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Faster Forward: February 3, 2008 - February 9, 2008

Up Next On Your HDTV? Could Be MASN

Just about anybody who's bought a high-definition TV wants to know when they'll have more HD programming to watch. And around the Washington area, one of the bigger gaps on the high-def menu can be blamed on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. MASN has been in business since 2005 and has...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 8, 2008; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Video  
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Microsoft And Yahoo: What's In It For You?

In this morning's column, I try to see what individual Web users--not advertisers, not other Internet companies, not the stock market--might get out of a Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo. After taking some time to survey each company's Web sites and services, I found some individual things to like--for instance, Microsoft's...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 7, 2008; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  The Web  
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Help File Help: CDs You Can Play But Can't Rip

Once again, I turn to the collective brainpower of this blog's readership for help with a tech problem that's stumped me. Today's puzzler involves music CDs that play normally in regular CD players, but which a computer can't rip at any acceptable level of quality. Either the machine never finishes...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 6, 2008; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Yahoo Hits the Eject Button On its Music Service

Yet another iTunes competitor is going down the bit bucket--Yahoo will close its Music Unlimited service and move its remaining subscribers over to RealNetworks' Rhapsody later this year. Yahoo explained the move yesterday in a post on its corporate blog: Around 25 million people visit Yahoo! Music each month. Relatively...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 5, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Music  
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Best Dot-Com Super Bowl Ad?

Super Bowl commercials usually stick to a few popular genres: "guys will do anything for beer," "talking animals are funny," "talking animals doing anything for beer are funny" and so on. For the purposes of this blog, though, the most interesting sort are the ads aired by dot-coms that, over...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 4, 2008; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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