|TITLE: Apple's TV Set Almost Happened! * 1262||CO-ANCHOR: AfterNines Content Czar Joe Panettieri|
Over 67 digital rights groups have signed a letter to Facebook's founder stating concerns about internet.org
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|This is Tech News Today for Tuesday, May 19, 2015|
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|Remember those rumors about Apple's big-screen TV set from a year or two ago? Well, they were almost true. Apple actually planned to build a TV, but those plans were scrapped a year ago, according to The Wall Street Journal. But there's hope yet.||http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/05/18/apple-reportedly-iced-plans-to-build-television-set-looks-to-debut-new-apple-tv-at-wwdc|
|Mikey Campbell is the Editor of AppleInsider. |
Q: Why is there hope. Does anyone think Apple will resurrect it's TV set plans?
Q: What kind of TV was Apple planning in the past? What were some of the features?
Q: Apple is almost certainly going to unveil its next-generation Apple TV at its Worldwide Developers Conference next month. Any predictions?
Editor, AppleInsider @mikeycampbell81
|Mikey Campbell * appleinsider.com * @mikeycampbell81|
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|Google won an important case for free speech yesterday. A California appeals court struck down an order for Google to ban a 14-minute film called "Innocence of Muslims." If you recall, a trailer for the film posted on YouTube triggered a wave of protests starting in September of 2012 in Cairo, then spreading to Egypt, and other predominantly Muslims countries. The protests and riots caused multiple deaths across the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan, although it's not clear that any of the protesters ever saw the trailer.||https://fortune.com/2015/05/18/google-video-ban-court/|
|Jeff John Roberts writes for Fortune. |
Q: The order to remove the video was not based on its offensiveness to Muslims, was it. How did this whole thing wind up in court in the first place?
Q: What was the first-amendment argument for not forcing Google to ban the video?
Q: It's kind of scary that the ban was ruled in the first place. Do you think we need to clarify copyright law?
|Jeff John Roberts|
Writer, Fortune * @jeffjohnroberts
|Jeff John Roberts * fortune.com * @jeffjohnroberts|
|The Electronic Frontier Foundation and many other organizations around the world are coming out to publically oppose Facebook's Internet.org and how it tries to bridge the digital divide.||https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/05/internetorg-not-neutral-not-secure-and-not-internet|
|The EFF's piece was written by two Jermys -- Jeremy Gillula and Jeremy Malcolm, the latter of whom joins us now. |
Q: Internet.org is trying to bring free internet access to people who can't afford it. What's wrong with that?
Q: You detailed how Internet.org works. For example, you wrote that the a proxy server strips out content and blocks certain technologies. Can you talk about what can't get through?
Q: Isn't the alternative to Internet.org internet access basically no internet access for many people?
Q: Who else is opposing the way Internet.org works besides the EFF?
Senior Global Policy Analyst, EFF @qirtaiba
|Jeremy Malcolm * eff.org * @qirtaiba|
|Silicon Valley is funding better farming. Google lead a $15 million round in an organization called Farmers Business Network. Other investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and others.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/19/farmers-business-network-raises-15m-from-google-ventures/|
|Christine Magee is the Editor for CrunchBase and wrote about the story for TechCrunch. |
Q: What is Farmers Business Network and what do they do?
Q: Why do companies think this kind of technology can help mankind in a big way?
Q: You wrote that farmers suffer from data overload. Can you talk about that?
Editor, CrunchBase @c_magee27
|Christine Magee * crunchbase.com * @c_magee27||https://www.farmersbusinessnetwork.com/|
|After dumping music CDs, Starbucks has teamed up with streaming music leader Spotify to provide music in the chain's thousands of restaurants.||http://www.wsj.com/articles/starbucks-spotify-team-up-1431983296|
|Julie Jargon specializes in the restaurant industry for The Wall Street Journal. |
Q: Is there a benefit for existing subscribers of Spotify in this deal? For example, what are star points?
Q: Where are the stores that this deal covers? US only? Worldwide?
Q: Starbucks says the deal turns baristas into DJs. How does that work?
Q: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said they're working on similar deals with other companies. Any idea what he has in mind?
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal @juliejargon
|Julie Jargon * wsj.com * @juliejargon|
|Google has been fighting a secret war against fraudulent advertising for years. Alex Kantrowitz wrote a longform feature about it for Advertising Age, where he's a staff writer.||http://adage.com/article/digital/inside-google-s-secret-war-ad-fraud/298652/|
|Q: Why is Google's anti-fraud team so secretive? |
Q: How many people are on the team and how long have they been at it?
Q: How does ad fraud normally work?
Q: How big is the ad fraud problem?
Q: Just how big is Google's advertising operation, anyway, in terms of "impressions," the number of times an ad is loaded into a browser or app? How does Google compare with the competition?
Q: One member of Google's team took a look at the AdAge site, which served as an example of a typical web site. What did he find?
Staff reporter, AdvertisingAge @Kantrowitz
|Alex Kantrowitz * adage.com * @Kantrowitz|
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|Twitter updated its desktop search feature. The new search had been in test mode since April. The new Twitter Search offers a cleaner look and new tabbed filtering options, including a Live option that will let you click to view new tweets that match your criteria as they happen. * * *||https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/screen-shot-2015-05-18-at-12-47-59-pm.png?w=680&h=518|
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|Links 'R' Us||INTERVIEWS||B-Roll|
|Internet.org push-back||https://www.google.com/search?q=%22internet.org%22&num=40&espv=2&biw=877&bih=622&tbm=nws&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:w&sa=X&ei=SyFbVYPuLcPGsAWwgIGQCg&ved=0CBUQpwU&dpr=2.5||Jeremy Malcolm||https://www.facebook.com/notes/accessnoworg/open-letter-to-mark-zuckerberg-regarding-internetorg-net-neutrality-privacy-and-/935857379791271|
|the letter to president Obama||https://www.google.com/search?q=google+apple+letter&num=40&espv=2&biw=877&bih=622&tbm=nws&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:d&sa=X&ei=WSRbVcucKoKlsAXZmYOoBg&ved=0CBUQpwU&dpr=2.5||https://static.newamerica.org/attachments/3138--113/Encryption_Letter_to_Obama_final_051915.pdf|
|Twitter's new search results||https://www.google.com/search?q=twitter+search+results&num=40&espv=2&biw=877&bih=622&tbm=nws&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:d&sa=X&ei=tiNbVfD1FcTisAXC3oCADA&ved=0CBUQpwU&dpr=2.5||https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/screen-shot-2015-05-18-at-12-47-59-pm.png?w=680&h=518|
|Google's war against ad fraud||http://adage.com/article/digital/inside-google-s-secret-war-ad-fraud/298652/||Alex Kantrowitz|
|Apple's TV set project||https://www.google.com/search?q=Apple+%22TV+set%22&num=40&espv=2&biw=877&bih=622&tbm=nws&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:d&sa=X&ei=jCRbVaCJIoLSsAX2mYCoBg&ved=0CBUQpwU&dpr=2.5||Mikey Campbell||http://www.wsj.com/articles/behind-apples-move-to-shelve-tv-plans-1431992617|
|Apple's hands-free gaming patent||https://www.google.com/search?q=apple+patent+gaming+OR+games&num=40&espv=2&biw=877&bih=622&tbm=nws&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:w&sa=X&ei=5ydbVcn_BYb7yAT844HQCA&ved=0CBUQpwU&dpr=2.5||http://www.patentlyapple.com/.a/6a0120a5580826970c01b8d1164ff8970c-pi|
|Starbucks' deal with Spotify||https://www.google.com/search?q=starbucks+spotify&num=40&espv=2&biw=877&bih=622&tbm=nws&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:d&sa=X&ei=nSRbVbSkN4rUsAXV04CoBg&ved=0CBUQpwU&dpr=2.5||Julie Jargon|
|the Innocence of Muslims ruling||https://www.google.com/search?q=Google+%22Innocence+of+Muslims%22&num=40&espv=2&biw=877&bih=622&tbm=nws&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:d&sa=X&ei=EiVbVYq9FYbfsAWslYPgBA&ved=0CBUQpwU&dpr=2.5||Jeff John Roberts|
|KFC's keyboard tray||http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/19/8624295/kfc-tray-typer-wireless-bluetooth-keyboard|
|Deezer and podcasts||https://www.google.com/search?q=deezer+podcasts&num=40&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ei=zSdbVYvOF8-wyATmrYGAAg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=877&bih=622|
|Google's investment in Farmer's Business Network||https://www.google.com/search?q=Google+Farmers+Business&num=40&espv=2&biw=877&bih=622&tbm=nws&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:d&sa=X&ei=RzdbVb7UO9W2yASU4YHACQ&ved=0CBUQpwU&dpr=2.5||Christine Magee|