Loaded: The Final Frontier Video
Loaded: The Final Frontier Video Transcript
>> The NFL tackles the Internet. An ex-Google employee launches a new search engine. And you can now visit the Final Frontier from the comforts of your own home. It's Monday, July 28, I'm Natali Del Conti and it's time to get Loaded. ^M00:00:12 [ Music ] ^M00:00:15
>> The NFL is taking the page out of the playbook at the NCAA. Come Fall, the league will stream 17 primetime NFL games in real-time on NFL.com and NBCsports.com. This is a first for any of the Pro Sporting leagues and will undoubtedly bring in plenty of ad revenue. The stream service will include commentary by Al Michaels and John Madden and will kick-off with the season's first game between the Washington Redskins and the current champions the New York Giants. Apple has done something uncharacteristic. The company has acknowledged and addressed its own flaws by addressing problems with MobileMe. Apple launched a blog of sorts on its MobileMe site. The first post admits to problems with sync and mail and basically says we're sorry, we'll fixing it and we'll be posting updates to let you know how it's going. This is a whole heck of a lot more than they did on the day of iPhone launch when they bricked thousands of phones around the world and didn't say a peep on their website or on iTunes. The post is a much needed dose of humility out of Apple. A new search engine launched today and it's getting a lot of attention, that's because it's meant to take on Google and was created by an ex-Google employee and a woman no less. The search engine is called Cuil, although it's spelled C-U-I-L, and was created by Anna Patterson. She claims that her search engine index is 120 billion web pages. There's no way of really knowing exactly how that compares to Google's index ratio because the company does not disclose that figure, but Patterson claims that it is less than Cuil can do. Nevertheless, it's gutsy to start a search engine in this day and age especially in light of the fate of poor Yahoo. Take it for a spin and let me know if you'll consider replacing the Google Search with the Cuil Search. Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. The BlackBerry can now hold music from your iTunes library with the new Media Sync Download. This free program from RIM lets BlackBerry users transfer music from their desktop iTunes collection to most BlackBerry phones using a USB connection. The phones will be able to play WAV, MP3, AAC and M4A music files. This is kind of a big deal because companies like Nokia, Samsung, and Sony want users to put music on their phones but can't really compete with iTunes. The ability to take your existing iTunes library to BlackBerry makes the device a much bigger iPhone competitor than ever. Speaking of BlackBerry, the Bold release date has been pushed back to September. It was originally targeted for a July release date, but that obviously is not gonna happen. It was then pushed back to August and now it's estimated to hit in early September. Canadians may see it first though. Rogers is supposed to release the Bold on Tuesday. I'd rather than wait and get it right though having used the 3G iPhone for about three weeks, I believe it was rushed to the market. I'd hate to see the same mistake made with the Bold. The XM and Sirius merger got a formal nod of approval by Federal Regulators on Friday, so it looks as though the 3.3 billion dollar deal is a go. Only 16 months later. The FCC voted three to two to approve the buy-out. The two companies had to prove that they would not operate as a monopoly. They had to promise to adopt an open radio standard that would allow more manufacturers to get in on the satellite game as well as limited a la carte offerings that would let users pay for satellite service by the channel. Customers of either service just start to see changes within three months of the merger. Now that Hasbro has launched its own scrabble game on Facebook, the company wants the game imitator to be shut down. Hasbro has filed a copyright lawsuit in New York against Scrabulous creators asking that the game be shut down on Facebook and on its own scrabulous.com domain. We all knew this was coming. Hasbro and Mattel had wanted to purchase the game, but its creators were holding out for more money. Now they'll have to fork out their own money in order to defend themselves in court under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you ask me, the issue is old. Google has apparently pulled the Microsoft and walked away from the acquisition table. This time the company at hand was Digg. Rumors flew last week that Google wanted to purchase Digg and was in final stages of negotiation. The deal apparently blew up this weekend though either due to technical incompatibility or personality differences. That's a shame because Digg would have been Google's real chance of competing with Yahoo Buzz. Although I don't really wanna see Google compete with Yahoo Buzz. Google kicks Yahoo butt in so many other many facets. Can't they just let Yahoo have this one? Most of us won't be able to go into space in our lifetime, but we can get a good sense of what it's like in the Final Frontier by visiting NASA's new image website. NASA is releasing a huge collection of historical film and video images online for all to see. The collection is a result of NASA's partnership with the nonprofit agency called Internet Archive. The company has worked to release 21 major NASA collections that will eventually be integrated into NASA's main website with thousands of hours of video and audio and millions of images indexed for search. Check it out for yourself by visiting nasaimages.org. Those are all your headlines for today, but I will be back tomorrow with more. Thank you for watching. I'm Natali Del Conti with CNET TV and you've just been Loaded. ^M00:04:54 [ Music ]
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