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2012-07-13 12:10:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We´re familiar with the lexicon: Businesses and organizations often ask their fans and followers to “like” them on Facebook. From giant billboards to tiny, side ads on various websites, companies sure do make a fuss about people liking them, but are these likes worth the expense and effort? The BBC conducted an investigation to get to the bottom of the “Like” game, and the short answer? It´s hard to...

2009-07-24 09:00:34

The British Broadcasting Corp. and two other TV networks have ended plans for a commercial Internet TV service in the United Kingdom, officials say. The networks now say they will sell the technology for the project to Arqiva, which aims to launch a video-on-demand service in the United Kingdom a few months. Known as Project Kangaroo, the original commercial version of the the BBC's iPlayer Internet TV service would have allowed users to download almost any BBC show. But, the project...

2008-08-14 12:00:28

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Contentinople (http://www.contentinople.com/), an interactive news and research Web site focusing on the digital media technology market, has published its list of the Top Ten Network Video Sites, ranking the top destination sites online for professionally branded content. Contentinople Editors ranked the sites according to navigation, video player features, and the range and quality of the content that's available. Editors took the sites for test drives...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.