Study: P2P Users Spend More, Buy More

August 29, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Services, Trends

Study: P2P Users Spend More, Buy More

A study is hardly definitive if it looks at the users of only one service, but recent research conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates implies that file-sharers—especially those who steal content—actually end up spending more “on traditional media and entertainment”. In other words, frequent P2P users actually contribute more to the bottom line of media companies.

Our survey shows that the P2P user attends 34% more movies in theaters, purchases 34% more DVDs and rents 24% more movies than the average ...read more

Lazy Sunday Links

August 23, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

Keeley Houghton Bully sentenced to 3-months for bullying someone on Facebook. Keeley Hazell definitely looks better.

The I-can’t-stop-dissing-Mozilla-Firefox rant. Could someone do the same or Firefox’s continually sucky memory management?

Apparently the advantage of Windows 7 over Snow Leopard is the “A complete absence of Justin Long“. Amen!

Mark September 6 on your calendars, as that’s when AT&T will start requiring data plans for smartphones this September 6. Hooray! [/sarcasm]

Google’s worst ads ever: proving that terrorism can be academic.

Looks like you’ll need at ...read more

Last Week’s Top Posts

August 16, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Last Week’s Top Posts For the Rich and Clueless: $32,000 for a Core 2 Quad Mini PC! Employee Moans About Crackberry Connectivity, IT Director Retaliates Realistic Mileage Figures for the Chevy Volt are Still Impressive, But Not 230 mpg Nokia 6600i Slide Promises Affordable Stylishness Rumored Dell Benzine Android Smartphone Specs

Lazy Sunday Links

August 16, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study. So, you’ve got MIT students proving the foil helmets actually amplify radio signals, not block them.

Doom as a tool for system administration. Surprisingly, it seems using Doom for that purpose has a lot of benefits!

Cornify, the online tool that instantly adds rainbows and unicorns to any website (via Javascript). Hooray!

The best damn way to combat unauthorized image hotlinking. Ever! (NSFW)

So what happens when you strip online assholes of their anonymity? ...read more

Lazy Sunday Links

August 2, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 for $110 – The product carries licenses for up to 3 home PCs.

Hacking threat ‘exposes every iPhone in the world’ to takeover by criminals – Talk about irony: are hacker intentionally gunning for the iPhone due to its increasing popularity, much like how most malware is created for Windows?

New JBL K2 S9900 Present The Next Generation Of Audiophile-Level Free-standing Full-Range Loudspeakers – Just a PR I had no time to publicize over the last ...read more

Last Week’s Top Posts

August 2, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Last Week’s Top Posts Apple Tablet: True or False? Apple Blocks Google Voice App Teacher Detains Student for Using “foxfire.exe” Paul Graham: It Was too Easy for Segway Unlimited Budget + Free Time = 16 64GB SSDs Doing 2.23GB/s

Last Week’s Top Posts

July 26, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Last Week’s Top Posts

Voted by readers through their search referrals, clicks and views:

iPhone Developer: webOS SDK Too Limited What’s Your Typical Day Online? Man Accused of Stealing iPhone Prototype Commits Suicide Would You Pay $25 for a 15-foot HDMI Cable? Palm Pre iTunes Sync Makes a Comeback With WebOS Update 1.1

Plus a special announcement: New Intel X-25M SSDs on Hold: Firmware Problem

What’s Your Typical Day Online?

July 21, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

What’s Your Typical Day Online?

From wired.com: An internet-usage pyramid, representing 9 hours “total daily intake” of internet media goodness, average for your typical net-savvy citizen. The breakdown, from top to bottom: ul>

Gaming – 1 hour Microblogging – .75 Social Networking – 1.25 Feeds and Blogs – 1 Traditional News – 1.5 Podcasts – 1 Online Video – 1 DVR/TV – 1.5

My typical day online is different, especially I don’t really do podcasts and barely watch TV nowadays. Here’s my own breakdown, taking into account my online content responsibilities for several sites:

Microblogging – ...read more

Last Week’s Top Posts

July 19, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Last Week’s Top Posts

A pretty eventful third week of July, here are the top posts of last week, voted up by pageviews:

Why Nokia Will Never be Big in the US Dolphin-Inspired Personal Submarine is Win Attacking the Laptop Hunters Ad Attacker No Surprise: Apple Disables Pre-iTunes Sync SimpleTOUGH 500GB USB 2.0 External Drive is Practical Durability

Got tips to share? Feel free to leave a comment here or send an email to rico.mossesgeld -at- b5media.com (replace the “-at” with “@” of course).

Chrome OS = Diapers for MS and Apple

July 14, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends, netbooks

Chrome OS = Diapers for MS and Apple

True or false?

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