Shootin’ the $#!7 Fridays is an accumulation of all the random crap we’ve found throughout the internet this week, all stockpiled into one neat and tidy article. Whether new, old, or just plain ancient content, shootin’ the $#!7 has never been so easy.
The purpose of a good mashup is to blend two or more songs from (preferably) different styles of music into an entirely new entity. This particular mashup takes two at-best mediocre, yet highly popular, talents within their genres and makes something even better than the originals. I don’t think anyone can argue that the chorus here isn’t highly superior to either of the other songs’.
After a massive barrage of “pick me!” requests, Google has decided on their flagship city to test their new ultra high-speed internet network: Kansas City, KS.
What this means is by sometime early 2012, Google plans to role out a FiOS network within the city that will allow for up to a gigabit/second speed (or around 125 MB/s if you aren’t talking IP jargon). And, yes, that’s massive; especially when you consider the average broadband connection in the US. Basically, at that speed, a whole cd-quality album could be downloaded in less than second (or based on today’s music, more like three whole albums).
So, what is Google’s end goal? Essentially, Google isn’t looking to become a dominant IP. Kansas City and the future test cities will be just that: tests. Google wants to tryout new bandwidth heavy applications, like video streaming or other intense programs along those lines. They also want to use this as a wake-up call to phone and cable providers to administer their own upgrades, which was what I personally was hoping for when Google first announced this project. Seeing how most US cities are technologically stagnant due to semi-monopolies with the IPs, I feel that only good can come from Google’s initiative with this project.
To see the Chicago Sun-Times press release, go here.