Monthly Archives: April 2007

Apple TV: Still a $300 Boat Anchor

  Slingbox_family Yet another reason that Apple's handicapped Apple TV box is an expensive boat anchor (okay, an anchor for a rubber raft, maybe): Sling Media has just released its place-shifting software for the Mac. For those unfamiliar with Sling … Continue reading

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Another iPod Killer?

Barbie Girls Is Mattel's coming Barbie Girls MP3 player an iPod killer? Uh, no. But it does have some kewl features that will appeal to tweeners and pre-tweeners. The players will come with detachable hair, clothes, and faceplates, and the devices … Continue reading

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Fighting for Higher Phone Bills

  Hello? Hello? Lower phone bills? We're all for it. Well, almost all of us are for it. The folks at Verizon aren't too keen on it (neither are the folks at Qwest or AT&T for that matter). But the … Continue reading

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Intuit’s Excellent PR

Yeah Due to system overloads at Intuit, some TurboTax customers may have pulled out a bit more hair than usual filing their tax returns on Tuesday night. However, this is one case where the company is making good with customers. To … Continue reading

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Update: Not So TurboTax

Whew! The IRS has confirmed that it will not penalize people who missed the midnight deadline due to delays in the online TurboTax service. Intuit's servers were processing scores of returns every second, according to the company, but experienced delays … Continue reading

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Not So TurboTax

  Whew! In the wake of Tuesday's last-minute tax filings, the folks at TurboTax report that there have been delays in processing electronic filings through their service. In other words, some customers who filed online using TurboTax on Tuesday may … Continue reading

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Google + DoubleClick: Double Trouble

Your Clicks in the Google Bank This kind of trouble is lots of fun! Google's plan to purchase online ad clearing house DoubleClick for $3.1 billion is generating lots of news. However, the real story isn't how much money the … Continue reading

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TV 2.0 Battle, Round Two

Nothing On TV? UPDATE: In the ongoing battle between Hollywood and digital technology, Cablevision announced this week that it would appeal last month's decision against the company. The March ruling from the U.S. District Court in New York precluded Cablevision from offering subscribers a … Continue reading

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More HD Radio Offerings

  Radio Nearly lost in the flurry of car announcements at the New York Auto Show (April 6 to 15) was news that HD Radio will be offered as an option by two more auto makers. HD Radio is the … Continue reading

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Music Distortion Field

Music Please Apparently, Apple's reality distortion field is now warpng the perspective of music companies. On Monday, EMI announced it would offer its catalog of music for sale on Apple's iTunes store free of copyright protections. Tracks from the likes … Continue reading

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