Today in Tech History – August 17, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1944 – Larry Ellison was born in the Bronx in New York City. 9 months later, after contracting pneumonia, he was taken to Chicago to be raised by his Aunt and Uncle. He would grow up to drop out of college, move to Berkeley and co-found Software Development Labs, one of the most successful corporations in history. Today it’s known as Oracle.

http://nordic.businessinsider.com/the-rise-of-larry-ellison-the-jet-setting-billionaire-founder-of-oracle-2017-1/

1982 – Royal Philips Electronics manufactured the world’s first Compact Disc (not counting test pressings) at a Polygram factory in Langenhagen, just outside of Hanover, Germany. The CD was “The Visitors” by Abba.
http://www.newscenter.philips.com/main/standard/about/news/press/20070816_25th_anniversary_cd.wpd

2000 – Nielsen/NetRatings announced that according to their data, more than half (52%) of United States households had Internet access for the first time. This confirmed Media Metrix’s report from April which estimated that 51% of US households now had Internet access.
http://www.zdnet.com/news/more-u-s-households-online-than-not/109736

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DTNS 3096 – MoviePass the Buck

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comIn-theater movies for $10 a month. Plus Microsoft’s Glider and Apple’s big TV bet.

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Daily Tech Headlines – August 16, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Apple may spend $1 billion on making video, Tech companies push for warrants to surveil cell phones, FCC filing points to Pixel 2.

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Today in Tech History – August 16, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1989 – A solar flare created a geomagnetic storm that caused three hard drives to fail in an otherwise fault-tolerant system at the Toronto Stock Exchange. This prevented access to critical market data, leading the exchange to be shut down for three hours.

http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/9.15.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg12316812.400-solar-storms-halt-stock-market-as-computers-crash-.html

1993 – Ian Murdock announced the Debian Linux distribution system. The name combined his then girlfriend Debra’s name with his own, Deb-Ian. And now you know how to properly pronounce it.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/project-history/ch-intro.en.html

1994 – The IBM Simon went on sale, combining a mobile phone with computer functions. It weighed 500 grams, could run apps and be linked to a fax machine, selling for $899. The word smartphone hadn’t even been coined yet.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28802053

1995 – The first version Microsoft’s Web browser, Internet Explorer 1, debuted. It was based on Mosaic, which Microsoft had licensed from Spyglass Inc.

http://gizmodo.com/5614186/internet-explorer-turns-15-today

2011 – Xiaomi launched its first phone, the M1 or ‘Xiaomi Phone’ with a 1.5 GHz dual core chip and 1 GB of RAM for ¥1,999.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/16/xiaomi-m1-with-miui-os-a-310-phone-with-1-5ghz-dual-core-soc-a/

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DTNS 3095 – Minitel Me About It

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDreamhost resist a warrant, Uber for farm equipment taking off in India, and what the hel, was Minitel?

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Daily Tech Headlines – August 15, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500LinkedIn can’t stop access to public data, Intel CEO quits White House council, Dreamhost resists a warrant.

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Cordkillers 183 – Hi-Ho SeeSo (w/ Andy Beach)

Is Disney now at war with Netflix? Is Facebook video relevant? What happened with SeeSo? With special guest Andy Beach.

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CordKillers: Ep. 183 – Hi-Ho SeeSo
Recorded: August 14 2017
Guest: Andy Beach

Intro Video

Primary Target

How to Watch

  • Facebook launches Watch tab of original video shows
    – Facebook is rolling out a new version of its video section, renamed Watch, to select users in the US. Some videos are episodic and broken down into categories like “Most Talked About” or “What’s Making People Laugh”. Users can subscribe to updates from favorite shows, chat with other viewers while watching, and connect with creators through Groups. Facebook has funded some of the shows, but anyone can create one and get 55% of the revenue generated. Shows come from places like Tastemade, Major League Baseball, Mike Rowe, Billboard Magazine, National Geographic and more.
  • Seeso shutting down
    – NBC will shut down its Seeso comedy streaming service later this year. The service launched in January 2016, but laid off staff in June. Seeso originals “HarmonQuest,” “My Brother, My Brother and Me,” “Hidden America With Jonah Ray,” and “The Cyanide and Happiness Show” will move to the VRV streaming service.

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What We’re Watching

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Dispatches from the Front

What do you think will happen with Star Trek Discovery if the first episode is a huge hit on CBS television, but the subsequent streaming only episodes are a bomb? Does it move to CBS television? Will they let if fail as a streaming only show? If they move it to television, what will this do for future streaming only series? Will people buy in to CBS All Access if they think there is a chance that streaming only shows will eventually show up on CBS television for free?

– Ken

 

 

 

Morning Tom and Brian,

Last show, Mickey Neumann made a great point I wish would have moved into discussion. His comment was following the conversation of how CBS moves it’s properties around like pawns — Mickey said he didn’t feel “it respects the creator of the art”.

Particularly from Brian, who’s produced shows (and even reneged his cable cutting tacit agreement so he could watch himself on cable tv)… and no longer controls the distribution of them. I’ve heard Brian mention in passing he doesn’t know where the shows are or how to get them.. so it sounds like he’s just let go. I’d love to hear more about that end of the deal process to letting go of your art

Joe

 

 

 

Is there a way to request a company to start streaming some of their back catalog? HBO GO/HBO Now does not have some major pieces of their library:

The Tom Hanks produced From the Earth to the Moon mini series…
The Golden Globe winning Don King: Only in America movie…
The classic David Mamet directed magic special Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants…
And all of the past Young Comedian Specials…

Is it because these things were all filmed and produced for 4×3 television screens that they remain mothballed and not available to stream?

Thanks for any guidance…

Shannon

Links

2017 Summer Movie Draft
patreon.com/cordkiller

After On

Today in Tech History – August 15, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1877 – In a letter to T.B.A. David, president of the Central District and Printing Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, Thomas Edison suggested using the word ‘hello’ to indicate a telephone connection was active. Alexander Graham Bell had reportedly preferred ‘Ahoy’ as the greeting.

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/03/05/garden/great-hello-mystery-is-solved.html

1960 – A long-distance phone link was tested using the Echo 1 satellite. William Victor placed a call from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Goldstone, California to William C. Jakes Jr. at the Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, bouncing off the satellite to make the connection.

http://todayinsci.com/8/8_15.htm

1994 – Microsoft programmer Benjamin Slivka sent an email to his team suggesting they make a Web browser for Windows 95.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/1996-07-14/inside-microsoft

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DTNS 3094a – You’re an Asset Cycle

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comNetflix steals Shonda Rhimes from Disney, Bitcoin passes $4,000 and using electric cars as storage for power grids.

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