Articles that Craig discussed on the show
Here are the links to the articles that we discussed on the show.
Panasonic's Plasma Pusher
- When he took over as CEO of Panasonic's North American division in mid-2004, one of the first things Yoshi Yamada did was eliminate the executive parking spots. He then demolished the floor that held the executive offices and replaced them with cubicles.
It was part of a plan to make Panasonic--once one of the largest names in the business in North America--a wiry competitor once again. Panasonic in Japan had already undergone a massive overhaul.
CBS.com puts up downloads of 'Survivor'
- CBS will make episodes from the next edition of its "Survivor" franchise available for download on CBS.com, marking the first time a network has offered its programming for purchase from its own Web site, the network said Wednesday.
Laugh tracks standing up on iTunes
- Did you hear the one about comedians becoming a hit on Apple's iTunes?
That's actually not a joke: MTV Networks has been surprised to discover that low-profile stand-up specials from its Comedy Central channel are outperforming such better-known franchises as MTV's "Laguna Beach" and Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" since striking a deal last week to bring 14 different MTVN series to iTunes' growing roster of TV downloads for video iPods.
Arctic Monkeys take to the stage as Web hype swirls
- They hold the British record for fastest-selling debut album, have been labeled the next Oasis and are hailed as the first superstars of the iPod age.
Yet the real proving ground for the Arctic Monkeys, the young quartet who have made it big through the "viral marketing" of their music over the Internet, is the stage.
Fan Memo to Music Industry: Lower Prices
- Music executives love to blame illegal downloading for their industry's woes. But, based on the results of a new nationwide poll, they might want to look in the mirror.
Eighty percent of the respondents consider it stealing to download music for free without the copyright holder's permission, and 92 percent say they've never done it, according to the poll conducted for The Associated Press and Rolling Stone magazine.
Lawsuit Claims iPod May Cause Irreparable Hearing Loss
- "We have numerous products in the marketplace that have the potential to damage hearing," said Deanna Meinke, an audiology professor at the University of Northern Colorado. "The risk is there but the risk lies with the user and where they set the volume."
Cartoon Fury Grows
- Denmark has warned its citizens to avoid Saudi Arabia after Muslim fury mounted over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Web Site censorship does not work: Gates
- Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates said on Wednesday that government attempts to censor Web sites or blogs would fail since the banned information could get out in defiance of official efforts.
The spread of private e-mail means online users could distribute banned news despite government injunctions, he told a news conference.