Pres. Obama calls Off. Crowley to express regret over his earlier “stupidly” comments about Gates arrestJuly 24, 2009
Click here for Pres. Obama throwing out the 1st pitch–a strike! Below is a video before the game, with the President talking about his strategy.
News: I am sad to report that YouTube has suspended the account of PS22 chorus, the wonderful bunch of 5th graders from PS22 who inspired Tori Amos, Stevie Nicks, and other singers with their amazing renditions of the musicians’ own songs. The kids’ videos generated over 7 million views, and got the kids on Nightline, Good Morning America, and other national TV shows. Here is the link to the blog post from the teacher and music director Gregg Breinberg.
UPDATE: SchoolTube, a different site for schools, has all of the videos — click here. Also, the teacher has started a new YouTube channel - click here. Here’s my favorite song, Landslide, the second one performed in front of Stevie Nicks:
Wait until the end. Touching.
Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris says he was the best father you can ever imagine and she loves him so muchJuly 7, 2009
Surprising she did not at least finish her term.
News: Cablevision’s victory over several television networks will stand. Cablevision was sued by several networks for using centralized servers to allow its subscribers to record shows for later viewing. (The other way to store the shows is through a set top box or device in each home, ala Tivo.) The Second Circuit held that such storage by Cablevision’s servers and subsequent replaying of the copyrighted shows did not constitute direct infringement. More here
News: The rumors are true. Steve Chen, one of the co-founders, its CTO, and and one of the most prominent “faces” of YouTube, has left YouTube. He’s moved on to Google to work on other projects. (More)
Analysis: Wow, this is sad, but not surprising news. One of the chief architects has left YouTube. Not surprising given that YouTube has been changing over the past year to become more like the professional-content site Hulu. Still it is a sad day for YouTube. Oh, what could have been. (It’s even more sad that neither Google nor YouTube made an official announcement of Steve Chen’s change.) The original YouTube may well be now dead, for all intents and purposes.
Here’s the historic video of Steve with Chad Hurley announcing back in 2006 being bought by Google.