News Brief: EU May End ISP Watch, YouTube Growth, Games Down, NPR Saved, 3 Strikes NZ & More
- EU says ISPs monitoring for illegal downloads breaches privacy. (PaidContent)
- YouTube: Growth In User-Generated Content Is Outpacing Official Videos (Billbaord.biz)
- Video game sales slipped 4% in March as consumers turned to digital downloads and online games. (LA Times)
- Congressional funding cuts will not touch NPR. (FMQB)
- New Zealand has passed a strict three strikes law aimed at stopping illegal file sharing. (Digital Trends)
- The Village Voice how have produced the Siren Music Festival at Coney Island are now launching the 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday July 16th at the South Street Seaport. The festival will be free and open to all ages. Bud Light is the title sponsor.l.
- UberMedia is releasing a 50 Cent branded version of its Twitter and social media app. In addition to a free version, a $1.99 edition includes sounds triggered by actions like sending a Tweet or direct message recorded by 50 Cent.
- Apple has updated iOS (even for Verizon iPhone), Safari 5.0.5, Xcode 4.0.2. (ars)
- Record Labels Pressure Spotify Into Being Worse; Driving Users Back To Piracy (Techdirt)
- Google’s Sales Jump 27% But Profits Fall Short Of Estimates (paidContent)
- Analysts See Apple Reinventing TV, Maybe This Year (Newsfactor)
- A Strategically Limited Statistical Analysis Of 2011's Summer Music Festivals. (NPR)
- R.I.P. - Record producer Roger Nichols. Honored with seven Grammy awards, including six Steely Dan albums, his work ranged from Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys to Stevie Wonder and Yo-Yo Ma.