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Microsoft Offers to Buy Yahoo!

In a move that has come as both shocking and expected, Microsoft has made a public bid for Yahoo!, the search company. While everyone on the internet debates the impact such an acquisition could have on said internets, I find it incredibly interesting that Microsoft would make such a move. However, the more I think about it, the more I see this as a smart move on their part. Continue reading

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Format Wars

The way I see it, downloadable movies (especially in HD quality) is going to be a commodity item for a nice little while. Reason being is file size. a DVD quality movie is 4-8GB minimum and HD quality is 1.5 times that at around 720p (2.25 times at 1080). Also, with the exception of the Xbox 360 and the PS3, there is not an easy consumer friendly way to watch downloaded movies on your television. I will say that Tivo has something that is quite nice with its Amazon Unbox integration and Apple TV has a lot of things done right but it’s still not perfect. But we are still not quite there with consumer friendly methods to watch a downloaded movie on your television. Continue reading

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