Google-Yahoo-Microsoft. Net and DRM neutrality, Samsung Q1 and more...

Google-Yahoo-Microsoft. Net and DRM neutrality, Samsung Q1 and more...

Summary: This week on The Dan & David Show, we discuss Google in the enterprise and Google as an infrastructure provider to the planet; the potential shape of a Yahoo/Microsoft connection; and Microsoft's odds of remaking itself into a major media company. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's statement:"Ad-supported software services are an integral part of Microsoft's plans to give consumers access to a broader variety of digital media, whenever they want and on whatever device they prefer," said Ballmer.

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This week on The Dan & David Show, we discuss Google in the enterprise and Google as an infrastructure provider to the planet; the potential shape of a Yahoo/Microsoft connection; and Microsoft's odds of remaking itself into a major media company. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's statement:

"Ad-supported software services are an integral part of Microsoft's plans to give consumers access to a broader variety of digital media, whenever they want and on whatever device they prefer," said Ballmer. "Our close partnership with the ad community is extremely important to us as we evolve Microsoft from a software company into the world's largest, most attractive provider of online media through MSN, Windows Live and adCenter."

Net neutrality continues to play out, with a new bill introduced today by Ed Markey (D. Massachusetts), but the partisanship will doom legislative efforts--is wireless the answer? Hollywood is facing a complete business model overhaul as the Internet becomes the distribution channel and users chime in with their own content. We also discuss the verbal trashing of Samsung's Q1 ultra mobile system, and David rants about Apple's DRM and growing monopoly.

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  • microsoft-yahoo bonding

    Microsoft and yahoo seem to see Google in a different light these days.
    (http://www.arcon5.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=186) and there seems to be much talk about this is recent news (http://www.arcon5.com/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=10)
    arcon5
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