Music Free Tech Episode 000
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1 0:00:00 Introduction
Welcome to Music Free Tech. This is episode 000 recorded on December 19th, 2014.
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2 0:03:01 Google News Spain Shuts Down
Spanish news sites thought they'd make some easy money off of Google by forcing them to pay for the snippets used in Google News. Google went Gault with predictible results.
- Google shuts down Spanish Google News https://support.google.com/news/answer/6140047?hl=es
- News sites beg for government intervention when they realize what's about to happen to their traffic. https://gigaom.com/2014/12/15/spanish-newspapers-beg-for-help-as-google-news-closure-looms/
- Then comes the "Oh, crap!" moment as traffic drops 10-15 percent https://gigaom.com/2014/12/16/traffic-to-spanish-news-publishers-plummets-after-google-move/
- EU Commissioner wants to expand the "google tax" to the rest of the EU https://gigaom.com/2014/12/18/eu-digital-economy-chief-downplays-google-tax-reports/
3 0:27:44 Ad: Go Daddy
4 0:29:00 Net Neutrality in Action
Opponents of Net Neutrality often claim that rules enforcing are unnecessary because ISP aren't blocking anything anyway. A recent deal between Roku and Comcast proves them wrong.
- Roku strikes deal with Comcast to allow users to stream HBO and Showtime http://recode.net/2014/12/15/comcast-will-finally-let-roku-owners-stream-hbo-showtime/
- Amazon users are still stuck http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/16/7401003/roku-hbo-go-showtime-available-for-comcast-subscribers
5 0:45:00 Copyright
Music Free Static Video Podcast by Randall Smith is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.