A Microsoft patent application published this week suggests that the software giant could use its Xbox 360 Kinect hardware as a “Big Brother” sensor to prevent too many people from watching rented movies and other content.
Internet radio service Pandora posted its first financial results as a public company yesterday, six months after filing for an IPO. While the company may not yet be profitable, it’s off to a pretty good start in terms of growth. Its total revenue grew 117% year-over-year and its total listeners grew 125%.
The kerfuffle over Verizon’s charming 45-day opt-out period is one more in a long, long chain of incidents that explain why privacy advocates’ foreheads have such distinctive brick-wall scarring on them.
But the appetite some marketers have for their customers’ data makes me think the principle of “buyer beware” is woefully optimistic. “Buyer be…
Free streaming music recommendation service Pandora Radio will turn 5 years old this week, and it’s hard to think of very many social web technologies that have touched more peoples’ lives. On August 29th, 2005, Pandora opened from private beta to the public with a feature-set much like what it has today.