miniLinks for 2009-06-26
MiniLinks by Richard Esguerra
June 26, 2009
- Surveillance in Iran vs. Surveillance in the US
Iran has an Internet monitoring center built by Nokia and Siemens AG -- what kind of domestic spying is happening in the US?
- Data Shows Music Fans Are Willing to Buy
TopSpin and Nettwerk have experimented with premium discs, free albums, and free shows, and have found that fans are still more than willing to pay.
- Panasonic Blocking Use of Third-Party Batteries
A firmware update to some Pansonic cameras is preventing consumers from using their choice of battery, forcing users to buy only "genuine" Panasonic batteries.
- Endless Privacy Concerns After "Clear" Shuts Down
What happens to all the fingerprints, iris scans, and social security numbers collected by the Clear registered traveler service?
- Electronic Arts Selling Stores in Games
The video game publisher seeks to move beyond piracy by selling games that, as a rule, encourage payment for an improved experience, like access to the game community and better content.
- Musician Makes $19k Using Twitter; $0 on Major Label Solo Album
Amanda Palmer, of the Dresden Dolls, recounts recent examples of using Twitter to reach out to fans directly and garner direct support for her creative efforts, while her major label album sales net nothing.
- Does a Private Company Own Your Bus Arrival Times?
A controversy is brewing over NextBus Information Systems, which shut down an iPhone app by claiming to have exclusive ownership of bus arrival data.