Tag Archives: Los Angeles

” the beginning of the end of the INTERNET as you know it”

“The deal marks the beginning of the end of the internet as you know it,” said Josh Silver, president of the Free Press consumer group, talking about the Google-Verizon tie-up. A lot of concerned groups think that if it came to pass, would change the very nature of the internet and how it operates

Talks about US regulators having closed-door meetings intended to find a way to make sure all web data is treated equally, has stopped, according to BBC News.

The Federal Communications Commission began the meetings after a court limited its net regulation powers.

Read more here.

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What is Net Neutrality?

Network neutrality (also net neutrality, Internet neutrality) is a principle proposed for user access networks participating in the Internet that advocates no restrictions by Internet Service Providers and governments on content, sites, platforms, on the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and no restrictions on the modes of communication allowed and to treat all web traffic equally, regardless of content type or origin – serving only as a one-size-fits-all pipeline for whatever data is passing from content providers to end users.

That extends to the idea that ISPs should not block any lawful content or control their infrastructure to preferentially deal with any kind of data.

The issue now is how much ISPs should be allowed to control the size of the pipes – that is, actively controlling the bandwidth available to certain websites based on the type of content they provide, and thus the internet speed that users perceive from the site.

Here’s a video that explains it in a simplified manner.

Kanye West’s Power Video

After Eminem released the video “Love the Way You Lie,” with Rhianna, which features Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan, it’s now Kanye West’s turn. With a religious-themed video in honor of his latest single, “Power”, Kanye teams up with director/artist Marco Brambilla.

“I’ve always wanted to do something that would visualize power, to do a portrait of what power would look like in a sort of timeless way and being able to have him framed in that portrait, essentially doing a video portrait of Kanye as a symbol of power, was very consistent with my art practice and what I explore in my artwork.”

Watch it here.

So You Think You Can Dance Final 3

Adechike Torbert was eliminated from hit show So You Think You Can Dance during last night’s live broadcast of the Fox reality dance competition.

“It’s been an honor to even be on this show, amongst such fine artists and just beautiful people. This is not the end of this road, this is only the beginning of the journey,” Adechike said. “Thank you.”

23-year-old Adechike, was ousted from So You Think You Can Dance’s seventh season after he finished as the bottom vote-getter based on home viewer votes cast immediately following Wednesday night’s live Top 4 performance show.

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Marvel’s The Avengers Film official Cast

One of the most anticipated comic adaptation, The Avengers is an American superhero film announced in April 2005 and is to be based upon the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film is intended to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which crosses over several Marvel superhero films including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. The Avengers has an announced release date of May 4, 2012.

Joss Whedon announced at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International that he’s officially directing The Avengers.

The Cast:

Chris Evans has been cast as Steve Rogers / Captain America as part of a deal to star in three Marvel films, in addition to The Avengers.

Robert Downey Jr. is slated to reprise his role of Tony Stark / Iron Man. He was cast as part of his four-picture deal with Marvel Studios, which includes Iron Man 2 and The Avengers.

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“To tie up lose ends…” Lost Epilogue: New Man in Charge teaser clip

“To tie up lose ends…”

A clip from “New Man in Charge,” was leaked on the internet and is currently creating a buzz on twitter. The epilogue is featured on the “Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season” and “Lost: The Complete Collection” Blu-rays and DVDs coming to stores on August 24.

More to read, and clips here.