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For those of you without C-SPAN, the Republican National Convention will be streamed live over the Web, and Ustream.TV has been chosen to be the official provider of live video streaming technology. (No doubt, other live streaming services such as Justin.TV,, Blog.tv, or Mogulus will be used by journalists and bloggers covering the event as well). The announcement is being made right now on Ustream.TV
Live streaming over the Web is a good way for the political parties to broadcast their message straight to the voters without any of that messy press commentary. But political bloggers should love this. Come September, they will be able to watch the Republican Convention from the comfort of their own homes, without having to swivel around to turn on their TVs. In addition to all the speechifying, Ustream.TV will also be used to set up live interviews and Web video chats between Republican officials and bloggers/journalists covering the event remotely. The video from the convention will be archived and available for bloggers and media outlets to repost to their own Websites.
Today, The Pirate Bay reached another milestone, as they broke the 1 million torrents and 10 million peers barrier. The largest BitTorrent tracker just keeps growing and growing, and there is no sign that this will be put to a halt soon.
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Good news for rich guys with spaceman fantasies: Virgin Galactic is on track to start launching commercial space flights in 2009, and they just announced their new spaceship designs.
Spotted by Google Blogscoped is a login page for Google Health, Google’s entry into the online health records space. At the time of writing the site isn’t allowing logins, but it does include this text:
With Google Health, you can:
* Build online health profiles that belong to you
* Download medical records from doctors and pharmacies
* Get personalized health guidance and relevant news
* Find qualified doctors and connect to time-saving services
* Share selected information with family or caregivers
The other thing to note is the logo (we’ve included it in this post), it would appear that Google Health is going straight to Beta and not through Google Labs.
Google Health has been hampered by chronic fatigue syndrome in terms of its development, with the site being rumored to launch originally in May 2006. Microsoft even beat Google in the space, having launched its own online health product in October 2007.
Crunch Network: CrunchBoard because it’s time for you to find a new Job2.0
Blogger extraordinaire and tech evangelist Robert Scoble offers a handful of excellent tips for finding work in the midst of a recession. The main takeaway: Make yourself as visible as you possibly can. Scoble suggests blogging your knowledge and finding ways to highlight your skills, whether that’s through volunteer work or by creating something that exemplifies your skills (i.e., if you’re a programmer, build a web site or software). Yesterday we asked how you recession-proof your career, but if those measures don’t do the trick, Scoble’s advice is measured and intelligent. If you’ve been through it all before and have your own suggestions, let’s hear them in the comments.