173 posts and columns on Beth Callaghan
News ByteYouTube Copyright School,” which consists of an online tutorial and quiz that must be completed successfully before more uploads can be made. Users with past strikes can also endeavor to have them removed via copyright school, but, as with all things regarding permanent records and the powers that be, forgiveness of past behavior is not guaranteed.
News Byteannounced two new localized search domains today, for Iraq and Tunisia. The search giant’s regional domains provide people within a given area with locally relevant results and in their preferred languages. Google now has a total of 184 local search domains worldwide.
News ByteFacebook removed a page today titled “Third Palestinian Intifada” after a direct appeal to CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Israeli Cabinet Minister Yuli Edelstein. The page started out as a call for peaceful protest but had devolved into direct calls for violence by the page creators and its more than 350,000 fans, according to Andrew Noyes, Facebook’s public policy communications manager.
News Byteled a $6.5 million round of funding in online and mobile payment service Jumio. Saverin, who lives in Singapore, will also join the company’s board and work on its entrance into the Asian market.
News Bytelive Town Hall event on Facebook designed to update and engage people around the ongoing rebuilding efforts in Haiti. Linkin Park has a charity, called Download to Donate, that benefits five organizations working in Haiti.
News ByteUberSocial for BlackBerry, the app formerly known as UberTwitter, is back on, as is Twidroyd, No word on yet UberCurrent, Uber’s iPhone app, which Twitter also put in the penalty box three days ago. UberMedia has just finished raising a $17.5 million funding round, and plans on buying TweetDeck, yet another Twitter client, for $30 million in cash and stock.
News ByteAccording to a post on Twitter’s Web site, six months ago, Twitter for Android didn’t rank among the top 10 Twitter apps. But usage has doubled in the last couple of months, and now it’s in the top five. Accordingly, the company is launching a new version of the Android app that looks and feels more like its other official apps and offers design improvements, along with username auto-completion and universal search.
News ByteA new 3-D television network called 3net is set to launch Sunday on DirecTV. It’s the first distribution deal for the network, which is a joint offering from Sony, Imax and Discovery Communications announced in early 2010. 3net will reach 18 million homes in the U.S., and will debut with two original 3-D shows Sunday night, “China Revealed” and “Forgotten Planet.”