Graeme McMillan

Graeme McMillan

Former Digital Trends Contributor
A transplant from the west coast of Scotland to the west coast of America, Graeme is a freelance writer with a taste for pop culture and technological trends. In addition to Digital Trends, you can find his work on Time.com and Wired.com.
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It’s the Oscars versus GoDaddy… And the loser is Google?

Legal action between the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and GoDaddy is looking increasingly likely to spill over and engulf Google, despite a waiver that should keep the company free of any such implication... A waiver that one…
Web

Could Disney be the new Netflix?

Forget Apple and Amazon: The new Netflix might come from the House of Mouse, with one analyst suggesting that Disney is already well-placed to launch a streaming video-on-demand service to take the SVOD crown.
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Verizon pays out $500 million + to settle two patent disputes

Verizon is facing an expensive payday today, having settled two different lawsuits surrounding patent infringement for DVR technology and having to pay out $510.4 million in costs.
Web

Netflix confirms loss of streaming content from A&E Networks

More than 800 hours of content from A&E Networks disappeared from Netflix's Watch Instantly service on Friday, and it may not be coming back quick enough for the streaming provider, thanks to complicated negotiations.
Social Media

CBS introduces ‘Tweet Week’ to launch fall shows

CBS is getting social with its new Fall line-up, launching a week of interactivity through Twitter and Facebook with the stars and creators of such shows as The Big Bang Theory, CSI and Made in Jersey. And, no, you probably haven't heard of…
Mobile

RIM apologizes for BlackBerry outage in Europe

The release of a new Apple iPhone, the collapse of service for BlackBerry users. Last October's 4s meets 4 days of outage for BlackBerry? No, today's latest failure in service for Research in Motion's mobile device.
Web

Switzerland makes the Anti-Piracy watchlist

Switzerland's record as a perfectly calm, benign international citizen is ruined by its appearance on an anti-piracy watch list from Congress today, calling the country a "magnet for rogue sites" promoting copyright infringement.
Social Media

British authorities to set up guidelines for social media hate speech

When is social media hate speech worth prosecuting criminally? That question will be easier for British authorities to answer soon, following the announcement of the creation of a set of official guidelines setting out what is and isn't…
Social Media

Kickstarter queen Amanda Palmer, meet your Internet backlash

Does crowdfunding an artist mean that you have a say in their future projects - and should it? Amanda Palmer has come under fire for decisions she's made following her own Kickstarter success.
Social Media

British supermarket chain opens itself up to Twitter criticism in PR disaster

Just months after Greenpeace and The Yes Men demonstrated the dangers of asking customers to help with advertising slogans through social media, a British supermarket chain has made the same mistake - but this time, for real.
Web

Warner Bros. targets Amazon third-party sellers with lawsuits

Warner Bros has filed 21 lawsuits against third party vendors selling "counterfeit" DVDs and Blu-rays through Amazon.com's Marketplace program.
Web

New BBC boss demands “genuine digital content”

As part of his new plan for the British Broadcasting Corporation, new head of the BBC George Entwistle has asked staff to create "genuinely digital content for the first time."