Ryan Jarrett kicked off the week on last100 with a post featuring six pioneers in the digital music space, ranging from David Bowie to the Arctic Monkeys. Readers were invited to submit their own pioneers, with Prince, Public Enemy and Trent Razor being notable omissions from our original list.
Daniel Langendorf took NBC’s new TV catch-up service, NBC Direct, for a spin, and was unimpressed: “If you like living by network TV schedules, NBC Direct may be for you. For those of us who time shift, NBC Direct is a huge disappointment.”
Digital lifestyle news
In digital lifestyle news, last100 editor Steve O’Hear turned his gadget lust to the Playstation 3 with its forthcoming support for DivX, and, following news that Comcast has been filtering BitTorrent traffic on its network, the P2P-based Internet TV company, Vuze, is petitioning the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to restrict traffic throttling by Internet Service Providers.
- Beatles to go digital in 2008; U2’s Bono goes to Facebook app to talk to fans
- Slacker portable player is finally here as alternative to iPod and Zune
- Miro reaches release 1.0. Go get it. It’s that good.
- Social networking site Bebo aligns itself with TV, film, and music companies
- Shhh! Google in cahoots with Fuller to change the TV industry?
Making her debut for last100, Natalie Fonseca provided extensive coverage from GigaOm’s NewTeeVee Live, a one day conference dedicated to the emerging online video industry.
- NewTeeVee Live: How traditional media companies approach new media
- NewTeeVee Live: Brief Q&A with YouTube’s Steve Chen
- NewTeeVee Live: Can the network cope with Internet TV?
- NewTeeVee Live: VCs predict an uncertain future for Internet TV startups
- NewTeeVee Live: MTV exec proposes antidote to piracy
- NewTeeVee Live: AT&T’s vision for IPTV
Also see Daniel Langendorf’s follow-up post, picking up on comments made by YouTube co-founder Steve Chen at NewTeeVee Live in which he said that higher-quality video streams on the site should debut within three months.
That’s a wrap! Have a great weekend 🙂