Thursday, 21 June 2012

Fwd: These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America - Business Insider

The only good thing I can see is that in Australia we have the ABC and SBS and Public access radio.

Also these buggers still haven't worked out how to fully control the internet...


And here's to you Mrs Robinson  ... read the article ...

This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources.

That's consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983. 

NOTE: This infographic is from last year and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn't own AOL, so Huffington Post isn't affiliated with them.

But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates "the illusion of choice," Frugal Dad says. While some big sites, like Digg and Reddit aren't owned by any of the corporations, Time Warner owns news sites read by millions of Americans every year.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Functioning Apple 1 Sells for $375, 000 at Sotheby's Auction

Functioning Apple 1 Sells for $375,000 at Sotheby's Auction - Mac Rumors

A functioning Apple 1 computer, one of the first 200 computers sold by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, sold for $374,500 including the 12% buyer's premium at a Sotheby's action in New York. The Apple 1 originally sold for $666.66. The BBC notes that only about 50 Apple 1's still exist and only a handful actually work.