Daily Archives: June 24, 2012
During an interview on WEEI, Schilling says his efforts to keep the studio operational have left him “tapped out” financially.
“This was always a potential, but never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect we’d be either here or close to here up until about two months ago,” Schilling said during the radio show Dennis Callahan.
Schilling also admits to mistakes made in growing 38 Studios, but points the finger at Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, citing public remarks on the company’s financial struggles.
“I think he had an agenda and executed it,” said Schilling.
In February, 38 Studios launched its first title, the fantasy role-playing game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. It finished the month as the fourth best-selling video game in the U.S.,
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which is pushing through a major change in the way Web and email addresses are structured and assigned, announced Fadi Chehade’s appointment Friday. He will replace former U.S. cybersecurity chief Rod Beckstrom as chief executive.
In selecting Chehade, ICANN went with someone who isn’t well known and isn’t well versed in the organization’s core tasks — keeping the Internet address system running smoothly.
Chehade does, however, have a knack for diplomacy. In the early days of e-commerce, he persuaded leading tech companies such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard to collaborate on a system called RosettaNet for exchanging data, even as they competed for customers. ICANN Chairman Steve Crocker said those achievements outweighed the drawbacks.
In an exclusive
By Wang Yongzhuo, China’s Xinhua News Agency via AP In this image made off the monitor screen at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center, China’s astronauts Jing Haipeng, center, Liu Wang, left, and Liu Yang sit inside the Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft on June 18.
By Wang Yongzhuo, China’s Xinhua News Agency via AP
In this image made off the monitor screen at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center, China’s astronauts Jing Haipeng, center, Liu Wang, left, and Liu Yang sit inside the Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft on June 18.
CanIStream.It: Movie stream central
When was the last time you stepped foot at a rental store? Exactly. The go-to destination for content these days is the Internet, or to be more specific: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and other video-streaming services. Yet licensing issues means Thor might be available on Netflix but not on Amazon, Hulu or YouTube.
CanIStream.It is a great service that lets you quickly find an online stream of your favorite movies as well as sources for e-rentals, digital purchases and of course venues to procure the old-fashioned DVD or Blu-ray.
CanIStream.It, a brainchild of New York-based tech consulting firm UrbanPixels, has grown a lot since its debut last fall, integrating with more services, such as Vudu, Crackle and Comcast’s Xfinity Streampix. It also has free apps for iOS and Android devices.
Sharp unveils a
(CNN) — A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law’s author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.
State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican from Bossier City, Louisiana, says his new law, effective August 1, will stand up to constitutional challenge because it expands sex offender registration requirements, common in many states, to include a disclosure on the convicted criminal’s social networking sites as well.
Thompson, an attorney and a father of a 13-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son, said he hopes other states will follow Louisiana.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace have