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TECHGEEK Weekly 29: New Blood Required

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While James and Stewart are out, we get Tom Wood – a former host of a former TECHGEEK Podcast incarnation – to help us dissect the news that Playboy is going to the iPad uncensored, the University of Sydney having a privacy headache and Steve Jobs has gone on medical leave – again. Tom Wood, who also happens to be a known advocate of cyber-bullying prevention, also finds himself doing […]

It’s official – Comcast takes majority stake in NBC Universal

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In the biggest management shakeup in the media industry, GE and Comcast have announced the long rumoured deal that would see Comcast gaining a 51 percent majority stake of the media empire NBC Universal, after GE bought the final 20 percent of its original 80 percent holding of the company from Vivendi. GE will still hold a 49 percent stake. Comcast will give approximately $6.5 billion to GE for the […]

Yahoo to sell open source rival to Exchange – WSJ

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Yahoo may be slimming down its diversified business by selling its assets and close down several of its websites, as its looks to find a potential buyer for its open-source email provider Zimbra, a competitor to Microsoft Exchange, which it bought for US$350 million in late 2007. Its Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) provides email, contacts, calendar, search, VoIP and document collaboration and authoring tools to its clients, and can be […]

NBC’s new late-night show targeting G4’s audience?

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Is NBC targeting the audience demographic of former gaming-dedicated network G4 with its brand new late-night show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon? Well it might look so, since Jimmy Fallon has announced that on his second week on doing the show, the Diggnation crew will make an appearance. Diggnation, one of the popular shows on Revision3, is hosted by Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose (who rose to fame by creating […]

Comcast to offer usage monitor in January – report says

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If a report from DSL Reports is true, Comcast is soon offering its internet subscribers a bandwidth usage metre as early as the first week of January of next year. The new usage metre will allow customers to track how much they have used on their new 250GB caps, meaning that they don’t have to install third-party software to monitor their downloads. This would, like we do in Australia, adjust […]

US to get capped – Comcast to cap all broadband customers

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Starting October 1, all of Comcast’s residential broadband customers will now be capped, similar to what is happening here in Australia and the entire world; after releasing new guidelines of its Acceptable Use Policy. However, their plans will be different to what it is set here – with users will be capped at 250 gigabytes per month, per account – and for those who do will go over will get […]

Comcast buys Plaxo

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NEWS IN BRIEF: TechCrunch is reporting that Comcast has bought social contact list Plaxo today. While financial terms were not disclosed, the purchase price is between $150 and $170 million. Founded in 2002, Plaxo raised just under $30 million in venture capital. It has also been the subject of rumours of being acquired by Google and Facebook, among other names. Plaxo is also saying that they will remain independent, and […]

“It could happen to you”

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An outraged parent has written a blog post about his disgust when he called Comcast hangs up after he called their 911 [That’s the American equivalent to 000 in Australia]. It is 2:30 AM PDT. Yesterday was my Son’s 4th birthday. An hour ago he had a seizer. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital with his mom, my wife. I am at home right now going out of […]