Here are my weekly notes:
- Apparently Netflix now accounts for one-fifth of all American network traffic during the busiest time of day. Everything has a cost, however, and some estimate that Netflix is spending up to $2 billion for the content rights.
- What a quarter for Microsoft!
- Great post by Michael Arrington on entrepreneurs. Are you a pirate?
- I’m sure you’ve seen the GQ cover featuring three of the actors from Glee. It achieved the desired effect of lots of media coverage, thanks in large part to angry parents. I thought this New York Times article on the incident was fairly balanced, pointing out that a) this has happened before, it shouldn’t be a surprise, and b) the girls in the shoot are 24 years old. And all that talk of “looking to Glee for family-friendly entertainment” is a little silly to me – there’s lots of meant-for-adults content in the episodes.
- Africa is Coke’s Last Frontier. Also, Coke is the continent’s largest employer, with 65,000 employees and 160 plants.
- Allstream says it’ll cost about $7 billion to roll out high speed Internet to Canada’s most remote areas. Let’s get it done!
- Just a reminder: you can see my shared items on Google Reader here.
- I’m not much of a zombie-fan, but I did enjoy the first episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead tonight! And last night, we went to see Any Night at the TransAlta Arts Barns, which I also enjoyed.
- A couple of weeks ago, my good friends Jane and Yi-Li finally got married! Sharon has a post about the wedding here, and the rest of my photos are here.