Patents, Big Music, Rupert Murdoch and Facebook

Posted by on September 3, 2009 at 8:04 pm

The 101 key keyboard Last year, Microsoft patented the up/down page keys on your 101 key keyboard. They didn’t actually patent the keys, because of course they don’t make the keyboards. They patented the  functionality of Page up and Page down,   This surprised me, because I remember in the years before Microsoft, using both […]

The Tail (Zynga) is Wagging the Dog – Facebook……

Posted by on August 31, 2009 at 11:43 am

I guess the new star of the Internet, Zynga has started looking for M&A’s.   Not that they want to be taken out yet.   Fig 1.    Farmville User Numbers daily growth through August. – Source – Facebook. User numbers were doubling every two weeks – although have slowed recently mainly due to transaction (caps) […]

Farmville, the Game that IS Breaking the Internet.

Posted by on August 29, 2009 at 6:56 am

In the last three weeks I have noticed a decrease in filesharing. I considered that it might be a response to the unseasonably warm weather that Sydney is experiencing with people prefering to get outside than huddle over their computers. I may be wrong. The population of Sydney appear to be too busy with other […]

The Velocity Of Change And Google

Posted by on August 3, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Change is the only true constant in life. We all know this at one level, but because we all live life in motion ourselves we tend to not be able to understand what the concept means. Like passengers on a plane, we think is us us who are standing still while the rest of the […]

The Dangers of Copyrighting Fruit.

Posted by on July 30, 2009 at 7:15 am

Its winter in Australia. Supposedly the coldest time of the year. Yet my Serrissa Foetida’s (tree of a thousand stars) are all in full bloom. Can’t be much of a winter if my Bonsai are all convinced that it’s already spring. So if it’s still winter, and it’s already this warm, will there be a […]

P2P Politics Part II

Posted by on July 23, 2009 at 5:00 am

If you have read Part 1, downloaded and watched the movie – we are ready to explore part 2 if not – then you won’t understand half of the following;   We now know about the economic hitmen which are basically the first line of defense – who go in to corrupt foreign government leaders. […]

Nova 96.9 Promotes Advertising that Aussie Blokes are Lousy Lovers.

Posted by on July 18, 2009 at 6:11 pm

The radio in the car is tuned to Nova 96.9. My partners choice (she’s younger than I),  but I find their irreverent format suits my tastes, mostly.   Recently, I have started to become annoyed enough to want to change stations.   In prime time, before little boys and girls are asleep in bed, Nova […]

Is Pirate Bay about to become the first Successful P2P MLM ?

Posted by on July 16, 2009 at 6:32 am

Some time ago we blogged about the resources on the network and how the global file sharing filebase was in fact the worlds largest data archive.   It would appear that others have a similar idea.   Pirate Bay looks like it is going to give credit for storing of content, in other words the […]

The Making of a Star With P2P – Part 1 – Demi Lovato.

Posted by on July 3, 2009 at 1:54 am

Chris Gilbey, my business partner at Perceptric, after 30 years in the music business continues to amaze me with his anecdotal stories of how up and coming artists “made it”. I have learnt a lot listening to Chris over the past few years.   However, today I saw a new method of artist promotion. Twitter […]

P2P as a Concert Promoters Billboard

Posted by on June 30, 2009 at 8:05 am

This week, Simon and Garfunkel are touring SA and WA.   Simon & Garfunkel gigs                                                                                                      When State Gig Cost     Tuesday 30 June 8pm SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre Hindmarsh   $97.50 (C Res)–$358.50 (gold) Tickets on sale: 17 April Gig Info   Thursday 2 July 8pm WA Burswood Dome   $98.50 (C Res)–$359 (gold) […]