Technologies : les nouvelles pépites flambent en Bourse – Le Figaro – Eco
Dassault Systèmes, Free et Gemalto séduisent les investisseurs, contrairement aux anciennes gloires françaises STMicroelectronics, Alcatel-Lucent et Technicolor...
03 novembre 2012 à 16h53
Obama – Romney : comment le duel se joue sur le Web
Réseaux sociaux, bases de données et mails hyperciblés?: tout est bon pour aller pêcher les internautes électeurs dans la dernière ligne droite...
03 novembre 2012 à 15h49
Google débouté en justice dans ses démêlés avec le fisc – Les Echos
La cour d'appel a validé la saisie des fichiers informatiques opérée en juin 2011 par le fisc qui met en cause un montage de Google consistant à déclarer en Irlande les profits tirés des activités commerciales réalisées en France. La facture réclamée par le fisc au géant de l'internet pourrait s'élèver à un milliard d'euros...
03 novembre 2012 à 12h34
Artist who sued Twitter over copyright declares victory—via settlement – Ars Technica
Twitter no longer ignoring photographer’s DMCA takedown notices...
03 novembre 2012 à 12h30
Samsung remains No. 1 handset maker, Apple closes in on LG – CNet
A ComScore study also shows Google's Android operating system remained the top smartphone OS, while Apple's iOS stayed at No. 2. RIM, Symbian, and Windows Phone all declined...
03 novembre 2012 à 12h19
Wired editor Chris Anderson leaves magazine world to run robotics company – Venture Beat
Running a magazine that writes about futuristic technology isn't enough for Chris Anderson: He's leaving to helm a company that actually makes futuristic tech...
03 novembre 2012 à 12h17
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Eddy Cue – Daring Fireball
Terrific profile of Eddy Cue by Greg Sandoval at CNet:
Cue built even more credibility by not trying to hide Apple’s
intentions. In 2004, Cue stated very clearly that Apple was
interested in selling media as a means to sell gadgets. “There’s a
better margin in iPods than in the record business,” Cue told the
trade journal Music Week.
“He wasn’t altruistic, certainly,” said Chris Castle, an attorney
who has worked with music-tech companies for years and has
negotiated with Cue. “He had an agenda, of course. My impression
was that he was very clearly about Apple’s interest, but it was
clear he also wanted to be fair. Apple never tried to steal music
like many of these other guys. They cared about content It was
never about what they could get away with. With Eddy you felt you
had a fair hearing...
03 novembre 2012 à 12h15
Is Apple Preparing To Offer High-Resolution Music? – Hypebot
By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. We’ve heard rumors that Apple would start selling high-resolution music — as in “better than CD quality” — for years, but so far, “lossless” has been as good as it gets, and the only way to get it in iTunes is to rip your own CDs. Evolver.fm has received word from legendary sound engineer Tony Faulkner that Apple is accepting high-resolution music files for iTunes, even if it is not selling them (yet?). To be specific, Apple is asking for 96 kHz, 24-bit WAV files. The company could be doing that in order to...
03 novembre 2012 à 12h11
Universal and Eminem group settle in historic digital case – MusicWeek
It threatened to set a precedent for music labels paying top artists higher digital royalties in future - but now Universal Music and Eminem production group FBT have settled out of court.
The historic case, which dated back to 2009, saw FBT Productions LLC argue that Eminem was entitled to 50% of net receipts for digital download royalties - more than his existing deal provides.
That's presumably because FBT/Eminem's contract with the major pre-dates the iTunes boom. Therefore, there is no stipulation over whether download revenues should be paid on a record sales basis (as with CDs) or a licence basis. The latter, predictably, offers a higher percentage.
FBT, owned by brothers Jeff and Mark Bass, signed Eminem to an exclusive recording deal in 1995.
Three years later, they signed a deal with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records, owned by Universal, ahead of the release of Eminem's debut The Slim Shady LP - on which they can claim 40% of any royalties paid to Eminem.
02 novembre 2012 à 19h03
Google’s Android OS is on Three in Every Four Smartphones – Mobile Marketing Magazine
Worldwide Android shipments reached 136m units in Q3 2012, accounting for 75 per cent of the total 181.1m smartphones shipped.
It has seen record quarterly growth, and grew 91.5 per cent from the same time last year. This is nearly double the overall market rate of 46.4 per cent, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
iOS market share remained comparatively steady from 2011 to 2012, growing from 13.8 to 14.9 per cent, or 17.1m shipments in Q3 2011 compared to 26.9m in Q3 2012. This means that Android, led by Samsung but flagged by increasing numbers of cheaper handset providers, has been cannibalising the share of Blackberry and Symbian.
Blackberry market share has more than halved from 2011 – from 9.5 to 4.3 per cent. Symbian has collapsed, from 14.6 per cent to just 2.3 per cent share. IDC says it believes that Fujitsu, Sharp, and Sony will stop shipping Symbian-powered smartphones next year.
Windows has seen marginal growth, from 1.2 to 2 per cent. Window...
02 novembre 2012 à 19h00
BeInSport récupère les droits TV de la NBA – Les Echos
Après le football américain, avec la NFL, la chaîne payante a récupéré les droits du basket de la NBA. Jusqu'alors, ces droits appartenaient à Canal+...
02 novembre 2012 à 18h54
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‘John Carter’ Was Proof That Disney Needed ‘Star Wars’ – Silicon Alley
First Pixar, then Marvel and now Lucasfilm - entertainment giant Disney has a hunger for franchises in search for the next box-office hit. George Lucas was not being completely serious when he said on Tuesday night that Walt Disney would be his retirement fund. It is true that the creator of the Star Wars films is now one of Disney’s largest shareholders after agreeing this week to sell his company, Lucasfilm, to Disney for $4.05bn (£2.5bn) . But besides 40m Disney shares, the legendary director also gets a chunk of cash. When talks between Lucas and Robert Iger, the chairman and chief executive of Disney, first began 18 months ago, however, the Hollywood producer was under little pressure to sell. Star Wars, which first hit cinemas in 1975, remains a cash cow even though the last film in the series was released seven years ago. Sean McGowan, an analyst at Needham, estimates that about $140m of Star Wars toys will be sold this year alone. By contrast, this year has seen ...
02 novembre 2012 à 17h20
Universal International appoints new comms chief – CMU
Universal Music yesterday announced that EMI exec Caryn Tomlinson had been appointed Senior VP of Corporate Communications for UMG International, taking over from Adam White who is retiring after ten years in the role at the mega-major. Tomlinson was most recently Senior VP of Artist Relations at EMI Music, though previously spent seven years in...
02 novembre 2012 à 17h19
Indian Music Industry petitions for strict takedown powers in piracy battle – MusicWeek
The Indian Music Industry has filed a petition in support of India's IT Rules, which allow content to be taken down within 36 hours, without any notice to the content creator or uploader.
The filing says the strict rules are in the interest of streamlining the process, reports Tech Dirt.
The industry said: “Many websites allow streaming, reproducing, adapting, distributing, communication, transmitting, disseminating or displaying and downloading songs, without taking any license from copyright owners.
“Owners of websites are unknown, and it's impossible to track. However, ISPs have details of the owners of the website, and it is practically impossible for copyright owners to take action against people located outside India. The IT Rules allow the designated officers to block the contents of the website.”
India's copyright laws have notoriously been stringent. Late last year, at the request of a movie studio, ISPs were instructed by an India ...
02 novembre 2012 à 17h18
BSkyB publie de solides résultats au 1er trimestre – Capital
Le bouquet de télévision par satellite BSkyB a publié jeudi un bénéfice trimestriel en hausse de 16% au premier trimestre de son exercice, la hausse des prix et la vente de services supplémentaires à ses clients ayant éclipsé une stagnation des nouveaux abonnements.
A l'annonce de ces résultats jugés encourageants, le titre grimpait de 3,67% en Bourse vers 09h20 GMT.
01 novembre 2012 à 15h53
Old fashion media
What Google Trends Reveals about the Presidential Election – Forbes
Entrepreneurs look at the world a different way than most. They like data and numbers. They especially like data they can get their hands on, play with variables, and see for themselves. They are very busy and don't have lots of time so they value tools that provide a lot ...
01 novembre 2012 à 13h42
Les Vieilles Charrues cherchent un directeur – JDD
C'est l'un des festivals les plus populaires chaque été. Les Vieilles Charrues se cherchent un nouveau directeur, après la démission de celui qui...
01 novembre 2012 à 13h41
Megaupload annonce son retour pour fin janvier – Les Echos
Kim Schmitz, le fondateur de Megaupload.com arrêté en début d'année, annonce le retour du site de partage dans une version cryptée, afin de protéger les utilisateurs...
01 novembre 2012 à 13h41
Carl Icahn takes 10% stake in Netflix – LA Times Entertainment
Activist investor Carl Icahn has amassed a nearly 10% stake in Netflix Inc., according to a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission...
01 novembre 2012 à 13h29
Expérience: sa musique à prix libre un jour lui rapporte deux fois plus qu’en un mois – ZDnet
Pendant 24 heures, le musicien Andy Othling a proposé sa musique à partir de 0 dollar, les internautes pouvant payer ce qu'ils voulaient. Le résultat a été très probant...
01 novembre 2012 à 13h27
‘Star Wars’ 7, 8 and 9 Are ‘The Most Exciting,’ Says George Lucas Biographer (Exclusive) – The Wrap
The stories for "Star Wars" episodes seven, eight and nine, which George Lucas has outlined and the Walt Disney Company will produce and release, are "the most exciting" in the series, the filmmaker's biographer told TheWrap on Wednesday.
While researching his book, Dale Pollock, author of the unauthorized Lucas biography, "Skywalking: The Life And Films Of George Lucas," was allowed to read the outlines to the 12 stories written by the filmmaker but was required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Also read: Star Wars: Episode 7' Coming in 2015 as Lucas Hands Off to 'New Generation of Filmmakers'
"It was originally a 12-part saga," Pollock told TheWrap. "The three most exciting stories were 7, 8 and 9. They had propulsive action, really interesting new worlds, new characters. I remember thinking, 'I want to see these 3 movies.'"
Disney bought Lucasfilm on Tuesday for $4.05 billion and announced a plan to release at least three new "Star Wars" films, starting in 2015...
01 novembre 2012 à 13h26
Free/open source programmer and Creative Commons activist Bassel Khartabil faces torture in notorious Syrian prison – BoingBoing
Bassel Khartabil, a Palestinian free/open source developer and Creative Commons activist, has been in prison in Syria since June, and his colleagues around the world have been agitating for his release. Now, the news gets worse: a recently released fellow inmate reports that Khartabil has been subject to harsh treatment and torture in Syrian custody...
01 novembre 2012 à 13h24
Meet The Woman In Charge Of Making Sure The Next Star Wars Movie Doesn’t Stink (DIS) – Silicon Alley
Now that Disney is buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock, its founder and CEO George Lucas is heading for semi-retirement. That means the next Star Wars movie, Episode VII, will be the responsibility of Kathleen Kennedy, who will take over as president of Lucasfilm. Kennedy will report directly to Disney and George Lucas will only serve as a creative advisor for the new movies. In a video interview on StarWars.com, Kennedy said she has already started sitting down with writers to go over plots with writers for the next three films. Lucas has surrendered the treatments for Episodes VII through IX to Kennedy. But it seems like Kennedy and her creative team will get to make the final decisions. And that's a good thing. Diehard Star Wars fans largely blamed George Lucas for the uninspiring prequel films that were released in the late 90s and early 2000s. With Lucas out of the picture, Kennedy can now hire fresh talent to make sure the new trilogy lives up to the ...
01 novembre 2012 à 13h23