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Articles tagged with: commercial

U.S. Senate Makes Video Piracy A Felony

The United States Senate Judiciary committee has just made illegal video and TV streaming over the Internet, a felony. In most cases, these will be handed to the full Senate for consideration, as Hollywood Reporter reports. The Commercial Felony Streaming Act was introduced by Amy Klobuchar and John Cornyn and applies only to videos, although severe sentences can be given for music piracy and software piracy as well.

This is a huge step taken against digital theft. Previously, the number one targets in the industry were uploaders. The number two targets were downloaders, and video streamers went largely unnoticed.

Microsoft Restarts “I’m A PC” Ads

Microsoft is bringing back the “I’m a PC” ad campaigns, but unlike the previous commercials, the company will be focusing on customers using older Microsoft software instead of Apple. Wait, like Windows Vista? Well, kind of. The advertisements will try to make consumers understand that if they think their 2007 machines are doing a decent job, they NEED to upgrade because Windows 7 is much better than those 2007 computers’ operating systems.

Twitpic Reserves Right To Sell Users’ Photos

According to thenextweb, Twitpic (A Twitter photo-sharing service) has stated on its blog that users retain all copyrights to their photos and videos but once the media is uploaded, Twitpic is allowed to distribute that content through twitpic and affiliated partners. The blog continued to say that the even if a user’s content is deleted and no longer viewable online, Twitpic still has the rights to your content for a “commercially reasonable time” that may be “perpetual and irrevocable.”

Google: The Web Is What You Make Of It

I have never once seen a commercial from Google, until today. That’s what gives it the impact, the fact that a Google commercial is such a rarity. I’ve seen PLENTY of Apple commercials, plenty of Microsoft commercials, plenty of Sony commercials, and plenty of Dell commercials, but never once a Google commercial. This new commercial by Google is called “Dear Sophie” and shows a father chronicling the life of his daughter by sending email notes with photos and videos as she grows up with the intention of someday sharing this e-mail account with her.

Sony Summarizes TV’s History In 60 Seconds; A Must See!

Many of us are used to seeing that stereotyped commercial that shows a product, maybe briefly covers some of that product’s key features, and then “sell” you on the product. Many of us have even grown to appreciate the creativeness that often comes with these types of commercials. It’s not just about the product or its features anymore, it’s how it relates to our lives, or how cool the commercial seems.

PlayStation Game LittleBigPlanet 2 Has Over 4 Million Levels

The PlayStation 3 game, LittleBigPlanet 2 has just hit the world record for number of levels in the game. The game truly boasts supremacy with it’s 4 million (and counting) levels! Players worldwide have been able to share the joy and excitement of the expansive one of a kind platform game. So far, the game has 4,141,742 levels, making it virtually unbeatable. Well, it would take 39 years of playing 24/7 to beat the game, assuming that each level takes about five minutes.

Windows Phone 7 “Mango” Coming Soon!

Microsoft will be rolling out its next update for Windows Phone 7, codenamed Mango. The update is due in a few months and will feature new apps including Angry Birds and Internet Explorer 9. Mango will even have certain upgrades such as the Spotify music application. Users will be able to download new applications and background content, stream music with one application while working in another, much like Android.

Acer’s CEO, Lanci Drops Out

Gianfranco Lanci, the Chief Executive Officer of Acer has immediately resigned according to the company’s press release. What caused this sudden resignation? Apparently it has been going on for a number of months with disagreements between the chief exec and the board of directors. The press release also took mention of differences on “scale, growth, customer value creation, brand position enhancement, and on resource allocation and methods of implementation.”

First Verizon Motorola XOOM Commercial

First Verizon Motorola XOOM Commercial – Highlights the ability to play movies on the tablet. Who is getting one of these sweet tablets???