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Les bons liens de la veille- 7 août 2009

Voici quelques articles dont la pertinence/l’intérêt m’ont marqué au cours des dernières 24H. Faites-en bon usage ! 🙂

  • On demand in command; 51% of young ‘Net users view TV online (Ars Technica) – In the six months between September 2008 and April 2009, long-form streaming video exploded in popularity—the percentage of US Internet users watching online TV shows and movies doubled in that timeframe alone.
  • No fee, no FT: newspaper joins rush to charge for the internet (The Independent) – The Financial Times is in talks to introduce a « pay-per-article » system inspired by the Apple iTunes model, which could change the culture of reading news on the internet.Senior sources at the FT have confirmed that the group is in discussions with a number of payment processor companies to establish a simple « one -lick » procedure that would enable consumers to pay a small fee for single articles that would otherwise be available only to subscribers.
  • « Hey TechCrunch, Sweden is not the worst greenhouse gas emitter » #techcrunchfail (Media Culpa – @kullin) – A blogger writes a provocative post with claims that turn out to be completely false. It happens every day, why should I care? Well, if the blog in question is no other than TechCrunch, things start to get a bit problematic. The site is so influential that its content reaches many thousands of people. As you may have read in my previous post, TechCrunch posted an article on July 31 claiming that Sweden and Canada are among the worst emitters of greenhouse gases in the world. This turned out to be at least partly bogus but TechCrunch shows no interest in correcting the misleading information.Actually I don’t really care if people lose trust in TechCrunch, but when disinformation about my country keeps on spreading across the web, I feel I need to raise my voice. The false article is bad enough, I could live with that. But due to the authority of TechCrunch and the behaviour of its readers, the false statements continue to have an impact for a very long time.

    Here’s why:


  • « 10 pc des iPhones/iPod Touch sont jailbrakés » (Jay Freeman – Cydia AppStore) – That restriction spawned the most successful Cydia app to date, 3G Unrestrictor, developed by Streich. 3G Unrestrictor, a $2 app that has sold 9,500 copies, allows the iPhone to circumvent any network limitations imposed by Apple. For example, the app enables SlingPlayer users to stream TV over 3G as well as Wi-Fi; and when using the VOIP app Skype to place phone calls, customers can also use the cellular connection, whereas normally the app only enables users to dial over Wi-Fi.“It’s just amazing what you can do on such a little cellphone, and Apple just forbids customers from doing these things, and it’s just a shame,” Streich said. “That’s why I’m so happy there’s a Cydia store.”

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