40 posts and columns on Lost
News Bytelast year’s humiliating iPhone 4 prototype caper, Apple would have taken extraordinary precautions to protect pre-release versions of future iPhones taken into the field for testing. Evidently not. The company has lost another prototype iPhone. And like the one that preceded it, this one too was lost in a bar. CNET has the scoop, and the company is declining comment. Apple should really begin requiring signed sobriety pledges from anyone given a prototype.
Reed Hastings says he’s interested in funding shows that the TV networks don’t want to pay for anymore. So here’s a candidate: NBC’s “The Event.” Doesn’t seem likely, but then again, neither did “House Of Cards.”
Although World Cup tweeting caused record high volume and infrastructure demands on Twitter, the most-discussed topic on Twitter this year was actually the Gulf oil spill, said the San Francisco-based company tonight.
A familiar trade for Netflix: It gets more content for its Web streaming service, but agrees to wait longer to show off some of it. Want to watch TV shows that ran yesterday? Go somewhere else.
Hulu is a great place to see shows that just ran on TV. Is it a good place to see Internet shows that talk about shows that just ran on TV? Stay tuned!
“Modern Family” used to be available on Hulu, and then it went away. Now the hit show is back–but not all the way. It’s a digital rights mess that is all too common, and it’s a particular problem for the video site.
“Modern Family” creator Steve Levitan says he loves the Internet, but says he wants his show off the Web. Because the eyeballs it attracts don’t do him any good. Wish granted! Temporarily.