Online Roundup Friday 23 November 2012

A little quiet this week on the front line of interesting stuff. AC/DC, Facebook, iiNet, Nook and Evil Geniuses.

Australia

iiNet keeps at it with providing access to great (legit) digital content. Internode and iiNet (ISPs) are streaming a South Australian music festival live and in HD.

AC/DC (or Columbia Records) catch up with the Beatles and get online. Well, they get on iTunes.

An attempt at an Australian "Black Friday" type online retail event faced a few problems. What's the worst thing that could happen? In a world with zero switching costs (online retail) I can think of a few. Some good learnings here.

Around the world

The Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader (what a mouthful) has gone on sale in the UK.

"Evil Genius Designs makes history again today with the national launch of the world’s first mobile video game that harnesses real-time payments data using the battery-powered Dynamics ePlate™ credit card device."

If someone could explain what this is I'd be grateful.

Facebook introduces carrier mobile payments in France.


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