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BY KELSEY WAANANEN You're watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy. Facebook users can now declare their relationships in a few new ways. The options -- “in a civil union” and “in a domestic partnership.” This decision came after consulting with Facebook’s Network of Support - a partnership with gay and lesbian groups designed to help fight cyberbullying against the LGBT community. A blogger for Forbes says -- this is a big step toward changing LGBT norms. “... with more than half a billion users across the world, Facebook is larger than all but a few governments on the planet. Facebook’s policies start to become a new norm and help define what people think should be POLICIES.” And PC World notes - other aspects of social media have already embraced the gay community... “ ...social gaming is making strides as well. ... Facebook game ‘FrontierVille’ boasts roughly 650,000 same-sex marriages. While same-sex avatar marriages may not spell ‘inclusion’ or ‘social change’ to you, to me it is an indication that the perception of homosexuality is changing for the better.” But Mashable says -- in the long run, this change may not mean much. “... the civil union/domestic partnership distinction is one that many LGBT groups are currently trying to erase. In fact, marriage equality is one of the key campaigning points for many groups in the [Network of Support] ... And many couples in same-sex relationships who have already defined themselves on Facebook as ‘married’ aren’t necessarily eager to adopt the new nomenclature.” And XTRA!, a Canadian gay and lesbian news site, says that if Facebook were trying to reach the LGBT audience, they really missed the mark in the ‘transgender’ category. “Before we start congratulating Facebook for this relatively insignificant change, let's compare the social networking site's gender options with those of a few other popular social media sites:” Flickr lets a user choose from “female”, “male”, “other” or “rather not say”. Twitter doesn’t ask for a gender and YouTube lists “No gender” as an option. For now, these options are available in the Australia, Canada, France, the US and the UK. However, if there are enough requests in other countries, they too will have these options. 'Like Newsy' On Facebook To Receive Daily Updates. Get more multisource tech video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
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Another shoe has dropped in Sony's little Xperia Play reveal-a-thon they've got going on, and it's not a good one. No friends, even though the device is "Playstation Certified," you won't get to download titles you've already bought on the PSN for free. Maybe they could learn a little something from Valve and Steam, for whom the idea of purchasing the same title multiple times is a ridiculous proposition. Thanks to some reporting by Forbes, we've just learned that Valve and Steam have profits in the high hundreds of millions, and are more profitable per employee than Apple OR Google. Way to go Gabe, keep it up. In other news today we learned that according to some survey, Gears of War 3 is the most anticipated game of 2011. Suffice to say, we're a bit surprised at that. We've also got the latest on Marvel vs Capcom 3, and celebrate the 10 year anniversary of All Your Base. Enjoy.
20 Feb 2011
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BY KRISTEN BRODY ANCHOR KYRSTEN SKULBORSTAD The University of Southern California Medical Center is on the defensive after a medical mix-up put the wrong donated kidney into a transplant patient. “USC University Hospital says the error occurred when two donor kidneys arrived at the same time.” “We know now that three weeks ago for a kidney transplant there was a mix-up, something USC called a process error." “Doctors put a kidney in the wrong patient? Local media in Los Angeles reporting a transplant patient at USC University Hospital survived after getting the wrong kidney.” KABC explains the mistake... “There were two patients in the operating room awaiting the same general type of kidney, O Universal, unfortunately the kidney destined for Kidney A was transplanted into Patient B.” ABC News explains how the two mixed up organs are, so far, keeping the two receiving patients alive. “The kidney which was transplanted... was apparently a close enough match to avoid harming its unintended recipient -- a coincidence that experts say was lucky.” They go on to say... “The intended recipient of the misplaced kidney received another organ a few days later...another fortunate coincidence.” After the incident, the USC Medical Center temporarily shut down its transplant program. Fox News reports an error of magnitude will likely lead to more changes. “There could also be some policy changes. Back in 2003 Duke Medical Center gave a 17-year-old girl named Jessica Santillan the wrong heart and lungs, she died. That’s the reason why today we have ID numbers on the organs and the patients, and they are suppose to match up.” LA’s CW-affiliate KTLA looks at what the hospital is doing for patients while the fate of the transplant program is being determined. “More than 500 patients are on a kidney wait-list at USC. The hospital will help them get on wait lists at other facilities if that’s there choice.” ...and LA’s ABC-affiliate KABC spoke with a woman on USC’s said kidney transplant list... “It’s actually panic and frustration cause you’re thinking I’ll have to go to another hospital, will I have to go to another hospital? I’ll have to start the whole evaluation again and it’s time consuming.” As Forbes magazine reports this is “the kind of headline that keeps hospital administrators up at night. Transcript by Newsy.
22 Feb 2011
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22 Feb 2011
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BY BRANDON TWICHELL You're watching multisource tech news analysis from Newsy If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Microsoft announced it will release a software development kit for the Kinect - a motion sensored controller for the Xbox 360. That kit will allow the consumer to create personal apps and use the Kinect for the Windows PC. (Video Source: After-Mouse) Some hackers and researchers already took advantage of the Kinect when it was released last winter, leaving Microsoft in the awkward position of deciding whether to support the research. A writer for ITworld says the kit will help bridge the gap between Microsoft and hackers. “It's a shame that Microsoft has let the Kinect more-or-less wallow in its smallish selection of launch titles for four months, but for those of us watching our Kinect sensors gather dust, the release of the SDK for Windows can only be good news.” Microsoft says on its official blog the kit will let consumers access the Kinect’s “audio, system-application interfaces, and direct control of the Kinect sensor.” (Video Source: Youtube) A writer for Tech Tree says Microsoft may take advantage of the Kinect more for the release of Windows 8. “The Kinect for Windows would certainly require good graphics card for better graphics and 3D interface support. Windows 7 does have under-utilized touch control feature and Microsoft would certainly add the gesture control support technology in Windows 8.” A tech reporter for BBC got to watch a number of demonstrations from Microsoft’s Kinect researchers and explains how the Kinect is Microsoft’s future. “So we saw a screen which presents two different images to two viewers sat side by side. The Kinect camera tracked their eyes, presenting one object to one person, something completely different to the other. In future, then, you could sit in front of the television watching football, while someone else watching the same screen got a soap opera.” But a tech blogger for Forbes says all of Microsoft’s innovation is worthless without a good marketing campaign. “My kid uses Kinect, and he didn’t even know it could take audio commands. As far as he is concerned, it is a means to play a couple of games. My worry here is that Kinect is an MP3 player, and someone will come along with an iPod.” Microsoft says the kit will be available for non-commercial use this spring - and a kit for commercial use will be released later. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
26 Feb 2011
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BY BRANDON TWICHELL You're watching multisource tech video news analysis from Newsy. Apple continues to be cryptic about the anticipated release of the iPad 2, but techies are all abuzz over speculation the company is delaying the release date. Or is it? Let’s note at the outset -- there is an entire cottage industry in the media -- created and fed by nothing but Apple rumors. This time Information Week reports -- those rumors are being fed -- by Apple itself. “On Wednesday morning, it sent invitations to reporters for an event scheduled for March 2. The invitation shows an iOS app being peeled from an iPad. It reads ‘Come See What 2011 Will Be The Year Of.’ The invite alone more or less confirms that Apple will announce the iPad 2 next week.” Forbes Eric Savitz says, hmmm. Maybe this IS open to interpretation and speculation. “I thought it was the year of the hare. The Year of the Cat? The Year of Living Dangerously? The year the Cubs finally win a pennant?” Others say, duh, it’s about time for lots of other reasons. A writer for Free PC Guides notes old iPad prices are dropping, store shelves are going empty - and are not being refilled. “[T]he official giant retailer from the U.K ... has now sold out all the 64 GB WiFi-only iPads and, moreover, all versions of the iPad 3G as well … European carriers ... have both dropped their iPad pricing at almost half the previous costs.” Today’s Apple tease puts to rest a plethora of postings about a rumored delay. As Bloomberg notes, the manufacturer itself reported “production bottlenecks” which it said could reduce the number of new iPads created. “Our checks suggest new issues are being encountered with the new production and it is taking time to resolve them... As a number of Android 3.0 tablets are being launched in April and May, the delay in iPad 2 shipments may give the Android camp a brief window of opportunity.” But a writer for The Loop says the media has become adept at jumping to conclusions on all things Apple. “It seems amazing that rumors of Apple missing product deadlines are running rampant when Apple hasn’t even announced the product yet. The only deadlines that have been set are by the media, not Apple. Having said that, the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 are not delayed.” In fact, by all appearances. If Apple’s tease is any indication, iPad 2 is just around the corner, and right on time. Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos for daily updates. Get more tech video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
26 Feb 2011
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BY DERON DALTON You're watching multisource U S news analysis from Newsy A non-profit group in Texas is offering a new scholarship. The qualification? Applicants must be white males. The group behind the scholarship-- Former Majority Association for Equality -- says white males are the minority now -- and there are no scholarship opportunities for that group like there are for women and minorities. (The blog The Imperfect Parent says the aid - quote - “touches a chord.”) “In a country where white males have always been considered to have an advantage, it defies the comfort level of those who aren’t necessarily embracing political correctness.” Colby Bohannan -- the group’s founder -- said he came up with the idea after returning home from the war in Iraq -- when he says he couldn’t find scholarship opportunities for white males. CNN’s Christine Romans reports -- Bohannan says the group is only trying to help its own. “It really was us looking at scholarships in America and groups that trying to help their own and groups trying to help specific subsets of the population. Well, one of those subsets of the population was getting left out and that was the Caucasian American male who wanted to go to college, but maybe, didn’t have a bunch of money sitting around because he was white and male.” According to the U.S. Census -- 45 percent of the population in Texas is white. The Stir’s Kim Conte says at first she laughed at the idea of a white male-only scholarship -- but now says statistics show... “...with college tuition at an all-time high, the fact of the matter is that more than ever, white males are having trouble paying for tuition. The whole idea behind a scholarship is that it helps a person who might not otherwise have the opportunity to pay for college to do so.” But a writer for Forbes says white men still have economic and political power -- whether they ever become the minority or not... “I do understand that there are many poor white people out there – but white males are hardly in the minority and face far fewer societal hurdles than any other group.” Bohannan claims the group’s opportunities for white males are not to promote segregation, bigotry or accepting donations from white supremacist groups. Oddly enough, there are African-American and Hispanic members on the group’s executive board. KNXV-TV looks at the public’s opinion on the racial matter. Anchor One: “What do you think about this scholarship? We want to know --- that’s what we are looking for -- your opinion. Ashley on twitter says ‘His money, his choice.’ Anchor Two: and Bryan Frederick says, ‘This does seem slightly racist, but with the scholarships for other races, I guess it’s only fair that there should be a scholarship for whites.” The Former Majority Association for Equality offers the $500 scholarship to males who are at least 25 percent white, non-Hispanic with a 3.0 GPA and scholarships will begin being handed out this summer. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
5 Mar 2011
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BY STEPHANIE STOUFFER ANCHOR: CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisource tech news analysis from Newsy Imagine being able to video chat with all your friends around the world -- all at once... Think it can’t be done? SocialEyes says think again. The brand-new start-up allows users to sync their Facebook profiles to enable multi-way video chats with their friends, allowing up to 6 people to chat with each other. Social Eyes also offers a way to leave a video message for your friends who aren’t online -- something unique to the world of video chats. The company of 10 employees has already raised more than $5 million from investors, including Seattle-based Ignition Partners. Co-founder and company chairman Rob Glaser says he sees SocialEyes becoming a key element in business relations based on how his company is already using it. “It’s amazing. This is one of the tightest teams I’ve ever worked with and I give SocialEyes a huge amount of credit for that ... I live in Seattle, the company is based in San Francisco, and I feel more connected to this team, and I feel like I know everybody on the team even though there are two or three members of the team I’ve never met face-to-face.” So now what? Tech analysts are predicting great things for the start-up, but Forbes reminds us, this is just the beginning. “SocialEyes has a long way to go for success, primarily in attracting people and getting them happy over what amounts to a new form of group communications. Make no mistake, however, it is coming.” And remember Chat-roulette? A writer for Wired reflects on that crash and burn idea and points out a potential similarity in SocialEyes -- the users who reveal a little too much for the eyes to handle. 
 “...though they may not be the rough and random surprises of Chat-roulette, opportunities for sexual contacts abound. (One can only imagine Charlie Sheen’s socialeyes dashboard.)” Despite the hype, a writer for GigaOm points out SocialEyes’ biggest threat -- Facebook. Even though Social Eyes connects its users through Facebook, GigaOm says the social networking giant probably isn’t far behind in video chatting. “The biggest name to watch is Facebook, which is likely to jump into the video chat space at some point. It recently upgraded its messaging system, and the next obvious step would be video chat, which could undercut services like SocialEyes and other apps built on Facebook.” Social Eyes says they hope to keep the service free but plan to offer premium options in the future. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
5 Mar 2011
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15 Mar 2011
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BY ALYSSA CARTEE ANCHOR: MEGAN MURPHY You're watching multisource business video news analysis from Newsy. Wisconsin lawmakers could face recall elections after Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law that strips unions of some of their collective bargaining rights. Republicans amended the bill to remove non-spending issues, effectively bypassing Democrats -- who remained out of the state in protest of the bill. (Video: CNN) And the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is moving fast to mobilize public opinion against the state’s Republicans. “We expect pins to get bowled over, pies to get rolled, but we certainly don’t expect our senators to get flattened. Last month, Sen. Olsen said eliminating collective bargaining is, quote, ‘pretty radical.’ But Olsen voted for Gov. Walker’s backroom deal to end collective bargaining.” MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow points to a SurveyUSA poll -- which suggests some Wisconsin Republicans are already facing backlash from their constituents. “In the district of Republican Senator Randy Hopper 54% of his District would please rather have somebody else represent them now. He's up for recall. That's not 54% of Democrats in the district. That's voters in the whole district. That's not Democrats. That's voters. Those who elected them a couple of months ago.” But it isn’t just Republicans in the crosshairs. In Wisconsin - an elected official can’t go up for recall until he or she has been in office at least a year. 16 lawmakers are eligible - and Republicans are launching their own recall campaign against as many as eight Democrats. National Review spoke with the state’s Republican Party chair -- Mark Jefferson -- who says -- the GOP isn’t worried. “I think we’ll withstand it, but only if we are able to mobilize our people and counter what the Democrats are doing. ... we do have a lot of taxpayers out there who have been waiting for these types of reforms to take place. And we think they’re going to stand strong on election day.” Still - a blogger for Forbes predicts recalls could be a sign of a bigger backlash on the horizon for the GOP. “But the recalls are only a small part of what is likely going to be a huge anti-Republican backlash across the nation, as working Americans finally realize what that party actually stands for: an playing field heavily tilted toward the rich and powerful, toward corporate power, and against worker rights.” Governor Walker announced that he is rescinding layoff notices he sent last week for 1,500 state workers because the cut to collective bargaining rights and public employee benefits will create enough budget savings. (Source: New York Times) Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos for updates in your day. Get more multisource business video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
12 Mar 2011
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BY KRISTEN BRODY You're watching multisource politics video news analysis from Newsy. In February Donald Trump started telling people he was running for President... but no one knew whether he was serious. “This country will be respected again I can tell you that. If I decide to run I will not be raising taxes.” (Video Source: CNN) One month later and still no confirmation - but the Apprentice still says he’s seriously considering it. On Fox News’ Your World, host Neil Cavuto was determined to get an answer. CAVUTO: “You’re running. You’re running.” TRUMP: “Well some people are starting to think that.” CAVUTO: “I’m looking in your eyes you’re running.” TRMP: “Well I’ll be telling you in June.” CAVUTO: “And you damn well better do it ahead of O’Reilly, I’m telling you that.” But after five hours flying on Air Trump - ABC correspondent Ashleigh Banfield was able to get more emotive answers. “While we spend billions of dollars a week being the policeman of the world, China is spending billions of dollars a day on taking over the world economically. That’s not a good formula for us.” “You need somebody that’s going to beat out Barack Obama. You need somebody that’s going to knock out Obama care.” To that - The Baltimore Sun’s Luke Broadwater sarcastically begs - “Please Please Please Let Trump Run for President.” “Imagine the hilarity and endless bombast that would accompany a Trump presidency. … Please Donald, for all of us who look to politics as a source of amusement, please run for president. It would make the campaign so much more fun.” But a former Obama supporter thinks Trump has what it takes to win. Eugene Hedlund - who helped spearhead Howard Dean’s 2004 Democratic primary victory - has already registered domains like You’re Hired 2012**** and Trump For America****. (Source: Forbes) “When asked why he would shift support the PAC’s support from President Obama to Trump, Hedlund, who referred to the President at times as “Barack” said I have no negative feelings for him. [With Trump] it just feels like right person right time.” Mr. Trump is expected to aim for a GOP nomination. But he’s said if that doesn’t work out, he might consider running as an independent. Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos Get more multisource politics video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
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BY LINDSEY WOLF ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY You're watching multisource tech video news analysis from Newsy. Color is the name of a new smart phone app that lets users share photos with anyone nearby who also has the app -- even if they didn’t ask for it. Founder Bill Nguyen tells CNN all about it. Bill Nguyen: “We describe it similar to like going to a wedding where you have all these disposable cameras laying out everywhere. You take pictures and it’s great because you share a moment together. Well, we’ve done that -- except with iPhones. So every camera that takes a picture around you - within 150 ft - is going to be instantly in your application. You didn’t have to upload it. You didn’t have to download it. You didn’t have to share it. You didn’t have the friend anyone. It just happens.” The big difference with Color is it’s complete openness. The app allows you to effortlessly flip through photos of anyone around you. And Business Insider says - because of this, the app could help jump-start relationships between strangers. (video: Vimeo / Color Labs, Inc.) “This is huge... Now with Color you can quickly view a photo of that cute girl next door, leave her a comment, and, if you do it right, go out to drinks later that night.” On the other hand, Forbes points out there could be negative backlash - especially when dealing with celebrities. “I can imagine scenarios involving snoopers hanging out outside celebrities’ homes in the hope of getting geographically close enough to get access to their Color streams...” As you can see, Color is getting a lot of imaginative reactions - both in the Twitterverse and on the Blogosphere. Most of them are about the lack of privacy -- and the potential that Color users will get x-rated photos from people nearby -- whether they want them or not. The Stir thinks it’s “an awesome tool for pervy voyeurs.” Locker Gnome says it’s “kind of creepy” It has a 2 out of 5 star rating on the Apple App Store - with one commenter saying it’s, “only a matter time before the porn shows up.” A lot of others are reacting to the $41 million that Silicon Valley venture capitalists invested in the company - the most a private software startup has ever gotten. Tech Crunch answers the question -- are these investors insane? “Well, they’re making a bet. It’s a very big bet, but it’s not as insane of a bet as it may seem on the surface... It’s an idea that could add a truly new layer to the world — and augment reality in a meaningful way. Isn’t that an idea worth betting on?” The Wall Street Journal adds - the investments make sense, because the future is all about mobile devices. “Behind new services is also the idea that the phone, carried by people at all times, can reinvent the notion of a social network by sharing more real-time information about where people are, what they're seeing and even who they're around.” Sorry BlackBerry users. This app is only for iPhone and Android devices. Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos for updates in your stream. Transcript by Newsy.
26 Mar 2011
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BY LIZ REED You're watching multisource health news analysis from Newsy All Texas-native Dallas Weins wanted was a new face to kiss his daughter after a power line accident burned his features off in 2008. Fifteen hours and a team of 30 surgeons later, Wiens is the second man in the world to receive a full-face transplant. WIENS: "I’m 25 years old and 15 years ago, face transplants were science fiction. What's going to happen in the next 15 years?" Despite the operation’s success, the media and medical world wonder if face transplant techniques are safe and cost effective enough to become mainstream. An American Journal of Transplantation article published last year says: "It must be emphasized that face transplantation is still experimental and its therapeutic value remains to be validated. All surgical teams pursuing this endeavor must dedicate an attention to detail and should accept a responsibility to publish their outcomes in a transparent manner..." But WCVB reports the talent of the surgeons and the financial support of the U.S. government can make more face transplants like Wiens’ a reality. “They replaced the nose, lips, facial skin, muscles, which restore the facial animation, and also trying to bring back those nerves so he can once again feel sensation. I want to let you know that the Department of Defense actually covered the cost of this surgery, part of the grant to the hospital--They’re hoping the techniques will help soldiers coming back with traumatic injuries.” But the Department of Defense’s gift is only a piece of Wiens’ financial puzzle --A Forbes blogger also points out, he must pay for recovery medication and possible follow up surgeries. “A provision of the new health care law made the operation possible by allowing Weins, who had no insurance at the time of the accident, to qualify for the expensive procedure and medicine, under his father’s health care plan.” Since 2005, nine partial and two full-face transplants have been performed -- nine successfully. One recipient in China died after discontinuing his anti-rejection medicine and a man in France died after suffering a heart attack following infection. The Times of London also warns about the lack of post-surgery research on transplant recipients like Wiens. “[T]here is a substantial risk of surgery failing within five years, and that a lifetime on anti-rejection drugs will increase the recipient’s risks of getting cancer... While the surgical techniques are not new... [they] will require a far more intensive follow-up than has been administered for organ transplants.” Wiens’ surgeons say he is recovering well and can now talk on the phone to his family. Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos for more updates in your stream. Get more health video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
26 Mar 2011
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BY MELISSA ROADMAN ANCHOR ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO You're watching multisource business video news analysis from Newsy Google had a big idea. Publish 12 million old books...online. Problem is, not all the authors gave the OK... they’re dead. Now a federal judge says -- until Google can work out better details on compensation and ensure they aren’t violating anti-trust laws -- this book release is on hold. Here’s KPIX. “Yesterday a federal judge rejected a $125 million legal settlement that Google worked out with groups representing authors and publishers. He ruled that the deal was anti-competitive but the judge did not completely kill this project, which would make millions of out of print books available on the Internet.” A Los Angeles Times reporter says, the deal Google proposed during the settlement would have given compensation to the authors, but problems arose because Google did not get everyone’s consent. “Google scans most of its books without asking permission from their authors, many of whom are deceased or otherwise unreachable. Under the rejected settlement, authors and publishers would have been able to claim 70 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their books, with Google keeping 30 percent.” New York Federal District Judge Denny Chin suggested creating an “opt-in” option for authors and publishers. A Politico reporter simplifies it by saying... “In other words, rather than the onus be on publishers to deny permission to Google, Google instead would be tasked with receiving permission from copyright holders before it could scan books and place them online.” A writer for The New Yorker says he foresaw this problem a long time ago. “In 2007, I wrote about the Google Books project and laid out the dilemma: bringing forgotten and out-of-print books back to public notice, but at possible risk to the financial rights of the authors of those works. It was a hard problem then. It still is.” A Forbes magazine writer agrees Google shouldn’t have published the works without permission, but he suggests an alternative for paying for the books when the author can’t be contacted. “Google definitely strained the rules of the game, to say the least, by just going ahead and digitizing so many books without permission. But Google did do it, and I am confident most people are secretly glad they did...Charge some optional admission, like we charge for museums, and use the proceeds to pay off claimants to the orphaned works.” In court, Google representatives said the opt-in plan would not be viable, but the company plans to continue to amend its plan until the courts approve it. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY: KELSEY WAANANEN ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy. It’s an app -- that offers a cure for -- “unwanted homosexuality.” Now -- The Guardian notes -- after allowing it to clear its app store hurdles -- Apple is pulling the so-called “gay cure” app. “The company has strict rules on governing the content of apps and regularly blocks apps it believes may cause offence or contain risqué content. [The app] had been marked “4+” by the company, a grade that meant Apple judged it contained no objectionable content.” But at least one organization says “hold the phone”. Gay rights group Truth Wins Out started an online petition -- gathering nearly 150,000 signatures at Change**** -- calling for the app to get the axe. Turns out, the mass protest did the trick. CNet notes an Apple Spokesperson said “[the app] violates our developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people.” But the conversation has only just begun. Now the hot button issue is a question -- how can Apple ban apps that are racist or anti-Sematic -- but allow the “gay cure” app in its store? Gawker discusses the role Apple has taken on by being curator. “CEO Steve Jobs designated the store as a place with “freedom from porn“ and from risqué fashion spreads, illustrated gay literature, political caricature and other controversial content. Now every time Apple approves an app, it implies moral endorsement of the content of that app. Rejections likewise carry an implied moral condemnation.” PC Magazine says “bravo” to Apple for removing the app. It then turns the lens on consumers and asks -- why support Apple as grand app poohbah? “... this is a very slippery slope. Many people already complain about Apple’s often confusing, inconsistent, and seemingly cavalier attitude toward app approval, denial, and removal. Are we saying that this attitude is okay when we agree with the actions?” A Forbes blogger agrees and says - consumers are letting themselves be regulated. “If, as some have predicted, we are moving away from an unregulated Internet wild west and toward a more “orderly” electronic society of pre-packaged App-voices, we do ourselves a frightening disservice to ask Apple, or any other corporate entity, to serve as our national gatekeeper.” Apple has not issued an official statement about the removal and Change**** says it will keep on collecting signatures until it does. 'Like Newsy' on Facebook for updates in your feed. Transcript by Newsy.
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BY: KRISTEN BRODY You're watching multisource tech video news analysis from Newsy. Here’s a new Facebook notification for ya -- Mark Zuckerberg is no longer single. The infamous Facey Founder has changed his relationship status from single to taken. The lucky girl? Zuck’s long time G-F Priscilla Chan. The two have been dating since their college days at Harvard. Daniel Bates of the Daily Mail reports that Chan revealed exactly when the relationship started on her Facebook page. (Video Source: Oprah) He observes this date to be awfully close to another significant time in Zuckerberg’s life. “November 7 2003, just days after Zuckerberg's infamous Facemash stunt at Harvard.” “He was nearly expelled from the university after hacking into different colleges' websites and taking pictures of all the female students, placing them next to each other and asking other students to 'rate' their attractiveness.” So why make it Facebook official some eight years later? A blogger for Forbes seems to think it’s because things are getting serious for the CEO and his gal. (Video Source: 60 Minutes) Reporting the relationship update came after a new puppy purchase between the two. “I’ve noticed that friends on Facebook who have been dating for years who suddenly make a change to reveal they are in a relationship often follow that up soon thereafter with an “engagement” announcement.” Whether or not wedding bells are in the future, Adrian Chen of Gawker says the Z-man has just opened up a big ‘ol can of worms. “Isn't changing your relationship status on Facebook just the worst? That excruciating torrent of comments and likes, from people you haven't talked to in years.” “You must now never break up, or face yet another public pillorying at the hands of your Facebook friends.” If Zuckerberg didn’t change his status to announce an engagement, a reporter for Time’s Newsfeed ponders what other decisions might have effected the change. Maybe-- “Zuckerberg is feeling the pressure to follow his motto of trying to make the world a more open place.” Or-- “When you're one of the richest people in the world and were recently named TIME's Person of the Year, you might start to consider other parts of your life that need to reach the next level. So mazel tov, Mark and Priscilla. You've got an adorable dog, and now you've got a Facebook-official relationship.” As of now, Zuckerberg seems to like his new status, adding it was quote -- “slightly overdue”... with a smiley face -- to his new relationship update. 'Like Newsy' on Facebook for updates in your feed. Get more multisource tech video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
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