Archives for February 2006

MLB Strong Arms Subscribers Of MLB.TV

Major League Baseball launched MLB.TV last year as the first major sport to make a push into live webcasts of their games last season for the low price of 14.95/month for access to over 300 games. The quality was adequate over a broadband connection unless one was trying to watch the Yankees broadcasts, in which […]

Could Smaller Planes Make Flying Fun Again?

With Delta in bankruptcy and Northwest headed for a possible strike, this New York Times article on tiny jets sounds like good news to me. In its annual aviation forecast, the F.A.A. projected sharply higher levels of non-airline flights in coming years because of the new planes, called “very light jets,” which will seat four […]

Dialing For Dollars

Darren Barefoot picked up on this new way to move money around. Text Pay Me allows users to send and receive payments via text messaging. No more verbal IOUs! – Split your restaurant bills right then and there! – Pay your team or club dues anywhere and anytime – Pitch in real money instead of […]

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Noah from 88Slide wrote in. He says: 88SLIDE is a daily one minute info-challenge format (read: game show), distributed via the Internet at, and through iTunes as a video podcast. Cell phone users can also download the 3GP formatted series at We release original episodes M-F, and outtakes and bloopers from the previous […]

Hummer Can’t Buy A Break

From Austin 360: The Thermals, a rambunctious rock band from Portland, Ore., were en route between gigs last year when they got a phone call from their label, Sub Pop. Hummer wanted to pay them $50,000 for the right to use their song “It’s Trivia” in a commercial. “We thought about it for about 15 […]

Pushing Fashion To The Pod

Karl Lagerfeld is Podcasting. Lagerfeld closed New York’s Fashion Week with a runway show that one didn’t need a ticket to experience. CORE’s motion design division, COREaudiovisual, created brand-oriented content that was seen by audiences both inside and outside the show’s venue, and produced a video Podcast of the event that was available minutes after […]

Dethroning King Search

From Jakob Nielsen’s Alterbox: I worry that search engines are sucking out too much of the Web’s value, acting as leeches on companies that create the very source materials the search engines index. There’s no doubt that search engines provide a valuable service to users. The issue here is what search engines do to the […]

The Corporate Coffee Backlash: Coming To Your Town Soon

In a comment seeming to stary from their party line, Consumerist says: Normally we’re not into anti-consumer agitprop but this one butters the biscuit. You can’t see it in the photo, but this stencil is directly adjacent to a brand-spankin’-new, soon-to-open Starbux. Click over to Consumerist for more photos.