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Michael Jackson: dead but still trending on Google

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Running a live demo for a client yesterday, we noticed that Michael Jackson though deceased was still alive in the hearts and searches of music fans around the world.

In fact he was kicking musical butt in terms of interest levels, still the king of pop.

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Links of the day

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MediaShift . 4 Reasons Why 3D TV Is Years Away From Adoption – I am not feeling the need for 3D either

Yes, People Do Say “Bing It” — Barely – losers – Ex-Apple ex-pat leads Samsung’s OLED TV push – looks like there is finally a critical head of steam behind OLED. Hopefully my Sony Trinitron will last out long enough to be replaced by an OLED screen

Sneaking Around the Paywall

12 stories to watch out for at Google I/O this week – gutted I never get time to get to any of these conferences, however not particularly bothered by this year’s I/O if Wave coming out of beta is a major news story

Proportion of elderly men living alone expected to surge: white paper › Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion – this is so tragic

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Jargon Watch: Big Content

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Big content was a phrase that I first saw Cory Doctorow use over at BoingBoing to refer to the largest media companies that hold sway with organisations like the MPAA, RIAA and IFPI. It not only signals the size of the organisations involved but is a pejorative phrase that ties the modern misdeeds of of these media companies with the exploitative nature of ‘Big Food’ organisations from Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle to Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me; or ‘Big Tabacco’ companies war of attrition against law-makers and critics to push harmful products to consumers, notably the recent dispute over the Ferrari barcode design which is alleged to have promoted Marlboro cigarettes.

Big Content’s sins are numerous, affecting consumer rights, copyright, fair use and telecoms policy. Their affect on the internet in countries like the UK is roughly equivalent of allowing bicycle makers to write the government’s road-building policy and the Highway Code.

Kudos to Cory Doctorow: Big Content’s depraved indifference (BoingBoing)