After public scrutiny over an article about how women's hormones might affect how they vote, CNN has pulled the story from its site. Go there now, and you get a message on how "some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN." (It's still floating around the web, though.
By Gregory MonePosted 12.11.2007 at 10:54 am 0 Comments
YouTube, the online video giant, announced plans yesterday to expand its advertising program to a number of amateur movie-makers. Ads will be spliced into the videos, and the creators will get the chance to share the revenue with Google, YouTube's corporate parent.
The ad program itself isn't brand new. YouTube picked a small group of established content producers to test its pilot program. But now the site will let users apply to be part of the revenue-generating machine. The favorites will be those who post frequently, have a loyal following, and stick to YouTube's rules. Currently, it's available in the US and Canada, but will probably expand soon, if the community's demands have anything to do with it. The very first comment to YouTube's blog post on the subject: When are you going to expand this to Slovenia? It's the big question on all of our minds.—Gregory Mone
By Gregory MonePosted 09.18.2007 at 12:51 pm 2 Comments
A Florida developer is building a massive, $29 million waterfront home that should end up being the first of its size to get a thumbs-up from the U.S. Green Building Council.
He didn't skimp on amenities: The house will have eight bedrooms, 11 baths, two eleveators, two wine cellars and more. But it will also boast an extensive solar panel system, reflecting ponds and water gardens designed to cool the property and a water runoff collection system, and energy-efficient lighting.—Gregory Mone