14/04/2009

Continuing the Meeja exposure

TechFluffTV reports on start-up news in Europe and low and behold I'm performing an escalator pitch for Textic.

It's only 30secs and here's the YouTube direct link.

13/04/2009

Channel 4 - News - Amazon website censorship row

Channel 4 - News - Amazon website censorship row

Amazon US are allegedly censoring goods that have a gay or lesbian theme. If searches are made on the front page, items wont show up at all though they will search up in the sub categories such as books etc, but without seller ratings.

Obviously people are quite upset about this if Amazon are censoring items, though they claim it's a glitch.

There has been a big Twitter backlash against Amazon (using the hashtag #amazonfail) urging people to complain.

Channel 4 News did a piece about it. I was interviewed about the Twitter part which is just before the end of the clip.

Another kick in the teeth for troubled Tiscali as IPTV subscribers dwindle - Broadband Genie

Another kick in the teeth for troubled Tiscali as IPTV subscribers dwindle - Broadband Genie

It seems Tiscali's IPTV service had reached 100,000 users by the end of 2008, which all sounds pretty good. Unfortunately they were expecting to have 200,000 users which means they only achieved 50% of their target which isn't such a good figure. They may also have lost 64,000'ish broadband customers.

Tiscali UK have been up for sale for a while and this may reduce their chance of a quick sale (or increase their chance of being sold off as a firesale).