It’s the end of the week, and here’s a few stories that caught our attention:
- Google wants to free the airwaves. The FCC is about to decide what to do with all the leftover radio white space, and this petition/drive could influence the decision. Check it out.
- And speaking of radio, it looks like some of the predicted results of the copyright fees levied on internet radio stations are about to come to pass. Wired is reporting that Pandora is near-failing, with almost 70% of their profits going to pay the fees. Sad news.
- We would be remiss without at least one Olympics-related item. So, here’s your obligitory gold-medal geek moment: the Wall Street Journal investigates how the DiveCam follows the athletes from platform take-off to splash-down. How does it work? The simple answer… is gravity. Mmmmm, physics.
- Last week brought news of a a legal win for open source licenses. See what the Red Hat legal team had to say about the ruling as well.