Digital Media Bytes: Last100 Edition

A periodic roundup of relevant news… from our friends at Last100:


First ‘powered by Chumby’ device to be a digital picture frame, Internet-connected TVs to follow
Chumby, along with an unnamed device maker, thinks it can help re-invent the digital picture frame category displaying content from photo sites Flickr and Photobucket, along with access to Facebook and Twitter social networks, and presenting Internet radio and weather forecasts.

Blockbuster VOD service to land on Motorola handsets sometime in the future
Future being the operative word here as we don’t yet know when or on what phones, although it’s likely that the service will utilize Blockbuster’s recent partnership with Sonic Solutions, owners of the video download store CinemaNow, whose technology is already compatible with a range of mobile devices.

Sony PlayStation video store coming to the UK, France, Germany and Spain this November
While Sony will get there in the end — the company was already playing catchup in the games console delivered online video space even in the U.S. — the hold up has likely been the usual issue of content licensing. Striking deals in one territory doesn’t guarantee speedy success in another.

VidZone, Sony PS3’s on-demand music video service, is a hit with… record labels
I was so underwhelmed with VidZone, the PlayStation 3’s on-demand music video service, that I couldn’t bring myself to review it. However, it seems that I’m in the minority, if the company behind VidZone is to be believed.

Download the complete Pirate Bay torrent index, if you dare
I personally wouldn’t go anywhere near this. Try justifying the complete Pirate Bay torrent index sitting on your hard drive — all 21 GB of it — and well I wish you good luck.


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