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Tweet As one who has a Sony Tablet, given as a Christmas present from Sony, and one who purchased an Apple iPad for his mother, I think I’m pretty qualified to comment on both tablets. While the basic idea is that one is better than the other, the real question really comes down to age of the user and system preference. In other words, if you like Apple’s World, which refers not just to the iPad, but the ability to get music from your iTunes account, or sync with your Mac Book, and you’re generally older,...

Tweet TechCrunch Senior Editor Sarah Lacy, who I first met when she was hanging with then-Valleywag Editor Owen Thomas, is the first former TechCrunch staffer (there are a lot of them: Michael Arrington , Paul Carr, Heather Harde, and Lacy) to actually announce that she’s going to announce a first funding round for a new venture – a tech news website called PandoDaily.com. Right now, the link to PandoDaily.com goes to a cryptic page about Pando The Trembling Giant, and features a video that has a reference to $100,000,...

Tweet Even after my video, blog posts here and on AdAge, and constant tweeting and generally Google / YouTube Forum complaints, the filter requested to allow me and others to block unwanted words, in my case the N-word, still isn’t there. This after a new YouTube design and extensive use of Ajax programming. There was certainly the opportunity to place a word filter in the new YouTube system. It’s not too much to ask, but the more disturbing question I have is why does YouTube allow this? It sends a real bad...

Tweet For those who’ve not woke up to the new media space and the value of blogs, here’s the latest information from the Wall Street Journal’s 24/7 blog. In ranking the top blogs using Quantcast to evaluate traffic, 24/7 reports that Gawker is the most valuable blog at $318 million. That’s the price the blog would sell for on the open market. What criteria was used? 24/7 reports: The first is revenue and profits. 24/7 considers audience size, advertising revenue, subscription sales, and conference...

Tweet WordPress just made its new update WordPress 3.3 available, and this blogger uploaded it for use at Zennie62Blog.com. It’s a much better and smoother version of Worldpress than before. The links are easier to see, and faster to respond to the cursor touch. Beyond that, it’s said to make posting faster and easier, but this blogger didn’t have much of a problem in that area at all. Regarding plugin issues, so far there’s no problem with the existing set of plugins used on this blog system. What...

Tweet Video games have come a long way since the days of the video arcade in the early 1980`s. And with the coming of the digital age with its ever advancing personal computers and the increasing possibilities of the internet, video games have become a massive income generator for the producers and are winning the hearts of internet users around the globe. One of the biggest steady revenue creators in the land of videogames is the MMORPG. ...

Tweet There are an estimated 20,000 YouTube Partners, or people who make some level of money from the production, uploading, and distribution of their own original content videos. Zennie62 is one of YouTube’s first partner channels during the first year it was established, and that’s going all the way back to April of 2008, when the application was approved. YouTube has always taken great pains to inform its partners of information on videos, and monetary performance. But the effort has grown and changed with 1)...

Tweet Gestern bin ich auf ein interessantes Plug-In gestoßen – leider habe ich keine Ahnung, wie ich es installieren könnte. Die Idee ist aber recht gut! Es geht hierbei um die vom Autor so genannte [loveMachine] , ein Programm, dass sich in Facebook einloggt und alles, was die Freunde schreiben, “like”ed. Im Anschluss daran postet es noch seinen Score, also wie viele Posts es gemocht hat in den eigenen Status und logt sich wieder aus. Laut Facebook ist ein Like noch lange kein Kommentar, es ist vielmehr...

Tweet The hot tech news is that Facebook will hold and Initial Public Offering (IPO) in April of 2012, and that the giant social network started by Mark Zuckerberg is valued at $100 billion. The question of the day is “Is Facebook actually worth $100 billion?” The conversation on CNBC’s First Monday is that is is, and because of the sheer number of people on it, plus the number of people who think they need to be on it. Right now, Facebook has over 800 million active users, each of which has an average of...

Tweet Google recently announced that in a matter of few weeks it will retire its Google Buzz service because it didn’t live up to the company’s standards and expectations. This means that Google Buzz users can no longer create new posts on the service but its users can still access their personal files. Existing user created and shared content will be kept safe on Google profiles and can be accessed via Google Takeout for download. Considering the initial success and upcoming popularity of Google+, the closure of...

Tweet Forever 21, a fashion online and offline retailer established in Los Angeles in 1984, and that focuses on the young female adult demographic, is as of this writing benefiting from becoming a Twitter Trend on Black Friday. ‘Forever 21’ is ranked ninth, but it was as high as number three just an hour ago. The question is why did it get there and did it start deliberately because of something the retailer did? The answer is that, according to an analysis this blogger conducted using the Trendistic platform,...

Tweet For some reason Mashable, the blog about social networking and digital trends, fired it’s Editor-At-Large Ben Parr. So ends a rather long run for a young man who’s star was rising in the tech news community, and who worked hard in his assent from reporter – he was at the YouTube Partner Meetup in 2009 – to editor. Parr was also at the VidBlogger Nation dinner in San Francisco, where he claimed he was married to Hermoine Way… But something happened for Mashable to allow the firing of Parr...

Tweet This was phone was presented at CES 2011 (Consumer Electronic Show) in January 2011, but at the time, was not yet out on the market. This is what I wrote: The HTC Thunderbolt has a blazing fast and bright display, plus the capability to wirelessly beam a video from the phone to a television set (that’s capable of receiving such transmissions.) It has a vast set of features that makes it head-to-head competitive with the iPhone and G2 Phone. Here are the specs: Networks: LTE 700, CDMA EvDO revA Operating system: Android...

Tweet The event that kicks off the tech season is rapidly approaching: CES 2012. The Consumer Electronics Show is arguably the largest convention in the World, bringing 140,000 people to Las Vegas. Zennie62Media will be there for the second straight year, providing a unique mix of content for you to follow, from video to blog posts, and Tout.com streams. Here’s an example of what Zennie62 did at CES 2011, the HTC Thunderbolt 4G Smartphone presentation, seen over 69,000 times to date: And we met YouTube Stars iJustine,...

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Tweet There is a lot of commotion on the Internet when it comes to potentially being censored. Countries like China and Iran censor what web sites their citizens can or cannot view. The United States may follow in the ways of those countries, and that is definitely unconstitutional with our First Amendment rights, and the Internet is supposed to be a free for all for everyone. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a bill that is backed by many people in Congress. The Senate refers to it as Protect IP Act. SOPA was introduced...

Tweet Cut to the chase: SOPA will invite fraudulent piracy claims and cost America millions in legal bills. The hot news of the day is the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), or a bill that has not become law, and called H.R.3261. SOPA was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011 by Representative Lamar Smith [R-TX]. If SOPA passes it will make it much easier for any person to file a claim that their internet content was in some way stolen. This is already a massive problem plaguing YouTube...

Tweet Mit einem massiven Übersetzungsfehler bereits im Vorwort, startet die deutschsprachige Biografie von Steve Jobs. So hat die Truppe von Übersetzern das englische Wort „Silicon“ mit dem deutschen „Silikon“ übersetzt. Das Vorwort Walter Isaakson endet in der deutschen Ausgabe mit dem bemerkenswerten Satz: “Für Steve Jobs beginnt der Aufstieg […] in einem Tal, das gerade lernte, wie man Silikon in Gold verwandelt.“ Ich war erstaunt: Steve Jobs, war nebenberuflich Schönheitschirurg! Gewiss hat er als...

Tweet At first this blogger was just going to leave the whole issue of TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington’s statement that he “Didn’t know any black entrepreneurs” alone at one blog post. But after a series of emails, a video follow-up, the one above, was in order. And to really hammer home the point that what Michael said, and I think he knows this now, was hurtful to black entrepreneurs like me, who he does know. Now, if you’re just reading this for the first time, here’s a brief...

Tweet Last week, a bit of a row ensued when Tech Crunch Founder Michael Arrington appeared on a segment of a CNN special on black entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and, under questioning by Soledad O’Brien, said “I don’t know a single black entrepreneur.” This blogger got wind of Michael’s comments because a friend, Marco Brown, a fellow black entrepreneur who started and still runs retirement software maker Flex Soft. Marco sent a message to me via Linkedin, asking for my comments. I had to...

Tweet It’s funny who you run into while traveling around the country, as this blogger does. In this case, I happened to sit next to an engaging and talkative man who works for Microsoft. He proceeded to tell me a lot about the company that Bill Gates built and threw in some fascinating Google info, too, along with views about blacks in Tech. Inside stuff that’s mostly of harmless interest, but still interesting nonetheless. For example… Did you kmow that Google’s largest sever farm is not in California,...