agencies enable the use of native IPv6 by the end of 2012.
Get Ready to Kiss IPv4 Goodbye: Q&A With ICSA Labs' Guy Snyder, Part 1
October 27, 2010
The Obama administration has recently turned up the heat on moving to IPv6, the next version of the Internet protocol after the one currently in use, IPv4. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra issued a memo Sept. 28 instructing CIOs of executive departments and agencies in the federal government to take several actions, including enabling the use of native IPv6, by the end of 2012.
A World-Wise View of E-Commerce: Q&A With Asknet CEO Michael Scheib
September 17, 2010
Consumers will spend $237 billion on online purchases in the United States alone in 2010, Javelin Strategy & Research predicts. That's almost 15 percent more than in 2009. Online retail is also growing globally. MasterCard announced a global agreement with cross-border e-commerce shopping firm Borderlinx in August which lets MasterCard holders purchase products online from overseas, for instance.
NYTCo Dons Software Vendor Cap: Q&A With News Services Director Christine Topalian
September 14, 2010
It's no secret that newspaper companies are seeking new sources of revenue as readers -- and the advertising dollars that typically follow them -- migrate to electronic media. The New York Times Co. was among the first newspaper publishers to deliver its content to mobile devices. Now, it's hoping to turn a profit by helping other publishers to do the same.
Making Change Happen Every Day: Q&A With GSA's David McClure
September 03, 2010
The U.S. government spends $80 billion annually on information technology. The U.S. General Services Administration is directly involved in nearly 25 percent of federal IT procurement activities through its Schedule 70 acquisition program, including nearly $9 billion directly for information technology investments. GSA has emerged as a leader in guiding federal investments for information technology.
Who You Gonna Call? Q&A With Software Freedom Law Center's Eben Moglen
July 23, 2010
The Software Freedom Law Center provides free legal representation and other law-related services to open source software developers. The organization began in 2005 under the direction of Eben Moglen, a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University Law School. His law center represents many of the most important and well-established free software and open source projects.

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