Jul 23rd 2006
This Week in Tech 63
We explain why the AMD ATI merger is doomed, why YouTube must fail, and why Intel's very fast Core 2 chips are actually closer to Pentium III than Pentium 4.
- AMD is rumored to purchase ATI for $5.5 billion.
- Microsoft is to buy back $40 billion of its shares.
- YouTube hits 100 million videos per day
- YouTube's new policy states that "we own your content."
- YouTube is being sued by the Los Angeles News Service over a video of Reginald Denny being hauled from his truck and beaten by a group of rioters.
- Upload pretty much any audio/video content from Generation Y at Stickam.
- Guba has a method to prevent pirated videos on their site.
- Thinksecret thinks that Apple will do movie rentals soon.
- Jason Calcanis wants to hire the top users from social networking sites to post on Netscape.
- A speaker at HOPE was arrested by the FBI right before his speech.
- It has been proven that an RFID chip can be easily cloned.
- The Hak.5 season premiere will be on August 5th.
- Google Earth users have found a 900mx700m patch in China which is a perfect scale model of a mountainous landscape.
- Paris Hilton supposedly hacked Lindsay Lohan's Blackberry.
- Yahoo stock fell 22% for its biggest one-day drop.
- Yahoo Music is offering a Jessica Simpson song DRM-free for $1.99.
- On the previous DL.TV, Brian Dexheimer stated that we may have terabyte hard drives by the end of 2006.
- The hard drive's 50th anniversary is this September.
- Here's Dvorak's flank steak recipe.